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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4,141 Latvians Were Just Outed as K.G.B. Informants - The New York Times4,141 Latvians Were Just Outed as K.G.B. Informants  The New York Times

Is the newly released Soviet-era archive a real record of collaboration or a time bomb planted by agents as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991?



Staffing crisis at Latvia's Emergency Medical Service stopped - Eng.Lsm.lvStaffing crisis at Latvia's Emergency Medical Service stopped  Eng.Lsm.lv

The "mass outflow" of Emergency Medical *Service* (NMPD) staff has been stopped, Raita Krišjane, deputy head of the NMPD Riga regional center told the press ...



Police seize cocaine worth more than $1 billion in Latvia - Washington PostPolice seize cocaine worth more than $1 billion in Latvia  Washington Post

Authorities in Latvia have confiscated two tons of cocaine with a street value of a billion euros ($1.15 billion), the largest seizure ever in the Baltic country.



Slovenian Stojanovic set to become Latvia coach - sources - Channel NewsAsiaSlovenian Stojanovic set to become Latvia coach - sources  Channel NewsAsia

Former Slovenia boss Slavisa Stojanovic is set to take over as Latvia coach before the start of their European Championship qualifying campaign, sources close ...



1991 Barricades commemoration events in Latvia - bnn-news.com1991 Barricades commemoration events in Latvia  bnn-news.com

One of the most notable chapters in Latvia's newest history was written in January 1991 – the barricades period, when Latvian residents commemorate the ...



Estonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border town - ERR NewsEstonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border town  ERR News

According to local media, some 1300 of the inhabitants of Valka, the Latvian border town just across from Valga on the Estonian side, are already registered as ...



Brexit: UK financial service sector will no longer have right to sell in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvBrexit: UK financial service sector will no longer have right to sell in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's financial regulator, the Financial and Capital Markets Commission (FKTK) has launched a dedicated section on its website to try to help Latvian ...



As many as 4,141 Latvians were just outed as KGB informants - The Indian ExpressAs many as 4,141 Latvians were just outed as KGB informants  The Indian Express

For many the appearance of their names, code names and dates of recruitment in the recently released KGB documents has come as a traumatic surprise.



Latvia opens its KGB archives — while Russia continues to whitewash its past - Washington PostLatvia opens its KGB archives — while Russia continues to whitewash its past  Washington Post

Shortly before Christmas, the National Archives of Latvia presented an unpleasant gift to the country's ruling elite: a full alphabetical index of some 10,000 ...



Latvia's forming coalition promises to be more open to opposition - bnn-news.comLatvia's forming coalition promises to be more open to opposition  bnn-news.com

The forming coalition in Latvia may consider proposals from the opposition and even support the more constructive of them, said prime minister candidate ...



Air temperature in Latvia may drop as far as -21° C next week - bnn-news.comAir temperature in Latvia may drop as far as -21° C next week  bnn-news.com

After the windiest and snowiest week, as anticyclone activity increases, weather in Latvia will become more stable – it will become drier and considerably colder.



Residence permits taken from dozens of foreigners in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvResidence permits taken from dozens of foreigners in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Several dozen people have had their right to reside in Latvia rescinded and their temporary residence permits removed, according to the Office of Citizenship ...



Latvia supports engagement in Crimea of Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Baltic TimesLatvia supports engagement in Crimea of Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  Baltic Times

RIGA - On January 17 in Geneva, Switzerland, the Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Janis Mazeiks, together with his counterparts from ...



Pleasant day in store for Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvPleasant day in store for Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

December 26 looks like being a pleasant day's holiday across most of Latvia.



Latvia gets its first World Cup luge victory - The News & ObserverLatvia gets its first World Cup luge victory  The News & Observer

Latvia has won a World Cup luge gold medal for the first time, taking a team relay victory.



Latvian regulators put brakes on 4×4 contract - IHS Jane's 360Latvian regulators put brakes on 4×4 contract  IHS Jane's 360

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been ordered to halt the EUR200 million (USD228 million) procurement of the Finnish-built Sisu Auto GTP for its ...



Flu epidemic starts in Latvia | News - leta.lvFlu epidemic starts in Latvia | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Jan 14 (LETA) – The flu epidemics has been declared in Latvia starting from January 15, ,the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) reported.



March against social, ethnic inequality held in Latvia’s Riga - TASSMarch against social, ethnic inequality held in Latvia’s Riga  TASS

RIGA, January 12. /TASS/. A rally against social inequality was held in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday, bringing together several hundreds of protesters, ...



