During the November 26 meeting of Reform Party's Board, it was decided to suggest Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica as the next Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister.
The first snow of 2013 was already noticed in Latvia on the night of Sunday to Monday, November 25. A layer of 1 cm of snow formed in Aluksne. Winter weather in not likely to remain for the whole week in Latvia. It is likely that autumn will still have some say, with weather fluctuating between winter frost and autumn rain.
The state will provide full financial support for the investigation of Zolitude tragedy. We need to progress forward at maximum speed, said Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis in a discussion hosted by Latvijas Radio. He did mention, however, that the investigation could last several months.
Authorities have decided to keep the partially collapsed Maxima building in Zolitude intact until the police finish evidence collection activities.
Monday, November 25, Cabinet of Ministers committee approved amendments to the Law on Energy. These amendments will provide legal rights for third parties to access Latvia's gas system.
A number of political leaders and residents of foreign countries have expressed their sympathy for Latvia following the tragic events of November 21, when a roof of a Maxima super-store collapsed in Zolitude micro-district of Riga. More than 30 people were killed and several dozens were injured.
Calendar of political events in Latvia. November 25 - 29, 2013...
Maxima Latvia is currently performing emergency inspections in all of its stores across the country. The company is also prepared to cooperate with services that perform inspections by providing them with the necessary information.
Hundreds of Iranians have welcomed negotiators returning to Teheran after reaching a deal reached with the West, as well as China and Russia on its nuclear enrichment programme.
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis promises he will personally oversee the progress of the investigation into the Zolitude tragedy. 'There is no doubt – it was a serious crime,' - he mentioned in his interview to 'Rīta Panorāma' programme. He added that it is necessary to call in international experts to this.
Sunday, November 24, all Baltic States will hold mourning of the victims of the Zolitude tragedy
The investigation to determine the cause behind the Zolitude tragedy will be fact and effective, said Chief of State Police Ints Kuzis in his interview to LNT.
Two hours prior to the tragic events in the Maxima super-store building in Zolitude a fire alarm was heard. An evacuation of the building as announced through the loudspeakers. But security did not advise people to vacate the building.
Out of the total area of 1,500 m2, rescuers still have 350-400 m2 to dig through in Maxima building of Zolitude, as it was confirmed by State Fire and Rescue Service manager Oskars Abolins in his interview to ‘Panorama’ programme of LTV.