Latvia

Country Latvia
Capital Riga
Continent Europe
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The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 30% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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Latvia to reduce number of municipalities by two-thirds - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLatvia to reduce number of municipalities by two-thirds - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Latvian government on Tuesday approved a plan of the territorial reform that envisages to reduce the number of municipalities in ...



Father Night picked as Latvia's Oscar entry - Baltic TimesFather Night picked as Latvia's Oscar entry  Baltic Times

RIGA - This year centenary film Father Night by Davis Simanis and Mistrus Media has been picked as Latvia's entry for the US Academy Award...



Latvia's number of vacant job above EU's average in second quarter of 2019 - bnn-news.comLatvia's number of vacant job above EU's average in second quarter of 2019  bnn-news.com

In Q2 2019, the number of vacant jobs in Latvia was above the average of European Union and Eurozone, which is reflected in percentage ratio between the ...



Oscars: Latvia Selects 'The Mover' for International Feature Category - Hollywood ReporterOscars: Latvia Selects 'The Mover' for International Feature Category  Hollywood Reporter

Latvia has selected 'The Mover,' Davis Simanis' story of a man who rescues Jews during the Nazi occupation of his country, for the best international feature ...



11 of the most beautiful places in Latvia - CNN11 of the most beautiful places in Latvia  CNN

Positioned on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia, Latvia is an impressive mix of art nouveau architecture and pristine nature. Discover 11 of the most ...



New law in Latvia bringing Russian-speaking students to study in Estonia - Baltic TimesNew law in Latvia bringing Russian-speaking students to study in Estonia  Baltic Times

TALLINN - Latvia has introduced a law banning the provision of higher education taught in the Russian language, which is now directing students ...



Latvia will continue to defend its key interests in EU multiannual budget - Rinkevics - Baltic TimesLatvia will continue to defend its key interests in EU multiannual budget - Rinkevics  Baltic Times

RIGA - On September 16, at the meeting of the European Union (EU) General Affairs Council in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, ...



In August revenues increased by 14%, strong growth in Latvia and Russia - GlobeNewswireIn August revenues increased by 14%, strong growth in Latvia and Russia  GlobeNewswire

JSC Olainfarm preliminary consolidated results for August 2019 indicate that revenues increased by 14% compared to the same month last year and reach 10.5 ...



Two Estonian teams to play men's first division in Latvia - International Floorball FederationTwo Estonian teams to play men's first division in Latvia  International Floorball Federation

Two Estonian teams, Jőgeva SK Tähe/Olivia and EMÜ SK/Tartu will join the men's 1st division (second highest league) in Latvia. In addition, the teams will also ...



xiaowei bai concrete volumes old stone wall for tea maker's house in latvia - Designboomxiaowei bai concrete volumes old stone wall for tea maker's house in latvia  Designboom

designer xiaowei bai proposed a guest house by placing concrete volumes within an old stone barn wall. this project turned a half ruined old barn house into a ...



Latvia marks 25th anniversary since withdrawal of Russian troops - Baltic TimesLatvia marks 25th anniversary since withdrawal of Russian troops  Baltic Times

RIGA - Today marks 25 years since the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Latvia. On August 31...



KNAB questions Latvia's ex-president Raimonds Vejonis - bnn-news.comKNAB questions Latvia's ex-president Raimonds Vejonis  bnn-news.com

On Tuesday, 3 September, Latvia's Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) interviewed ex-president Raimonds Vejonis, according to information ...



The history of reading in Latvia from the Reformation to Swedish Livonia - Eng.Lsm.lvThe history of reading in Latvia from the Reformation to Swedish Livonia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Mara Grudule, a professor at the University of Latvia, has delved into the history of reading books in what's now Latvia, from the age of Reformation up to the ...



