Latvia's president has nominated former finance minister Valdis Dombrovskis as prime minister and asked him to form a new coalition government.Valdis Zatlers said he had chosen Mr Dombrovskis because he had sufficient support in parliament and because of his knowledge of finance and economics.Mr Dombrovskis, who is a member of the European Parliament, is from the main centre-right opposition part Read More »
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The agriculture minister of Latvia has been forced to resign in the wake of growing protests by farmers, while the government faces a no-confidence vote.Minister Martins Roze announced his resignation even as the cabinet agreed a big rescue package for farmers.On Tuesday they picketed the agriculture ministry and delivered cows' heads in a coffin.Latvia has faced growing public discontent followi Read More »
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