The political pockets of ABLV bank are deep
Latvian Television on February 14 outlined the ways in which the key figures behind ABLV bank - accused by US authorities of being a multi-billion dollar money laundering operation - have donated to political parties.
PM Kučinskis: I'm willing to carry on after elections
Current Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis said February 12 he would be willing to carry on in the position if his Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) party does sufficiently well in parliamentary elections due to take place in October.
President sends "offshore bill" back to parliament
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis on February 9 sent back to the parliament for revision the bill about banning the companies registered in low-tax or tax-free countries, or the so-called offshore countries, from taking part in public tenders in Latvia, the president's office said. 
Saeima passes "Magnitsky act"
On February 8 the Latvian parliament asked the government to impose sanctions against the persons involved in the so-called Magnitsky case.
Former Unity head takes job at Foreign Ministry
Former Unity leader Solvita Aboltina, who recently renounced her lawmaker’s mandate, took office as director of the Foreign Ministry’s European Department in the diplomatic rank of adviser today, LETA was told at the ministry February 5.
"Magnitsky list" move postponed
Hopes that Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, would on February 1 take the first move towards the introduction of a "Magnitsky list" similar to those already operating in the U.S., U.K., and elsewhere were scuttled at the last minute, with consideration of legislative proposals now likely to be postponed for a week.
Ukraine removes Latvia from tax haven watch list
Diplomatic efforts appeared to pay off January 31 with Ukraine responding to Latvian demands and removing Latvia from a list of potential tax havens that threatened to complicate trade between the two countries, according to reports in Ukrainian media.
Latest party ratings show minor changes
The Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) political party saw their ratings go up in January, while voter support for Unity, the National Alliance and Harmony declined, Latvian Television reported citing a new SKDS survey where respondents were asked how they would vote in Saeima elections.
ZZS leader: We won't form government with Harmony
Augusts Brigmanis, a senior figure within the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) political grouping on January 26 ruled out a possible future government consisting of his party and the opposition Harmony party of Riga mayor Nils Ušakovs.
"Oligarch conversations" commission winds up with warning
Corruption is in full force in Latvia and groups with limited membership pursuing their own economic interests often call the tune, said Inguna Sudraba (For Latvia from the Heart party), the chairwoman of the ad hoc parliamentary committee probing the so-called "oligarch affair".
"Oligarch conversations" report names no names
The Latvian ad hoc parliamentary committee probing the so-called "oligarch affair" says in its final report that it had spotted signs suggesting state capture but does not identify anyone by name.
We must avoid Brexit-type mistakes says lawmaker
Latvia needs to ensure a realistic assessment of its role within the European Union and an open and accurate discussion between policymakers and the public in order to avoid unfortunate Brexit-type decisions, a Latvian member of parliament says in an introduction to the country's foreign policy priorities for 2018.
Japan's Abe in historic visit to Latvia
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the first-ever visit of a sitting Japanese PM to Latvia January 13, a little over a month after his Latvian counterpart Maris Kučinskis made history in the other direction when he visited Tokyo. 
Baltic-Nordic parliamentary speakers in China
Chairwoman of the Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) Ināra Mūrniece together with some of her counterparts from the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States is on a visit to the People’s Republic of China, where they will meet with the President of China, and discuss possibilities for cooperation with the communist superpower. The visit will last from January 7 until January 12.