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11 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 ...


Latvia criticized for choosing banker to police banks  KFGO News

By Gederts Gelzis RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's appointment of a banker to supervise the sector is threatening a conflict of interest, Transparency International said ...


Chinese culture minister to visit Latvia in October  Eng.Lsm.lv

A meeting due to be held in Rīga next month will feature Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism, Luu Shugang, it was revealed September 20.


Costs for delivery of printed press to be compensated in Latvia  bnn-news.com

On Thursday, 19 September, Latvia's Saeima supported in the second and final reading amendments to the Postal Law, which provide delivery of printed press ...


Baltic Restaurants Latvia breached hygiene standards in Sigulda's kindergartens  bnn-news.com

Catering *service* provider Baltic Restaurants Latvia did not follow personal hygiene standards and committed numerous violations for cleanliness and ...


Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Costa Rica Announce Oscar Contenders  Variety

Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro and Costa Rica have announced their entries for the Oscars' International Feature Film award.


Oscars: 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 ...


Latvia records sluggish tourism growth after centenary  Eng.Lsm.lv

In contrast to forecasts by the World Tourism Organizaiton, this year Latvia has recorded the slowest tourism growth in Europe. Tourists rarely pick Latvia as their ...


School competition: 'put on a hat' of the President of Latvia  Baltic Review

School competition: 'put on a hat' of the President of Latvia, write your own presidential address for Latvia's 101st anniversary! Chancery of the President of ...


Bank of Latvia cuts growth forecast for 2019 and 2020  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Bank of Latvia has lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for this year from 2.9 percent to 2.5 percent, according to adjusted data, and ...


Central bank cuts Latvia's economic growth forecast - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Bank of Latvia has revised down the Baltic country's economic growth forecast for this and next year, the central bank's governor ...


Father 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...


The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Academy of Latvia  Baltic Times

From 20 September to 17 November 2019, the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Torņa iela 1) will present th...


For 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 ...


Latvia 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...


Latvian officials investigate Salmonella and E. coli illnesses  Food Safety News

Officials in Latvia are investigating 40 Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli illnesses with mostly children affected. A total of 36 children and.


Baltic Restaurants Latvia has not observed personal hygiene requirements at two Sigulda preschools - Food and Veterinary Service | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Sept 20 (LETA) - Public catering company Baltic Restaurants Latvia has not observed personal hygiene requirements and did not take the necessary ...


Estonian 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 ...


Riga city guide: Ignore its stag party reputation, there's plenty of history and architecture to enjoy  iNews

A relieved David Whitley discovers the Latvian capital has plenty of cultural highlights to enjoy.


Latvia 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 ...


Estonia, 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 ...


Latvia's ex-president becomes a witness in KNAB's criminal process  bnn-news.com

Ex-president of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis has been declared a witness in a criminal case investigated by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, ...


Latvian prime minister urges audit of catering services at education institutions  bnn-news.com

Following the news about intestinal infection cases in Sigulda and the violations uncovered by the Food and Veterinary *Service* at nearly all education ...


Transatlantic 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 ...


Latvia's financial watchdog fines PrivatBank for lax money-laundering controls  Reuters

Latvia's financial watchdog said on Wednesday it had fined PrivatBank, the country's 12th-biggest bank, 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for insufficient ...


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

Two Estonian teams, Jõgeva 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 ...


Latvian government allocates considerable finances for ministries' priorities  bnn-news.com

The government has decided to allocate an additional amount of EUR 173.0 million from the 2020 budget to finance priorities of ministries and independent ...


Latvia could participate in US-led coalition in Persian Gulf  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia could send a presence to participate in the U.S. led international coalition to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf, Defense Ministry spokesman Kaspars ...


BMC targets Europe, starting with Latvia  Daily Sabah

BMC, one of Turkey's leading defense contractors, has set course for Europe as part of its export operations. It was the only Turkish land vehicle manufacturer in ...


Sentence expected in Latvia's first modern slavery case  Eng.Lsm.lv

On September 18 the Vidzeme District Court in Cēsis reviewed the first case in Latvia in which someone has been accused of human trafficking and exploitation.


Likely new head of Latvian financial watchdog revealed  Eng.Lsm.lv

The open competition to find a new chief for Latvia's financial regulator - a crucial position giving the ongoing campaign to restore the credibility of the ...


Latvia 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.


Oil 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.


Latvia Hits Bank With €1m Fine Over Dirty Money Failings  PaymentsCompliance

Authorities in Latvia have fined PrivatBank just over €1m ($1.1m) for numerous breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations.


Latvia 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, ...


