Ministers' financial affairs, part two
They may have control of the reins of power, but most of Latvia's leading politicians generally have fairly humble lives, at least as far as their earnings are concerned, according to official tax declarations for the year 2017.
Ministers declare their financial affairs
They may have control of the reins of power, but most of Latvia's leading politicians generally have fairly humble lives, at least as far as their earnings are concerned, according to official tax declarations they have submitted recently.
Baltic leaders make their way to Trump summit
Latvia's president and other officials were en route to Washington D.C. April 2 ahead of a summit meeting involving all three Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald J. Trump on april 3.
Ructions in Riga as opposition walks out of debating chamber
The opposition walked out of an extraordinary meeting of the Riga City Council on Monday as the members of the ruling coalition in the city council adopted new restrictions on the questions that the councilors can asked at the local council meeting.
Latvia to expel diplomat in response to Skripal poisoning
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said March 26 Latvia would be expelling a Russian diplomat for activities not consistent with their duties and in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom in response to the Skripal poisoning case.
Latvia could expel Russian spies next week
In solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European Union member states, Latvia will decide on the expulsion of suspected Russian security service operatives working under diplomatic cover, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (Unity) told Latvian Radio March 23.
Saeima okays major language reform
The Latvian parliament on March 22 passed in the final reading amendments to the Education Law and the Law on General Education under which schools of ethnic minorities will have to start gradual transition to Latvian-only secondary education in the 2019/2020 academic year.
Kučinskis backed as PM candidate ahead of elections
Incumbent Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis will be the prime ministerial candidate for the Greens and Farmers Union political grouping (ZZS) ahead of parliamentary elections to take place in October, Armands Krauze, a leading member of the ZZS in his capacity as leader of the Latvian Farmers Union (LZS) sub-party confirmed March 23.
Baltics, Poland vow electricity grids will be synchronized by 2025
At a meeting in Brussels on 22 March, the governments of the Baltic countries and Poland as well as the President of the European Commission, said there would be synchronization of the electricity networks of the Baltic states with the continental European system by 2025.
Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan
On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine.
Latvia offers a home to BBC, British Council
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has advised the British Council in Russia and the BBC's Russian Service that they would be very welcome if they want to set up shop in Latvia after being expelled from Russia, the LETA newswire reported March 20.
Riga mayor Ušakovs under fire over self-promotion spending
New investigations by LTV's De Facto investigative news show and Re:Baltica, the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, have raised serious questions about the ways in which Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs publicizes himself via social media and the associated costs of doing so. 
Security Police warn of cyber attack risks before elections
Latvia's interior police force, the Security Police, warn there are risks of cyber attacks prior to the parliamentary elections in the fall. Ints Ulmanis, deputy head of the Security Police, told LTV's De Facto March 19 that IT systems have to be well-prepared before the election, and that there may be website hacks and leaks of sensitive information as Latvia gears up for the October 6 election.
Latvia issues Crimea reminder
Latvia's government on March 16 issued a reminder that four years on from Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, nothing has changed as fr as recognition of the aggression is concerned. 
Baltics mull Rail Baltica, electricity with Poland
Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday, March 9, in Vilnius as part of a series of meetings between the premiers of the Baltic states and Poland.
Draghi: we need more information about Rimšēvičs situation
European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said March 8 the ECB was asking the European Court of Justice to assess the situation with regard to whether or not Latvian central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs can carry out his duties as a member of the ECB's governing council.