Transatlantic partnership is cornerstone of Latvia's and Poland's security - Levits - Baltic TimesTransatlantic partnership is cornerstone of Latvia's and Poland's security - Levits  Baltic Times

RIGA - Transatlantic partnership is the cornerstone of Latvia's and Poland's security, said Latvian President Egils Levits during his meeting with Polish President ...



Belarus, Latvia review joint preparations for 2021 IIHF World Championship - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Latvia review joint preparations for 2021 IIHF World Championship  Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian Ambassador to Latvia Vasily Markovich and Riga Mayor Oleg Burov discussed the status of joint preparations for the upcoming IIHF World ...



For these Latvian Americans, summer is for learning about their roots - PRIFor these Latvian Americans, summer is for learning about their roots  PRI

A new academic year is kicking off around the world, but for some American teens, the end of summer brings a close to a different school experience — learning ...



Latvian president about Belarus, Russia, EU and hockey (exclusive interview to Belsat TV) - BelsatLatvian president about Belarus, Russia, EU and hockey (exclusive interview to Belsat TV)  Belsat

“We are for the strengthening of Belarusian statehood,” said Latvian President Egils Levits when appearing in the show World and Us. Two neighbouring ...



Latvia World RX: Baciuska leads Gronholm on Day 1 - Motorsport.com, Edition: GlobalLatvia World RX: Baciuska leads Gronholm on Day 1  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Outgoing Super1600 champion Rokas Baciuska emerged as the overnight leader in Latvia, topping the Day 1 order for the second successive World Rallycross ...



State Secretary Andris Pelšs highlights Latvia's interest in strengthening the political and economic dialogue with Japan | Press Releases - leta.lvState Secretary Andris Pelšs highlights Latvia's interest in strengthening the political and economic dialogue with Japan | Press Releases  leta.lv

September 16, 2019. The following is a press release by the Latvian Foreign Ministry: On 13 September 2019, the State secretary of the Ministry of Foreign ...



India, Latvia can be vital partners as world economy move towards 4th Industrial Revolution: Venkaiah Naidu - MoneycontrolIndia, Latvia can be vital partners as world economy move towards 4th Industrial Revolution: Venkaiah Naidu  Moneycontrol

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said India and Latvia can become important partners as the "world economy progresses towards the fourth Industrial ...



Estonian minister gets acquainted with Latvia's experience in demographic affairs - Baltic TimesEstonian minister gets acquainted with Latvia's experience in demographic affairs  Baltic Times

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Population Riina Solman, who was on a visit to Latvia on Friday, met with Imants Paradnieks, demographic affairs adviser to the ...



Foreign ministers of Spain, Latvia meet in Riga on EU affairs, security - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaForeign ministers of Spain, Latvia meet in Riga on EU affairs, security - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell Fontelles arrived here on Friday to meet with Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics and the ...



Latvia helps Estonia to find gas mask rubbery suspect - bnn-news.comLatvia helps Estonia to find gas mask rubbery suspect  bnn-news.com

In south-eastern Estonia, an armed rubbery has taken place and Latvian police has arrested the suspect on its side of the Baltic border.



Competition: Latvian Paralympic Sports Centre | Competition - Architects JournalCompetition: Latvian Paralympic Sports Centre | Competition  Architects Journal

The Latvian Paralympic Committee has announced an international contest to design a sports centre in Riga.



Latvia hoping to switch part of Russia-Europe freight traffic to Rail Baltic - Baltic TimesLatvia hoping to switch part of Russia-Europe freight traffic to Rail Baltic  Baltic Times

KAZAN - Latvia is hoping to switch some cargo traffic flowing from Russia to Europe to Rail Baltic, a high-speed European gauge line, Latvi...



Food poisoning in 19 children in Latvia - MENAFN.COMFood poisoning in 19 children in Latvia  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN)Latvian public radio reported on Monday that 19 children were food poisoned in Sigulda town in Latvia.The children were in 5 d.



