Saeima approved government decision on relaxing Covid-19 restrictions, it was reported in a news release on May 28.
Owners of bars and restaurants have come up with a new way of protesting what they claim are unfair government policies.
Interior Minister Sandis Ģirģens (KPV LV) submitted draft legislation to the Saeima for combating false news, the Ministry reported on May 27.
France's ambassador to Latvia, Mme Odile Soupison made the short trip from her embassy beside the Freedom Monument to Rīga Castle May 27 to collect Latvia's highest state award, the Order of the Three Stars.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) has decided that, during the emergency Riga City Council election on August 29, voters will be required to cover their mouth and nose while at polling stations, CVK representative Laura Zaharova told the LETA newswire May 25.
On 20 May 2020, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States and Germany held security policy consultations online, Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
On Thursday, May 21, Saeima confirmed the Supreme Court judge Aigars Strupišs as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court, representatives told Latvian Radio.
Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns (New Conservative Party) spoke to Latvian Radio on May 8 about the selection of a new Prosecutor General.
Ineta Ziemele has been re-elected as President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia on Wednesday, May 6.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš announced May 6 that the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania plan to open their borders to each other from May 15.
Latvia has confirmed its contributions to coordinated international efforts to tackle COVID-19.
Members of Latvia's diplomatic corps have attempted to prove the pen is mightier than the sword by publishing a collection of essays to mark the upcoming hundred year anniversary of Latvia’s de jure international recognition.
On 29 April 2020, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs participated in a videoconference with the other two Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States, focusing on the regional cooperation beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
A commission has been specially formed to address candidates for the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court, but the process has been prolonged, as not many candidates meet all the criteria and want the role, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on April 23.
The prime ministers of the three Baltic states had an online meeting April 22 in which they discussed the coordination of their border opening procedures when it becomes possible.
The risk of corruption has increased in connection with the public procurements conducted during the state of emergency associated with the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, according to Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) Director Jēkabs Straume.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a grant project competition "Support for development cooperation in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia" which applies to specific European Union Eastern Partnership countries – Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – as well as the following countries in Central Asia – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
At an extraordinary sitting on Thursday, April 16, the Saeima approved the decisions taken by the government in connection with the state of emergency announced with the aim of restricting the spread of Covid-19.
On 14 April 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the extension of the posting of Jeļena Suvorova, a civilian expert, to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), the government press service reported.
The extraordinary Riga City Council election will be postponed until August 29, and not September 5 as previously indicated, reported the LETA newswire Aoril 9.
Opposition parties Saskaņa (Harmony) and the Zaļo un Zemnieku savienība (Greens and Farmers Union, ZZS) continue to register the greatest levels of support among voters, according to the latest polling carried out for LTV by the SKDS pollster.
On 7 April 2020, the Latvian Cabinet approved the extension of the posting of four civilian experts – Raimonds Deičmanis, Eva Ikauniece, Raimonds Koptenkovs and Oskars Kastēns – as part of the European Union (EU) Advisory Mission for Civil Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM).
The government coalition has agreed to move upcoming snap municipal elections in Rīga to September 5, 2020, politicians told the press after the weekly coalition cooperation meeting on Monday.
Next week the government will most likely extend the state of emergency, leading to more people who will need assistance in returning to Latvia and possibly additional repatriation flight as part of the continuing assistance being provided to residents abroad, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevičs (New Unity) on April 3.
Following the lead of the cabinet and other state institutions, the Latvian parliament or Saeima enters a new era April 2 when it conducts its first ever sitting by video conference.
Latvia offered words of encouragement to Ukraine April 4 after the Ukrainian parliament passed a major reform package in its first reading.
Rīgas municipal temporary administrative director Edvīns Balševics suspended the city's executive director Juris Radzevičs (Honor to Serve Riga) due to irresponsible actions during the emergency situation caused by the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, while executing his duties as executive director and shareholder at municipal companies, according to a Rīga City Council press release on March 31.
Latvian State President Egils Levits had a telephone call with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko March in which the pair discussed a future visit of the authoritarian leader to Latvia, reported the Latvian presidential press service.