Inside Outsiders: Latvia's growing crop of 'international' politicians - Eng.Lsm.lvInside Outsiders: Latvia's growing crop of 'international' politicians  Eng.Lsm.lv

With U.S. born politician Krišjanis Karinš the latest person in the frame to become Latvia's next prime minister, attention is focused once again on the political ...



New ambassador to Latvian diaspora appointed - Eng.Lsm.lvNew ambassador to Latvian diaspora appointed  Eng.Lsm.lv

A new "Ambassador-at-Large for the Diaspora" has been appointed, with a brief to communicate with Latvia's large overseas population - and perhaps persuade ...



Latvia Picks New Candidate in Third Bid to Form Government - BloombergLatvia Picks New Candidate in Third Bid to Form Government  Bloomberg

Latvia's president nominated a new candidate for prime minister, a third stab at forming a government since inconclusive elections three months ago.



Latvian cardinal, ex-PM, judge top list of KGB collaborators - FRANCE 24Latvian cardinal, ex-PM, judge top list of KGB collaborators  FRANCE 24

Riga (AFP). A former prime minister, the current Supreme Court chief justice and a late Catholic cardinal are among Latvians who collaborated with the KGB ...



New Embraer Exec Jets-authorized MRO Opens in Latvia - Aviation International NewsNew Embraer Exec Jets-authorized MRO Opens in Latvia  Aviation International News

Latvian aviation services provider FBO Riga has partnered with international business aviation MRO Jet Flight *Service* to establish an Embraer Executive ...



Stone Head of Salaspils – Riga, Latvia - Atlas ObscuraStone Head of Salaspils – Riga, Latvia  Atlas Obscura

Discover Stone Head of Salaspils in Riga, Latvia: This enigmatic artifact remained buried in a churchyard for years.



Canadian Soldiers' Nightmare In Latvia – OpEd - Eurasia ReviewCanadian Soldiers' Nightmare In Latvia – OpEd  Eurasia Review

Latvia's Defense Ministry reported that January 9 a change in the top brass of NATO's enhanced forward presence in Latvia took place. Lieutenant-Colonel ...



Latvian stalls are a hit at German Christmas markets - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvian stalls are a hit at German Christmas markets  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian stands have proven to be very popular at traditional Christmas markets in Germany this winter, reports Latvian Radio.



New Latvian Archives Show Ex-PM, Top Judge Had Ties To KGB - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyNew Latvian Archives Show Ex-PM, Top Judge Had Ties To KGB  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Newly released archive files in Latvia show that a former prime minister and the current Supreme Court chief justice are among those who collaborated with the ...



Latvia's president nominates Karins of New Unity as PM - ReutersLatvia's president nominates Karins of New Unity as PM  Reuters

Latvia's president nominated Krisjanis Karins of the center-right New Unity party for the post of prime minister on Monday in the country's third attempt to form a ...



People in Latvian KGB files want to clear their names - Eng.Lsm.lvPeople in Latvian KGB files want to clear their names  Eng.Lsm.lv

Since the first batch of Latvia's KGB documents were published on the Internet, a number of individuals have turned to courts, wishing to prove that they did not ...



First batch of Latvia's KGB archives published online - Eng.Lsm.lvFirst batch of Latvia's KGB archives published online  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Latvian National Archives have published the first part of a document trove of the former Soviet secret police - the KGB - that was discovered at the time ...



First NHL goal for Latvia's Balcers in second career game - Eng.Lsm.lvFirst NHL goal for Latvia's Balcers in second career game  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian forward Rudolfs Balcers scored his first NHL goal in his second career game on January 6, yet the Ottawa Senators lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 4:5 ...



High hopes for a spectacular ski season in Latvia - Eng.Lsm.lvHigh hopes for a spectacular ski season in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

An early start to this winter's ski season due to plenty of snow in December is raising hopes that this could be one of the best and longest for years.



Having a say in global matters: 15 years since Latvia joined the EU and NATO - Eng.Lsm.lvHaving a say in global matters: 15 years since Latvia joined the EU and NATO  Eng.Lsm.lv

Why does Latvia need to be a member of the European Union (EU) and NATO? For a full belly and protection, and for a Brussels you can blame for all your ...



Sweden makes bid for 2026 Olympics _ with events in Latvia - Associated PressSweden makes bid for 2026 Olympics _ with events in Latvia  Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Olympic Committee says it has filed a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics with the luge competitions to be ...



