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GKR helps overthrow Riga’s vice-mayors and put an end to ruling coalition

Riga City Council vice-chairperson Anna Vladova and deputy Druvis Kleins lost their respective posts at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 16 January. This happened because multiple deputies from Honour to Serve Riga voted together with the opposition in favour of dismissing them.

Radzevičs: municipal companies should be supervised by independent people

It is not right that the majority of supervisors of municipal companies are also employed by municipal administration, said Riga City Council executive director and public transport company Rīgas satiksme shareholder Juris Radzevičs in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Tuesday, 7 January.

Another split? Riga City Council’s leading powers have trouble with coalition agreement

Failure to agree on coalition agreement’s implementation could result in a possible split of Riga City Council’s ruling coalition, according to LETA agency’s unofficial information.

Riga’s mayor dismisses city council’s City Development Department’s director

Mayor of Riga Oļegs Burovs has cancelled the order made in his absence regarding the appointment of Emils Jakrins as acting director of Riga City Council’s City Development Department, as reported by the city council.

Saeima decides: Riga City Council will be allowed to be elected for more than five years if dismissed

In spite of opposition deputies’ objections and opposition from one coalition party, members of the ruling coalition adopted amendments to laws on Thursday, 19 December, allowing election of Riga City Council for a term of longer than five years in the event of its dismissal.

Saeima conceptually supports Riga City Council dismissal

Latvia’s Saeima has conceptually supported the legislative draft detailing Riga City Council’s dismissal. It provides for dismissing the city council and appointing an interim administration, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Burovs picked as Honour to Serve Riga candidate list leader in snap elections

After ten years of cooperation, Honour to Serve Riga has decided to run in snap elections in Riga without Harmony. The party has picked Riga’s Mayor Oļegs Burovs as the leader of its list of candidate, the politician told Delfi TV programme with Jānis Domburs.

Riga City Council’s dismissal draft will not be passed to Public Administration Committee

On Thursday, 19 December, Harmony faction member in the Saeima Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis asked the parliament’s Budget and Finance Committee to pass the draft on the dismissal of Riga City Council to the Public Administration and Local Government Committee, but his request was declined.

Riga City Council’s dismissal draft makes its way through in the Saeima

On Wednesday, 18 December, Saeima submitted for review to the Budget and Finance Committee the legislative draft about the dismissal of Riga City Council. Thereby the draft has started its way through the parliament.

Latvian government submits to Saeima legislative draft on Riga City Council’s dismissal

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers decided to submit to the Saeima the legislative draft developed by Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry on dismissal of Riga City Council.

Offer voiced to give Latvian residents the right to decide on municipal council’s dismissal

The Progressive party has asked Latvian Saeima to adopt a legislative draft that would allow voters decide on dismissing municipal councils on their own if they are dissatisfied with their work.

Snap elections in Riga may be postponed until March

If Latvia’s government and Saeima support dismissal of Riga City Council, snap elections in the capital city may be pushed to the first half of March, according to information from LETA.

Committee supports amendments that allow electing city council for longer

Saeima’s Public Administration and Local Government Committee has decided to support law amendments to allow electing Riga City Council for a term longer than five years.

Committee’s talks about electing Riga City Council for more than five years; decision postponed

After lengthy and heated discussions on Tuesday, 10 December, Saeima’s Public Administration and Local Government Committee decided to continue discussing amendments that would allow Riga City Council composed in snap elections to function for longer than five years.


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