India, Latvia agree to bolster bilateral ties - Deccan HeraldIndia, Latvia agree to bolster bilateral ties  Deccan Herald

India and Latvia on Tuesday agreed to step up bilateral relations as Vice President Venkaiah Naidu held wide-ranging talks with Latvian President Egils Levits ...



Oil stain spotted in Lithuania's and Latvia's waters in Baltic Sea - Baltic TimesOil stain spotted in Lithuania's and Latvia's waters in Baltic Sea  Baltic Times

VILNIUS – A large oil stain was on Sunday spotted in Lithuania's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea near the Latvian border.



University of Latvia to court: Make government confirm Muižnieks as rector - bnn-news.comUniversity of Latvia to court: Make government confirm Muižnieks as rector  bnn-news.com

The University of Latvia has sued Latvia to court requesting it to force the national government to issue a favourable order that would confirm Indrikis Muižnieks ...



Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania remember 'Baltic Way' protest against Soviet Union - Vatican NewsEstonia, Latvia, Lithuania remember 'Baltic Way' protest against Soviet Union  Vatican News

Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 'Baltic Way', a historic anti-Soviet protest that saw nearly 2 million people ...



Qualifying race of Neste World RX of Latvia held in Riga - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaQualifying race of Neste World RX of Latvia held in Riga - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Timur Timerzyanov of Russia crushes during the qualifying race of the Neste World RX of Latvia, in Riga, Latvia, Sep. 14, 2019. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua) ...



Huawei joins Latvian ICT industry group - TelecompaperHuawei joins Latvian ICT industry group  Telecompaper

Huawei Technologies Latvia has joined the national ICT industry group Likta, reports Db.lv. The company expects the membership will help strengthen its ...



Latvia grants refuge to Russian ship - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia grants refuge to Russian ship  Eng.Lsm.lv

Today, September 9, the Russian civilian fleet tug "Tur", was granted refuge in Latvian waters after finding itself unable to continue its journey through the Baltic ...



Latvia's economy slows before acceleration - Luminor | News - leta.lvLatvia's economy slows before acceleration - Luminor | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Sept 12 (LETA) - Latvia's economy this year and next year will see a slowdown, and in 2021 the gross domestic product (GDP) might grow about 3 percent ...



Latvia World RX: Hansen recovers to retake points lead - Motorsport.com, Edition: GlobalLatvia World RX: Hansen recovers to retake points lead  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Timmy Hansen moved to the head of the World Rallycross Championship standings by a single point with a fight back drive to victory at the Latvian round.



UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying round Group G match: Latvia vs. North Macedonia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUEFA Euro 2020 qualifying round Group G match: Latvia vs. North Macedonia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Latvia's Janis Ikaunieks (R) vies with North Macedonia's Egzijan Alioski during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying round Group G match between Latvia and North ...



Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvSpanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles came to Riga for a working visit and, as the tweet below shows, even gave a free ride to Latvian Foreign ...



Four illegal migrants and trafficker detained in eastern Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvFour illegal migrants and trafficker detained in eastern Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Border guards detained four illegal migrants from India and their trafficker from Russia in Latvia's eastern Zilupe county, LETA learned from the Border Guard.



Blue-collar Latvian 'Schindler' saved dozens with few resources of his own - The Times of IsraelBlue-collar Latvian 'Schindler' saved dozens with few resources of his own  The Times of Israel

Historical drama 'The Mover' tells the story of Žanis Lipke, who managed to hide and transport 60 Jews with limited means, while risking execution by occupying ...



Latvian Economics minister: Latvia's interests come first - Baltic TimesLatvian Economics minister: Latvia's interests come first  Baltic Times

Lithuania's concerns about safety of Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) are understandable, but the Latvian government made the decision to ...



University of Latvia ranked 801st to 1000th in World University Rankings - Eng.Lsm.lvUniversity of Latvia ranked 801st to 1000th in World University Rankings  Eng.Lsm.lv

The University of Latvia has been ranked from 801 to 1000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 research.



