The Baltic States are concerned about the noted build-up of the Russian armed forces near the Ukraine border and in the Crimean Peninsula, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the three Baltic States said April 15 during a joint working visit to Kyiv.
The latest party ratings for March show good results for the non-parliamentary left-leaning party Progresīvie (Progressives), amid generally underwhelming performance among most other players on the political scene.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) took the unusual step April 13 of publicly rebuking a member of a foreign diplomatic mission based in Rīga.
Monday 12 April saw a new Latvian Chargé d’Affaires starting work Australia. Ieva Apine, begins her work in Canberra on an interim basis until a resident Ambassador of Latvia to Australia is accredited in the second half of 2021.
The Saeima on April 8, at the proposal of opposition lawmakers, made a decision to set up parliamentary ad hoc commission to investigate mistakes made by the Latvian government during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Spain's Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Arancha González Laya, was in Latvia on 8 April to meet with Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, on the occasion of the centenary of diplomatic relations between Latvia and Spain.
Opposition deputy Aldis Gobzems has collected the necessary signatures to request the resignation of Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity), according to Gobzems' Facebook entry April 8.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Daina Mūrmane-Umbraško has been reprimanded and demoted for actions related to the purchase of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said at a press conference April 8.
Latvia's eastern neighbor, Belarus, will be the subject of a live online discussion taking place April 8 at 15:00 Rīga time (GMT +3).
In the current situation, the government has no plans to ease restrictions and open everything up. Instead, solutions are being sought to rearrange the Covid-19 restrictions to make them more sustainable, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview with TV3 on Wednesday.
Independent Saeima Deputy Jūlija Stepaņenko cruised to victory in the undeclared but keenly-contested race to be the most frequent Saeima speaker during the winter parliamentary session, notching up an incredible 100 visits to the virtual podium, according to statistics released by the Saeima March 29.
Saeima deputy Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis plans to launch a new political party later this year, the LETA newswire reported March 29.
Medics should be involved more when deciding about Covid-19 restrictions, doctor and former Health Minister Ingrīda Circene told Latvian Radio March 26.
European Union leaders agreed to respect the principle of solidarity in the redistribution of additional doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine - more vaccines will be received by countries that have got fewer so far, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said March 26.
On Thursday, March 25 after a long debate, the Saeima rejected the “For Good Death” initiative, which called for the legalization of euthanasia in the event of terminal diseases.
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has decided to ban 118 citizens of the Republic of Belarus from entering Latvia indefinitely.
Foreign ministers of the three Baltic states had their first chance to get up close and personal -- while remaining suitably distanced -- with new United states Secretary of State Antony Blinken March 24 on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
On Wednesday, March 24, the Cabinet postponed making a decision on the four-step plan proposed by the Crisis Management Council for the gradual reduction of Covid-19 restrictive measures following the state of emergency, which will lapse on April 6.
On 24 March 2021, the International Accountability Platform for Belarus (IAPB), established with the aim of systematically documenting human rights abuses in Belarus and preserving evidence, is being put into operation, with backing from Latvia among others, the Latvian Ministry o Foreice Affairs (MFA) has announced.
The state of emergency set to expire April 6 might not be extended, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš told Latvian Television March 24.
The Prosecutor General will launch an investigation of the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines and assess the decision of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) not to initiate criminal proceedings in connection with the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.
The Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee has proposed the expulsion of deputy Didzis Šmits or repeated absence from parliamentary remote meetings, LETA reported March 17.
The territorial reform in Latvia will eliminate the possibility of voter associations to run for local government elections, which was so far allowed in small districts, Latvian Radio reported March 17.
The death of Māris Grīnblats, a longtime Saeima deputy and former Education Minister, was confirmed by the National Alliance political grouping March 15.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has added his name to a list of European national leaders who are calling on the European Union to do more to aid widespread vaccination gainst Covid-19.
The recipient of one of Latvia's highest state decorations has been stripped of the award following his conviction in a criminal corruption case, the Presidential Chancellery said March 12.
On Thursday, March 11, the Saeima approved a one-off payment for pensioners and disabled people.
The government will decide on a detailed Covid-19 spread-reduction plan on Friday, March 12, instead of Thursday.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš suggested at the government meeting March 11 that vaccine logistics be entrusted to the National Armed Forces (NBS).