Latvia – Government, Law and Business Travel Websites – in Latvian, English, Russian, German and/or French languages – 2006 update from 2004

This is an August 30, 2006 update and revision of our February 14, 2004 posting Latvia – Government and Law Websites – in Latvian, English, Russian, German and/or French languages. We have added some important sites related to lawyers and business travel in Latvia and have updated all previously listed links. We would in the future appreciate suggestions, corrections or necessary additions, especially from the applicable organizations in Latvia.
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Latvia – Government and Law Websites
in Latvian, English, Russian, German and French languages (as available)

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Since the LawPundit speaks fluent Latvian, this post with a list of Latvian government, law and law-related websites is a natural for the LawPundit blog.

The Original List from Attorney Aldis Alliks (amended)

Attorney (Advokāts) Aldis Alliks (advocate@alliks.lv) in Latvia sent me a long list of Latvian government, legal and law-related websites similar to the list below. LawPundit has reorganized the list for English-language purposes and has added the official English translations (as available at the respective online pages) – as well as the appropriate links to those pages – and has expanded the language key to include: lv = Latvian language, en = English language, fr = French language, de = German language, ru = Russian language, thus also adding some French and German language pages which Alliks does not mention, since these are few. Thank you Aldis for your excellent list which we used as the basis for this list.

Money and Banking

Bank of Latvia – Latvijas Bankalv en

Financial and Capital Market CommissionFinanšu un kapitāla tirgus komisijalv

Institutions of Learning – Mācību iestādes

University of LatviaLatvijas Universitātelv en

University of Latvia Faculty of LawLatvijas Universitātes Juridiskā fakultātelv en

Human Rights Institute, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law
– Cilvēktiesību institūts
lv en ru

Student Self-Government – Faculty of Law – University of Latvia – Studentu pašpārvaldelv

Riga Graduate School of LawRīgas Juridiskā augstskolalv en

Latvian Police Academy – Latvijas Policijas akadēmijalv en

The Juridical College – Juridiskā koledža (for legal paraprofessionals)lv en ru

Legal Information and databases – Juridiska informācija, datu bāzes

Latvian Laws – LR likumi un MK noteikumilv en (for English see links directly below)

Latvian Official Gazette – Latvijas Vēstnesis (Periodical – Laikraksts) – lv

Law and Justice – Likums un Tiesības (Journal – Žurnāls) – lv en

NAIS – Latvian Legislation DatabaseNormatīvo Aktu Informatīvā Sistēma (NAIS)lv en

Translation and Terminology CentreTulkošanas un terminoloģijas centrslv en

LURSOFT (Database of Companies, Credit, Newspapers, Addresses, Court Claims, Licenses) – LURSOFT datu bāze – lv en

JURIDICA (Law Information resources) – juridiskās informācijas resursi – lv en

Latvian Legal Documents DatabaseJuridisko dokumentu datu bāzelv en ru

State Archives of LatviaLatvijas valsts arhīvu sistēmalv en ru

The Latvian Judiciary (Courts) – Tiesas

Latvijas tiesu portāls (Latvian Courts Portal) – lv

Constitutional Court of the Republic of LatviaLR Satversmes tiesalv en

Riga Regional CourtRīgas apgabaltiesalv en

General Information about Latvia

The Latvian InstituteLatvijas institūtslv en fr de (fact sheets, Lettland, Fakten) ru (fact sheets, Fakti o Latvii)

Latvian Investment and Development AgencyLatvijas Investīciju un Attīstības Aģentūralv en de fr ru

Public Policy IssuesSabiedriskās politikas portālslv en

CIA – The World Factbook – Latvia – ASV CIP – fakti par Latvijuen (select by country)

Government Institutions – Valsts institūcijas

The Latvian ParliamentSaiemaLatvijas Republikas Saeimalv en

The Latvian PresidentLatvijas Valsts prezidenta kancelejalv en de fr ru

Bank of Latvia – Latvijas Bankalv en

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of LatviaLR Ministru Kabinetslv en fr ru

