Politics
PM: State will help residents cover energy prices
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.
Corruption watchdog swoops on Šlesers' party campaign
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.
Tsikhanouskaya in Rīga: Belarusian fight for independence continues
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.
Party ratings for May show plenty of floating voters
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.
Baltic leaders meet Germany's Scholz in Vilnius
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.
Rally to support civil union law near Latvian Saeima Thursday(update)
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.
Firefighter in line to become Interior Minister
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,
Ilze Indriksone candidate for Economics Minister(update)
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.
PM signs order on Economics Minister's resignation
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.
PM Kariņš comments on possible resignation of Economics Minister
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.
Dismantling of Soviet monument gets government support
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.
41 more persons on Latvia's entry blacklist
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).
Possible minimum wage rise discussed in Latvian government
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. 
Latvian Russian Union gets warning by security service
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.
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