Politics
Latvia, China discuss political matters
On 13 January 2021, political consultations of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and China were held in a video-conferencing format co-chaired by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Qin Gang, a press release from the Ministry said.
Pavļuts confirmed as new Health Minister
The Latvian Saeima acted at express speed January 7 to approve Daniels Pavļuts as the new Minister for Health just hours after his party named him as the replacement for Ilze Viņķele. A special distance sitting of the Saeima convened at 16:50 and closed at 18:10 having made its decision.
Latvian government to impose New Year curfew
The government has on December 29 decided to introduce a night-time curfew and to extend the current state of emergency by a month, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said at a remote press conference.
Latvian government signals support for EU's 'Brexit' deal
The government has approved Latvia's national position on the agreement between the European Union (EU) and former EU member state the United Kingdom on future relations, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said in a remote press conference December 28, LTV reports. 

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