Rīga elections will require face coverings for voters
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.
Diplomats turn essayists to mark centenary
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. 
Applicants invited for Foreign Ministry grant program
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.
Opposition parties continue to lead the way in March ratings
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.
Latvia extends participation in EU's Ukraine advisory mission
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).
Rīga's temporary administration suspends executive director
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.
Lukashenko's visit to Latvia put on hold
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.