President Levits will go to Davos
Latvian President Egils Levits will be among the attendees at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, it was announced January 16.
Latvian PM Kariņš visits Belarus
Latvan Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš made the short trip across the eastern border to Belarus January 16 for meetings with his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Roumas and long-time President Alexander Lukashenko.
Once again, Latvia calls for India to open an embassy in Rīga
On 14 January in New Delhi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and used the occasion - not for the first time - to invite India to open an embassy in Rīga.
Latvia's Ilze Juhansone to be top European Commission civil servant
Two European Commission (EC) officials have told the Politico news portal that acting secretary-general Ilze Juhansone will be officially appointed as permanent secretary-general of the European Commission at the Tuesday meeting, and Latvian Television's Brussels Correspondent Ilze Nagla confirmed the appointment on January 14.
Video: Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó's press conference in Rīga
On 10 January 2020 in Riga, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, who was in Latvia on a brief working visit to discuss bilateral relations and issues important for the European Union in its relations with neighbouring countries.
40,000 Latvians still believed to be "unregistered" in UK
Latvian officials suspect that around 40,000 Latvian citizens of an estimated 117,000 who currently live and work in the United Kingdom have yet to register with the British authorities, one of the consequences of the "Brexit" withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.
President Levits delivers New Year message to Latvia
Latvian State President Egils Levits delivered his first New Year message in office minutes before 2020 clicked into existence, with a speech that criticized consumerism and urged Latvians to have faith in their country and their abilities. The full text, as supplied by the presidential chancellery, is reproduced below verbatim, and the address can also be viewed online.
December ratings make grim viewing for Latvia's political parties
The last of the year's regular polls conducted by the SKDS research center for Latvian Television in December shows a slight increase in the Harmony party's ratings and a slight drop in the National Alliance's rating, which has allowed the Green and Farmers Union (ZZS) - to rise from third to second place. 
Saeima supports dissolution of Rīga City Council
On Thursday, December 19, the Saeima conceptually endorsed a draft law to dismiss the Riga City Council, which provides for the dissolution of the City Council and the appointment of an interim administration to be followed by fresh elections. The Saeima determined the draft law is urgent, and therefore will require only two readings instead of the standard three. 
Sanctions lifted on Ventspils port by U.S. Treasury
A frantic day of legislating in the Latvian Saeima appeared to have paid off, at least in the short term, December 18 with the Ventspils port apparently removed from a U.S sanctions list that had threatened to wreck business at Latvia's second-largest port.
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.