Scorching start, wet conclusion to this weather week in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvScorching start, wet conclusion to this weather week in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

September temperature records are under threat on Monday 9 with a scorching day expected across Latvia.



Valga mayor wants removal of all border checks when crossing to Latvia - ERR NewsValga mayor wants removal of all border checks when crossing to Latvia  ERR News

Rural municipality mayor of the South Estonian town of Valga Margus Lepik (Reform) says that document checks at the border which separates the town from the ...



U.S. draws Latvia for Fed Cup qualifying match - ESPNU.S. draws Latvia for Fed Cup qualifying match  ESPN

The draw for February's Fed Cup qualifying matches pits the Americans against a Latvian team that could include Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova.



100 years since Soviet Russia offered peace to Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lv100 years since Soviet Russia offered peace to Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

A hundred years ago, on September 11, 1919 the Latvian government received a telegram from Georgy Chicherin, People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs in the ...



Crimea vote has no legitimacy, says Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvCrimea vote has no legitimacy, says Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia lined up alongside other countries September 9 to condemn elections held in occupied Crimea as phony.



Latvian couple found dead in England home, murder-suicide suspected - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian couple found dead in England home, murder-suicide suspected  Eng.Lsm.lv

A two-year-old boy has been rescued after his parents from Latvia were found dead earlier this week in a suspected murder-suicide in England, British media ...



Latvia's current economic growth rate should not be taken as a herald of crisis - Rimsevics - Baltic TimesLatvia's current economic growth rate should not be taken as a herald of crisis - Rimsevics  Baltic Times

RIGA - Latvia's current economic growth rate should not be taken as a herald of a new crisis, Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics tol...



Number of guest workers in Latvia shows rapid increase - Eng.Lsm.lvNumber of guest workers in Latvia shows rapid increase  Eng.Lsm.lv

The number of work permits issued in Latvia to foreigners has been growing steadily, reaching 9738 until September, or almost as much as through 2018 in total ...



Armenian FM, Deputy PM of Latvia discuss cooperation prospects - Armenpress.amArmenian FM, Deputy PM of Latvia discuss cooperation prospects  Armenpress.am

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS. Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with minister of defence and deputy prime minister of ...



Swedbank cuts Latvia's growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 - Eng.Lsm.lvSwedbank cuts Latvia's growth forecast for 2019 and 2020  Eng.Lsm.lv

Swedbank, the largest financial institution in the Baltic states, revised downwards its growth forecast for Latvia this year and next.



Riga Jurmala Festival puts Latvia on the map for music-loving travellers - The IndependentRiga Jurmala Festival puts Latvia on the map for music-loving travellers  The Independent

Latvia may occupy a large territory, but its population of 1.7 million would fit into a small corner of London, and its road to independence has been long and hard.



Working group to ponder Latvia's image concept, then aggregate outputs - Eng.Lsm.lvWorking group to ponder Latvia's image concept, then aggregate outputs  Eng.Lsm.lv

A new working group is to be formed by the end of this month with a brief to come up with ideas about national branding, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ...



Latvia's broadcast regulator: 10 million euros needed - Baltic TimesLatvia's broadcast regulator: 10 million euros needed  Baltic Times

In order to solve the current problems at Latvian Radio and Latvian Television, the country's broadcast watchdog, the National Electronic Ma...



ECB’s Toolbox Allows for More Bond-Buying, Latvian Governor Says - BloombergECB’s Toolbox Allows for More Bond-Buying, Latvian Governor Says  Bloomberg

The European Central Bank's arsenal of stimulus measures is well-stocked, Latvia's top policy maker said, adding he would favor even more purchases of ...



Tapa NATO battlegroup on large scale exercise in Latvia - ERR NewsTapa NATO battlegroup on large scale exercise in Latvia  ERR News

Around 700 NATO personnel based in Estonia are to take part in a major training exercise in Latvia Tuesday, Baltic News *Service* reports.



