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Latvian government approves Indriķis Muižnieks as rector of University of Latvia

On Thursday, 26 March, Latvia’s government decided without any discussions to approve Indriķis Muižnieks as the rector of University of Latvia.

Latvia pushes law on support to prevent Covid-19 damages; state to pay idleness benefits

On Thursday, 19 March, Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers supported Finance Ministry’s developed legislative draft on threats to the state and measures to prevent the damages from Covid-19 and to limit its spread. The law outlines a wide range of state support measures. This includes paying idleness benefits to employed people.

Latvian government supports postponing Riga City Council’s snap elections until 6 June

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers decided to support Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry’s proposal to postpone Riga City Council snap elections until 6 June.

Stay home. Latvian government shuts down all international passenger services

It has been decided to shut down all international passenger services starting from Tuesday, 17 March, as announced by Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš after an extraordinary meeting of the government.

Latvian prime minister urges justice minister to «do his homework» before accusing others

Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš urges New Conservative Party leader, Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns to «do his homework» before criticizing other ministers.

Latvian government takes over National Opera building

The government has decided to take over the Latvian National Opera and Ballet building and hand it over to Culture Ministry for management, as reported by the ministry’s representative Lita Kokale.

Prime minister orders development of proper government MPC monitoring rules

Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has ordered Economy Minister Ralfs Nemiro to immediately commence work on a new mandatory procurement component monitoring project and submit it as soon as possible to ensure efficient control over the system, as confirmed by the prime minister’s office.

Spain’s political instability ended by confidence in PM Sánchez

In Spain, where two snap elections were held to create a viable government, the parliament has given its minority support to socialist Pedro Sánchez as a Prime Minister.

Latvian government supports reaching EU’s climate neutrality goal by 2050

Latvia’s government has agreed on support for European Union’s goal to become one of the main regions to have reached net zero level of greenhouse gas emissions or climate neutrality by 2050.

Latvian government decides to divert hospitals’ profits for infrastructure development

The government has decided to allow capital associations in which Healthcare Ministry is a shareholder to divert clean profits and dividends for 2018 towards improvement of infrastructure, as confirmed by Healthcare Ministry.

Healthcare trade unions to decide on future protests in Latvia

Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Workers council plans to decide on future protests on Tuesday, 19 November, as confirmed by the trade union.

Latvia’s State Audit concerned about government’s decided funding allocation

The funding outlined in ministries’ budgets for different goals does not fit the government’s approved budget planning process, said State Audit chief Elita Krūmiņa when asked to comment on the government’s recent decision to pull previously outlined funds from ministries to increase funding for healthcare.


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