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Polish Foreign Minister Rau stops off in Rīga
On 10 June 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Zbigniew Rau, for whom this was the first visit to Latvia.
Opposition parties do best in Latvia's local elections
Opposition parties allied with the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS), and Latvia's Regional Alliance (LRA) did the best out of municipal elections held across most of Latvia June 5, though provisional results show no single party really dominated the poll.
Court says Istanbul Convention is in line with Constitution
The provision of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is in line with the Latvian Constitution, the Constitutional Court (ST) concluded June 4, closing proceedings on the rest of the case.
First ever Three Seas Parliamentary Forum taking place
The First Three Seas Parliamentary Forum, where the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Three Seas Initiaitive (3SI) countries will discuss in virtual format the topics of energy, transport, and digital sector infrastructure, will be held June 3 with Latvia participating in the form of Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece.
Lukashenko regime opts for more "desperation and insanity"
The ever-more-deranged Lukashenko regime in Belarus said May 28 it was opening a criminal investigation against the mayor of Rīga, Mārtiņš Staķis, and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs for replacing the post-1995 state flag of Belarus with the pre-1995 state flag of Belarus, reported Belarusian media.
Russian flag swap at hockey championship angers officials
Russian officials have expressed dissatisfaction by the Riga City Council's decision to replace the Russian Federation flag against the Russian Olympic Committee's flag on the advertising stands of the World Hockey Championship, Latvian Television reported May 26.
Young political candidates step forward for Latvia's local elections
On June 5, residents of Latvia (including many people from other European Union countries) will head to the polls to elect new district councils across the nation, the first election since major administrative district reforms were enacted which drastically reduce the number of municipal districts from 119 to 42.
Early voting dates for local elections
For voters who are unable to vote on the official election day, June 5, early voting will be open on May 31,  June 3 and 4, said the Central Election Commission (CVK) May 25. 
Latvian parliament adds voice to codemnation of Lukashenko outrage
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Latvian parliament (Saeima) has added its voice to an international statement calling for tough action against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko following his seizure May 23 of an international airliner in order to get his hands on a political opponent.

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