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Final decision on MPC cancellation after 2022 will fall on Latvia’s next government

The final decision regarding the cancellation of the mandatory procurement component system in 2022 will fall on the shoulders of the next government, said Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis on Monday, 7 January.

Latvian president decides to entrust third government formation attempt to New Unity

On Monday, 7 January, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis decided to entrust the third attempt to form a government in the country to New Unity’s prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš.

One-tenth of Saeima deputies may be replaced following new government’s approval

With the approval of a new government, one-tenth of Saeima deputies may be replaced.Currently multiple political parties have yet to reveal their chosen minister candidates. Deputies approved for the minister post have the option to put down their Saeima deputy’s mandate.

Weather in Latvia will be volatile this week; nights to become especially chilly

In the first half of the week an active cyclone will approach Latvia from the west. A precipitation zone will reach the country, bringing moderate precipitation – mostly snow and wet snow. As the cyclone backs away, air temperature will drop to -15° C… -18° C.

Eurostat: November’s producer prices in Latvia grew more rapidly than average prices in EU

Industrial producer prices in Latvia grew 6.9% in November 2018 when compared to the same month of 2017, which is a more rapid pace than the average in the European Union, according to data from Eurostat.

Direct state procurements in Latvia to be organized electronically in the future

State Regional Development Agency reports that construction procurements and procurements of goods and services organized by state administration institutions will require potential applicants to submit their offers electronically from now on.

Latvian Post receives nearly 80 damaged mail bags from Netherlands

Latvian Post has received nearly 80 mail bags delivered by air from Netherlands. Many of the received packages were completely mashed and others were ruined to the point of the written delivery addresses becoming completely unintelligible.

Levits «may consider» becoming presidential candidate in Latvia again

Judge Egils Levits of the Court of Justice of the European Union may consider becoming a candidate for the post of president of Latvia if such an offer was extended to him.

Weather in Latvia expected to get chilly

Weather in Latvia will be volatile at the end of this week and the beginning of next – there will be days with precipitation and days without, air temperature will drop, but western and coastal regions may experience thaw, as reported by Latvia’s Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvian government receives plan for MPC cancellation in 2022

Latvian Economy Ministry has submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers Committee a report on solutions for support of electricity producers to allow for the cancellation of the mandatory procurement component from 2022 onward and provide fair support for green energy producers based on market principles.

Association: bread consumption in Latvia declined a bit last year

There was a slight drop in bread consumption in Latvia last year, according to Latvian Bakers’ Association board chairman Kārlis Zemešs.

Court decides to keep businessman Martinsons under arrest

On Thursday, 3 January, Riga Regional Court decided to keep businessman Māris Martinsons, who is a suspect in the ongoing Rīgas satiksme procurement case, under arrest.

Saeima deputy requests assessment of Harmony members’ behaviour, voting in place of colleagues

Saeima deputy Krišjānis Feldmans from the New Conservative Party has asked the parliament’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee to assess the behaviour of Harmony member Artūrs Rubiks during a meeting of the parliament, when he voted in place of his colleague Valērijs Agešins.

Latvian parties forming Latvia’s government are waiting for KPV LV to make up its mind

Until KPV LV announces its decision, politicians remain reluctant to comment on the government’s composition. It has been mentioned in unofficial talks that several KPV LV deputies may join the new four-party government coalition.

State Security Service says terrorism threat level in Latvia remained low in 2018

Thanks to active work from security services, fewer terrorist attacks took place in Europe last year. Terror attack threat level in Latvia remained low last year, according to State Security Service, previously known as Security Police.