The Latvian parliament, the Saeima, chose a new State President May 29 in a special session. Following two hours of debate a vote was held which saw Egils Levits confirmed as the next head of state.
Composed of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden, the group, dubbed the New Hanseatic League, is starting to have some influence.
He said that in case of military conflict, Latvia must be capable of repairing its military equipment on the spot, instead of sending them abroad.
Exit poll shows pro-Kremlin party on 19.4%, with a pro-EU, pro-Nato party in second with 13.4%
VENTSPILS – Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder.
Inga Berzina, the chairwoman of the Kuldiga region’s local council, said the municipality will ask the Cabinet of Ministers to declare the state of emergency in agriculture and to grant financial aid to farmers to at least partly compensate them for drought damage.(…)
Last time it rained in Kuldiga was on May 3.