In Latvia

Wed, 5 Nov 2014, All aboard for western Europe!…

Vilnius connection will increase not only the Lithuanian value of the project, but the whole project as well,” continued Sinkevicius. According to the Minister, the fact that the project m...

Wed, 5 Nov 2014, Supreme court rejects claim of electoral fraud…

Harmony representative, MP Andrejs Elksnins said that evidence compellingly pointed to the possibility of electoral fraud. But Unity’s representative, attorney Lauris Leja said that the clai...

Wed, 5 Nov 2014, U.S. and Britain to maintain troops in Latvia next year…

It is currently unknown how many soldiers, and for how long, will be stationed in Latvia. It will be clear by the end of the year which NATO member states will send their troops to the Baltic co...

Wed, 1 Oct 2014, Politicians brush off pre-election scandals…

With momentum behind her, even questions surrounding heavy-handed party operations, financing sources and alleged connections with Russian radicals and Russian agents haven’t hurt. The lat...

Wed, 3 Sep 2014, Russia talks of new arms race…

The diplomat said that he “would not like to be in the shoes of the Latvian people; they in fact will become hostage to outside control of the military bases by people thousands of kilometer...

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...



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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