Latvia and Russia compare notes in Moscow
On 12 December 2019, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Andris Pelšs, held political consultations with the First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Titov, the ministry said in a news release.
Foreign Ministry development conference live online
On 12 December 2019, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts a conference devoted to development cooperation, titled “Latvia’s contribution to sustainable global development: Seeking new cooperation models”, organised in cooperation with  NGO the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation.
Saturday Night Live pokes fun at Latvian president
Latvia has once again been mentioned in the world of showbiz - the popular American comedy show Saturday Night Live featured Latvian President Egils Levits in the show's famous opening sequence on December 7.
Minister Pūce calls for Rīga City Council dissolution
Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) Minister Juris Pūce (Development/For!) called for the dissolution of the Rīga City Council in a press conference on December 6, however the final decision is in the hands of Saiema members.
Latvia to make contribution to Global Media Defense Fund
On 3 December 2019, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft resolution prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will mean Latva pays contributions to various international organizations from the Foreign Ministry's budget.
Coalition still not ready to ratify Istanbul Convention
On November 28 the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging seven countries that have signed, but not ratified the Istanbul Convention to immediately ratify the convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, however in Latvia as of December 3 only two coalition forces support the convention, according to Latvian Radio.
Estonia takes over Baltic Assembly duties from Latvia
Estonia has become the presiding country of the Baltic Assembly (BA), taking over for the next year from Latvia at the conclusion of the 38th session of the Assembly in Riga. The Baltic Assembly presidency is held on the principle of rotation.
Rīga mayor Burovs to carry on
Despite the formation of a new coalition in Rīga City council, Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) survived a vote of no confidence November 30 and will continue in his position.
Regions threaten legal action over administrative reform plan
Amid tractor protests in smaller regions and threats of turning to the Constitutional Court from larger cities, the New Conservative Party (JKP) announced that on Monday, November 25 the coalition conceptually agreed on joining Rūjiena and Naukšēni with Valmiera in accordance with the JKP proposal regarding regional administrative reforms.
Another astonishing Russian Foreign Ministry comment slapped down
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia said November 23 it felt "astonishment" at a comment made by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation "questioning the judgement of the Constitutional Court of Latvia about the language of instruction in private education institutions in Latvia."
De Facto: British neo-Nazi visited Latvian political party office
A self-confessed British Nazi, whose organization has since been listed as a terrorist group by the United Kingdom, visited the headquarters of the National Alliance political party in Latvia in 2015, LTV's De Facto investigative journalism show reported November 24.
Rīga Mayor Burovs offers to resign pending coalition formation
Rīga City Council Mayor Oļegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga (GKR)) promised to resign from his position and call an emergency election himself if he is unsuccessful in securing a majority coalition in the Rīga City Council, he said in an interview with Latvian Radio on November 20.
Budget debate enters second day at Saeima
Debate over the form of Latvia's 2020 spending plans entered a second day November 14 following a marathon sitting November 13 that only managed to get a third of the way through the 29-item agenda.
Budget debate under way at Saeima
The final reading of the Latvian government's budget for 2020 got under way at Saeima November 13 with a lengthy day of debate in prospect.