The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced November 20 that 26 more Belarusian citizens have been declared persona non grata and are consequently denied entry to Latvia.
Former Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs, now a European Parliament (EP) member, has been made Full Member of EP Intergroup on LGBTI rights, the group announced on Facebook November 19.
On Thursday, November 19, the Saeima renewed the deputy mandate to the former Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development Juris Pūce.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said on the evening of November 17 that he had come into contact with a person who has developed symptoms characteristic of COVID-19 and consequently would be putting himself into self-solation with immediate effect pending the results of a coronavirus test. He said he would continue to work remotely in order to reduce the risk to others.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen spoke with LTV's Ilze Nagla about the current situation in Europe with regard to coordinated action against the coronavirus and other matters. It is her first substantial interview with Latvian media since taking the position of EC President in July 2019.
The Constitutional Court's decision on the protection of all families should be taken more broadly, Juris Jurašs, head of the Saeima Legal Affairs Commission said on Latvian Radio November 17.
Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election four years ago was a push for populism around the world, both on the US political stage and on this side of the ocean, including Latvia, reported LTV analytical broadcast De facto November 15.
During the summer, COVID-19 limits should have been tightened, President of Latvia Egils Levits said in an interview with Latvian Radio November 16.
On 13 November 2020, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the leader of the Belarusian opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and effective president-elect of the country, who was also taking part in the annual security and foreign policy forum the Rīga Conference 2020.
Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs said on Twitter November 13 that he had been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person this week and is currently in self-isolation.
He may have managed to steer through some of the most controversial and fiercely opposed legislation of recent times, but Juris Pūce, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development has handed in his resignation after falling foul of a parking space.
Following the attack against professor, culture researcher Deniss Hanovs and his partner, discussions arose whether all groups of society are legally protected from violence, Latvian Radio reported November 11.
November 11 marks Lāčplēsis Day in Latvia - the day of remembrance of those who have fought and fallen for Latvia's freedom.
Rīga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis said on Twitter November 10 that he has decided to self-isolate after being in contact with a COVID-19 patient.
Political leaders in Latvia sent congratulations to Joe Biden following his victory in presidential elections in the United States of America.
On November 6, politicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia participate digitally in the 39th session of the Baltic Assembly and the 26th Baltic Council.
Although Prime Minister Krisjānis Kariņš (New Unity) is convinced that a state of emergency should be announced on Friday, the government's views differ, Latvian Television reported November 4.
The President of Latvia, Egils Levits, told Latvian Radio November 4 that he agrees that the state of emergency in Latvia should be announced to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Latvian Saeima on October 29 approved the imposition of penalties for non-compliance with the rules on using facemasks in public places as part of the coronavirus pandemic response strategy.
Latvia's government announced further measures October 27 designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Latvian state President Egils Levits took the unusual step on Sunday, October 25 of releasing a public address, urging the public to do the right thing to help put the brakes on an increasingly serious epidemiological situation.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has put himself into self-isolation after it emerged that Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar -- who was in Rīga earlier this week -- has tested positive for the coronavirus.
On 23 October 2020, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and continuing with the public debate on Latvia’s candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, a presentation and a discussion will be held on a study by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, titled “Latvia’s interests and opportunities in becoming a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council” (UNSC).
Latvian President Egils Levits believes that the government needs to pay more attention to explaining safety measures to the public, Latvian Radio reported October 21.
On October 19 Estonia will host the Three Seas Virtual Summit, at which several heads of state of Central and Eastern Europe, the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and business leaders will discuss the future of Central and Eastern Europe.
The foreign ministers of the Baltic states and Canada had a meeting in Vilnius on October 16.
Latvia signed on the dotted line October 16, committing itself to lease a ready-made pavilion at the postponed Dubai Expo.
On October 13, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the meeting of the European Union General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a release.
On Wednesday, October 14, the election of the Constitutional Court’s President was held at the Court’s sitting. The Justices unanimously elected the current Vice-president of the Constitutional Court Sanita Osipova to the position.