Latvia

Country Latvia
Capital Riga
Continent Europe
Currency Lats(LVL)
Languages Latvian

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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 open borders to most European countries on Wednesday - Reuters IndiaLatvia to open borders to most European countries on Wednesday  Reuters India

One week until Latvia's state of emergency end. What's the number of COVID-19 patients in Baltics? - bnn-news.comOne week until Latvia's state of emergency end. What's the number of COVID-19 patients in Baltics?  bnn-news.com

Freight transports by road in Latvia down 1.3% in Q1 2020 - bnn-news.comFreight transports by road in Latvia down 1.3% in Q1 2020  bnn-news.com

Latvian hospitals reluctant to develop cheaper services in spite of demand - bnn-news.comLatvian hospitals reluctant to develop cheaper services in spite of demand  bnn-news.com

Eurobites: Tele2 Sweden goes 5G roaming in Latvia - Light ReadingEurobites: Tele2 Sweden goes 5G roaming in Latvia  Light Reading

Edmunds Valantis approved as Latvian Economy Ministry's state secretary - bnn-news.comEdmunds Valantis approved as Latvian Economy Ministry's state secretary  bnn-news.com

Five new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Latvia | News | LETA - leta.lvFive new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Latvia | News | LETA  leta.lv

Latvian minister expects most of Europe to become open for free travel by mid-June - bnn-news.comLatvian minister expects most of Europe to become open for free travel by mid-June  bnn-news.com

Actual unemployment level in Latvia at 9.2% in April - bnn-news.comActual unemployment level in Latvia at 9.2% in April  bnn-news.com

Latvia develops mobile app to help halt spread of COVID-19 - bnn-news.comLatvia develops mobile app to help halt spread of COVID-19  bnn-news.com

Rail Baltica construction to begin in Latvia in autumn - Eng.Lsm.lvRail Baltica construction to begin in Latvia in autumn  Eng.Lsm.lv

CSP reports slower decline of Latvia's population - bnn-news.comCSP reports slower decline of Latvia's population  bnn-news.com

More than two-thirds of COVID-19 patients in Latvia have made a recovery - bnn-news.comMore than two-thirds of COVID-19 patients in Latvia have made a recovery  bnn-news.com

Website imitating prosecutor's office website shut down by Latvian authorities - bnn-news.comWebsite imitating prosecutor's office website shut down by Latvian authorities  bnn-news.com

Coronavirus: Latvia plans to end its COVID-19 state of emergency on June 9 - EuronewsCoronavirus: Latvia plans to end its COVID-19 state of emergency on June 9  Euronews

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Latvia Follows the Lead of Its Medical Experts - Foreign PolicyAmid Coronavirus Crisis, Latvia Follows the Lead of Its Medical Experts  Foreign Policy

Latvian government to divert two billion euros for economic recovery in next two years - bnn-news.comLatvian government to divert two billion euros for economic recovery in next two years  bnn-news.com

Police find minimal number of state of emergency violations in Latvia - bnn-news.comPolice find minimal number of state of emergency violations in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Test yourself on the Latvian anthem - Eng.Lsm.lvTest yourself on the Latvian anthem  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia extends state of emergency to 9 June; certain restrictions to be lifted - bnn-news.comLatvia extends state of emergency to 9 June; certain restrictions to be lifted  bnn-news.com

Poor persons to be allowed to work seasonal jobs in Latvia without losing status - bnn-news.comPoor persons to be allowed to work seasonal jobs in Latvia without losing status  bnn-news.com

Italy and Latvia Launch Apps That Use Apple's Exposure Notification API - MacRumorsItaly and Latvia Launch Apps That Use Apple's Exposure Notification API  MacRumors

Latvia marks 30 years since declaring independence from Soviet Union - EuronewsLatvia marks 30 years since declaring independence from Soviet Union  Euronews

Around 40,000 people have downloaded Latvia's Covid-19 contact tracing app - Baltic TimesAround 40,000 people have downloaded Latvia's Covid-19 contact tracing app  Baltic Times

IDB reports corruption remains a problem with road traffic monitoring in Latvia - bnn-news.comIDB reports corruption remains a problem with road traffic monitoring in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Viewpoint: Latvia finally found its 'Nokia' - Eng.Lsm.lvViewpoint: Latvia finally found its 'Nokia'  Eng.Lsm.lv

Cabinet of Ministers agrees to provide Latvian ministries additional funding - bnn-news.comCabinet of Ministers agrees to provide Latvian ministries additional funding  bnn-news.com

European Union citizens can travel to Latvia again - Eng.Lsm.lvEuropean Union citizens can travel to Latvia again  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian government conceptually supports merging FKTK and Bank of Latvia - bnn-news.comLatvian government conceptually supports merging FKTK and Bank of Latvia  bnn-news.com

Latvia increases budget for emergencies by EUR 300 million - bnn-news.comLatvia increases budget for emergencies by EUR 300 million  bnn-news.com

Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia urges supporting healthcare industry - bnn-news.comForeign Investors' Council in Latvia urges supporting healthcare industry  bnn-news.com

Latest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 4 in Latvia, 9 in Lithuania, 11 in Estonia - bnn-news.comLatest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 4 in Latvia, 9 in Lithuania, 11 in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Coronavirus spread in Baltics. 4 in Latvia, 4 in Lithuania, 10 in Estonia - bnn-news.comCoronavirus spread in Baltics. 4 in Latvia, 4 in Lithuania, 10 in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app - ReutersLatvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app  Reuters

Coronavirus restrictions eased carefully in Latvia | News - ERR NewsCoronavirus restrictions eased carefully in Latvia | News  ERR News

Lithuania to Abolish Border Controls With Latvia on June 1 - SchengenVisaInfo.comLithuania to Abolish Border Controls With Latvia on June 1  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Novaturas in Latvia has agreed on EUR 1 mln. liquidity loan - GlobeNewswireNovaturas in Latvia has agreed on EUR 1 mln. liquidity loan  GlobeNewswire

No new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvNo new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

New COVID-19 cases in the Baltic States. Four in Latvia, fifteen in Lithuania, three in Estonia - bnn-news.comNew COVID-19 cases in the Baltic States. Four in Latvia, fifteen in Lithuania, three in Estonia  bnn-news.com

FIBA EuroBasket Dream Teams: Latvia - FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers - FIBAFIBA EuroBasket Dream Teams: Latvia - FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers  FIBA

Latvia to ease coronavirus restrictions for public gatherings from May 12 - ReutersLatvia to ease coronavirus restrictions for public gatherings from May 12  Reuters

Industrial production output in Latvia down 3.6% in March - bnn-news.comIndustrial production output in Latvia down 3.6% in March  bnn-news.com

Re-watch: Porzingis scores 28 as Latvia beats Turkey in 2017 EuroBasket - EurohoopsRe-watch: Porzingis scores 28 as Latvia beats Turkey in 2017 EuroBasket  Eurohoops

Latvian state to provide more flexible access to purchase of medical protective gear - bnn-news.comLatvian state to provide more flexible access to purchase of medical protective gear  bnn-news.com

Law amendments planned to enhance independence of judicial power in Latvia - bnn-news.comLaw amendments planned to enhance independence of judicial power in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Latvian drone fuelled for days goes missing, restricting airspace - BBC NewsLatvian drone fuelled for days goes missing, restricting airspace  BBC News

President of Latvia: Baltic states united by discipline of the people - ERR NewsPresident of Latvia: Baltic states united by discipline of the people  ERR News

Latvian government looking for ways to commence Liepaja Prison project a year earlier - bnn-news.comLatvian government looking for ways to commence Liepaja Prison project a year earlier  bnn-news.com

Latvia: money for road maintenance - World HighwaysLatvia: money for road maintenance  World Highways

One more new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvOne more new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Estonia and Latvia among first countries to use coronavirus tracing app based on Apple/Google tech - bne IntelliNewsEstonia and Latvia among first countries to use coronavirus tracing app based on Apple/Google tech  bne IntelliNews

Canadian NATO soldiers in Latvia targeted by disinformation campaign - Radio Canada International (en)Canadian NATO soldiers in Latvia targeted by disinformation campaign  Radio Canada International (en)

COVID-19 latest cases in Baltic States. 19 in Latvia, 3 in Lithuania, 5 in Estonia - bnn-news.comCOVID-19 latest cases in Baltic States. 19 in Latvia, 3 in Lithuania, 5 in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Germans appreciate Latvian food: Sandra's store and story - Eng.Lsm.lvGermans appreciate Latvian food: Sandra's store and story  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvians on virtual parade - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvians on virtual parade  Eng.Lsm.lv

Canadian-led NATO battlegroup in Latvia targeted by pandemic disinformation campaign - CBC.caCanadian-led NATO battlegroup in Latvia targeted by pandemic disinformation campaign  CBC.ca

President: 9 May is not a celebrated day in Latvia - bnn-news.comPresident: 9 May is not a celebrated day in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Latvia to resume air, sea, bus and rail transport with Lithuania and Estonia on May 15 - Baltic TimesLatvia to resume air, sea, bus and rail transport with Lithuania and Estonia on May 15  Baltic Times

European Commission projects Latvia to see second biggest economic downslide in Baltics this year - Baltic TimesEuropean Commission projects Latvia to see second biggest economic downslide in Baltics this year  Baltic Times

Runaway Latvian drone found meditating in tree after shutting down nation's skies - The RegisterRunaway Latvian drone found meditating in tree after shutting down nation's skies  The Register

New COVID-19 cases in Baltic States. 2 in Latvia, 8 in Lithuania, 8 in Estonia - bnn-news.comNew COVID-19 cases in Baltic States. 2 in Latvia, 8 in Lithuania, 8 in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Latvia's coronavirus case count reaches 1012 - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's coronavirus case count reaches 1012  Eng.Lsm.lv

Transport Minister: temporary carriers possible on regional routes - Eng.Lsm.lvTransport Minister: temporary carriers possible on regional routes  Eng.Lsm.lv