Latvia’s president nominates MEP as prime minister - POLITICO.euLatvia’s president nominates MEP as prime minister  POLITICO.eu

Previous two attempts to form government have failed.



Latvia's bank chief sees growth continuing - Emerging EuropeLatvia's bank chief sees growth continuing  Emerging Europe

The National Bank of Latvia's chief economist, Olegs Krasnopjorovs, has said that the country's economy has performed better than expected and grew by over ...



Latvia's five years in euro area have been successful – Kazaks - Baltic TimesLatvia's five years in euro area have been successful – Kazaks  Baltic Times

RIGA – Establishment of the euro area, despite the difficulties it has faced, should be viewed as a success story, and also Latvia's five years in the euro area ...



Frosty weekend to be followed by freezing week - Eng.Lsm.lvFrosty weekend to be followed by freezing week  Eng.Lsm.lv

The weekend of January 19-20 will be not too cold, but next week will bring some serious chills, according to forecasters.



Fewer than 20000 newborns in Latvia this year - Eng.Lsm.lvFewer than 20000 newborns in Latvia this year  Eng.Lsm.lv

In the first eleven months of 2018, 17800 children were born in Latvia, which is almost one and a half thousand fewer than during the same period last year, and ...



Proposal to make ports state capital association faces no major objections in Latvia - bnn-news.comProposal to make ports state capital association faces no major objections in Latvia  bnn-news.com

No major objections have been voiced so far against transport minister candidate Talis Linkaits' proposal on reforming ports as state capital associations.



Protesters jump on "gilets jaunes" bandwagon - Eng.Lsm.lvProtesters jump on "gilets jaunes" bandwagon  Eng.Lsm.lv

Protesters in Latvia at the weekend became the latest of numerous different groups to adopt the yellow jackets first seen in Paris, France.



Latvia fines BlueOrange Bank over anti-money laundering violations - ReutersLatvia fines BlueOrange Bank over anti-money laundering violations  Reuters

Latvia's banking watchdog has fined BlueOrange Bank 1.2 million euros for violating anti-money laundering and terrorism financing rules, it said on Friday.



Watchdog stops Defense Ministry from buying €200m worth of 4x4 vehicles - Eng.Lsm.lvWatchdog stops Defense Ministry from buying €200m worth of 4x4 vehicles  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Procurement Monitoring Bureau (IUB), Latvia's procurement watchdog, has banned the Defense Ministry from signing a €200m agreement on purchase of ...



Latvia nominates new PM candidate - bne IntelliNewsLatvia nominates new PM candidate  bne IntelliNews

Latvia's President Raimonds Vejonis nominated Krisjanis Karins, the leader of New Unity, the smallest party in the atomised Latvian parliament, as the new ...



Dukurs, Flock win World Cup skeleton races and Euro titles - Seymour TribuneDukurs, Flock win World Cup skeleton races and Euro titles  Seymour Tribune

Martins Dukurs, Janine Flock win World Cup races and European titles in skeleton.



The Consultative Board for Development Cooperation Policy conceptually agrees on Development Cooperation Plan for 2019 | Press Releases - leta.lvThe Consultative Board for Development Cooperation Policy conceptually agrees on Development Cooperation Plan for 2019 | Press Releases  leta.lv

January 18, 2019. The following is a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: On 18 January 2019, the Foreign Ministry's Parliamentary Secretary, ...



BNN summary of the week: Latvian government's plan; minister vs. mayor; politologist in the parliament? - bnn-news.comBNN summary of the week: Latvian government's plan; minister vs. mayor; politologist in the parliament?  bnn-news.com

BNN offers a summary of this week's topical news in a variety of categories: Government; Conflict; Announcement; Proposal; Support; Opinion; Fight.



Latvia's airBaltic To Expand Its Maintenance Operations - MRO NetworkLatvia's airBaltic To Expand Its Maintenance Operations  MRO Network

Latvian carrier airBaltic is branching outs its in-house maintenance operations, adding Airbus A220 C checks at its Riga home base and setting up a new ...



EU court set to side with accused Latvian banker - EUobserverEU court set to side with accused Latvian banker  EUobserver

Latvia was wrong to have suspended its central bank chief from his job over bribery allegations, an EU jurist has said, as Europe struggles to clamp down on ...



Sweden's New Government Is Part of a Scary Trend - BloombergSweden's New Government Is Part of a Scary Trend  Bloomberg

Four months after its election, Sweden is finally poised to get a new government. Stefan Lofven is almost certain to remain prime minister, even though his party ...



Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts - Seymour TribuneMacedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts  Seymour Tribune

Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro theft from local bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang ...



Latvian Premier Defends Publication of KGB Files to Seek Closure - The Moscow TimesLatvian Premier Defends Publication of KGB Files to Seek Closure  The Moscow Times

Latvia's prime minister defended the decision to publish files on informers for the Soviet secret police after the release revealed previously unknown information ...



OU students can visit three new art exhibitions coming to Norman - The Oklahoma DailyOU students can visit three new art exhibitions coming to Norman  The Oklahoma Daily

With the start of a new semester, several of Norman's art spaces and museums have announced their upcoming exhibitions. Here's a list of everything you can ...



Elksninš returns as Daugavpils mayor - Eng.Lsm.lvElksninš returns as Daugavpils mayor  Eng.Lsm.lv

Former Daugavpils Mayor Andrejs Elksninš (Harmony party) was again elected mayor of Latvia's second-largest city on January 17.



Latvians Divided Over Release Of KGB Files - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyLatvians Divided Over Release Of KGB Files  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The Latvian National Archives has released the first batch of files from the the former Soviet secret police, the KGB. Some Latvians have welcomed the release, ...



Harmony politician named in connection to Ossinovski bribery case - Eng.Lsm.lvHarmony politician named in connection to Ossinovski bribery case  Eng.Lsm.lv

A couple of years ago, former anti-graft official and current New Conservative Party MP Juris Jurašs announced that he'd been offered a €1m bribe to use his ...



Injury-depleted USF women add Latvian star to roster - Tampa Bay TimesInjury-depleted USF women add Latvian star to roster  Tampa Bay Times

The most injury-besieged program on USF's campus finally has caught a timely break. Heralded 5-foot-11 Latvian recruit Luize Septe, who signed with the Bulls ...



Russian and Latvian schoolchildren fight over nationality - https://en.crimerussia.com/Russian and Latvian schoolchildren fight over nationality  https://en.crimerussia.com/

The police of the Latvian city of Liepaja said there have been heated conflicts between students of Russian and Latvian schools based on their nationalities, ...



Renewable energy support package given to Lithuania - Open Access GovernmentRenewable energy support package given to Lithuania  Open Access Government

European Commission approves renewable energy support package to Lithuania worth EUR 1.24 billion in push for energy autonomy.



Kristaps Porzingis not making London trip an encouraging sign - New York PostKristaps Porzingis not making London trip an encouraging sign  New York Post

That Kristaps Porzingis did not travel across the pond to be a New York Knicks ambassador on their London sojourn is a good sign for those wanting to see him ...



A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools - NPRA New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools  NPR

More than a third of Riga's population is Russian; the rest are Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish and Ukrainian. Russian often serves as a linguistic ...



Pro-Russia party wins Latvia election but tough talks loom - BBC NewsPro-Russia party wins Latvia election but tough talks loom  BBC News

A pro-Russia party won the most votes in Latvia's general election on Saturday, but it could still be kept out of a new coalition government. The Harmony party ...



A local’s guide to Riga, Latvia: 10 top tips - The GuardianA local’s guide to Riga, Latvia: 10 top tips  The Guardian

Small, green and beautiful, Riga is big on architectural styles, from art deco to rococo, and edgy art spaces that are currently hosting the city's first biennale.



Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik - CNNFacebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but ...



Davis Bertans is one of the NBA’s most ‘Objectively Underrated’ players - Pounding The RockDavis Bertans is one of the NBA’s most ‘Objectively Underrated’ players  Pounding The Rock

In Owen Phillips' article on The Ringer, he details the top ten NBA players 'who are actually the most overlooked relative to their production” by determining a ...



Travel - Latvia: Europe's nation of introverts - BBC NewsTravel - Latvia: Europe's nation of introverts  BBC News

In a comic book produced by the organisation Latvian Literature for the recent London Book Fair, the main character gives a rare smile on realising that the ...



Russian-speakers to Latvia: Embrace bilingualism - POLITICO.euRussian-speakers to Latvia: Embrace bilingualism  POLITICO.eu

Moscow is playing close attention to the fate of Russians in Europe.



Latvia Marks 100 Years Since Independence From Russian Empire - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyLatvia Marks 100 Years Since Independence From Russian Empire  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Latvians have been marking the centenary of their independence with festivities across the country including music concerts, military parades, and fireworks.



