Source:LETA News Agency (Riga)
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: March 8, 2018
Latvian Prime Minister, Valdis Dombrovskis, has announced that due to a lack of consensus within Latvia's current ruling coalition parties, further debate on the declaration of a new annual non-working public holiday in Latvia had been "postponed indefinitely".
Most news coverage in the past has been focused on the call for a new public holiday on Orthodox Christmas (2012-03-02, 2012-02-25, 2011-12-01 and 2009-02-13) by Latvia's large and vocal Russian community.
However, other members of the ruling coalition would prefer a, November 11, "War Heroes' Remembrance Day", while many would rather not add a further burden to the Latvian economy by declaring a new non-working public holiday.
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