Latvia wrapping up Arms Trade Treaty presidency in Switzerland - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia wrapping up Arms Trade Treaty presidency in Switzerland  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia is wrapping up its presidency of the Arms Trade Treaty organization from 26 to 30 August 2019 at a week-long plenary meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, ...



19 children suffer from food poisoning in Latvian town - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua19 children suffer from food poisoning in Latvian town - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- 19 children have suffered from food poisoning in the central Latvian town of Sigulda, Latvian public radio reported on Monday.



Major Russian, Belarusian military exercises near Latvia's borders in September - Eng.Lsm.lvMajor Russian, Belarusian military exercises near Latvia's borders in September  Eng.Lsm.lv

A joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise "Shield of Unity 2019" will take place in the the Western Military District of Russia, at a proving ground in Nizhny ...



Latvia updates MONEYVAL on banking system reforms - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia updates MONEYVAL on banking system reforms  Eng.Lsm.lv

On August 30, Latvia submitted its update report to MONEYVAL – the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering and ...



Latvia loses ECHR battle over protracted civil case - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia loses ECHR battle over protracted civil case  Eng.Lsm.lv

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on September 5 judged that Latvia has to pay €6000 to a woman over an unreasonably lengthy civil case that ...



Renewable energy consumption decreased in Latvia in 2018 - Eng.Lsm.lvRenewable energy consumption decreased in Latvia in 2018  Eng.Lsm.lv

While the need to replace the use of fossil fuels and other polluting forms of energy with renewable sources is of growing importance, in 2018 consumption of ...



Latvian Association of Local Governments calls for Puce to resign - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian Association of Local Governments calls for Puce to resign  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Latvian Association of Local Governments (LPS) demands resignation of Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Puce (For ...



Latvian exports topped one billion euros in July - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian exports topped one billion euros in July  Eng.Lsm.lv

Provisional data pubished by the Central Statistical Bureau September 10 show that in July 2019 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.42 ...



Government approves continuing territorial reform - Eng.Lsm.lvGovernment approves continuing territorial reform  Eng.Lsm.lv

Despite objections from several municipalities, the government, after discussions that lasted for several hours on September 17, supported the Environmental ...



Abkhazia election is bogus say states including Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvAbkhazia election is bogus say states including Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia is among the countries issuing a "Joint statement on so-called 'presidential elections' in Abkhazia" August 26.



Population minister learns about Latvian experience in demographic affairs - ERR NewsPopulation minister learns about Latvian experience in demographic affairs  ERR News

During a visit to Latvia on Friday, Minister of Population Riina Solman (Isamaa) met with Imants Paradnieks, adviser on demographic policy to the Latvian ...



Arnautovic scores twice in Austria rout of Latvia - CNAArnautovic scores twice in Austria rout of Latvia  CNA

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic scored twice as his side, helped by some dreadful defending, routed hapless Latvia 6-0 in their Euro 2020 Group G qualifier on ...



Riga – the hub of the Baltic Way - The Jerusalem PostRiga – the hub of the Baltic Way  The Jerusalem Post

Exploring Latvia, where a human chain broke the bonds of Soviet oppression.



Latvia among three EU member states with drop of employment Q2 - Eurostat - Baltic TimesLatvia among three EU member states with drop of employment Q2 - Eurostat  Baltic Times

RIGA - During the second quarter of 2019, Latvia's employed population declined by 0.7 percent year-on-year, which was below the European Union's (EU) ...



Saeima asks Finance Ministry to assess merging FKTK with Bank of Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvSaeima asks Finance Ministry to assess merging FKTK with Bank of Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Saeima's Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday instructed the Finance Ministry to consider merging the country's finance watchdog, the Financial and ...



Latvian Court Declares PNB Bank Insolvent After ECB Suspension - BloombergLatvian Court Declares PNB Bank Insolvent After ECB Suspension  Bloomberg

A Latvian court declared the country's sixth-biggest lender insolvent, sealing the demise of the last bank to level accusations in a high-level corruption scandal.



