ECJ rules that Latvian governor was unlawfully removed

Ilmars Rimsevics
Ernests Dinka, Saeimas Kanceleja

The European Court of Justice ruled that Latvia’s courts had acted wrongfully in effectively preventing the country’s central bank governor from fulfilling his role after he was arrested on corruption charges.

The ECJ ruled today (February 26) that Bank of Latvia governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs should not have been subject to a Latvian court order preventing him from entering the central bank or using its computers, pending the outcome of any trial on criminal charges. The court had also acted

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: