In Latvia

Tired of Latvian climate? Visit Barcelona!

Barcelona is one of the most amazing cities in Europe, it is a city which many tourists visit each year and plenty of them keep coming back to experience everything the city has to offer. It is a c...

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, Pop stars feel the heat of Russian sanctions…

In his song ‘Made in the USSR,’ he praises the Soviet Union: “Ukraine and the Crimea, Belarus and Moldova - that is my country. Sakhalin and Kamchatka and Ural mountains - that i...

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, Court freezes publisher’s assets without review…

Instead of finally reviewing the case to decide if administrator Spruds’ character has been defamed and his compensation claim is justified, the court instead reviewed the matter of freezing...

Wed, 6 Aug 2014, With ban upheld, Broka quits…

She will now most probably turn to the European Court of Human Rights, said her press secretary Inese Aunina. If political party VL-TB/LNNK makes the decision to put forward Gaidis Berzins, whos...

Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Ilves, Berzins attend Battle of Cesis/ Vonnu celebrations…

At the end of World War I, Estonia was engaged in its War of Independence against two former major powers. At the time of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, the Estonian Provisional Government was fo...

Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Prosecutor Jurkjane dismisses rape as ‘victim’s fault’…

The letter stated that Jurkjane had said nothing that would facilitate the crime in question and that there is no reason to question her professional competence. Jurkjane indicated that there is...

Thu, 1 May 2014, Corruption and hate speech mark EP candidate list…

At the same time he said that he will be pleased to work together with such a high-level politician like Dombrovskis. Dombrovskis said that the European Parliament elections have to take place fi...

Wed, 2 Apr 2014, NATO looks to support Baltics as cooperation with Russia ends…

Gen. Philip Breedlove, who is both NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the head of the U.S. military’s European Command, had been due to testify before Congress this week. He ar...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Preamble draft reaches Saeima committees…

Never before have the people of Latvia discussed their country, stressed Levits. “We have to start somewhere,” he said, noting that the objective of the Preamble is to define what the ...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Russia’s ‘soft power’ increasing…

We must also cooperate with Russia in areas such as education and culture, but this cooperation cannot become a threat to Latvia’s national interests,” Reiniks believes. The Security ...



LATVIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. Across the Baltic Sea is located Sweden. Latvia covers around 64 thousands square kilometers. The latvians are part of Baltic people. The only official language in Latvia is Latvian, which has many similarities with Lithuanian language. In fact Latvian and Lithuanian languages are the last two Baltic languages of the Indo-European family. Latvia as a state is a unitary parliamentary republic with internal division of 118 municipalities. The largest city and the capital as well is Riga. Latvia is one of the least-populous countries of the European Union - its population is less than 2.2 million.

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