Politics
Book marks 30 years of renewed Latvian-German diplomatic relations
November 25 sees the publication of a new book marking 30 years of renewed diplomatic relations between Latvia and Germany. Published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Representation in Latvia with the cooperation of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Riga, it carries the straightforward title: “2021. Thirty years since the renewal of Latvia's and Germany's diplomatic relations”.
Saeima passes 2022 budget
On Tuesday, November 23, the Saeima passed the 2022 State Budget Law in its final reading by 52 votes to 37.
Baltic and Polish parliamentary speakers decry "illegitimate Lukashenka regime"
A joint statement was issued by the Speakers of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, the Riigikogu of the Republic of Estonia, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia November 23, in which the recent actions of self-declared Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko (variant spelling Alyaksandr Lukashenka) and his regime were strongly condemned. The statement is reproduced below and attached in PDF form.
Rīga chooses its Christmas trees
On Monday, November 22, the Mayor of Riga Mārtiņš Staķis performed one of his most important official duties: choosing Christmas trees.
Latvian and Polish PMs discuss Belarus border question
On Sunday, November 21, the Prime Minister of Latvia Krišjānis Kariņš met with the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, who was visiting Rīga as part of an express tour of the Balic states to co-ordinate the response to the crisis fomented by Belarus' self-declared ruler, Alexander Lukashenko.
Four MPs still without a Covid-19 certificate in Latvia(update)
Six members of the Latvian parliament had still not presented a Covid-19 certificate of vaccination or recovery, Latvian Television reported early November 15, revising the figure to four soon afterwards when two deputies did present Covid certificates.
President Levits' address on Lāčplēsis Day
President of Latvia Egils Levits commemorated the Latvian freedom fighters by laying a bouquet at the Riga Brethren Cemetery on November 11, Lāčplēsis Day, according to the President's official website.
Former Rīga mayor Ušakovs' MEP immunity waived
A majority of MEPs have supported the waiving of the European parliamentary immunity of former Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony party), Latvian Radio reported November 11.
Child neglect recognized legally as abuse
On Thursday, November 11, the Saeima supported amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Children's Rights which provides for the determination of responsibility for the neglect of children, as well as the definition of the term “negligence” in the Law.
President: Latvia must help Latgale with vaccination
As Covid-19 spreads more rapidly in Latgale than elsewhere in Latvia, this region needs special assistance, the President of Latvia Egils Levits said in an interview on Latvian Television November 8.
President Levits visits Tartu(update)
Latvian State President Egils Levits is off on his travels again Friday and Saturday, though this time his foreign trip is a short one, just across the nothern border to Tartu, Estonia's second-largest city.

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