Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France April 17, on the subject of the future of Europe.
Riga's Dom Cathedral joined other churches around Europe April 16 in ringing its bells to express solidarity with the people of Paris after a catastrophic fire caused extensive damage to the famous cathedral of Notre Dame in the French capital.
Three government ministers from the KPV LV political party still have not received clearance from the security services to access secret materials, LSM's Latvian language service reported April 16.
The parties in Latvia's ruling coalition declared their support April 15 for the candidacy of Egils Levits to become Latvia's next state president, making it increasingly likely he will be elected to the post later this year, reported LSM's Latvian language service.
On 11 and 12 April 2019, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs is representing Latvia at the 8th summit of Heads of State and Government of Central and Eastern Europe and China (the so-called 16+1 format) in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš on April 11 survived an opportunistic and optimistic vote of no confidence in his administration called by the man who flunked his own chance to become premier shortly before Kariņš took the job.
An audit of the affairs of scandal-mired municipal company Rīgas satiksme (RS, Rīga transport) has revealed an astonishing number of large payouts to "consultants" on a range of matters. Coincidentally, many of these consultants also happen to have close ties to the ruling Harmony/Honor To Serve Rīga alliance that holds the majority of seats on the city council.
Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis is visiting northern neighbor Estonia April 10 and 11, with a busy schedule of meetings and events on his agenda.
On April 8 Belarus expelled Juris Ciganovs, the deputy head of the Latvian Museum of War, from the country.
In a dramatic move April 5, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Pūce (Development/For!) has announced the suspension of longtime Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony).
Members of the Saeima finally passed Latvia's 2019 budget on April 3, with the first quarter of the financial year already gone by.
The law has been broken in the tender for the board of the Latvian public television (LTV) organized by the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP), said New Unity leader Arvils Aseradens after meeting NEPLP head Dace Kezbere.
The ratings of the conservative National Alliance party have fallen to the lowest point within a year, according to the newest party ratings commissioned by LTV and carried out by SKDS pollster.
The liberal-leaning Development/For! party has pledged support for the presidential candidacy of Egils Levits, a judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, the party said April 2.
On 1 April 2019 in Palanga, Lithuania, Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the 7th meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States and Nordic countries (NB8) and the Visegrád Group countries (V4).
Rīga City Council will not be sacked at this moment, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Pūce (For Development/For!) said in an interview to Latvian Television April 1.
Half of local councilors are likely to lose their jobs as the regional reform is introduced, said Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Pūce (Development/For!) appearing on LTV April 1.
Saeima Public Expenditure and Audit Committee members on March 26 sharply criticized the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry for not being more active to change the situation at Riga municipal public transport company Rigas Satiksme, while the company's senior staff who attended the meeting were criticized for being too arrogant when answering the Saeima committee members' questions.
Latvia's Central Electoral Commission (CVK) on March 26 carried out its task of drawing lots to determine which parties will have which numbers on the ballot papers for the May 25 European Parliament elections.
March 21 was the last day party lists could be submitted to the Central Election Commission (CVK) for the May 25 European Parliamentary elections. Some did it early, some did it late, but now all the names are in.
The Saeima in the final reading on March 21 adopted a bill on the rights of British citizens after the UK leaves the EU.
Saeima on March 21 approved Kristīne Bērziņa's appointment as chairperson of the Central Election Commission.
The first quarter of the year may almost be over, but on March 20 the Saeima finally opened its debate on the 2019 national budget.
A Bundestag member of the right-wing Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) political party is seeking an alternative to Germany in an unexpected fashion by standing for election in Latvia, according to a party list submitted to the Central Election Commission.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) has supported all proposals on 45 polling stations in 38 countries abroad for the upcoming European Parliament elections, LETA learned from CVK.
Officials in Latvia were among world leaders offering condolences and support to New Zealand March 15 in the wake of mass shootings in New Zealand which have claimed at least 49 lives.
Latvia's government on March 12 sketched out its plan for regional reform - or rather, its plan for the plan to introduce regional reform over the next four years.
On 11 March 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a public seminar for lawyers and supervisory authorities titled “Sanctions in Latvia: Application and Compliance,” the ministry said in a release.
The coalition is putting forward Kristīne Bērziņa, the information department head of the Central Election Commission, for the commission’s chairperson.