Latvia: PM Karins expects clarity on coalition future in August 2023

Latvia’s Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) plans to clarify the future of the current ruling coalition by the middle of August 2023, before the start of next year’s budget talks, LSM reports. Karins said that summer was a “time of silence,” and that he would use the time to ascertain whether the coalition government could continue in its current composition. He stressed that the makeup of the coalition would depend on discussions with potential partners and the willingness of political parties to compromise. The differences in the ruling coalition emerged in connection with the election of Latvia’s new president in the country’s parliament, the Saeima.