Latvia’s controlled discontents - European Council on Foreign RelationsLatvia’s controlled discontents  European Council on Foreign Relations

Latvia is aware of the EU's beneficial role to both its economy and security and will likely remain a reliable and stable partner within the Union.



Latvian freighter aground, Oresund, Sweden - Maritime BulletinLatvian freighter aground, Oresund, Sweden  Maritime Bulletin

General cargo ship RIX EMERALD ran aground on Landskrona approach, Oresund, Sweden, at around 0545 UTC Jan 15, on arrival from Aarhus Denmark.



Riga to Russian speakers: Learn Latvian - POLITICO.euRiga to Russian speakers: Learn Latvian  POLITICO.eu

RIGA — Last September, school children weren't the only ones headed back to class in Latvia. The end of the summer vacation also saw some 3,500 ...



Latvia's elderly kept faith alive during years of repression - Vatican NewsLatvia's elderly kept faith alive during years of repression  Vatican News

Pope Francis is visiting St. James's Cathedral in Riga, Latvia on September 24 where he will address the elderly among others. Fr. Pauls Klavins of ...



The role of the army in securing Latvia's independence - Eng.Lsm.lvThe role of the army in securing Latvia's independence  Eng.Lsm.lv

In cooperation with the Satori.lv magazine, we present another of the pieces which appeared in the final installment of the Centenary magazine, paid for by the ...



Pope at Mass in Latvia: Mary shows how be close to and care for others - Vatican NewsPope at Mass in Latvia: Mary shows how be close to and care for others  Vatican News

On day 3 of his 4-day apostolic visit to the Baltic nations, Pope Francis Monday evening concluded his day-long visit to Latvia, celebrating Mass at ...



Pope Pays Tribute To Latvia's Independence Fighters - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyPope Pays Tribute To Latvia's Independence Fighters  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Pope Francis has laid flowers at the monument to Latvian independence in Riga, on the second leg of a Baltic regional tour. Latvian President Raimonds ...



Pope Francis: Visit to the Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia - Vatican NewsPope Francis: Visit to the Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia  Vatican News

After meeting with Latvia's state and civil authorities, and members of the diplomatic corps, Pope Francis visits the Freedom Monument in Riga, in ...



Truro soldiers recall their time in Latvia | News | Truro - Truro Daily NewsTruro soldiers recall their time in Latvia | News | Truro  Truro Daily News

Two Colchester County soldiers are now back from a six-month tour of Latvia. This is what they saw.



A selection of events for Latvia's centenary - Eng.Lsm.lvA selection of events for Latvia's centenary  Eng.Lsm.lv

Here's a selection of the most important events for celebrating the centenary of Latvia, as provided by the kurpes.lv event platform.



The Face of Latvia's Financial System Is Caught in a Corruption Case - BloombergThe Face of Latvia's Financial System Is Caught in a Corruption Case  Bloomberg

Ilmars Rimševics, the governor of the Latvian central bank, had been enjoying the start of his vacation in Spain when a buzzing phone interrupted his dinner.



Latvia Pushes To Limit Russian Language In Effort To Strengthen National Identity - NPRLatvia Pushes To Limit Russian Language In Effort To Strengthen National Identity  NPR

A century after it first became an independent country, Latvia is still grappling with identity issues surrounding it's decades of Soviet rule.



Canada's Andreescu, Bouchard out, Raonic, Shapovalov move on at Australian Open - CBC.caCanada's Andreescu, Bouchard out, Raonic, Shapovalov move on at Australian Open  CBC.ca

Canada's Bianca Andreescu was eliminated from the Australian Open on Thursday, dropping her second-round match 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to Anastasija Sevastova of ...



Why Russian Latvians vote for their own - The EconomistWhy Russian Latvians vote for their own  The Economist

RIGA'S central market, a bustling mosaic of stalls in the shadow of a Stalin-era skyscraper, is a testament to Latvia's economic success. But, shopping there ...



The Nets’ Latest Hidden Gem Could Help Land a Playoff Berth—and a Star - The RingerThe Nets’ Latest Hidden Gem Could Help Land a Playoff Berth—and a Star  The Ringer

Latvian rookie Rodions Kurucs is a modern dream: a 3-and-D wing in the body of a small-ball center. His unique skill set gives structure to a Nets team that might ...



