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Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs  The New York Times

Corruption has driven honest investors away and damaged the Latvian economy, making the cleaning up of illicit bank activity a top priority for a new ...


Energy production support in Latvia to be paid only from state budget  bnn-news.com

Latvia's Cabinet of Ministers has decided to support Economy Ministry's proposal to cover state support costs for energy production solely from the state budget ...


Vehicle registration rise observed in Latvia in first half-year of 2019  bnn-news.com

Compared to the same period of 2018, registration rate of new light-weight vehicles in Latvia has increased 4.6% in January-June period of 2019. Latvia is ...


Latvia awards €430 million Rail Baltica contract | Article | KHL  KHL Group

Besix and Sia Rere Būve to design and build the Rail Baltica Central Station in Riga, Latvia.


Latvia's Tet grows turnover  Broadband TV News

The Latvian incumbent Tet, formerly known as Lattelecom, has posted a turnover of €105 million for the first six months of this year. This, according to the ...


June's inflation in Latvia above that of EU and Eurozone  bnn-news.com

In June 2019 inflation in Latvia was higher than the average in the European Union and Eurozone, according to data published by Eurostat.


Riga vs Dundalk, Champions League qualifier: Penalty drama in Latvia as Vinny Perth's men go through  Independent.ie

After a goalless draw in Oriel Park, it is all to play for in Riga as Dundalk look to advance to the next stage of the Champions League qualifying stage. Follow all ...


Latvia to host EUROfusion General Assembly for the first time  bnn-news.com

The 26th EUROfusion General Assembly will be taking place in Riga this week 17th – 18th July. The heads of EUROfusion science project and participants from ...


Latvia fines Rigensis Bank for lax anti-money laundering controls  Reuters

Latvia's financial watchdog has fined Rigensis Bank, the Baltic country's 11th biggest bank by assets, 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for lax anti-money laundering ...


Welfare Ministry requests EUR 54 million for welfare priorities in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Next year's welfare priorities in Latvia will require additional funding of EUR 54 million, says Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča.


Pork prices in Latvia increase 10.5% over the course of a month  bnn-news.com

In May 2019, pork prices in Latvia increased 10.5% when compared to April and were 33.1% higher when compared to May 2018, according to data compiled ...


President: Latvianness is intended for everyone  bnn-news.com

Latvianness is intended for everyone, said Latvia's President Egils Levits in an interview to public broadcaster LNT programme 900 seconds in regards to ways ...


NATO's right to deploy in Latvia in crisis situations to be outlined in legislation  bnn-news.com

In the event of crisis situations NATO forces will be able to deploy in Latvia from beyond its border, as provided by amendments to the Latvian State Border Law ...


Latvia's Competition Council issues six warnings for possible cartel activity  bnn-news.com

In the first half-year of 2019, Latvia's Competition Council organized six warnings to ten businesses and five private persons for possible involvement in cartels.


Warmth to gradually return to Latvia this week: upwards of +25 C expected  bnn-news.com

This week, rain will be observed in at least one of Latvia's regions. Nevertheless, warmer masses of air will also flow into the country, making air temperature ...


Latvia's Taxi Drivers Register has around 6 000 drivers; 114 have been excluded from it  bnn-news.com

Since June 2018, when the Taxi Drivers Register was adopted, nearly 6 000 drivers have registered with it, whereas more than 100 drivers have been excluded ...


Government to decide on contested appointment of new University of Latvia rector  Eng.Lsm.lv

A government institution has found violations in the election of the new University of Latvia rector, but the government vote of instating Indriķis Muižnieks in his ...


Krisjanis Karins: Latvia Is Primed For Far-Sighted Investors  Forbes

You'll be surprised and—from an investment viewpoint—delighted to learn what extraordinary opportunities there are in Latvia, a small, formerly communist ...


Architects envision a landmark footbridge for Latvia's historic Gauja National Park  Archinect

In light of the Gauja National Park's 45th anniversary, the Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Bee Breeders organized a competition seeking design ...


