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  • 10 Questions with Ina Gudele, Latvia’s IT minister

    A major part of the current government’s platform is a push toward providing more electronic services, eliminating bureaucracy and simplifying the chores of doing business with the state. One country further along this track is the Baltic state of Latvia, which is midway through a major eGovernment initiative. In town on a trade mission, Ina Gudele, Latvia’s IT minister, talks to The Prague Post about this year’s Internet attack against Estonia and why you wouldn’t use wireless on the beach.

  • Azerbaijan draws Latvia to domestic ICT area

    Azerbaijan-Latvia roundtable on information & communications technologies (ICT) ahs been held in Baku today.

    Deputy communications minister Elmir Velizadeh of Azerbaijan emphasized that Azerbaijan actively developing ICT area hopes for co-operation with Latvia in it.

    “Over the past 5 years ICT sector growth in Azerbaijan made up about 32%. Its growth is expected this year as well despite the global economic crisis. To the large extent, this is a desert of private companies making 80% in this sector,” Velizadeh said.

  • Azerbaijan is familiarizing with Latvian experience in “e-government”

    Visit of Azeri delegation consisted of Ministries of Economic Development and Taxes of Azerbaijan in Latvia is finishing today.

    Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan reported that the visit’s main purpose is to familiarize with e-registration system (“single window”) based on the Latvian companies’ experience.

  • Estonia, Latvia Launch Telemedicine Project

    The Estonian-Latvian telemedicine project DELMA, which aims to enhance cross-border cooperation in the healtchare field through the usage of video conferencing equipment, will be launched in the beginning of October.

    The two-year, 179,000 euro project is a joint effort of the University of Tartu and the Riga-based Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital and will involve three hospitals in southern Estonia and one in Latvia.

  • Georgia: Latvia and Georgia should learn from each other says minister

    Latvia is eager to help Georgia in the development of IT technologies and e-government. The Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs, Ina Gudele, visited Tbilisi with a group of businessmen working in the sector to share the country's experience with Georgia.

    "The purpose of the visit is to share experience and speak about potential partnership in the sphere of government solutions," Deputy Minister of Economic Development, David Tsiklauri, told the paper.

  • Giesecke & Devrient produzieren ePässe für Lettland

    Der Münchener Sicherheitskonzern Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) hat den Gewinn eines Auftrages der lettischen Regierung bekannt gegeben. Danach produziert die Firma in den nächsten fünf Jahren 1,1 Millionen elektronische Reisepässe für lettische Staatsbürger. Nach Mazedonien und Österreich ist Lettland das dritte Land, das eReisepässe oder die ePass-Technologie von G&D bezieht.
  • Global IT report ranks Estonia 22nd, Lithuania 32nd, Latvia 41st

    Estonia climbed two places to 22nd in the Global Information Technology Report 2013 of the World Economic Forum. Lithuania was ranked 32nd and Latvia was ranked 41st, reported ERR.

    Estonia was the highest ranked Central and Eastern European country.

    The table of rankings for 2013 was topped by Finland, followed by Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, US and Taiwan.

  • Latvia approves personal ID cards

    Latvia’s government has given the green light for introducing electronic identification cards for its citizenry, a decision that will ultimately help Latvia embrace the electronic age to a far greater extent.

    The cards, or eIDs, “will not only secure citizens’ identification while traveling abroad or receiving government or municipal services, but also authenticity in the electronic environment,” the government said in a press release.

    Latvia will be the last of the three Baltic countries to introduce the eID, which first appeared in Estonia several years ago.

  • Latvia plans e-voting for 2009 elections

    Taking the lead of fellow Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia said Monday it planned to allow voters to cast ballots by Internet in elections in 2009.

    "This system will be used for municipal and European parliamentary elections," Latvia's e-government minister Ina Gulde told AFP.

    "It is meant to give an extra opportunity to voters to express their opinions," she said.

  • Latvia puts ehealth services online

    Latvia has made its first eHealth services available online to provide users with information on their own or their family’s medical health.

    The information, which is stored in public registers and is accessible free of charge to all Latvians, has been made available online at the national eGovernment portal 'latvija.lv'.

    The eHealth services include 'My state-funded health care services’, which uses the current health payments centre’s database and provides users with information on their own or their children's medical visits and diagnoses.

  • Latvia ranks 8th in EU by e-government performance

    According to the European Commission eGovernment Benchmark 2017, Latvia ranks 8th by e-government performance with results that are higher than the EU average, the Latvian Ministry of Environment and Regional Development said, cites LETA.

    Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Spain and Latvia are in the group of advanced countries with effective e-government. Latvia also is one of the nine EU member states where the main public services are available to people and businesses online, said the ministry's spokeswoman, Laura Jansone.

  • Latvia: eGovernment development - Major achievements of the 2005-2009 period

    On 23 March 2010, the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government presented to the Latvian Cabinet an information report on the implementation of the eGovernment Development Programme 2005-2009.

    The implementation of the Programme brought many considerable achievements, among which are: the introduction of a secure eSignature infrastructure, the establishment and the expansion of the national eProcurement system, the set up of new State and municipal information systems and the launch of the eGovernment portal www.latvija.lv providing both a public services directory and eServices. Moreover, the web-based document flow system (DAUKS) was launched, allowing the standardised and automatic circulation of documents between the State Chancellery and the ministries.

  • Latvia: First eHealth services available at the national eGovernment portal latvija.lv

    Since 1 September 2010 the first eHealth services have been made available online at the national eGovernment portal 'latvija.lv'.

    The eHealth services include:

  • Latvia: Municipalities support achievement of the one-stop-shop principle

    The Latvian Ministry of Regional Development and Local Governments (MRDLG) carried out a survey, which shows that many of the country's local government authorities wish to comply with the one-stop-shop principle.

    Almost half of the Latvian municipalities have already started working towards providing citizens and businesses with a single access point that offers high quality public services. The survey found, moreover, that 11 municipalities are working well towards achieving the one-stop-shop principle in Riga, Jūrmala, Liepaja, Ventspils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils and Rezekne city, as well in Tukums, Dobeles, Ilūkstes and Gulbenes municipality.

  • Latvia: One stop-shop egovernment services

    The Latvian Minister for Regional Development and Local Government stated that in the next few years the government services will act as a one-stop shop for citizens' needs.

    On 3 November 2009, the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government of the Republic of Latvia, the State Regional Development Agency (SRDA) in collaboration with the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA), which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Latvia presented a jointly developed electronic service: the ability to online declare a residence.

  • Latvia: Public consultation on the ‘Electronic government development plan 2010-2013’

    The public consultation on the 'Electronic government development plan 2010-2013' will remain open until 15 June 2010.

    The Latvian Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government is preparing the Electronic government development plan 2010-2013. In this context it launched on 29 April 2010 a public consultation process which is open to anyone's suggestions and/or objections. Contributions' can be sent via Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or by regular post to the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, Information Society Policy Department (address: 27 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, 1011, Latvia).

  • LV: 81.6 percent of households in Latvia have access to internet

    Early this year 81.6 percent of housholds in Latvia had access to the internet which is by 3 percentage points more than a year ago and by 2.18 percentage points more than in 2010, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

    The internet is available almost to all households with children (98.1 percent), while households without children have access to the internet less frequently (76.4 percent). The lowest share of households having access to the internet was recorded among households of single persons (64.9 percent), while the largest in households consisting of two adults with children (98.6 percent).

  • LV: Audit: all actions regarding the implementation of the e-health project in Latvia were aimed at only absorbing the EU funds

    All actions thus far regarding the implementation of the so-called e-health project in Latvia were aimed at only absorbing the European Union funds, not achieving specific goals, reports LETA, according to the State Audit Office.

    Thus, the State Audit Office is concerned that Latvia could lose the relevant EU funding.

    If the audit finds that the project's goals have not been achieved and the EU funds have been spent for purposes other than intended, Latvia will have to provide EUR 11.3 million to cover the cost of the project.

  • LV: Audit: there has been inefficient project management, lack of supervision in implementation of e-health project

    Implementation of the e-health project in Latvia stumbled because of inefficient project management and insufficient supervision from the part of the Health Ministry, said Chief Auditor Elita Krumina at a joint meeting of Saeima committees on February 21st, informs LETA.

    Krumina said that the sector had not defined its requirements during the implementation process, a number of different developers were involved, there was a rotation of employees. The implementation time was too long, and also there were problems because a decision was made to introduce the system at once instead of gradually as it happened in Estonia, for example.

  • LV: Electronic identity card available from April 2012

    On April 2012, Latvia started issuing electronic identity cards, thus joining the group of the EU Member States that have already introduced their national eID.

    Apart from being a physical identification and travelling document within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Swiss Confederation, Latvia’s eID card ensures secure authentication for services online and the creation of a legally binding digital signature. This is provided by the appropriate authentication certificate, a means for creating and signing electronic documents, and 120 free-of charge time stamps included in the eID card. Residents of Latvia now have a choice to dispose of the identification card, passport or both the aforementioned documents for personal identification.

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