Latvia

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

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Introduction

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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Minimal pensions to increase in Latvia next year - bnn-news.comMinimal pensions to increase in Latvia next year  bnn-news.com

Launch of a new project to support further modernisation of the Latvian judicial system and improving access to justice - Council of EuropeLaunch of a new project to support further modernisation of the Latvian judicial system and improving access to justice  Council of Europe

Elenger starts supplying Latvia with natural gas from Klaipeda terminal - bnn-news.comElenger starts supplying Latvia with natural gas from Klaipeda terminal  bnn-news.com

Lacplesis Day commemorative events held in Latvia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLacplesis Day commemorative events held in Latvia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

'Olegs' triumphs at Latvia's annual film awards - Eng.Lsm.lv'Olegs' triumphs at Latvia's annual film awards  Eng.Lsm.lv

Value of September's exported goods in Latvia up 2.5% when compared to 2018 - bnn-news.comValue of September's exported goods in Latvia up 2.5% when compared to 2018  bnn-news.com

Ex-finance supervisory office's head applies for Bank of Latvia governor's post - bnn-news.comEx-finance supervisory office's head applies for Bank of Latvia governor's post  bnn-news.com

Latvia's IKTK invests 2 mln euro in glued laminated timber structures plant - Baltic TimesLatvia's IKTK invests 2 mln euro in glued laminated timber structures plant  Baltic Times

Latvia regulator warns consumers over 'fake lotteries' - iGaming BusinessLatvia regulator warns consumers over 'fake lotteries'  iGaming Business

Latvia pays its respects to soldiers on Lacplesis Day - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia pays its respects to soldiers on Lacplesis Day  Eng.Lsm.lv

Proposal to merge FKTK and Bank of Latvia makes it to third reading in Saeima - bnn-news.comProposal to merge FKTK and Bank of Latvia makes it to third reading in Saeima  bnn-news.com

Latvia pays tribute to fallen soldiers on Lacplesis Day - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLatvia pays tribute to fallen soldiers on Lacplesis Day - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Latvian tax authority launches case against cash-carrying Russian citizen - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian tax authority launches case against cash-carrying Russian citizen  Eng.Lsm.lv

Blizzard of Souls is a reminder that Latvia's freedom was never a given - director - Baltic TimesBlizzard of Souls is a reminder that Latvia's freedom was never a given - director  Baltic Times

New calendar of Latvian worldwide events launched - Eng.Lsm.lvNew calendar of Latvian worldwide events launched  Eng.Lsm.lv

Birth of Latvia 'only the beginning of struggle' - Budapest TimesBirth of Latvia 'only the beginning of struggle'  Budapest Times

A children's drawing contest “Beautiful world in drawings -- in Latvia” starts in Riga Town Hall | Press Releases - leta.lvA children's drawing contest “Beautiful world in drawings -- in Latvia” starts in Riga Town Hall | Press Releases  leta.lv

Latvia floats joint anti-money laundering action with EU partners - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia floats joint anti-money laundering action with EU partners  Eng.Lsm.lv

Mission Recognizes Latvia's Commitment to Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencyMission Recognizes Latvia's Commitment to Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Follow the Latvian rye bread trail - Eng.Lsm.lvFollow the Latvian rye bread trail  Eng.Lsm.lv

Victory over Bermondt gave people confidence in Latvia and own strength - Levits | News - leta.lvVictory over Bermondt gave people confidence in Latvia and own strength - Levits | News  leta.lv

Latvia takes important step toward eliminating child statelessness - Council of EuropeLatvia takes important step toward eliminating child statelessness  Council of Europe

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus A.Dapkiunas meets the Ambassador of Latvia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BelarusDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus A.Dapkiunas meets the Ambassador of Latvia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus

Latvian artist Džemma Skulme dies aged 94 - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian artist Džemma Skulme dies aged 94  Eng.Lsm.lv

Doctors to continue protesting in Latvia with six-day strike - bnn-news.comDoctors to continue protesting in Latvia with six-day strike  bnn-news.com

Latvia foreign minister sees Brexit extension, debate over how long - ReutersLatvia foreign minister sees Brexit extension, debate over how long  Reuters

1 passports Latvia Rules to Grant Citizenship to Immigrants' Children - The Moscow Times1 passports Latvia Rules to Grant Citizenship to Immigrants' Children  The Moscow Times

Inside Europe: Latvia to naturalize children of 'non-citizens' - Deutsche WelleInside Europe: Latvia to naturalize children of 'non-citizens'  Deutsche Welle

Three for the weekend in Latvia: cinema, quartet and medals - Eng.Lsm.lvThree for the weekend in Latvia: cinema, quartet and medals  Eng.Lsm.lv

Prime Minister says problems in Latvia's healthcare sector accumulated over 20 years - bnn-news.comPrime Minister says problems in Latvia's healthcare sector accumulated over 20 years  bnn-news.com

Konrad Deckert - Latvia's Baltic German French spy - Eng.Lsm.lvKonrad Deckert - Latvia's Baltic German French spy  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia appoints representatives to China-Latvia panel for sci-tech cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLatvia appoints representatives to China-Latvia panel for sci-tech cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

EC predicts Latvia to have the slowest economic growth among Baltics - bnn-news.comEC predicts Latvia to have the slowest economic growth among Baltics  bnn-news.com

Why there's more to Latvia than Riga - The IndependentWhy there's more to Latvia than Riga  The Independent

Spa of the week: The Jonathan Spa Hotel, Latvia - Evening StandardSpa of the week: The Jonathan Spa Hotel, Latvia  Evening Standard

EU budget plan "unacceptable" to Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvEU budget plan "unacceptable" to Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Russia Seeks Extradition of Journalist From Latvia - The Moscow TimesRussia Seeks Extradition of Journalist From Latvia  The Moscow Times

Doctors, nurses protest low wages in Latvia - FRANCE 24Doctors, nurses protest low wages in Latvia  FRANCE 24

Latvia hosts international cyber security session - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia hosts international cyber security session  Eng.Lsm.lv

The foreigners representing Latvia in sport - Eng.Lsm.lvThe foreigners representing Latvia in sport  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia maintains 19th rank for ease of doing business - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia maintains 19th rank for ease of doing business  Eng.Lsm.lv

State Security Service outlines terrorist financing, sanctions-busting attempts from Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvState Security Service outlines terrorist financing, sanctions-busting attempts from Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Scarred by Malta, Latvia and Cyprus, bigger EU states push for money laundering supervisor - Malta Independent OnlineScarred by Malta, Latvia and Cyprus, bigger EU states push for money laundering supervisor  Malta Independent Online

TEDxRiga: from artists to entrepreneurs - Eng.Lsm.lvTEDxRiga: from artists to entrepreneurs  Eng.Lsm.lv

Exhibition tells British role in Latvia's independence struggle - Eng.Lsm.lvExhibition tells British role in Latvia's independence struggle  Eng.Lsm.lv

74 in line for state awards on Latvian independence day - Eng.Lsm.lv74 in line for state awards on Latvian independence day  Eng.Lsm.lv

New U.S. ambassador to Latvia presents his credentials - Eng.Lsm.lvNew U.S. ambassador to Latvia presents his credentials  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian JTACs sharpen skills, relationships in Michigan - United States ArmyLatvian JTACs sharpen skills, relationships in Michigan  United States Army

Sarah Brightman holds concert in Riga, Latvia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSarah Brightman holds concert in Riga, Latvia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Minister: Latvia invites Azerbaijan specialists to develop business ideas in field of start-up - AzerNewsMinister: Latvia invites Azerbaijan specialists to develop business ideas in field of start-up  AzerNews

Latvia was EU homicide hotspot in 2017 - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia was EU homicide hotspot in 2017  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's Permanent Representative to EU Pavluta-Deslandes to attend meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Council - Baltic TimesLatvia's Permanent Representative to EU Pavluta-Deslandes to attend meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Council  Baltic Times

Bank analysts: Latvia's GDP may have increased 2.2 – 3.2% in Q3 - bnn-news.comBank analysts: Latvia's GDP may have increased 2.2 – 3.2% in Q3  bnn-news.com

Court declares Latvian cosmetics manufacturer Dzintars insolvent - bnn-news.comCourt declares Latvian cosmetics manufacturer Dzintars insolvent  bnn-news.com

Latvian army's next year's budget focused on maintaining defensive capabilities and development - bnn-news.comLatvian army's next year's budget focused on maintaining defensive capabilities and development  bnn-news.com

Film industry feels Latvia's magnetic attraction - Eng.Lsm.lvFilm industry feels Latvia's magnetic attraction  Eng.Lsm.lv

Visiting Ukrainian president talks about cooperation with Latvia in international bodies - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVisiting Ukrainian president talks about cooperation with Latvia in international bodies - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Population of Latvia still in steady decline - Eng.Lsm.lvPopulation of Latvia still in steady decline  Eng.Lsm.lv

Counselling provided to 127 gambling addicts in Latvia in past four months - bnn-news.comCounselling provided to 127 gambling addicts in Latvia in past four months  bnn-news.com

Old cars may mean Latvia faces heavy EU pollution fine - Eng.Lsm.lvOld cars may mean Latvia faces heavy EU pollution fine  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian central bank announces annual student research contest - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian central bank announces annual student research contest  Eng.Lsm.lv

ECB governor accused of bribery in Latvia corruption trial - CNAECB governor accused of bribery in Latvia corruption trial  CNA

Paf details new responsible gambling push in Latvia - iGaming BusinessPaf details new responsible gambling push in Latvia  iGaming Business

