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Baltic states reaffirm support for Ukraine
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.
Spanish Foreign Minister visits Latvia
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.
End of state of emergency does not mean relaxing restrictions: Kariņš
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.
Stepaņenko the centurion in Saeima speaking stakes
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.
Latvia will get more Pfizer vaccines
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.
Latvia backs database of human rights abuses by Belarus regime
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.
Latvia's vaccine procurement to be investigated
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.
Businessman stripped of state award
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.

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