Ministry of AgricultureZemkopības ministrijalv en

Ministry of CultureKultūras ministrijalv en

Ministry of DefenceAizsardzības ministrijalv en

Ministry of EconomicsEkonomikas ministrijalv en fr

Ministry of Education and ScienceIzglītības un Zinātnes ministrijalv en

Ministry of EnvironmentVides ministrijalv en

Ministry of FinanceFinanšu ministrijalv en

Ministry of Foreign AffairsĀrlietu ministrijalv en ru

Ministry of Health – Veselības ministrijalv

Ministry of the Interior – Iekšlietu ministrijalv en ru

Ministry of Justice – Tieslietu ministrijalv en

Ministry of Regional Development and Local Governments – Reģionālās attīstības un pašvaldību lietu ministrijalv en

Ministry of Transport and Communications – Satiksmes ministrijalv en ru

Ministry of WelfareLabklājības ministrijalv en ru

LGS [Air Navigation Services, Air Space Utilization, Air Traffic Organization]Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS)lv en ru
As written at that website:
The main revenue source for LGS are air navigation charges collected for the rendered service and there is no financing from the State budget. Moreover, LGS is one of the largest tax payers in Latvia…. LGS was founded on October 21, 1991 as an Air Navigation Services Enterprise with 100% state ownership on the basis of the disintegrated Aeroflot structure. On June 12, 1997 the enterprise changed its legal status and became a State Joint Stock Company keeping the same title. On October 11, 2004 in line with the Latvian legislation LGS was entered in the Commercial Register as State Joint Stock Company of Air Space Utilisation and Air Traffic Organisation Latvijas gaisa satiksme but since February 17, 2006 the name has been changed to State Joint Stock Company Latvijas gaisa satiksme.”

Insolvency Administration [Bankruptcy]Maksātnespējas administrācijalv en

Central Statistical BureauCentrālā statistikas pārvaldelv en

Civil Aviation AdministrationCivilās aviācijas administrācijalv en

Competition CouncilKonkurences padomelv en

Consumer Rights Protection CentrePatērētāja tiesību aizsardzības centrslv en

Corruption Prevention and Combating BureauKorupcijas novēršanas un apkarošanas birojslv en ru

State Culture Capital FoundationValsts Kultūrkapitāla fondslv en

Data State Inspection [Personal Data Protection]Datu valsts inspekcijalv en ru

State Environmental ServiceValsts vides dienestslv en
The former Environmental State Inspectorate was reorganized in January of 2005 and is now known as the State Environmental Service.

Food and Veterinary ServicePārtikas un veterinārais dienestslv en

Health Quality Control CommissionMedicīniskās aprūpes un darbspējas ekspertīzes kvalitātes kontroles komisijalv

Housing AgencyMājokļu aģentūralv

Land RegisterZemesgrāmatalv en ru

Latvian Certification CentreLatvijas Sertifikācijas centrs (LATSERT)lv en ru

Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology AgencyLatvijas vides, ģeoloģijas un meteoroloģijas aģentūra (LVĢMA)lv en
This agency was formed in 2005 as the result of a reorganization which joined the previously separate agencies for environment, geology and meteorology.

Latvian National Accreditation BureauLatvijas Nacionālais akreditācijas birojs (LATAK)lv en

Latvian National Human Rights OfficeValsts cilvēktiesību birojslv en

Latvian RailwayLatvijas Dzelzceļšlv en ru

Latvian Guarantee Agency Ltd.Latvijas Garantiju aģentūra (LGA)lv en ru

State Construction Inspection (SCI)Valsts būvinspekcijalv en

Latvian State Forests (LVM)Latvijas valsts mežilv en de ru

Latvian Standard Ltd.Latvijas standarts (LVS)lv en

Latvian Tourism Development AgencyTūrisma attīstības valsts aģentūralv
and see in this connection the
Official Latvia Tourism Portal lv en ru de li ee fr
The Law Pundit recommends the following additional sites for tourism:

Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory InspectionIzložu un azartspēļu uzraudzības komisijalv en

Marine Environment BoardJūras vides pārvaldelv en

State Medicines Pricing and Reimbursement Agency (SMPRA)Zāļu cenu aģentūralv en

Road Transport AdministrationAutotransporta direkcijalv en ru
The former Motor Transport Directorate has been renamed in official translation as the Road Transport Administration.

National Board of FisheriesValsts zivsaimniecības pārvaldelv en

National Energy InspectionValsts energoinspekcijalv en

Naturaliziation BoardNaturalizācijas pārvaldelv en ru

Office of Citizenship and Migration AffairsPilsonības un migrācijas lietu pārvaldelv en ru (Управление по делам гражданства и миграции)

Patent Office of the Republic of LatviaLatvijas Republikas Patentu valdelv en

Public Utilities CommissionSabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulēšanas komisijalv en

Purchase Control BureauIepirkumu uzraudzības birojslv

Radiation Safety Centre Radiācijas drošības centrslv en

Register of EnterprisesUzņēmumu reģistrslv en ru

Riga International AirportRīgas starptautiskā lidostalv en

Latvian School of Public AdministrationValsts administrācijas skolalv en

Health Compulsory Insurance State Agency (HCISA)Veselības obligātās apdrošināšanas valsts aģentūra (VOAVA)lv en

State Agency of MedicinesValsts zāļu aģentūralv en

State Audit Office of LatviaValsts kontrolelv en

State Border GuardValsts robežsardzelv en

State Civil Service AdministrationValsts civildienesta pārvaldelv

State Education InspectorateIzglītības valsts inspekcijalv

State Employment AgencyNodarbinātības valsts aģentūralv en ru

State Firefighting and Rescue ServiceValsts ugunsdzēsības un glābšanas dienestslv en

State Forest ServiceValsts meža dienestslv en ru

State Information Network AgencyValsts informācijas tīkla aģentūralv en

State Labour InspectorateValsts Darba Inspekcijalv en

State Land ServiceValsts zemes dienestslv en

State Pharmaceutical InspectorateValsts farmācijas inspekcijalv

State Plant Protection ServiceValsts augu aizsardzības dienestslv en

State Police of LatviaValsts policijalv en

State Real Estate AgencyValsts nekustamā īpašuma aģentūra (VNI)lv en

State Revenue ServiceValsts ieņēmumu dienestslv en

Electronic Communications OfficeElektronisko sakaru direkcijalv en

Motor Insurers’ Bureau of LatviaLatvijas Transportlīdzekļu apdrošinātāju birojslv en

The Treasury of the Republic of LatviaValsts kaselv en

Professionals and Professional Organizations – Profesionālās organizācijas

Latvian Maritime Law AssociationLatvijas Jūras tiesību asociācijalv en

Latvian Sworn Notary CouncilLatvijas Notārslv en ru

English-Speaking Lawyers in Latvia (list of the US Embassy in Riga, Latvia)

Sworn Attorneys in Latvia (as of 1.1.2002) – Latvijas zvērināti advokāti
(a similar list is found at legal.lv)

Legal.lvLatvijas juridisko dokumentu datu bāzeLatvian legal and business document portal lv en ru

Other Organizations – Citas organizācijas

Business Software Alliancelv

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and IndustryTirdzniecības un rūpniecības kameralv en ru

Latvian Consumer GuidePatērētāja interešu aizstāvības klubslv en

Latvian Junior Chamber Internationallv en

Latvian Patients’ Rights OfficeLatvijas Pacientu tiesību birojslv en ru

News and Information – Ziņas un Uzziņas

1188 News and Information Service – Uzziņu dienests “118”lv en ru
The 1188 portal is a kind of Yellow Pages for Latvia and includes current information in Latvian, English and Russian about, for example, the following topics:

Map of Latvia (Interactive, Zoomable) – UzKartes (interaktīvās kartes un izziņas)lv en de ru

Business Information at ZL Hotline – Biznesa uzziņu portāls “ZL Hotline”lv en de ru
This website contains links to the following products and services in Latvia: Advertising – Architecture, design – Automotive spare parts and accessories – Banks – Beauty treatment – Building materials , manufacture – Building materials, sale – Campsites with lodging, guesthouses – Car rentals – Cleaning services – Clothing – Computers – Construction and repairs – Construction machinery; sale and rent – Doors and windows – Education: general – Education: higher, institutions – Freight transport: by road – Furniture. sale – Furniture, manufacture – Hairdressers – Heat engineering – Hotels – Household appliances and devices – Internet Service – Internetshop – Legal services – Management and business consultancy and services – Massages, intimate clubs etc. – Medical aid: dentists – Medical aid: out-patient – Metal, sale – Motor vehicles, repairs and maintenance – Motor vehicles, sale – Notaries – Nursery schools – Packaging, wrapping – Photographic works – Printing services – Real estate – Recreational and leisure activities – Restaurants, bars, cafes – Security: services – Self-governments – Sports clubs – Telecommunications – Tourism and travelling, hotel reservation – Training, various Translation and interpreting services – Woodworking

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