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RIGA - Out of all the asylum seekers relocated to Latvia as part of the EU's relocation program, only five currently remain in the country - a three-person family and two separate asylum seekers, of which one is planning on leaving the country in the ...
Latvia has completed ratification of the Paris climate change Agreement, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) has announced on his twitter account.
Digital radio is on the move in Latvia, as the Latvian State Radio and Television Centre has announced that it is increasing the reception zone for its DAB+ trials.
A broadcaster in Latvia has commissioned a local version of Talpa talkshow format The Story of My Life. Media 360 has acquired the show, in which celebrity couples are made to look 25 and 50 years older by professional make-up artists.
Of male respondents, 16% would join the Home Guard if Latvia was attacked by Russia, 15% would try to resist in some other way, 15% would be supporting those resisting the invasion, 11% would leave Latvia, 6 would do something else, 20% would not do ...
RIGA - 45 percent of Latvia's residents believe that security situation has improved in Latvia as compared with 2016, according to a public opinion survey carried out by the Defense Ministry.
The new exchange program starts this spring term and allows students from the UO and the University of Latvia to study at the partner institution for a semester or year.
The planned trial will involve transporting containers by sea from the port of Mumbai to Banda Abbas in Iran for onward transport to Latvia by rail. A 15-day transit time is being targeted. LDZ believes the development of the International North ...
RIGA - During a meeting with his Georgian counterpart today, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/farmers) said that Latvia, together with its allies, actively support Georgia's Euro-Atlantic efforts. As BNS was informed by the Defense ...
The first Canadian troops will arrive in Latvia in June, kicking off a much-anticipated NATO deployment to restrain potential Russian ambitions in Eastern Europe, ...
Tieto Latvia IT company has developed national level instant payments platform for Kenya, BC learned from the company. 160216_tieto_kenya.
The new Lindstrom workwear plant in Latvia's central Tukums town currently employs 100 people, but by the end of the year the number of employees will be increased to 120, Lindstrom group president and CEO Juha Laurio told LETA.
The Estonian Social Ministry held the first successful joint tender with the Latvian Health Ministry to purchase rotavirus vaccine and as a result both countries saved money, reports LETA/BNS.
This spring Kyiv will host the second quadrilateral meeting of prime ministers of Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Ukrainian Ambassador to Latvia Yevhen Perebiynis said this to Ukrinform. "In 2015, in Riga, the then prime minister of Ukraine ...
Latvia may seem the least likely home for a manufacturer of high-tech cutting edge aerospace and automotive materials, but SMW engineering's recent spinoff, SIA SMW wheels just denies that, employing the Latvian capital's metallurgical potential.
The Spanish Defense Ministry has confirmed on Wednesday information regarding its plans to send six Leopard 2E tanks, about 10 Pizarro tracked armored personnel carriers and some 350 military personnel to Latvia to strengthen the country's security.
A decision taken over 25 years ago has left many in Latvia feeling rootless. When the country regained independence in 1991, the Russians who had arrived under Soviet rule were denied citizenship.
Spain is expected to deploy a small contingent of Leopard 2E main battle tanks to Latvia as part of its contribution to the Canadian-led NATO battalion being ...
In order to help strengthen Latvia's security, Spain will send six Leopard 2e tanks to Latvia as part of the Canadian-led NATO battalion, which is the first time Spain has sent these types of tanks outside of the country, writes LETA.
Spain is planning to send around 350 troops along with 6 tanks and over a dozen armored vehicles to Latvia as part of NATO's battalion led by Canadian Forces, ...
In the past decade, the Baltic region has enjoyed a boom in startups and technology investments. So far, Estonia has been the frontrunner in the region, driven by the successes of Skype and TransferWise, among others.
"Latvia could work more with Azerbaijan on joint economic projects, if not local taxes. If there was an agreement that at least partially solve these problems, it would have contributed to the development of trade between our countries.