Michigan Guard Soldiers help Latvia celebrate 100th anniversary - United States ArmyMichigan Guard Soldiers help Latvia celebrate 100th anniversary  United States Army

RIGA, Latvia -- On a crisp autumn afternoon, rays of sunlight pierced the overcast, hitting shades of red, white, and blue with stunning vibrancy as they passed ...



Latvia's centenary marked in spectacular style - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's centenary marked in spectacular style  Eng.Lsm.lv

It has been a memorable twenty-four hours in Latvia with a fine selection of sights and sounds to feed future memories. One of the undoubted highlights must be ...



News: Forest fires in Latvia, 25-Jul.-2018 - NATO HQNews: Forest fires in Latvia, 25-Jul.-2018  NATO HQ

On 25 July 2018 the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for assistance to fight large forest and turf fires in ...



Things of Latvia: Not writing about the "Caurvejš" - Eng.Lsm.lvThings of Latvia: Not writing about the "Caurvejš"  Eng.Lsm.lv

This is the last Thing of Latvia. Looking back, we have written about more than 30 different Things of Latvia. Some have proved popular, some not. Some have ...



Latvia’s action plan to stamp out financial crime - Financial TimesLatvia’s action plan to stamp out financial crime  Financial Times

We need EU-wide solution to prevent illicit funds moving from one jurisdiction to next.



Pro-Russia party comes out on top in Latvia election - The Irish TimesPro-Russia party comes out on top in Latvia election  The Irish Times

Harmony group is unlikely to be in government despite result of parliamentary poll.



1400 NATO soldiers serving in Latvia at the moment - Eng.Lsm.lv1400 NATO soldiers serving in Latvia at the moment  Eng.Lsm.lv

There are around 1400 NATO soldiers (excluding Latvia's own forces) serving in Latvia as of July 27, and the number is expected to further increase.



Latvia's innovative diaspora law ready for decisive vote - Eng.Lsm.lvLatvia's innovative diaspora law ready for decisive vote  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee on October 20 reached agreement on a definition of what constitutes Latvia's "diaspora" to be included in the Diaspora ...



Latvia Celebrates 100 Years of Independence - BKLYNERLatvia Celebrates 100 Years of Independence  BKLYNER

My home country, Latvia, is celebrating 100 years of (relative) independence this weekend, November 18th, so beg you to indulge me and join me in wishing ...



Why Latvian Elections Matter for Europe - Foreign Policy Research InstituteWhy Latvian Elections Matter for Europe  Foreign Policy Research Institute

On October 6, Latvians will elect a new parliament, and the results of these elections will have consequences beyond the borders of this Baltic state, as they ...



Pope Francis in Riga, Latvia - Vatican NewsPope Francis in Riga, Latvia  Vatican News

Pope Francis in Riga, Latvia, the second stop on his three-nation Apostolic Journey to the Baltic States.



European countries have been 'oblivious' in fighting money laundering, says Latvian minister - CNBCEuropean countries have been 'oblivious' in fighting money laundering, says Latvian minister  CNBC

European countries have failed to address financial crime and it is time to take action, the Latvian finance minister told CNBC Wednesday.



Denmark is important Latvia's partner in defense and regional security – Vejonis | News - leta.lvDenmark is important Latvia's partner in defense and regional security – Vejonis | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Dec 6 (LETA) – Denmark is important Latvia's partneri n defense and regional security, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during the official visit of ...



How the radio entered Latvia – and its politics - Eng.Lsm.lvHow the radio entered Latvia – and its politics  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian Radio has been broadcasting since 1925. However, early on from its inception it had to become a mouthpiece for the powers that be, with its history ...



Latvia rejects UN migration pact - FRANCE 24Latvia rejects UN migration pact  FRANCE 24

Riga (AFP). Latvia on Thursday rejected the United Nations migration pact set to be adopted next month, following similar moves by several other European ...



“Latvia must do more to tackle money-laundering” - The Medi Telegraph - The MediTelegraph“Latvia must do more to tackle money-laundering” - The Medi Telegraph  The MediTelegraph

Riga - Latvia must do more to enforce its laws against financial crimes, a European monitoring body said on Thursday, in a report published in the wake of the ...



More strife in Latvia's coalition formation process - Eng.Lsm.lvMore strife in Latvia's coalition formation process  Eng.Lsm.lv

Prime Ministerial nominee Aldis Gobzems of the KPV LV political party took to social media early on December 4 to inform the public that talks with the For ...