In Latvia

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 ...

Wed, 5 Feb 2014, Straujuma government starts amid Lemberg…

Two coalition MPs, Valdis Liepins (Reform Party) and Juris Vilums (Reform Party), did not participate in the vote, as well as two other independent MPs - Inga Bite and Davis Stalts. Straujuma tol...

Wed, 5 Feb 2014, Scientific institutes face closures…

They have received high marks - five or four on a five-point scale. Thirty-three scientific institutes and university structural units have received a mark of three. The experts recommend improv...

Wed, 8 Jan 2014, Bus fares higher in new year…

1 for one ride on public transport. The municipality also decided that, later this year, tickets for persons who live in Riga and have taken out the so-called ‘Rigan’s ID card’ ...

Wed, 8 Jan 2014, Putin denies missile installation…

At the same time, [a common European security policy] must be an additional defense mechanism, and must not replace NATO,” said Dombrovskis. However, contrary to the reports in the media, ...

Wed, 18 Dec 2013, Candidate choices fail to impress Berzins…

Berzins had unofficially asked Aboltina to head the next government, but she turned down his offer. Berzins said he would not nominate anyone as the next prime minister because he was not sure wh...

Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Restrictions ahead for residence permits…

“It is possible that the cost could amount to millions,” said Sins. When asked who was providing funds for the campaign, Sins said it was businessmen associated with the real estate b...

Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Opposition to bus fare increase grows…

Harmony Center MPs voted against it. The parliament is to vote on the amendments in the second and third reading. This is in direct response to a Riga City Council decision made on Oct. 7, wher...



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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