Politics
PM Kariņš goes back into self-isolation after contact with possible COVID-19 case
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.
Ursula von der Leyen interviewed in LTV exclusive
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.
"Trumpism" in Latvia: is it likely?
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.
Latvia pledges "unwavering support" to democracy in Belarus
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.
Minister Pūce quits over parking space scandal
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.
State of emergency: needed or not?
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.
Saeima okays 2021 budget in first reading
Saeima on Wednesday, October 28, conceptually approved next year's budget bill, the medium-term budget framework framework for 2021, 2022 and 2023, as well as budget-related amendments to 28 laws. 
Latvia to preview its UN Security Council aspirations
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).
President Levits takes part in Three Seas Virtual Summit
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.

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