Taking yet more municipal action, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has detained former Daugavpils mayor Rihards Eigims (Mūsu partija, Our Party) over a bribery probe.
One of the latest investigations by the Re:Baltica group of journalists gives new meaning to the phrase "new cold war" by revealing a spy was charged with exposing the secrets of Latvian military underwear.
A new publication from the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) takes an original look at the current problems plaguing social media with the dissemination of fake news, propaganda and straightforward lies.
Finnish company Oy Sisu Auto Ab (Sisu Auto) has been declared winner in a tender to supply armored vehicles to the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) for €200 million, but two other bidders have filed complaints, LETA learned.
A report from the UK's Sky News outlet says Latvia has raised concerns with the UK about allegedly propagandistic television programs being broadcast by a company holding a UK broadcast license.
The major scandal unfolding at Rigas satiksme (Rīga transport) the Latvian capital's municipal transport company continued to grow December 17 with the city's powerful deputy mayor calling a hasty press conference following a disastrous television appearance December 16.
One of the accused in a criminal case in which Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs has been charged with taking bribes, has begun to testify, reported the LETA news service December 14, citing information from the Prosecutor General's office.
Back when Latvia had disappeared from the world map, its name became known across the USSR for the Latvija minibus produced at the Rīga Autobus Factory (RAF). Unsurpassed across the union, the factory's minibuses became symbolic, and even today a glimpse of one still on the road can add a dash of nostalgia despite many less pleasant memories of the Soviets. So here is a look at the history of a motoring marque many in the West have never heard of.
In another high-profile arrest, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has detained Leons Bemhens the former head of Rīgas satiksme municipal company, reports LTV December 14.
Latvia's Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) started the Rīgas satiksme graft case over bribery involving Polish and Czech companies as well as officials inside the municipal company and the Rīga City Council, KNAB told the press December 13.
The Polish Air Force is preparing to return to Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from January 2019 on, while Germany continues to be the augmenting nation flying out of Ämari Air Base, Estonia, NATO announced December 13.
On December 13 the Riga Vidzeme District Court arrested Vladislav Kozák, Sales Area Director at the Czech company Škoda Transportation, as an investigation is ongoing over graft in the municipal Rīgas satiksme transport company, according to Latvian Radio.
You may have heard of a laughing policeman and a sleeping policeman, but chances are you've never seen a dancing policeman - let alone a pair of them.
Anyone baffled by the mysteries of the Latvian language has a new resource at hand with the unveiling of a government-backed translation tool December 12.
Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) has suspended Leonīds Bemhens, the head of Rīga's satiksme municipal transport company, from his official post as the company is involved in a large-scale probe by Latvia's corruption watchdog, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB).
LTV's Forbidden Method (Aizliegtais paņēmiens) show has investigated the price differences between Over The Counter (OTC) medication within four EU member states.
Six people in Latvia and two in Poland have been detained in a graft case over the tenders of Rīga's municipal company Rīgas satiksme (Rīga Transport).
Many of Latvia's senior officials expressed condolences to France following a gun attack in the city of Strasbourg.
Latvia's Finance Ministry on December 11 issued a warning against an email being distributed which purports to come from the Ministry but contains a computer virus.
Officers from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) have arrested high-profile businessman Māris Martinsons, according to unconfirmed information obtained by LTV.
After an investigation by the Security Police, Latvia's interior security agency, the State Police will start an administrative case over several people flying flags displaying symbols similar to the infamous Nazi swastika at the November 18 celebrations, reports LSM's Russian-language service.
The burghers of Rīga were all on their best behavior December 9 as popular seasonal entertainer Santa Claus and a legion of imitators arrived in the Latvian capital for their annual exercise.
The family of the murdered insolvency administrator Mārtiņš Bunkus has issued an international €500,000 reward for leads in the rush hour murder orchestrated on May 30, 2018.
State Police officers are in line to get an updated look, with new uniform designs revealed December 7.
The Kurzeme district court in Liepaja on Friday found Illarions Girss, the former leader of Russkaya Zarya (Russian Dawn) pro-Russia group in Latvia, not guilty of inciting ethnic hatred, the court’s representative Velga Luka told LETA.
The family of the murdered attorney at law Martins Bunkus has turned to the Riga Vidzeme District Court with a lawsuit against former attorney, now PM nominee Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV), demanding that Gobzems retract his defamatory statements about Bunkus and his family, and pays the family compensation, as Bunkus' brother Kristaps Bunkus told LETA.
The Saeima on December 6 passed in the final reading amendments to the law on budget and financial management intended to resolve the issues arising from a delayed adoption of the 2019 state budget.
A proposal to alter transitional regulations on financing for healthcare, which stipulate that the government will have to provide financing for increasing healthcare employees' wages by 20% on the average during the next three years, will be reviewed at a Saeima plenary session next week, Saeima Social and Employment Matters Committee decided on December 5.