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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 31.10.2014, 12:39

Latvia ready to share e-administration experience

BC, Riga, 18.06.2013.Print version
Latvia is ready to share its experience of introducing electronic administration and electronic services, facilitating the development of open, responsible and transparent administration institutions, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party) pointed out during the 3rd High Level Conference of the Freedom Online Coalition in Tunis, Tunisia.

As an example, Rinkevics mentioned Latvia's recently launched cooperation projects in the Central Asia region, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry's Press and Information Division.

 

The minister called for a continued enlargement of the coalition to include new member states, which would advance common efforts of promoting and protecting fundamental freedoms and human rights online. “It is important to give special attention to as broad as possible participation of member countries through the engagement of governments, business people, civil society and experts to seek solutions to facilitating internet freedom," emphasized Rinkevics.

 

As the implementation of practical measures is important for achieving the coalition’s goals, the minister voiced support for setting up a workflow to carry out specific projects with the involvement of businesses and the non-governmental sector.

 

Rinkevics also drew participants’ attention to the fact that the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms online will be one of major topics during Latvia's presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2015.






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