The Latvian parliament on March 16 supported law amendments that would allow the cabinet to stop the sale of strategic infrastructure companies. The amendments were supported in the first reading and were fast-tracked by the Saeima so the law will require only another reading.
Public support for March 16 has fallen to 33% from 38% within the last five years, according to research by the University of Latvia and SKDS pollster, researcher Mārtiņš Kaprāns told Latvian Television on March 14.
On March 13 the Riga Regional Court rejected the appeal by Riga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) over the use of the Russian language on Riga council's official Facebook page, fining him €140. Ušakovs has promised to turn to the Constitutional Court as well as the European Court of Human Rights.