Posts published in Day: March 28, 2021

Ex-politician Slesers says will run in next Saeima elections

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Ex-politician Ainars Slesers, who is facing criminal charges in the so-called digital television case, has promised to run in the next Saeima elections On Thursday, Slesers was summoned to the prosecutor’s office in connection with the charges brought against him in connection with the digital TV case. After the visit to the prosecutor’s office, Slesers told journalists that he is planning to approach his former political allies, ex-ministers, businesspeople and…

UN General Assembly adopts Latvia-sponsored resolution on fighting disinformation

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday adopted a resolution, Global Media and Information Literacy Week, which was drafted and co-sponsored by Latvia together with a number of other like-minded countries, LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry. UN member states approved the resolution unanimously, with 96 out of UN member states co-signing the document. The ministry indicated that the initiative is a continuation of Latvia’s last year’s efforts…

Baltic parliaments’ foreign affairs committee chairs confirm solidarity with people of Belarus

Sunday, March 28, 2021

In their joint declaration on the 103rd anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Belarusian People’s Republic, the chairs of the foreign affairs committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania confirmed full support to the people of Belarus and condemned the continuing repressions and violence of the Belarusian security forces. Chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament Marko Mihkelson said that the international community…

Latvian Covid-19 case total passes 100,000 mark

Sunday, March 28, 2021

On Friday, March 26, Latvia recorded 638 new cases of Covid-19, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic passed the 100,000 mark as a result and now stands at 100,114. Of 17,881 tests carried out in the last 24 hours, 3.6% were positive, virtually the same as the 3.5% rate the day before. 4% is regarded as the threshold at which the virus…