EU approves Latvian railway electrification project  Emerging Europe

The European Commission has given its full approval to a railway electrification project launched by SJSC Latvijas Dzelzcelš (Latvian Railways). After lowering ...


Latvian prime minister expects resolution for Latvijas Radio situation  bnn-news.com

Culture Minister Nauris Puntulis should offer a solution for the funding problem currently present at Latvijas Radio, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš.


Prime Minister: non-taxable minimum is more important than minimal wages  bnn-news.com

Instead of raising minimal wages, it would be better to raise non-taxable minimum, said Latvia's Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to public ...


Latvia fires next salvo in Baltic booze battle  Reuters

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's parliament approved a plan on Monday to cut the tax on strong alcoholic drinks by 15%, the latest move in a battle for “booze tourists” ...


Latvia urges Russia to come clean over MH17 atrocity  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's Foreign Ministry on July 17 joined the chorus of international voices calling for Russia to release full details of the events that led to the shooting down of ...


Math exam score in Latvia reportedly last decade's worst  bnn-news.com

The average score of Latvian school children in the centralized math exam continued declining this year, reaching the lowest point in the past ten years, ...


After U.S. Money-Laundering Probe, Latvian Leader Vows a Cleanup  Bloomberg

After a U.S. money-laundering probe rocked Latvia's economy, sending one of its largest banks belly up, the Baltic nation's U.S.-born leader is trying to convince ...


Experts on Latvia's compensations to Jewish community: Good idea poorly developed  bnn-news.com

The Latvian draft law on paying compensations to the Latvian Jewish community for the real estate confiscated by Nazi and Communist occupation powers ...


Latvian government approves funding for procurement of new electrical trains  bnn-news.com

Latvia's government has approved state budget long-term commitment of EUR 255 888 753 to finance railway passenger transport company AS Pasažieru ...


Latvian prosecutor hands central bank chief graft case to court  Reuters

RIGA (Reuters) - A corruption case against Latvian central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been handed to a court for consideration, the Latvian ...


Latvian police investigate seven cases with possible illegalities with MPC  bnn-news.com

Latvia's State Police have commenced investigations of seven criminal processes involving possible illegalities with electricity mandatory procurement ...


Latvian public radio hires mediator to resolve disagreements between journalists and board - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Latvian public radio has decided to hire a mediator who would help resolve disagreement between the broadcaster's news *service* staff ...


Excise tax to be reduced for strong alcohol in Latvia  bnn-news.com

On Monday, 8 July, Latvia's Saeima approved in the final reading amendments to the Excise Tax Law by 15%, reducing excise tax rate for strong alcohol.


Construction contract in Latvia (international college) Tallinn Stock Exchange:MRK1T  GlobeNewswire

On 12 of July 2019, SIA Merks, part of AS Merko Ehitus group, has entered into the construction contract with SIA “LMH” for the International College construction ...


European Union to fund rail electrification project in Latvia  Global Railway Review

EU investing nearly €320 million in electrification of rail across Latvia, but do we need to ask why only 14 per cent of the railway will be electrified?


Latvia's National Library adopts new prices for paid services  bnn-news.com

The new price list for paid services of Latvia's National Library includes 13 new services; certain prices have been either increased or reduced. Services ...


Jewish genocide memorial day marked in Latvia / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

One of the darkest periods in Latvia's history was commemorated July 4 at an annual ceremony held at the site of one of pre-war Rīga's synagogues.


Researchers expect one-third of Latvians to apply for British citizenship soon  bnn-news.com

In the next five years, one-third of Latvian citizens who now live in Britain plan to apply for British citizenship, according to a survey performed by researchers of ...


Andrea Trinchieri reached a deal in principle to coach Latvia  Eurohoops

By Nikos Varlas/ [email protected] Andrea Trinchieri has reached a deal in principle with the Latvian Federation to coach the national team. This will be ...


Latvia's Education Ministry spots problems with LU rector's election process  bnn-news.com

Education and Science Ministry has uncovered multiple violations committed in the recent election of the rector for the University of Latvia. It is likely that the ...