National Library touted as example in ensuring e-services through crisis - Eng.Lsm.lvNational Library touted as example in ensuring e-services through crisis  Eng.Lsm.lv

European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations calls e-services of Latvian National Library an unparalleled example - Baltic TimesEuropean Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations calls e-services of Latvian National Library an unparalleled example  Baltic Times

Latvia's leading universities have no plans to extend academic year - bnn-news.comLatvia's leading universities have no plans to extend academic year  bnn-news.com

Latest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 9 in Latvia, 16 in Lithuania, six in Estonia - bnn-news.comLatest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 9 in Latvia, 16 in Lithuania, six in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Estonian e-services available for Latvian eID holders - Eng.Lsm.lvEstonian e-services available for Latvian eID holders  Eng.Lsm.lv

16 more cases of COVID-19 recorded in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lv16 more cases of COVID-19 recorded in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Coronavirus lockdown: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia re-open borders to each other - EuronewsCoronavirus lockdown: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia re-open borders to each other  Euronews

Latvia passes 1000 cases of coronavirus - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia passes 1000 cases of coronavirus  Eng.Lsm.lv

Companies join in bid to combat robbery in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvCompanies join in bid to combat robbery in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's coronavirus case count reaches 1025 - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's coronavirus case count reaches 1025  Eng.Lsm.lv

Plan for modern art museum resurfaces as patrons want to give design to state - Eng.Lsm.lvPlan for modern art museum resurfaces as patrons want to give design to state  Eng.Lsm.lv

Georgia negotiating with Czechia, Latvia to resume direct flights - Agenda.geGeorgia negotiating with Czechia, Latvia to resume direct flights  Agenda.ge

Latvia wins first virtual hockey championship - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia wins first virtual hockey championship  Eng.Lsm.lv

Hotels in Latvia start receiving the first bookings from Baltic residents - bnn-news.comHotels in Latvia start receiving the first bookings from Baltic residents  bnn-news.com

Latvian Saeima supports reducing restrictions adopted for state of emergency - bnn-news.comLatvian Saeima supports reducing restrictions adopted for state of emergency  bnn-news.com

3000 guest workers leave Latvia in April, 400 return - Eng.Lsm.lv3000 guest workers leave Latvia in April, 400 return  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's COVID-19 case total reaches 970 - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's COVID-19 case total reaches 970  Eng.Lsm.lv

Meetings of Latvian government to continue being held remotely - bnn-news.comMeetings of Latvian government to continue being held remotely  bnn-news.com

Latvian Transport Ministry wants to restart international passenger services next week - bnn-news.comLatvian Transport Ministry wants to restart international passenger services next week  bnn-news.com

Freedom Monument Riga, Latvia - Atlas ObscuraFreedom Monument Riga, Latvia  Atlas Obscura

Latvian minister's scandalous advisor loses post at Riga Freeport - bnn-news.comLatvian minister's scandalous advisor loses post at Riga Freeport  bnn-news.com

COVID-19 case total for Latvia increases to 997 - Eng.Lsm.lvCOVID-19 case total for Latvia increases to 997  Eng.Lsm.lv

Judiciary proceeding re Skinest Rail can resume in Latvia - Estonian law office - Baltic TimesJudiciary proceeding re Skinest Rail can resume in Latvia - Estonian law office  Baltic Times

airBaltic to resume flights to Paris from Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvairBaltic to resume flights to Paris from Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia to increase financial recovery with 2.22b USD - MENAFN.COMLatvia to increase financial recovery with 2.22b USD  MENAFN.COM

Rinkevics stresses importance of continued close coordination in lifting COVID-19 related restrictions in Baltic region - Baltic TimesRinkevics stresses importance of continued close coordination in lifting COVID-19 related restrictions in Baltic region  Baltic Times

Estonia's Border Crossing Still Limited - Quarantine Is Optional - SchengenVisaInfo.comEstonia's Border Crossing Still Limited - Quarantine Is Optional  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Finance Minister: EUR 1 billion could be available to Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvFinance Minister: EUR 1 billion could be available to Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian Health Minister: next step could be gatherings of 200 people - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian Health Minister: next step could be gatherings of 200 people  Eng.Lsm.lv

Stroke recovery app released in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvStroke recovery app released in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia outlines contributions to international COVID-19 response - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia outlines contributions to international COVID-19 response  Eng.Lsm.lv

Canadian troops in Latvia stay on target as COVID-19 upends other missions - CTV NewsCanadian troops in Latvia stay on target as COVID-19 upends other missions  CTV News

Chill out with the sounds of Latvian nature - Eng.Lsm.lvChill out with the sounds of Latvian nature  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's COVID-19 case total reaches 950 - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's COVID-19 case total reaches 950  Eng.Lsm.lv

COVID-19 case total for Latvia increases to 962 - Eng.Lsm.lvCOVID-19 case total for Latvia increases to 962  Eng.Lsm.lv

Documentary looks at the controversy surrounding the KGB archive in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvDocumentary looks at the controversy surrounding the KGB archive in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

No increase in COVID-19 case total for Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvNo increase in COVID-19 case total for Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv