Latvian officials have sent condolences to Finland after a knife attack in Turku claimed two lives and injured half a dozen people.
Latvian officials have offered support to Spain and condolences to the victims of an apparent terror attack in Barcelona on August 17.
Former Foreign Minister Māris Riekstiņš on August 17 collected his letters of accreditation from President Raimonds Vējonis as he becomes Latvia's new ambassador to the Russian Federation.
Unity might run together with other parties at the next Saeima election, said Economics Minister Arvils Ašeradens (Unity).
Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, Liepaja Mayor Uldis Sesks, and the Baldone Region Council Chairman Andrejs Pozarnovs are the highest-paid municipal leaders in Latvia, according to the State Revenue Service's data based on municipal leaders' declarations for 2016.
On 15 August a meeting of the Latvia-Russia Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) will take place in Riga, the Latvian government's press service has announced.
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis on August 7 announced that his bureau has hired a new adviser on strategic communications matters on a freelance basis.
Saeima Chairwoman Inara Murniece (National Alliance), who is standing in for President Raimonds Vejonis until August 10, has promulgated controversial amendments to the Law on Credit Institutions that Vejonis earlier returned to the parliament for revision.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis meets United States Vice President Michael Pence in Tallinn July 31.
President Raimonds Vējonis on July 28 asked Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, to reconsider the composition of a parliamentary commission tasked with investigating the so-called 'oligarch conversations' scandal.
On July 27 Martins Bondars stepped down as head of the Regional Alliance party in protest against the party's decision to vote for Inguna Sudraba (Latvia From the Heart party) to head the recently established parliamentary committee set to investigate the 'oligarch transcripts'.
On July 27 Latvia's parliament supported setting up a parliamentary committee to investigate the 'oligarch transcripts'.
Agriculture Minister Janis Dūklavs came under renewed pressure to quit July 27 over his role in the so-called "oligarch conversations" scandal.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence who is to arrive on a two-day visit to Tallinn on Sunday will meet with presidents of the three Baltic countries on Monday.
A group of notable Latvians including former economics minister Daniels Pavļuts, political scientist Marija Golubeva, and businessman Martins Stakis on July 26 signed a manifesto for establishing a new political movement PAR! (FOR!).
Edvards Smiltens, vice-chairman of the Unity party, today stepped down from the position of the deputy head of the Saeima faction and suspended his candidacy from upcoming election of the party’s chairman, according to an entry he posted on Facebook.
Swedish politician, former prime minister and foreign minister Carl Bildt on July 21 chipped in on the 'forest brothers' debate by tweeting that their role in European history had been hidden for too long.
The anti-graft authority should review the so-called 'oligarch case' and interrogate the people involved, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis (Greens and Farmers Union) told the Ir.lv weekly in an interview published July 20. He however urged caution in judging the participants' and advocated a legal solution.
Despite five MPs leaving the Unity party, this political party will not disappear quite yet, says University of Latvia professor Ojārs Skudra.
Ints Dalderis, Ilze Vinkele, Lolita Cigane, Andrejs Judins and Aleksejs Loskutovs on July 17 wrote applications to terminate their membership in Unity, the party’s secretary general Artis Kampars told LETA.
The leading Unity party should announce a congress to pick a new leader, said the party's current head Andris Piebalgs appearing on Latvian Television on July 17.
President Raimonds Vejonis spoke to protesters outside Riga Castle on the evening of July 13, but his intervention did not go according to plan.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis on July 12 called for those who participated in the now-notorious "oligarch conversations" to be answerable for their actions - without specifying exactly what he meant.
Delna, the Latvian branch of Transparency International, has called for the Prime Minister to sack Transport Minister Uldis Augulis and Agriculture Minister Jānis Dūklavs (both Greens and Farmers Union) and, together with President Raimonds Vejonis, to publish case materials and assume responsibility for the investigation following the 'oligarch transcript' leaks by the Ir weekly.
Discussions are ongoing at the European Parliament over tightening checks on individual trips by members of the European Parliament, seeing as they can cause diplomatic misunderstandings.
The Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) political party on July 10 rejected a proposal by the Unity party to have the Latvian president elected in an open vote in the parliament, Edvards Smiltens, the deputy chairman of the Unity, told the press after the meeting of the ruling coalition parties.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis has been surprised by the turnabout of the political parties regarding his suggestion to change the presidential election procedure, replacing a parliamentary vote with a popular public vote, reported LETA.
Latvian Pesident Raimonds Vejonis met with US President Donald J Trump in Warsaw July 6 at a gathering of regional heads of state.
There seemed to be little consensus among politicians July 5 on how to deal with the so-called 'oligarch conversations' scandal revealed by the Ir weekly magazine.
Ethnic differences in voting preference are revealed by exit poll data that briefly sent the web aflutter on the eve of the June 3 municipal election suggesting that Harmony/Honor to Serve Riga had lost the 2017 municipal election, which it in fact won.