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Tuesday 21.05.2019 | Name days: Ingmārs, Ernestīne, Akvelīna

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.

Aglone Council prohibits residents from organizing protests during Pope Francis’ visit

A protest against the Catholic Church’s ban on abortions and expression of shock in relation to the recent sex scandals involving Catholic priests was planned to take place in Aglone during Pope Francis’ visit, but the city council decided to disallow them.

Two Estonians suspected to have been spying for Russia for years

A court in Estonia has ordered the arrest of two men suspected of spying for Russia, the Estonian Office of the Prosecutor General has stated.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 5.6% in June

Compared to June 2017, total retail trade turnover rose by 5.6 % in June 2018. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 6.4 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, rose by 5.1%, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 4.8 %.