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Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry's State Secretary Balsevics could be appointed head of temporary administration if Riga municipality is dissolved12.12.2019
If Saeima supports dissolution of the Riga City Council, the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry's State Secretary Edvins Balsevics could be appointed head of the temporary administration of Riga, informed LETA/BNS.
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After the US Treasury's decision to imopse sanctions on Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs (For Latvia and Ventspils) and four legal entities, including Ventspils Freeport Authority, the Latvian state is taking over the ports of Riga and Ventspils, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists Tuesday.
Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry to initiate dissolution of Riga City Council06.12.2019
The Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry has decided to initiate dissolution of the Riga City Council because the local authority has repeatedly failed to fulfill one of its functions - to ensure waste management services, reported LETA/BNS.
Saeima today approved the extension of the state of emergency in Riga's waste management sector until March 12 next year. 74 MPs supported the extension, including Aldis Blumbergs from KPV LV as well as some opposition and independent MPs, reported LETA.
Economist Mārtiņš Kazāks emerged as the front runner in the race to become the next governor of the Latvian central bank (LB) according to LTV.
If there is no quorum at the extraordinary Riga City Council meeting on Friday, it will be the end of the present council, said Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga, GKR) after the cancelled meeting today, cited LETA.
Improvements in electoral legislation in the context of ensuring fundamental human rights and freedoms
Elections are a constitutional tenet of democracy, and democracy is the expression of the power of the people; it is the will of the people; it is the realization of rights of everyone to elect and be elected to representative bodies of state power. Free elections held on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage via secret ballot are an integral part of a democratic state governed by the rule of law.