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Friday, 13.12.2019, 16:35
Latvian institutions have already launched discussions with the United States on possible solutions to lift the sanctions imposed on the Freeport of Ventspils, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery.
Keyword tags: Latvia, Legislation, Port, Transport, USA
Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on Thursday ordered the creation of a task force led by Minister of Transport Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) to ensure the continued operation of the Freeport of Ventspils, the prime minister's office told LETA.
Lembergs and institutions subject to US sanctions will be under heightened control by banks serving them12.12.2019
From Thursday, banks serving Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs (Latvia and Ventspils) and US-sanctioned institutions associated with him will closely monitor the activities of their bank accounts, the chairwoman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) Santa Purgaile told LETA.
Recent announcements have caused certain concerns among port's international partners - Freeport of Riga CEO12.12.2019
Recent announcements about the government's plan to take over the ports of Riga and Ventspils have caused certain concerns among the Freeport of Riga's international partners, the port's CEO Ansis Zeltins said in an interview to Latvian Television referred LETA.
Although its bank accounts are frozen, operations at the Freeport of Ventspils continue, Transport Minister Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party, JKP) told journalists Wednesday, writes LETA.
After the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of The Treasury has imposed sanctions on Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, he and his family members are banned from entry in the US, according to a statement published on the internet website of the US Department of State, reported LETA/BNS.
Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs (For Latvia and Ventspils) has resigned from the board of the Freeport of Ventspils Authority, as Lembergs confirmed to LETA.