Spotless reputation, Latvian citizenship and EUR 9 000 wage – chief wanted for FCMC  bnn-news.com

Latvia's State Chancellery has announced the opening of application submission process for the post of chairman of Finance and Capital Market Commission, ...


Latvia's industrial output growth reportedly the most rapid among Baltics  bnn-news.com

Industrial production output in Latvia in May 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018 has increased 1.7%, which is a more rapid growth rate than the ...


Latvia pushing for joint stance of Baltic-Nordic MPs on security policy  bnn-news.com

Ahead of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe, it is key for the legislators of the eight Baltic-Nordic states to ...


Latvia has agreed an extension in introduction of Moneyval recommendations - Znotina  Baltic Times

RIGA - Latvia has been able to agree to an extension in the introduction of the recommendations from the Council of Europe's Committee of ...


Latvia and the Baltic States Seek Closer Coordination on Relations with China  The Jamestown Foundation

Introduction—Nordic and Baltic Governments Seek Common Positions for Relations with China. On April 1, 2019, a meeting was held between the foreign ...


Foreign trade turnover changes in Latvia: exports drop and imports grow in May  bnn-news.com

In May 2019, the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, which at current prices was 3.5 % more than in May 2017, of which the exports ...


Latvia had EU's fastest-shrinking population last year  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's population shrank at a faster rate than in any other European Union member state in 2018, according to data published by Eurostat July 10.


Latvia holds third highest growth rate in Europe's innovation rating  bnn-news.com

Latvia is reported to have the third highest growth rate in the European Union, growing by 17.7 percentage points in the rating, according to outlooks of Europe's ...


EU to fund Latvian electrification programme  Railway Gazette International

LATVIA: The EU's Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support the electrification of the main east–west corridor and the replacement of diesel...


July's first week expected to be cool in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Several cyclones will pass through Latvia this week, bringing precipitation and strong wind with them. Weather in Latvia on Monday, 1 July, will be warm.


Latvia – Visit by Amélie de Montchalin (27.06.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Riga on June 27.


Weather in Latvia expected to be especially windy at weeks end  bnn-news.com

At the end of the week, the sky in Latvia will be covered in rain clouds – many areas will experience rainfall, including heavy rainfall in some areas.


June's inflation in Latvia remains at 3%  bnn-news.com

Compared to June 2018, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.0 %. Prices of goods had increased by 3.1 % and prices of services by 2.9 %.


Court grants asylum to critic of Lukashenko / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

A Latvian court has reversed a decision made by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP) and ruled in favor of granting asylum to a Belarusian critic ...


Trudeau says role in Latvia, Iraq are about ensuring stability | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada's role in Latvia, Iraq and other countries are about ensuring stability in the region that is experienced in ...


Merko to build international college in Latvia for EUR 10.1 million  Baltic Times

TALLINN - SIA Merks, part of the listed Estonian construction group Merko, has entered into a construction contract for the construction of an international college ...


Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, and Ukraine projected to experience largest declines in workforce  Emerging Europe

The populations of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European (CESEE) countries are expected to decrease significantly over the next 30 years, driven by low ...


We visited Latvia, a country that’s truly moved on from its grim Soviet past  Shout Out UK

We travelled to Riga, Latvia to see for ourselves whether the country has moved on and recovered from its difficult Soviet past.


First African swine fever case of 2019 registered in Latvia  bnn-news.com

This year's first African swine fever infection for domestic pigs has been registered in Latvia. The illness was uncovered in an enclosure in Durbe Parish, Vecpils ...


Mediator to manage talks between journalists and board at Latvian Radio  Eng.Lsm.lv

In response to the crisis of trust between the newsroom and the board at Latvian Radio, a mediator has been hired to manage the talks, Latvian Radio board ...


University of Latvia vice-rector suspended over bribery case  bnn-news.com

Acting rector of University of Latvia, Vice-Rector Ina Druviete has suspended deputy rector Baiba Broka from her post for the duration of the investigation, BNN ...


IMF urges Latvia to push on with fight against money laundering  Euronews English

RIGA (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday urged Latvia to maintain momentum in its fight against money-laundering as the Baltic nation ...


