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Martins Krievins proposed for the post of Director of Latvian State Chancellery

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian 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.

«One of the first tasks will be an open talk with the entire State Chancellery team in order to get a grasp of the most important short-term goals. Only by creating a strong team of professionals is it possible to successfully carry out the functions entrusted to this institution and accomplish all goals,» – said Krievins about his main priorities.

Among the most important tasks, Krevins mentioned a full analysis of the State Chancellery’s financial state. «We will have to carefully analyse the State Chancellery’s financial state, especially considering the next year’s budget formation process. We will also have to carry out a full audit in order to determine how close we are to fulfilling our main functions. Talks with the Prime Minister, her office and members of the Cabinet of Ministers will play a major role in this process. In order for the State Chancellery to carry out its most important function – provide support to secure effective work of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers – we need to create a policy in the field of state administration and coordinate its realization. Our businessmen’s ability to create successful and competitive export companies depends on well-working state administration. The goal is to create a professional, effective, modern and result-oriented state administration. It has already been stated in our government’s declaration. However, right now we need to analyse if the approach we’ve been using up until now is actually worthwhile and reliable. We also need to see if it is not worth changing our approach and learn from experiences of other countries, NGOs and other organizations in order to create solutions to help us achieve our goals,» – admit Krievins.

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