U.S. draw Latvia in 2020 Fed Cup qualifiers - ReutersU.S. draw Latvia in 2020 Fed Cup qualifiers  Reuters

(Reuters) - The United States will begin their quest for a 19th Fed Cup title when they take on Latvia on Feb. 7-8 next year after the draw was held at the ...



Latvia's Brain Games buys Lithuania's New Media Publishing - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's Brain Games buys Lithuania's New Media Publishing  Eng.Lsm.lv

Board game company Brain Games Ltd. which was founded in Latvia, has acquired Lithuanian board game, puzzle and toy retailer and wholesaler New Media ...



First Latvian swims la Manche - lsm.lvFirst Latvian swims la Manche  lsm.lv

Latvian swimmer Valerijs Kalmikovs, who competed at two Olympic Games, completed a successful swim between England and France across the Strait of ...



Snorkel expands into Latvia | Article | KHL - KHL GroupSnorkel expands into Latvia | Article | KHL  KHL Group

Snorkel's territory manager for Scandinavia, Henrik Skibsted (centre), with Latteps chief business development officer, Arturs Kavinskis (right), and Latteps sales ...



Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Library, innovation, Carnival Youth - Eng.Lsm.lvThree for the Weekend in Latvia: Library, innovation, Carnival Youth  Eng.Lsm.lv

Three more polite suggestions if you have some free time on your hands this weekend.



Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Jelgava, BMX, poetry in translation - Eng.Lsm.lvThree for the Weekend in Latvia: Jelgava, BMX, poetry in translation  Eng.Lsm.lv

This weekend you'l have an excellent chance to discover the attractions of Jelgava, a city that has done an amazing job in recent years turning around its ...



Levits: A two-speed Latvia is in the making - Eng.Lsm.lvLevits: A two-speed Latvia is in the making  Eng.Lsm.lv

A two-speed Latvia is in the making right now, therefore it's important to develop the regions to have a comparable quality of life, said Latvian President Egils ...



Eckerd golfer wins Latvia Open after major surgery - The CurrentEckerd golfer wins Latvia Open after major surgery  The Current

Laila Forstmane spent four hours everyday for a month this summer training for a major golf competition in her home country, Latvia. After competing and placing ...



Latvian embassies to remind the world about the Baltic Way - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian embassies to remind the world about the Baltic Way  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's diplomatic *service* is flagging up a series of events around the world in coming weeks "to continue highlighting and spotlighting the role of the Baltic Way ...



Latvian government grants 300000 euros for Riga church tower - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian government grants 300000 euros for Riga church tower  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's cabinet on September 3 decided to award the sum of 300000 euros to St Jekabs (Jacob's) Roman Catholic cathedral in Riga for the restoration of the ...



Survey: Estonians' interest in buying alcohol in Latvia beginning to wane - ERR NewsSurvey: Estonians' interest in buying alcohol in Latvia beginning to wane  ERR News

Of Estonian residents who have purchased alcohol in Latvia this year, just 11 percent do so at least once a month ?— down from 21 percent in March, it appears ...



Number of first-year students up at RSU and University of Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvNumber of first-year students up at RSU and University of Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

The number of freshmen at Riga Stradinš University (RSU) and the University of Latvia has increased this year, while it remains unchanged at other major ...



Latvian citizens in Britain urged to register with authorities - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian citizens in Britain urged to register with authorities  Eng.Lsm.lv

With the increasing likelihood of a "no deal" Brexit seeing the United Kingdom crash out of the European Union on October 31, Latvian citizens and their ...



Wages continue to rise fast in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvWages continue to rise fast in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Data released August 29 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2019, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018, average monthly ...



Latvia wants European action on eggs from Ukraine - Food Safety NewsLatvia wants European action on eggs from Ukraine  Food Safety News

Latvian officials have called on the European Commission to monitor Ukrainian egg producers more closely to protect against Salmonella. Earlier this.



