Before the first 11th Saeima session on October 17, politicians pledged to elect Zatlers Reform Party leader and ex-president Valdis Zatlers the next Saeima Speaker. However, neither the first voting, nor the second turned out to be successful for Zatlers.
On October 17, Riga District Court is set to assess Riga City Vidzeme Suburb Court decision to recognize and enforce the High Court of England and Wales ruling on freezing Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs’ assets worth 135 million U.S. dollars (LVL 66.69 mln).
Firstly, the crisis in the world is a confidence crisis, as the past decade was based on a debt-accumulation model, with debts soaring up to a level where nobody believed that they will ever be recovered, considers Uldis Rutkaste, deputy head of the Bank of Latvia Monetary Policy Department.
Riga District Court Prosecutor's Office has launched criminal proceedings against three skinheads accused of desecrating the New Jewish Cemetery, according to Laura Pakalne, press secretary of the Prosecutor's Office.
After a one-day break, the political forces forming the new coalition – Zatlers Reform Party, Unity and the national association AFL!-FF/LNNK – will continue to negotiate on October 14 the areas of responsibility and potential ministerial candidates.
The key issue of the Latvian media is the ability to ensure political independence, as well as the politicized appointment of National Electronic Media Council's (NEMC) members, according to the Society for Transparency – Delna prepared survey The Assesment of National Integrity System.
Latvian Shipping Company (LSC) wants the court to make 15 its former and also current members of Management Board as well as Supervisory Council compensate for 9.88 million lats posted in loses.
The Transport Ministry is proposing to extend the time-limit by 2035 so that licensed capital companies and freeport authorities could apply direct tax exemptions to investments placed in them.
The national association AFL-FF/LNNK has added its own interpretation of four items in the agreement document signed with Zatlers Reform Party and Unity.
According to the Constitution, the President of Latvia names the prime minister candidate only after the Cabinet of Ministers has delegated its powers regarding the newly-elected Saeima's convocation on October 17.
The President of Latvia Andris Berzins is to voice his opinion on the coalition forming process on Monday, October 10, evening, after gaining complete information on the negotiation progress between the parties.
The government is to decide on Tuesday, October 11, about allocation of 266 173 lats to ensure a one-off benefit of three monthly salaries to the 10th Saeima deputies who were not elected in the new 11th Saeima.