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RIGA - The Canadian-led NATO battalion of more than 1,000 troops will fully arrive in Latvia by June, Latvia's new Chief of Defense Leonids Kalnins told the press on Wednesday.
During the visit, the Minister will meet with her Latvian counterparts: the Minister for Welfare, Janis Reirs, and the Minister for economics, Arvils Aseradens.
RIGA - Latvia and Luxembourg have untapped potential for economic cooperation, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/farmers) said during the meeting with Jean Asselborn, Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, today in Riga.
With roughly 50 merger and acquisition deals announced in Latvia last year, the number of M&A deals in 2016 remained virtually unchanged from 2015, according to a report released by Murinus Advisers writes LETA.
"About 170 Azerbaijani students are currently receiving education in Latvia. There are many people in Azerbaijan who travel to Latvia, especially Jurmala," the ambassador said, noting that the opening of direct flights will lead an increase in the ...
Helsinki - Latvia declared a state of emergency Tuesday in three regions affected by African swine fever and said it expects hundreds of pigs to be culled at local farms to prevent the disease from spreading.
RIGA - The Crisis Management Council today decided to propose to the government to declare an emergency situation in Krimulda and Adazi regions in central Latvia affected by the latest outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic pigs. Latvian ...
Residents of Latvia's rural areas still are the most active press subscribers, accounting for 76% of subscriptions sold so far, while 16% of subscriptions have been made by residents of the Latvian capital Riga and 8% by residents in other largest ...
"Within the 3rd brigade of the Zemessardze (Latvian National Guard) a unit of the professional army with air defense functions will be formed to be deployed in Daugavpils, Rezekne and Preili," a statement issued by the ministry read.
Spain has decided to send a considerable unit to join the battle group of the Canadian-led NATO battalion in Latvia, minister Raimonds Bergmanis told Latvian Radio this week, according to Latvian information agency LETA. With the newly added 300 ...
RIGA - In its latest economic forecast, the World Bank projects that Latvia's GDP will grow by 3.1 percent this year, which will be the strongest growth in the Baltics this year.
Transportation of container cargos by LDz Logistika company, a subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzcels state-owned railway company, increased significantly last year, the company's representative Ella Petermane told LETA.
RIGA, Jan 11, BNS - The annual average inflation (12 months of 2015 against 12 months of 2016) in Latvia was 0.1 percent last year, according to the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau. In December 2016 compared to December 2015, consumer prices in ...
RIGA - Russia's attempts to use "soft power" to influence Latvia's population had not really been successful, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said on the morning news program of the public Latvian Television on Wednesday. He said that those attempts ...
The 35 page compilation of rumor and unattributed "sources" written in the style of a due diligence report says "ethnic Russians employed by neighbouring governments e.g.
RIGA, January 11. /TASS/. Latvia needs Russian-language mass media that would broadcast to the general Russian-speaking audiences, President Raimonds Vejonis said on Wednesday.
Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) is launching direct carrier billing on Google Play with Fortumo.
The lowest unemployment rate or 5.3% was recorded in Riga region, while the highest jobless rate, 17.9%, was observed in the eastern Latvian province of Latgale. At the end of December 2016, unemployment was at 10.4% in the western province of ...
Last year 157 people died on roads in Latvia, which is the lowest number of fatalities since Latvia restored its independence, but last year the number of people who sustained injuries in road accidents increased, state police representative Normunds ...
Latvia's foreign trade deficit increased marginally in November from a year ago, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Monday.
Altogether 147 new entities were registered in the Commercial Register and the Enterprise Register in Latvia last week, up by 22 entities from the week before.
Latvia - Latvian national broadcaster will hold a press conference on Friday at 11:00 CET to present the participants of the 2017 edition of Supernova, the show through which the country will decide its participation to the Kyiv Eurovision Song Contest.
The UN has changed the status of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from Eastern European countries to the states of Northern Europe, 112.
Latvia - It took lightweight fringe contender Fedor "The Knockout Man" Papazov (19-2, 12 KOs) almost ten rounds to take out extremely durable and tough Mexican veteran Uriel Barrera for the second defense of his IBO I/C 135lb title.
As the Eurovision fever is about to hit Europe the Latvians are gearing up to kick off the 2017 Eurovision party galore. OGAE Latvia have set the date for their annual Eurovision Pre-Party in Riga on 25 March. Save the date and pack your bags, we're ...
The Association of Leasing Providers, established in 2000, unites the largest leasing providers registered and operating in Latvia: Swedbank Lizings, Nordea finance Latvia, SEB Lizings, UniCredit Leasing, OP Finance, PrivatBank, DNB Lizings, Citadele ...
A company of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade with armored vehicles is due to arrive in Latvia at the end of February, Kaspars Galkins, a spokesman for the Latvian Defense Ministry, told LETA.
In this week's Trend Lines podcast, WPR's editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the major priorities on the global agenda for 2017.
In the first ten months of 2016 Latvia still trailed behind its neighbors Estonia and Lithuania by export and import volumes while Lithuania showed the largest trade deficit, according to the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau writes LETA.
The release of Latvia's gas infrastructure is viewed as key to the development of a unified gas market in the Baltic region.
RIGA - The Latvian Ornithological Society has chosen the western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flavor) as the Bird of the Year 2016.
Lithuania and Estonia recorded annual increases in industrial producer prices in November, while Latvia posted a decline, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat showed on Thursday.
RIGA, Jan 5, BNS - Latvia marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Battles today. The Christmas Battles were fought during World War I from January 5 to January 11, 1917.
From 1991 and until the end of 2016, foreign direct investment in Latvian companies amounted to EUR 7.21 billion, which means that foreign citizens and companies currently own about 29% of the total share capital of Latvian companies that have not been ...
The Baltic states are among the countries Russia once termed its "near abroad" - after it could no longer call them "Soviet Republics" when they regained independence in 1991.
RIGA - The government today heard Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics' (Unity) annual report on the state of Latvia's foreign affairs and future plans, as well as EU-related issues. Latvia's external security and the unity of the EU, the competitiveness ...
However, comments attributed in the report to General Raymond T Thomas of the Pentagon's Special Operations Command may raise eyebrows, as he describes Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania as "scared to death" and "desperate" for American leadership.
In 1987, in the twilight years of the Soviet Union, when Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika was loosening the screws on free enterprise, high-school teacher ...
A 4-2 victory launched Slovakia to the Quarter-finals of the World Junior Championship. Latvia will now face Finland in the relegation round.
Moscow (Sputnik) - On November 10, the Latvian government transferred to the country's government the amendments, proposed by education Minister Karlis Sadurskis, which specify the cases where teachers could be fired from their positions if they were ...
Amendments to the Latvian Criminal Code, criminalizing military service in foreign countries, with the exception of the member states of the European Union, NATO, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Australia, Brazil and New Zealand, come into ...
Feel the former Eastern Bloc shrug off its dour image in the Latvian capital city, where a demure facade gives way to a place of surprising life and energy.
Feel the former Eastern Bloc shrug off its dour image in the Latvian capital city, where a demure facade gives way to a place of surprising life and energy.
RIGA - One-third of re-emigrants, or 30 percent, feel disappointed after their return to Latvia and are ready to leave again, the news program of LNT commercial TV channel reported, citing a new survey by the Center for Diaspora and Migration Research ...


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