How a German general used Russian soldiers to try to get back at Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

A hundred years ago, on September 21, 1919 the German army general Rüdiger von der Goltz as well as self-styled prince Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, the ...


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

Māra 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 ...


Valga 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 ...


First political consultations held between Latvia and Jamaica | Press Releases  leta.lv

September 20, 2019. The following is a press release by the Latvian Foreign Ministry: On 18–19 September 2019, the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign ...


In 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 ...


150,000 participate in Latvia's Olympic Day exercise - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua)-- At least 150,000 Latvians took part in a simultaneous Olympic Day morning exercise on Friday, the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC) ...


Latvia 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 ...


UEFA 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 ...


Riga 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.


Abkhazia 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.


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

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


Scorching 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.


Latvia'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...


Crimea 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.


ECB’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 ...


Latvia'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...


Number 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 ...


New Latvian law to bring Russian-speaking students to Estonia  ERR News

Latvia has introduced a law banning the provision of higher education taught in Russian, as a result of which the number of students from formerly ...


Tapa 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.


Latvian 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 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.


Latvia 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, ...


Eckerd 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 ...


Sigulda municipality turns to police over infection cases in kindergartens  bnn-news.com

Sigulda municipality has turned to State Police to investigate the link between last week's uncovered intestinal infection cases, including four infection cases ...


Swedbank 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.


Three 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.


Arnautovic 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 ...


Drones can be piloted from the age of 16 in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

In order to facilitate the safety of unmanned aircraft and drones, Latvia's Cabinet of Ministers has approved related regulations from the Ministry of Transport.


Major 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 ...


University 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.


Population 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 Parādnieks, adviser on demographic policy to the Latvian ...


Latvia 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 ...


Working 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 ...


Latvian tanker attacked by pirates off west African coast  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvian product tanker Ance was attacked on September 16, while at anchor off the west African coast, the Maritime and Crimean Shipping News portal reported.


Latvia 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 ...


Latvian 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 ...


Snorkel 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 ...


Latvia 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) ...


Levits: 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 ...


News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh  CBS Pittsburgh

Big Burrito Restaurant Group Executive Chef, Bill Fuller, stops by with his host student Miks Petersons of Latvia and American Field *Service* Volunteer Kathy ...


Latvian 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 rejects reappointment of University of Latvia rector  Eng.Lsm.lv

On Tuesday, August 27, the Cabinet of Ministers decided not approve Indriķis Muižnieks to continue in his position as Rector of the University of Latvia.


Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Jelgava 94, Rutulis on tour, modern Spanish circus  Eng.Lsm.lv

There are many things to occupy your time this weekend, beyond watching the leaves change color. Here are a few.


Renewable 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 producer prices up 0.4% yoy in August | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Sept 20 (LETA) - In August 2019, producer prices in Latvia's industry rose by 0.4 percent against the same period a year ago, according to the data ...


Latvian Trade Group Protests Slots Tax Hike  GamblingCompliance

Industry trade group the Latvian Gaming Business Association (LSBA) has condemned the Ministry of Finance's plan to raise slot machine taxes by 44 percent in ...


First Latvian swims la Manche  Eng.Lsm.lv

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


Survey: 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 ...


Competition: Latvian Paralympic Sports Centre | Competition  Architects Journal

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


Latvia's economic growth to re-accelerate starting 2021, says bank  Eng.Lsm.lv

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, but in the following ...


Chicagoland 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 ...


Latvia's house prices are now falling  Global Property Guide

Read our recent real estate news - Latvia's house prices are now falling.


Wages 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 ...


Three 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 ...


Armenian FM meets with his Latvian counterpart in Riga  Armenpress.am

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 18, ARMENPRESS. Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is in Riga on an official visit, met on September 18 with ...


Latvian 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.


Retailer Maxima reaches agreement with union  Eng.Lsm.lv

On September 18th, retail chain Maxima Latvija and the Latvian Retail Employee Union (LTDA) announced they had signed a new collective work agreement ...


Latvian government grants 300000 euros for Rīga church tower  Eng.Lsm.lv

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


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

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


Latvian 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 ...


3000 to participate in international military exercises in Vidzeme next week  Eng.Lsm.lv

From September 23 to October 6, the Silver Bullet 2019 international military exercises will take place in the Latvian province of Vidzeme, where over 3000 ...


Latvian Food and Veterinary Service suspends operations of vegetable processing plant  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.


Latvian Association of Local Governments calls for Pūce to resign  Eng.Lsm.lv

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


Muižnieks 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 Indriķis Muižnieks has gone to court over ...


Latvian FM congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day - news politics  UNIAN

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs has congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day. Rinkēvičs says Latvia has supported ...


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