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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.

Ušakovs says he wants to run in Riga City Council snap elections

Member of the European Parliament and ex-Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs says he is prepared to start in snap elections in Riga if they are organized, as confirmed by Harmony chairman Jānis Urbanovičs.

«Riga’s residents overpay.» Kleins proposes terminating contract with Rīgas karte

Riga City Council vice-chairman and shareholder in municipal company LLC Rīgas satiksme Druvis Kleins, has ordered the company’s lawyers to assess the option of quickly terminating the contract with LLC Rīgas karte, as confirmed by Kleins, who represents For Riga! bloc in the city council.

Environment Ministry to decide on Riga City Council’s dismissal this week

Latvia’s Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry’s lawyers will prepare a report this week on whether or not it is necessary to initiate dismissal of Riga City Council, as journalists were told by Environment Protection Minister Juris Pūce on Tuesday, 3 December.

Riga City Council opposition threatens to dismiss environment committee's head

Riga City Council’s opposition demands the head of the city council’s Housing and Environment Committee Vjačeslavs Stepaņenko to take political responsibility and have his dismissed from his post, as reported by For Latvia’s Development Riga City Council faction representative Ieva Graudiņa-Šutko.

Riga City Council opposition initiates mayor’s dismissal

Opposition parties in Riga City Council have collected the necessary 20 signatures to initiate the dismissal of Mayor Oļegs Burovs, as reported by For Latvia’s Development party’s representative Ieva Graudiņa-Šutko.

Riga City Council opposition will likely refrain from Baraņņiks’ dismissal vote

On Tuesday, 19 November, the opposition of Riga City Council will likely abstain or not participate at all in the vote regarding the dismissal of the city council’s vice-chairman Vadims Baraņņiks, as told by For Latvia’s Development faction chairman Viesturs Zeps.

Z-Towers examination reports to be evaluated by construction experts

The State Construction Control Bureau of Latvia has commenced an administrative process and plans to assess the work performed by certified construction experts on Z-Towers. This includes assessing reports associated with the project, as confirmed by the office’s representative Elīna Balgalve.

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