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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe newly-appointed Director of Latvian State Chancellery Martins Krievins sees «no underwater stones» that could potentially stand in his way to receive access to official secrets.

After his approval in the official post on 18 August, Krievins noted how he does not want to worry about the possibility of not receiving access to official secrets. At the same time, however, he admitted that he sees no ‘underwater stones’ in his biography that could potentially get in the way of receiving access.

It is his responsibility to fill in all the necessary documents to request approval and it is the responsibility of authorities to review his application.

«If there no access is provided, the Cabinet of Ministers will have to decide on organizing a new personnel selection process,» – said Krievins.

Even though Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma refrains from expressing confidence about Krieving being provided with access to official secrets, she admits she has no doubts. Straujuma told the media that Krievins had access to official secrets in the past. With that, there should be no doubts about his eligibility. On top of that, it is also necessary to consider his current job, where tight control is also a major factor.

As previously reported, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has proposed Martins Krievins for approval in the post of Director of State Chancellery.

Up until now Krievins has been working in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. There he carried out the duties of senior advisor for matters of strategy, reforms and policy development, as reported by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Krievins has also worked in the State Chancellery’s Policy Coordination Department. He helped develop the policy coordination system, state administration human resource management policy and state administration reform policy. He also has experience in managing different foreign projects.

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