Latvia summons Russian diplomat over Moscow firework display  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said July 11 it had summoned a Russian diplomat to express disapproval of recent comments he made.


Latvian and Canadian foreign ministers open the XV Latvian Song and Dance festival in Canada  Baltic Times

RIGA - Earlier this week in Toronto, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, ...


State Audit: Latvia's Healthcare Ministry is fighting problems that existed ten years ago  bnn-news.com

Although since 2005 there have been adopted to ensure Latvia has a sufficient number of doctors with appropriate qualifications, the State Audit found in an ...


Latvia has a new culture minister – Saeima approves Nauris Puntulis for the job  bnn-news.com

Latvia's parliament has appointed ex-Riga City Council deputy, opera singer Nauris Puntulis for the post of culture minister of Latvia with 63 votes in favour and ...


Magnitsky's supporters accuse Latvia of inaction in fight against money laundering  bnn-news.com

Investment company Hermitage Capital Management co-founder and manager Bill Browder accuses Latvia's authorities of inaction in prevention of laundering ...


Green Berets train Polish, Latvian resistance units in West Virginia  ArmyTimes.com

U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers completed the first irregular and unconventional warfare training iteration for members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces ...


Criminal case involving governor of Bank of Latvia submitted to court  bnn-news.com

Prosecutor of the Special Affairs Investigation Unit Viorika Jirgena has submitted to Riga City Vidzeme Suburb Court the criminal case in which governor of the ...


Edmonton soldiers leave for Latvia  CityNews Edmonton

A plane full of Edmonton-based Canadian soldiers took off Thursday afternoon for a 6 month deployment in Latvia. Carly Robinson has more on the NATO ...


Latvian coalition undertakes to rise teacher salaries over reform  bnn-news.com

Recognising that education reforms in Latvia have been initiated, the ruling coalition has pledged to pass the decision to allocate funds to rising teacher salaries, ...


Latvia's unemployment level stays low, whereas Spain's level reaches 13.6% in May  bnn-news.com

In May 2019, Latvia's unemployment level was 6.4%, which is higher than the average in the EU, according to data published by Eurostat on 1 July.


Latvian NAF Commander: technologies and armament mean nothing without people  bnn-news.com

There is enormous development ahead of Latvia's National Armed Forces in the next decade, said NAF Commander Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to public ...


Latvia's Fiscal Discipline Council predicts slight drop for country's economy  bnn-news.com

Fiscal Discipline Council expects Latvia's economy to drop slightly in the coming years. For 2020, the expected drop is -0.2 percentage points and -0.1 ...


EuroBasket Women: Great Britain beat hosts Latvia in opener  BBC Sport

GB Women began their 2019 FIBA's EuroBasket Women campaign with a victory against the hosts Latvia 74-60 this evening.


Tariff war averted as Estonia and Latvia learn to live with each other's cheaper booze  bne IntelliNews

The first week of Estonia's new rates of excise duty on alcohol, slashed 25% with effect from July 1, is now passing without hints of an escalating tax war between ...


Latvia readying 15% alcohol excise rate cut in tit for tat to Estonia  bnn-news.com

In a measure seen in Riga as provoked unexpectedly by Estonian legislators, the Latvian Saeima has passed in the first reading the plan to cut the alcohol ...


Estonia, Latvia in row over alcohol excise tax cuts  IEG Policy

The Estonian government's decision to reduce the excise tax on alcohol by 25% starting this July has triggered a vote by the Latvian parliament to reduce the ...


Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Līgo, līgo, līgo!  lsm.lv

If you happen to be in Latvia this weekend, congratulations - you picked the perfect time to visit. The weather forecast is good and more importantly, ...


Latvia, Ukraine to sign memorandum of understanding on protection of industrial property rights  Baltic Times

RIGA – Latvian Justice Minister Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party, JKP) during his visit to Ukraine today will sign a memorandum of understanding with ...


Three for the Weekend: Wild Food Fest, Rothko's genius, dance across Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Foodies should head to the village of Zaube, an hour from Rīga, for the annual Wild Food Festival on July 13 where they can sample the tastiest natural treats, ...