Latvia to support Roma Festival with 50000 euros - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia to support Roma Festival with 50000 euros  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia receives Husky mine detection vehicles - defenceWebLatvia receives Husky mine detection vehicles  defenceWeb

Latvian Ambassador presents his credentials to Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates | Press Releases - leta.lvLatvian Ambassador presents his credentials to Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates | Press Releases  leta.lv

No more "non-citizens" to be born in Latvia from 2020 - Eng.Lsm.lvNo more "non-citizens" to be born in Latvia from 2020  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian Green Party expelled from European Green Party - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian Green Party expelled from European Green Party  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia to go to financial markets again in November - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia to go to financial markets again in November  Eng.Lsm.lv

Saeima appoints Purgaile to Latvian financial regulator position - Eng.Lsm.lvSaeima appoints Purgaile to Latvian financial regulator position  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian premiere for horror movie filmed at Cesvaine Palace - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian premiere for horror movie filmed at Cesvaine Palace  Eng.Lsm.lv

Investors and Latvian startups can sign up for Slush matchmaking session - Eng.Lsm.lvInvestors and Latvian startups can sign up for Slush matchmaking session  Eng.Lsm.lv

Millions invested in Latvian vocational schools - Eng.Lsm.lvMillions invested in Latvian vocational schools  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia sees growing direct investments from Azerbaijan: minister - AzerNewsLatvia sees growing direct investments from Azerbaijan: minister  AzerNews

Latvia must pick up pace to avoid another Expo fiasco - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia must pick up pace to avoid another Expo fiasco  Eng.Lsm.lv

5 golden rules for businesses talking to Latvian media - Eng.Lsm.lv5 golden rules for businesses talking to Latvian media  Eng.Lsm.lv

UPDATE 1-Latvian bank Trasta wins closure review in EU court ruling - ReutersUPDATE 1-Latvian bank Trasta wins closure review in EU court ruling  Reuters

Soldiers move over 300 pieces of equipment through Latvian port - United States ArmySoldiers move over 300 pieces of equipment through Latvian port  United States Army

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Latest Latvian financial sector update published - Eng.Lsm.lvLatest Latvian financial sector update published  Eng.Lsm.lv

Nearly 9 out of 10 Latvian households now have Internet - Eng.Lsm.lvNearly 9 out of 10 Latvian households now have Internet  Eng.Lsm.lv

ECB approves proposed Latvian central bank reforms - Central BankingECB approves proposed Latvian central bank reforms  Central Banking

UK arms industry giant falls short on commitment to Latvian partners - Eng.Lsm.lvUK arms industry giant falls short on commitment to Latvian partners  Eng.Lsm.lv

Updates from the Latvian top leagues - International Floorball FederationUpdates from the Latvian top leagues  International Floorball Federation

First visit to Latvia by Egyptian foreign minister - Eng.Lsm.lvFirst visit to Latvia by Egyptian foreign minister  Eng.Lsm.lv

A day in the life of Latvian Naval Forces patrol ship “Rezekne” - Eng.Lsm.lvA day in the life of Latvian Naval Forces patrol ship “Rezekne”  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Baltic States Get Their Culinary Due - The New York TimesThe Baltic States Get Their Culinary Due  The New York Times

Latvian government backs special economic crimes court - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian government backs special economic crimes court  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Lottery and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia Starts Addicts Counselling - Tunf.com NewsThe Lottery and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia Starts Addicts Counselling  Tunf.com News

DJA winds a wooden path and viewing terrace through forest in latvia - DesignboomDJA winds a wooden path and viewing terrace through forest in latvia  Designboom

Latvian economic growth to remain steady, says EC - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian economic growth to remain steady, says EC  Eng.Lsm.lv

Rockville Native Installed as US Ambassador to Latvia - BethesdaMagazine.comRockville Native Installed as US Ambassador to Latvia  BethesdaMagazine.com

Latvian Independent Television ceases independent operations - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian Independent Television ceases independent operations  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian businesses warned about U.S. sanctions against Turkey - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian businesses warned about U.S. sanctions against Turkey  Eng.Lsm.lv

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Latvian GDP growth 2.8% in third quarter: flash estimate - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian GDP growth 2.8% in third quarter: flash estimate  Eng.Lsm.lv

Train conductors will no longer need lecturer-like Latvian language skills - Eng.Lsm.lvTrain conductors will no longer need lecturer-like Latvian language skills  Eng.Lsm.lv

Points of Progress: Wiyot Tribe reclaims land, and more - The Christian Science MonitorPoints of Progress: Wiyot Tribe reclaims land, and more  The Christian Science Monitor

Nord Stream 2: Russia continues building political gas pipeline - 112 InternationalNord Stream 2: Russia continues building political gas pipeline  112 International