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Latvian corruption watchdog suspects eight people of violations in Island Bridge project

Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has asked the prosecutor’s office to raise charges against eight people for different crimes related to the reconstruction of Island Bridge. This includes Riga City Council’s Transport Department official Uģis Brožs.

SRS director general may be reprimanded for reporting controversial information

Latvia’s Finance Ministry's specially formed commission has suggested Jānis Reirs to issue a reprimand to State Revenue Service director general Ieva Jaunzeme for issuing controversial information. Such a measure is confirmed by the ministry’s representative Aleksis Jarockis.

Sociologist: Egils Levits’ international experience will help outline Latvia’s future

The international experience of Latvia’s newly-elected president Egils Levits will help outline the country’s future, says sociologist Aigars Freimanis. He says from the very beginning Levits has proved himself as a competent and talented presidential candidate.

KPV LV party’s «opposition» picks their own presidential candidate

A handful of members of KPV LV political party have decided to pick Didzis Šmits as their presidential candidate, as reported by lsm.lv. Deputies do not hide the fact that with this step they wanted to engage in presidential elections.

Riga’s public transport company fined EUR 2.4 million in nano-water criminal case

Latvia’s Competition Council has applied a fine of EUR 2.4 million to Riga’s public transport company Rīgas satiksme for participating in a prohibited agreement in the so-called nano-water case, as reported by the council on Wednesday, 24 April.

Take #2: opposition collects signatures to repeat Ušakovs’ dismissal vote

Opposition parties in Riga City Council have collected the necessary number of votes to once again request the organization of an extraordinary meeting to hold a vote on dismissal of Riga’s Mayor Nils Ušakovs, as confirmed by National Alliance’s faction representative Edvards Ratnieks.

Security Police search Kaimiņš’s office and find no «bug»

Security Police have performed a search in Saeima deputy Artuss Kaimiņ’s office. The ‘suspicious object’ found under his table is reportedly not an audio surveillance device.

airBaltic to perform more flights between Riga and Liepaja

During a visit today in Liepaja CEO of Latvian airline airBaltic Martin Gauss announced that airBaltic will increase the number of domestic flights between Riga and Liepaja from three to five weekly as of summer season 2019.

KPV LV prime minister candidate to present president with three scenarios

Prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems from KPV LV will present Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis with three possible scenarios for government formation this Monday, 10 December.

Latvian Saeima to decide on election of deputies to committees on 20 November

Latvian parliament plans to elect deputies to different committees on 20 November, as confirmed by the Saeima Praesidium and Faction Council at a meeting on 8 November.

Government formation process in Latvia remains clouded by unanswered questions

Political parties in the process of forming a new government in Latvia still have not reached an agreement on the future coalition and the person to take post as prime minister.

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