Analysis: Latvia is third most active in cartel enforcement in European Economic Area  bnn-news.com

The work performed by Latvia's Competition Council in preventing cartel activity is the third most active among all jurisdictions in European Economic Area.


Latvia's startup visa just got a much-needed makeover, opening its doors to more foreign founders  EU-Startups

The Latvian Startup Visa (technically a Temporary Residence Permit – TRP) is one of the many state initiatives around Europe that have been put in place to ...


Latvia's forests are growing / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

In 2018, forests occupied 3.04 million hectares (ha) or 52% of Latvian land, according to the State Forest *Service*, reported LSM's Latvian *service* on July 9.


6 priorities for Latvia's future development / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian officials are making a new National Development Plan (NAP) for 2021-2027, reported LSM's Latvian *service* on June 30. The plan includes six ...


Latvia's chief banking supervisor resigns - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The head of the Latvian banking regulator, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC), tendered resignation on Thursday, ...


Latvia's prime minister expects minister to explain suspension of Latvenergo council  bnn-news.com

Latvia's Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš intends to wait until the end of the week for explanations from Economy Minister Ralfs Nemiro in regards to the minister's ...


Latvia to celebrate Ligo midsummer festivity tonight  Baltic Times

RIGA - Tonight, people in Latvia will be celebrating the traditional Ligo midsummer festivity, or Janu (St. John's) Night, singing folksongs, making flower wreaths ...


Freshwater quality in Latvia is decreasing / Article  Eng.Lsm.lv

The results of the Latvian Freshwater Survey conducted by the Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) show that the quality of water is rapidly decreasing, rare and ...


June's last day and July's first day will be hot in Latvia  bnn-news.com

On Friday, 28 June, weather in Latvia will be dictated by the western portion of a cyclone. There will be clouds and short-term rain, as reported by Latvia's ...


Industrial production output in Latvia showed moderate growth in May  bnn-news.com

Compared to May 2018, manufacturing output grew by 1.7 % in May 2019. Output rise was also recorded in electricity and gas supply, while in mining and ...


Latvia's financial watchdog chief resigns  Reuters

RIGA, July 5 (Reuters) - The head of Latvia's bank watchdog is to step down following a move by the country's parliament to reform the finance industry regulator ...


Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Canada attracts 2000 participants  Eng.Lsm.lv

More than 2000 choristers and dancers from Latvia and the rest of the world gathered at the XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Canada, according to the ...


Latvia concludes presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States  Eng.Lsm.lv

30 June 2019 saw the conclusion of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), an organisation for regional cooperation.


The Bachelorette Recap: Stay in Your Lane  Nashville Scene

Another week, another episode of The Bachelorette, another day closer to our deaths. We're back in Latvia because last week we only spent 12 seconds in the ...


Edmonton soldiers depart to Latvia as part of NATO operation  Edmonton Journal

About 80 Edmonton-based soldiers — many on their first deployment — embarked from the Edmonton International Airport Thursday for a six-month tour, joining ...


Estonia, Latvia presidents discuss cooperation, including in recycling  ERR News

The heads of state of Estonia and Latvia, Kersti Kaljulaid and Egils Levits, met in Tallinn on Wednesday, where topics for discussion included defense ...


First ever Garden Pearls Open Days in Estonia and Latvia  Baltic Times

26-28 July in Estonia and 2-4 August in Latvia will see over 30 park and garden owners open their gates to garden enthusiasts and travellers as part of the first ...


French, German, Latvian and Spanish companies to design 123 km of Rail Baltica track in Latvia  Baltic Times

RIGA - the Joint Venture of Rail Baltica signed two design contracts to commence design works on a 123 kilometres long central section from Upes...


Music of Ireland and Latvia  Mount Desert Islander

MOUNT DESERT — The second season of the Quietside Chamber Music Festival will kick off Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. with a concert at the Somesville Union.


Latvia might quit Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly as Russia returns  EURACTIV

Latvia said Thursday (27 June) that lawmakers will vote next month on whether to suspend its participation in the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly ...


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