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Tuesday, 29.07.2014, 03:33
Minister of Justice Baiba Broka (All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK, VL-TB/LNNK) has decided to step down and submit her resignation to Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity), Broka announced at a press conference on Monday, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Latvia, Legislation
Justice Minister Baiba Broka (All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK) could step down following Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers' decision to uphold the Constitutional Protection Bureau's decree banning Broka from accessing classified information; the minister will make the final decision in the coming days, informs LETA.
Prosecutor general upholds Constitutional Protection Bureau's decision to ban Broka from access to classified information28.07.2014
Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers has upheld the Constitutional Protection Court's decision banning Justice Minister Baiba Broka (All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK, VL-TB/LNNK) from accessing classified information, informs LETA reffering to the minister's press secretary Inese Aunina.
During the upcoming 12th Saeima elections, there will be 96 voting stations operating abroad, where Latvian citizens will be able to vote, informs LETA reffering to the Central Election Commission.
The Estonian government held an extraordinary meeting on Friday and decided that Estonia supports implementing the additional sanctions planned against Russia, informs LETA reffering to Public Broadcasting.
Former Health Minister and former head of the Infectology Center of Latvia, currently Riga City Council member Baiba Rozentale (Harmony Center), who will also run in the Saeima elections from Harmony's ticket, says she is ready to assume the health minister's post after the elections, reports LETA.
The Lithuanian Seimas has closed its fourth regular session which began on 10 March 2014. During the session, Members of the Seimas convened to 51 plenary sittings and adopted over 300 legislative acts. The session was extended until 17 July 2014 due to the solemn sitting held on 12 July 2014 when Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania, was sworn in for the second term of office. After the Government returned its mandate to the re-elected President, the Seimas nominated its candidature for the Prime Minister, the Office of the Seimas says in a statement, reports ELTA/LETA.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Latvian cyber-crimes suspect Deniss Calovskis cannot be extradited to the United States yet, informs LETA.
In a period of five years, from 2009 to January 1 of this year, the number of Russian citizens living in Latvia has increased by 18,545 persons, according to information from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, informs LETA.
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) is ready to except President Andris Berzins' mentioned health minister candidate, if he does indeed actually have one, informs LETA.
The new Estonian state defence law that was sent for a round approvals to different state institutions will make the prime minister the highest military head in Estonia, reports LETA reffering to Postimees.
Latvian President Andris Berzins is certain that a new health minister will be appointed sooner or later, informs LETA.
Saulius Girdauskas, Vladislovas Kondratovicius and Arijandas Sliupas - all the three Deputy Ministers of Transport and Communications - have been reappointed to their offices, informs LETA.
The number of Ukraine citizens applying for Latvia's residence permits has increased significantly lately, Maira Roze, deputy head of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs said in TV channel's LNT news program "900 sekundes", informs LETA.
The European Court of Human Rights Judge Ineta Ziemele is ready to assume the Constitutional Court judge's position, informs LETA.