But we will give a warm welcome to the British personnel who come to Latvia for forthcoming military exercises. No one in Britain should be fooled by Russian Propaganda: NATO is not recklessly "ramping up" its presence in its frontline member states ...
Tonight in Latvia, the second eleven acts performed their potential Eurovision 2017 entries. Of these, only four have proceeded to the semi final.
"If a student wants to continue her/his studies in Latvia for one more year, she/he has to reapply for the Latvian scholarship," the spokesperson said. "The Latvian scholarship cannot be awarded to one person for more than two consecutive terms, unless ...
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics conveyed sincere greetings of President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis to the head of state.
Latvia's consumer price inflation accelerated further in January to the highest level in nearly five years, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday.
Latvia's current account surplus increased at the end of the year, data from the Latvian central bank showed Friday.
On Thursday, February 9, Latvia successfully priced dual-tranche Eurobonds in the international capital markets in an aggregate amount of EUR 650 million, covering most of Latvia's financing requirements for 2017, the Treasury informed LETA.
San Antonio (FIBA EuroBasket 2017) - Latvia fans are keeping their fingers crossed that Davis Bertans and Kristaps Porzingis will put on the national jersey this summer as the country attempts to reach the podium of a EuroBasket for the first time in a ...
The march kicked off on Tuesday, February 7 and concluded on Wednesday as part of the exercises dubbed Bayonet Vanguard. The drills took place all across the Baltics, said to be aimed at enhancing cooperation between Latvian and US soldiers, who ...
The market share for admissions to domestic films in Latvian cinemas nearly doubled last year, according to new data published by the Latvian National Film Centre. The figures show that the market share for local films grew from 3.8 per cent in 2015 to ...
The Latvian Defense Ministry's press service reports that the first group of US M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles arrived on Wednesday in ...
According to the brief: 'The Bee Breeders Stone Barn Meditation Camp architecture competition encourages participants to create eco-friendly designs for a complex in the heart of Latvia, one of Europe's greenest countries. 'Working in collaboration ...
Some two years ago, Latvian engineers had a "Friday afternoon idea" to go out into the wintry Latvian landscape with their new four propeller giant drone.
US Army personnel who will operate tanks and a variety of other military equipment arrived as scheduled in Latvia February 5, reported LSM's Russian-language service.
Amid snow-clad pine forests, Latvia's remote Lake Ninieris is home to a new sports activity one wouldn't expect in this tranquil winter setting.
Last year has been fairly successful for Latvian producers as the Baltic country's industrial output increased by 4.9% against 2015, according to data released by the national statistics office on Friday, Xinhua reported.
Latvia's fence construction began in 2015 and the first 23km section is ready, according to local media reports, citing State Border Guards spokeswoman Evgeniya Poznyak.
RIGA - Russia's Ambassador-designate to Latvia, Yevgeny Lukyanov, who earlier today met with Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity), aims to improve bilateral relations.
Latvia - The national broadcaster of Latvia, LTV, has said it is investigating possible attempts of manipulating Spotify streaming data as part of its Eurovision national selection process.
RIGA (Sputnik) - Latvia has constructed a 14-mile fence along the 171-mile border with Russia for protection against illegal migrants entering the European Union, additional 37 miles will be constructed in 2017, the country's State Border Guard ...
The representative of the economics Ministry pointed out that most of the foreign tourists visiting Latvia come from four traditional markets - Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Germany.
Latvia's industrial production expanded for the fourth straight month in December, an at an accelerated pace, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday.
International credit risk insurer Coface has upgraded Estonia's assessment in its new country risk rating, but has left the assessment of the Latvian and Lithuanian business environment unchanged.
Latvian Military to Inspect Russian Motorized rifle Brigade. RIGA (Sputnik) - According to the NRA online newspaper, while 22 countries have confirmed their participation, Latvia has decided not to send its Athletes to the games. Such NATO member ...
Russian Ambassador-designate to Latvia Yevgeny Lukyanov and his spouse arrived in Riga today, according to information released by the Russian Embassy in Riga.






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