Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis launched a surprisingly strong critique of the European Commission's representative office in Riga May 24, suggesting that it had in effect gone rogue.
Baltic politics and regional issues were debated May 19 and 20 at a conference in the United States organized by the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC).
The Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis visited Helsinki on May 12 at the invitation of Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. As well as bilateral relations between the countries and regional cooperation, in particular, energy security and the progress of the Rail Baltica project. They also talked about the symbolism of trees.
Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, on May 11 reaffirmed its commitment to ban the use of animals in circuses in the second reading of the law amendments.
Pēteris Ustabs will soon become the EU's new Ambassador to Canada, reported Latvian Radio on May 9.
The Prime Ministers of the three Baltic states plus Poland met in the Estonian capital Tallinn May 8 to discuss various topics.
Ineta Ziemele was on May 8 elected the chairwoman of the Latvian Constitutional Court.
Latvia's senior officials took the opportunity to congratulate Emmanuel Macron on becoming the new President of France, even while official results are still to be announced.
Government ministers are set to break out of their Riga bubble in the next couple of weeks by holding a cabinet meeting in Latvia's second-largest city, Daugavpils.
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis emerged from morning talks with his coalition partners on the subject of proposed tax reforms giving every indication that tensions between the parties - in particular his Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) party and the Unity party - are close to breaking point.
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, Re:Baltica, has made an explosive allegation that a Latvian businessman acted as an intermediary to facilitate loans from Russia to the party of French Presidential contender Marine Le Pen.
Thirteen years after Latvia joined the EU, Latvians are more skeptical about the country's membership in the bloc than they were before joining.
Maintaining a united front in negotiations with the United Kingdom over its plans to quit the European Union is of the utmost importance, Latvia's foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said April 27.
A mid-April poll makes Harmony and Greens and Farmers Union the most popular parties at the moment.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced April 25 it was finally going to investigate allegations that huge bribes to its members were paid via banks in Latvia and Estonia.
The battle lines for nationwide local elections to be held in across Latvia on June 3 can now be drawn after the deadline for the submission of candidates passed on April 24.
Latvia's former president, Andris Bērziņš, has announced that he will stand as a councilor in local government elections scheduled for June 3.
With terrorist outrages, armed conflicts and natural disasters seeming to happen with greater frequency, Latvia's consular staff are receiving special training in dealing with crises.
Political parties, including some unfamiliar names, have begun submitting candidate lists to the Central Electoral Commission ahead of local elections taking place June 3.
As Riga residents cannot have failed to notice, Latvia is currently being visited by one of the top figures in the Chinese Communist Party.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis has received a letter from Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, the presidential press service said April 12.
Ilze Pētersone-Godmane, State Secretary at the Interior Ministry, has been refused access to state secrets, reported Latvian Television on April 9.
A group of US politicians paid a visit to Latvia April 9, offering security support and the chance to buy natural gas.
A meeting of nine heads of state will take place in Riga next year, the LETA newswire reported April 9.
The US strike against Syrian forces on April 7 was an adequate decision, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs appearing on LTV.
On April 4 Latvia's government appointed Jānis Citskovskis, Deputy State Secretary at the Interior Ministry, as the new director of the State Chancellery.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited Latvia April 4, expressing his gratitude for the country's strong support in defending its territory against occupying Russian forces int he east of the country.
Latvian officials on April 3 offered condolences to Russia following twin explosions on the St Petersburg metro system that are believed to have caused several fatalities and injured dozens.
Crowds gathered outside the Latvian parliament building or Saeima March 30 with members of parliament inside debating whether or not to ban the use of animals in circus performances.