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Icelandic ex-minister criticizes Baltic states' position on Catalonia - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The Baltic states' position on the Catalonia issue is very strange, Iceland's former foreign minister Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson sa......

- The Baltic Times - US

Scenario of Zapad drills was oriented towards aggression, not defense - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The scenario of the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad 2017 was oriented towards aggression, not defense, the Latvian Chief......

- The Baltic Times - US

Poland tops EU ranking in largest drop in poverty risk between 2008-2016.

Between 2008 and 2016, the risk of poverty and social exclusion decreased in Poland by 8.6 percentage points , marking the sharpest decrease in the EU, according to Eurostat data. Latvia (with a 5.7 pp...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

UNIAN: Silver Arrow, year's major military exercise, begins in Latvia.

Running until Oct. 29, Silver Arrow 2017 will take place in the main Adazi military training area and in the Ape, Gulbene, and Aluksne districts of northern Latvia, according to The post UNIAN: Silver Arrow, year's major military exercise, begins in Latvia appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Silver Arrow, year's major military exercise, begins in Latvia.

October 16 sees the start of the annual 'Silver Arrow' military exercises, Latvia's largest of the year, reports.


People in Latvia tend to underestimate themselves, miss valuable opportunities - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - People in Latvia tend to underestimate themselves and may miss a lot of opportunities as a result, psychotherapist Arturs Ancan......

- The Baltic Times - US

Kalnozols suspended from Green Party over sexist remarks about health minister - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The board of the Latvian Green Party today decided to suspend Saeima member Valdis Kalnozols' membership in the pa......

- The Baltic Times - US

Central Eastern Europe: United by Regional Security.

When it comes to regional interests, Russia seems to be the only thing on which the Central and Eastern European states can reach an agreement. On October 9, Warsaw served as a gathering place for leaders and ministers of foreign affairs of the Bucharest 9' . The format created at the Central and Eastern Europe presidents' ...

- GMF - DE

Bulgaria Among 20 EU Countries to Establish Prosecutor's Office.

The Council of EU has been given approval to regulate establishment of European Public Prosecutor's Office , a new prosecution, which will deal with financial crimes. Accordingly, EU member 20 countries will establish a Luxembourg-based EU prosecutor's office until 2020. European Public Prosecutor's Office for EU will be ...

- Novinite - BG

Benefits alone will not solve Latvia's demographic problems - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The government is aware that benefits and allowances alone will not tackle Latvia's demographic problems, and there also have to......

- The Baltic Times - US

One third of parents in Latvia use corporal punishment to discipline their offspring - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - One third or 32 percent of parents in Latvia use corporal punishment to discipline their offspring and 54 percent are unaware t......

- The Baltic Times - US

Latva rejects Macron tax plan

Latvian PM Maris Kucinskis has told the Bloomberg news agency that his country could not accept recent proposals by French leader Emmanuel Macron for EU tax harmonisation. "Our people's support for the EU is connected with hopes for an increase in living standards, economic growth ... to attract investment, we need to have ...

- EU Observer - EU

MP Abiriga in court today over urinating on street

The lawmaker has admitted in a televised interview to have stopped and eased himself since he was badly off

- Daily Monitor - UG

MP Abiriga a no-show in court over urinating in public place

MP Ibrahim Abiriga's lawyer says he was served late

- Daily Monitor - UG

Mr President, a medal and ministerial posting for Abiriga please

The Arua Municipality MP needs to be recognised to save him from himself.

- Daily Monitor - UG