Muižnieks goes to court after not being reappointed as University of Latvia rector - Eng.Lsm.lvMuižnieks goes to court after not being reappointed as University of Latvia rector  Eng.Lsm.lv

A row over who's going to be the next University of Latvia rector has advanced at the start of the new academic year as Indrikis Muižnieks has gone to court over ...



Swedbank posts biggest H1 profit among Latvian banks - Eng.Lsm.lvSwedbank posts biggest H1 profit among Latvian banks  Eng.Lsm.lv

In the first half of 2019, Swedbank generated the highest profit among Latvian banks, followed by SEB Banka, while three banks – Expobank, PrivatBank and ...



Startup Day returns September 12 - Eng.Lsm.lvStartup Day returns September 12  Eng.Lsm.lv

Startup Day, dedicated to business and entrepreneurship, returns to Latvia on September for a third time with what organizers are calling a "broad program" to ...



Latvian woman dies after ritual drug-taking ceremony in Cyprus - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian woman dies after ritual drug-taking ceremony in Cyprus  Eng.Lsm.lv

A 34-year-old Latvian woman has died in Cyprus after taking psychedelic drugs during a “spiritual cleansing” ceremony, Cypriot authorities told the press.



Chicagoland Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians commemorate the Baltic Way - Estonian WorldChicagoland Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians commemorate the Baltic Way  Estonian World

The Chicagoland Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians gathered on 25 August in Grant Park, next to the Buckingham Fountain, to commemorate the Baltic Way ...



Latvian central bank's annual conference to consider labor issues - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian central bank's annual conference to consider labor issues  Eng.Lsm.lv

In one month's time on 2 October 2019, Latvia's central bank, Latvijas Banka (LB), will hold its annual economic conference and according to the agenda ...



Saeima supports streamlining residency declaration rules - Eng.Lsm.lvSaeima supports streamlining residency declaration rules  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian nationals residing abroad will also in future be able to indicate their official address in Latvia in addition to their home address according to the first ...



Latvian locates uncle's grave in uncharted Siberian gulag - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian locates uncle's grave in uncharted Siberian gulag  Eng.Lsm.lv

More than 70 years after the June 1941 and March 1949 deportations, hitherto unknown settlements and mass graves of Latvian deportees are still being found ...



Three for the Weekend in Latvia: White Nights, steam trains, Sigulda arts - Eng.Lsm.lvThree for the Weekend in Latvia: White Nights, steam trains, Sigulda arts  Eng.Lsm.lv

As already reported by LSM, September 7 sees the return of the Balta Nakts (Whie Night) contemporary cultural forum. This year's program includes more than ...



Unfortunate timing for Latvian construction industry awards - Eng.Lsm.lvUnfortunate timing for Latvian construction industry awards  Eng.Lsm.lv

The timing could have been better. Members of Latvia's construction and civil engineering industries gathered at the VEF Palace of Culture September 3 to hold ...



Tele2 Latvia to launch 5G base stations in Daugavpils, Jelgava - TelecompaperTele2 Latvia to launch 5G base stations in Daugavpils, Jelgava  Telecompaper

Mobile operator Tele2 Latvia plans to launch 5G base stations in the cities of Daugavpils and Jelgava by the end of this year. One 5G base station will be built in ...



There's a buzz around Latvian honey in 2019 - Eng.Lsm.lvThere's a buzz around Latvian honey in 2019  Eng.Lsm.lv

This year's season in Latvian beekeeping has been fairly good, with an average of 25-30 kilograms of honey being collected from one bee colony, estimates the ...



Latvian cities will soon have textile sorting containers - TheMayorEULatvian cities will soon have textile sorting containers  TheMayorEU

Starting this Autumn, 20 textile recycling bins will be placed in Riga, Marupe, Babite and Tukums, provided by the waste management company Eco Baltia ...