Jānis Dūklavs

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Jānis Dūklavs
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Minister of Agriculture
In office
22 January 2014 – 23 January 2019
Prime MinisterLaimdota Straujuma
Māris Kučinskis
Preceded byLaimdota Straujuma
Succeeded byKaspars Gerhards
In office
12 March 2009 – 25 October 2011
Prime MinisterValdis Dombrovskis
Preceded byMārtiņš Roze
Succeeded byLaimdota Straujuma
Personal details
Born (1952-11-24) 24 November 1952 (age 66)
Ķegums, Latvia
Political partyUnion of Greens and Farmers

Jānis Dūklavs (born 24 November 1952, Ķegums, Latvia) is a Latvian politician from Union of Greens and Farmers. Dūklavs was Minister of Agriculture of Latvia from 2014 to 2019.[1]

Dūklavs came into disrepute during the Hotel Rīdzene leaks scandal in 2017, during which transcripts of secretly recorded talks between Aivars Lembergs, Andris Šķēle, Ainārs Šlesers and other individuals at the Hotel Rīdzene were published by the Ir magazine.[2][3] The transcripts of the recordings feature Dūklavs asking Ainārs Šlesers for help selling a piece of undeclared land next to the Riga Freeport for 15 million Euros.[4][5]


  1. ^ "The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia: Jānis Dūklavs". Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  2. ^ "Latvian agriculture minister probed for owning undeclared property". news.xinhuanet.com.
  3. ^ "Anti-graft squad won't start case against Agriculture Minister". Public Broadcasting of Latvia. LETA. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Dūklavs lūdzis Šleseram palīdzību nedeklarētas zemes pārdošanā". Ir. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  5. ^ "Probe on Minister Duklavs' possible undeclared property at Riga Freeport launched". The Baltic Course.