As a result of inflation and especially energy price increases, the State intends to provide support to the population, and it is intended to raise funds in the state budget and borrow in international markets, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said June 15 said after meeting with the President Egils Levits.
The campaign materials by the Latvia First (LPV) party association and its head Ainars Šlesers are considered to be agitation, as found by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) on June 10. KNAB identified violations of the campaign during the investigation and will decide on the application of the administrative penalty.
The state regime and the people of Belarus are two different things. It is necessary to continue to support the Belarusians who are opposed to the Alexander Lukashenko regime, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the democratic movement of Belarus, told Latvian Television on June 8.
With the next Saeima elections approaching fast on October 1, there are still plenty of undecided voters for political parties to add to their vote counts according to the latest monthly Latvian Television/SKDS poll.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda met with the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz in Vilnius June 7.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš took part in the GLOBSEC security conference in Bratislava, Slovakia June 2, using the occasion to reassert Latvia's staunch support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's unprovoked invasion.
On May 31 the Ukrainian editorial of Forbes compiled a ranking of countries that have provided the biggest political, economic and military support to Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Latvia has been identified as one of the most active supporters of Ukraine, ranking fourth.
On Thursday, May 26, the Saeima had planned to view the draft law on establishing a legal civil union in the final, third, reading. Due to problems with gathering the necessary number of MPs to participate in the debate, it is unlikely that it will be viewed on Thursday; regardless, activists had gathered by the parliament building to express support for the law.
Some stagnation has occurred in the international sector in relation to the war in Ukraine, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (New Unity) said on Latvian Television May 26.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said in an interview on Latvian Television May 25 that he expects a 'firm grasp' on Ukrainian refugee-related issues from the future Interior Minister Kristaps Eklons, on whose approval this week the Saeima has yet to vote.
Following the resignation of Interior Minister Marija Golubeva, the For Development/ For! (A/P!) political alliance has decided to nominate deputy head of the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) Kristaps Eklons as her successor,
In protest against the plans to remove the Soviet monuments in Latvia, the Latvian Russian Union plans to organize a protest march in Rīga from Uzvaras park to the Freedom Monument on May 28, LETA reported.
The Board of the National Alliance has nominated Ilze Indriksone, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Economics (EM) for the post of Minister of Economics, Raivis Dzintars, chair of NA, told Latvian Television's broadcast Kas notiek Latvijā? on May 18.
On Wednesday, May 18, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) signed an order on the resignation of Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs (National Alliance), said the Prime Minister's press secretary, Sandris Sabajevs.
The National Alliance has asked Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš to reconsider the request for the resignation of its Minister of Economics Jānis Vitenbergs, said Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece (NA) on Tuesday, May 18, on Latvian Television.
With Saeima elections looming ever closer on October 1 and no shortage of action on the international and domestic political scenes, there are some new trends revealed in the latest monthly poll produced for Latvian Television by the SKDS pollster.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) has suggested the resignation of Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs (National Alliance) in connection with the stepping down of Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For!) to achieve political balance, the PM said on Latvian Television May 17.
Following criticism of the way events had unfolded at a Soviet monument in Rīga recently, Latvia's Minister of the Interior Marija Golubeva (For Development/For! political grouping) announced her resignation at an online press conference on Monday, May 16.
Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (Development/For!) was coming under increasing pressure May 12, with one of the other government colaition parties, the National Alliance, demanding that she be sacked.
The Latvian government on May 10 approved a report on the development of an "innovation ecosystem" in public administration.
On May 9, the coalition agreed to support the proposal to suspend the agreement between Latvia and Russia about the maintenance of Soviet memorial structures, government representatives said at a briefing. Thus, the legal barriers to the dismantling of the monument at Uzvaras park would be removed.
At an emergency meeting on Friday, April 29, the government supported a new Ukrainian refugee aid plan, which provides for the reception of around 40,000 Ukrainian civilians in Latvia, including those who have arrived so far.
Reacting to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Minister of Interior Marija Golubeva has blacklisted 41 more foreign citizens who are deemed a threat to Latvia's national security. The action came on the advice of the State Security Service (VDD).
The coalition will discuss possible solutions to compensate for price increases, including bigger raise in the minimum wage and earlier pension indexation, representatives of the government said at a briefing on April 25 after the coalition meeting.
Following a warning of the State Security Service, the political party Latvian Russian Union has promised not to share unverified information about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, while talks arise in the Saeima about potentially shutting the party down, Latvian Radio reported April 22.
The Prime Ministers of the Baltic States met April 22 to discuss war in Ukraine and sanctions. In a media conference after the meeting, all PMs emphasized the importance of extending the sanctions and military support to Ukraine in order to achieve peace.
The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK) carried out a survey asking entrepreneurs to evaluate the work of Latvian ministers. LTRK published the results April 19.
As expected, the signature collection drive to oppose port reform turned out a negligible result, according to the Central Election Commission's results approved April 14.