Posts tagged as city council

Tallinn submits supplementary budget to city council

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Tallinn city government will submit a supplementary budget to be discussed and approved by the city council; the volume of the planned supplementary budget totals close to €53.4 million. The budget will be positive rather than negative as forecast in the spring. The updated total of the 2020 Tallinn city budget is €862.3 million. Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart said at a press conference on Wednesday that despite the emergency…

Political parties talk Riga streets and bridges

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Over the recent years, Riga streets have caused a lot of discussion regarding potholes and bumps. Ahead of Riga City Council extraordinary elections, political parties have made promises to improve the city’s infrastructure, Latvian Television said August 6. Street improvement has been included in 11 of 15 party programs. Several parties mention street maintenance and repairs in general: Center party, Latvian Russian Union, Union of Greens and Farmers, as well…

Tallinn City Council’s budget adopted with €60 million increase

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tallinn City Council’s budget will increase by €60 million next year after it was adopted on Thursday despite opposition from the Reform Party. The 2020 budget will total €824 million. Increasing education spending accounts for 40 percent of the budget, approximately €263 million, including government subsidies. Investments in the education sector are expected to amount to nearly €49 million, with a total of 13 schools and kindergarten renovations to begin next…

Tallinn city council issues building rights for Olympic standard swimming pool

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Tallinn city council at its sitting on Thursday decided that building rights are to be issued for the registered immovables at 14a and 14b Varraku Street in the city’s Lasnamae district with the aim of building an Olympic standard swimming pool next to the Tondiraba Ice Hall in cooperation with the private sector. Tallinn city council chair Tiit Terik said in a press release that plans to establish a swimming…

Latvia has a new culture minister – Saeima approves Nauris Puntulis for the job

Monday, July 8, 2019

Latvia’s parliament has appointed ex-Riga City Council deputy, opera singer Nauris Puntulis for the post of culture minister of Latvia with 63 votes in favour and 20 votes against. It is worth mentioning that only Harmony’s members and non-faction deputy Jūlija Stepaņenko, who was originally a member of Harmony, voted against Puntulis as a culture minister candidate. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš reminded in his speech addressed to the Saeima that…

Riga Mayor survives another no-confidence vote

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The embattled Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) has survived a vote of no-confidence as the opposition parties criticised him over corruption scandals involving the Riga City Council. The vote in the Riga City Council took place on Monday, February 11, and opposition parties failed to oust the long-time head of the Latvian capital as the councilpersons of the coalition from the parties of Harmony and Honour to Serve Riga…

Tallinn city council decides to reduce no of members to 63

Saturday, January 26, 2019

With 48 votes in favor, the Tallinn city council on Thursday approved a proposal to reduce the number of members of the council of the capital from 79 to 63, according the news portal of public broadcaster ERR information reported LETA/BNS. According to council chairman Mihhail Kolvart, who submitted the proposal, the number of members was increased 10 years ago with the idea that that would enable election coalitions to get…