Posts tagged as Council

Poll: Rigans expect road repairs from the new Council

Monday, August 10, 2020

Three weeks remain until the Riga City Council elections. What are the residents expecting most from the next Riga government? Sociologists searched for the answer in a survey conducted by research centre SKDS together with the portal LSM.lv and Latvian Television, LTV reported August 8. Latvian citizens in Riga were asked “What do you think is the biggest problem in Riga, which should be addressed primarily by the new City Council?”…

Crisis Management Council today might discuss possibility to close country’s borders

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Crisis Management Council today might discuss a possibility to close the country’s borders due to the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19, according to the information at the disposal of LETA. Interior Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Signe Bole though told LETA that so far the ministry has not received an official request to prepare information on whether the borders can be closed and what practical measures can be taken from the prime…

Ruling bloc’s council to meet over transport minister in early January

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Lithuanian ruling coalition’s council will hold a meeting in early January to discuss President Gitanas Nauseda’s call for Jaroslav Narkevic to step down as transport minister, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday, adding that the situation may lead to the Cabinet’s resignation. “We’ll hold an expanded coalition council meeting in the first days of January to consider, among other things, the president’s arguments and decide how to proceed,” the prime minister…

India runs Kashmir council vote despite lockdown and boycott

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in early August. Officials are hoping the elections of leaders for more than 300 councils will lend credibility amid a political vacuum and contend they will represent local interests better than former corrupt state-level…

Sigulda Regional Council turns to State Police regarding salmonella outbreak at local kindergartens

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Sigulda Regional Council turned to the State Police (VP) about the infection of four kindergarten children with salmonella, Sindija Brikmane, deputy head of the Public Relations Department of Sigulda Municipality, informed LETA. Investigating the causes of the disease, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) has received information from a laboratory that four children from local kindergartens in Sigulda Region have been diagnosed with the salmonella bacterium. The…

Klaipėda council member delivers appeal in partisan leader’s defamation case

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A court in Klaipėda heard the appeal of Viačeslavas Titov, a local councilor who was fined 12,000 euros for the defamation of Lithuania’s anti-Soviet partisan leader, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas. In May, the Klaipėda District Court found Titov guilty for the defamation of a deceased person’s memory, incitement to hatred, and public approval or denial of Soviet crimes. According to the prosecutor, Titov systemically shared “hate inciting information” on Lithuanian post-war partisans…

Spotless reputation, Latvian citizenship and EUR 9 000 wage – chief wanted for FCMC

Friday, July 12, 2019

Latvia’s State Chancellery has announced the opening of application submission process for the post of chairman of Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC), according to the 12 July official publication in Latvian Herald. The main requirements for candidates include having a spotless reputation, no criminal record, and compliance with requirements of regulations in order to be provided with access to official secrets. Candidates have to be Latvian citizen with at…

FCMC head Putnins and his deputy Razane tender resignation letters

Friday, July 5, 2019

The Financial and Capital Market Commission’s (FCMC) chairman Peters Putnins and his deputy Gunta Razane tendered resignation letters today, Finance Minister Janis Reirs (New Unity) told LETA. Both officials tendered their resignation letters, asking to relieve them of their positions as of July 15, the finance minister said. He informed that he had forwarded the resignation letters to Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance), asking to review the matter first…

Latvia concludes presidency over Council of the Baltic Sea States

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Latvia’s presidency in regional cooperation organization – Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) – concluded on 30 June 2019, as reported by Defence Ministry. Latvia became in charge of the organization on 1 July 2018. Cooperation in the Baltic Sea region is an important priority for Latvia’s foreign policy. CBSS plays a major role for organizing inter-governmental cooperation. Presidency over CBSS provided Latvia an opportunity to monitor and promote…

City council’s opposition members not to back Burovs for Riga mayor

Friday, June 28, 2019

Opposition members of the Riga City Council are not planning to support Honor to Serve Riga (GKR) party’s candidate for Riga mayor Olegs Burovs, the surveyed politicians told LETA. Vilnis Kirsis, the city council’s New Unity group, said that his party would not back Burovs’ candidacy as real change on the city council can only be achieved through a snap election and not forming a new coalition with Harmony’s current…