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Expert: Latvia's main export markets are growing, which means Latvia's economy will also see growth - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - Despite the fact that global political risks remain, all of Latvia's main export markets will see growth this year, which means that ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Trump's foreign policy views are not in accordance with Latvia's interests - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - In a study called Donald Trump: America First, Martins Hirss, a researcher at the Center for Security and Strategic Research at the Latvi......

- The Baltic Times - US

Festival Riga Photomonth announces 2017 programm - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - From 8 – 31 May the internationalRiga Photomonth 2017festival will offer exhibitions and lectures, artist talks, film s......

- The Baltic Times - US

Detailed revision of all sectors' expenditure planed - The Baltic Times.

There is a plan to carry out a detailed revision of all sectors’ expenditures while working on Latvia’s 2018 budget, representatives......

- The Baltic Times - US

Norway offers EU quota swap deal to settle dispute over arrested Latvian crab trawler - The Baltic Times.

Norway has offered the European Union a quota swap deal in order to enable EU fishermen to obtain the necessary license for catching snow c......

- The Baltic Times - US

Activist: By failing to support a ban on the use of wild animals in circus performances, MPs ignoring expert conclusions - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - By failing to support the bill banning the use of wild animals in circus performances, parliament members have ignored the work by expert......

- The Baltic Times - US

Vejonis: We are in the final stage of deciding on tax reforms important for the whole country - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - After a meeting with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis today, President Raimonds Vejonis said that the decisive moment in m......

- The Baltic Times - US

Saeima committee backs proposal ruling out revision of past transactions in strategic companies' shares - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - The Saeima Defense, Interior and Corruption Prevention Committee today endorsed a proposal to scrap draft legislation that would have emp......

- The Baltic Times - US

Latvia a great place for foreign investment - former U.S. secretary of state - The Baltic Times.

RIGA - Latvia is a great place to invest in and has a great potential for attracting foreign investment, former U.S. Secretary of State Jo......

- The Baltic Times - US

'Laundromat' funnels illicit funds out of Russia.

Banks in Moldova and Latvia help Russians take billions of dollars out of their country bypassing strict money laundering rules. The massive operation has been dubbed 'The Laundromat' by anti-corruption activists.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russia Could Have Laundered Up to USD 80 B Via Moldova, Latvia.

British banks were also a part of the large-scale Russian operation for money laundering through Moldova and Latvia in the period 2010 – 2014, showed data from an international investigation, cited by The Guardian. The operation was conducted by Russian criminals with links to the government and the Federal Security ...

- Novinite - BG

Hungarian Embassy in Riga organizes conference on Gulag prisoners - The Baltic Times

RIGA - To honor the memory of communist genocide victims, the Hungarian Embassy in Riga is organizing a conference at the Latvian War Museum tod......

- The Baltic Times - US

Lithuania and Latvia to jointly purchase pneumococcal vaccine - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS - Lithuania, and Latvia have issued a joint international tender to purchase a pneumococcal vaccine, the Lithuanian National Health Insu......

- The Baltic Times - US

Government coalition again defers decision on teacher academy's reorganization - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Latvia's government coalition today postponed until next week a decision on the planned reorganization of the Riga Teacher Training a......

- The Baltic Times - US

Baltic foreign ministers to meet with Tillerson in Washington next week - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian foreign ministers are to meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington next week....

- The Baltic Times - US

Gazprom Changes Policy Over Natural Gas Deliveries to Bulgaria

Moscow and Brussels shook hands in agreement to fundamentally change the gas policy of Russia in relation to certain former satellite countries to the Soviet Union, now part of the EU, according to BNR. The good news was announced by European Commission responsible for competition, Margrethe Vestager. She said that Russian ...

- Novinite - BG

Meet the real-life Rapunzel - with two metre-long hair

A 23-year-old woman from Riga has been dubbed the real-life Rapunzel. She has trimmed but never cut her hair, and it is now longer than herself as 2.3 metres. Washing it takes planning and time. See more in the video above.

- timesofmalta.com - MT

MEP Mamikins: European residents becoming more dissatisfied because of Brussels' arrogance - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Due to the arrogance taking place within the corridors of Brussels, European residents are becoming more dissatisfied, European Parliamen......

- The Baltic Times - US

MEP Mamikins: Forgetting Crimea occupation would improve our economic situation - The Baltic Times

RIGA - In an interview with BNS, European Parliament Member Andrejs Mamikins said that ''you may not love Russia, but we must ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Latvian ex-president: Situation in Caucasus can affect whole world

A problem of unresolved conflict remains in Azerbaijan for many years, said Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the former Latvian President and co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan, Latvia eye cooperation

- Today.Az - AZ

NATO Strategic Communication Center: Focus of Russia's ''information machinery'' elsewhere at the moment due to other interests - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Due to other interests, Russia's focus on Latvia and the other Baltic countries this March 16 was less than in previous years, Janis ......

- The Baltic Times - US

MTG sells Baltic broadcasting businesses to Providence Equity Partners for EUR 115 million - The Baltic Times

RIGA - The Swedish media holding Modern Times Group has sold its broadcasting businesses in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Providence Eq......

- The Baltic Times - US

Azerbaijan, Latvia eye cooperation

Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade met with President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis on March 16, who attended the 5th Global Baku Forum.

- AzerNews - AZ

Latvian unemployment down to 8.4% in February - The Baltic Times

RIGA - In February 2017, Latvia’s registered unemployment rate has decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 8.4 percent, according to informa......

- The Baltic Times - US

US general: US troops in Baltic states are response to Russia's aggression - The Baltic Times

RIGA - The US troops deployed in Latvia and the neighboring countries are a response to Russia's aggressive actions, General Curtis Scaparro......

- The Baltic Times - US

Latvia's 3D display manufacturer LightSpace Technologies opens office in Silicon Valley - The Baltic Times

RIGA - Latvia’s 3D display manufacturer LightSpace Technologies has opened its 3D image display technology demonstration office in Silicon......

- The Baltic Times - US

Baku Forum named a venue for discussing modern challenges

Azerbaijan is multicultural and unique, former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga told reporters on the sidelines of the 5th Global Baku Forum.

- AzerNews - AZ

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva holds several meetings in Baku

First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva met with co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, who is attending the 5th Global Baku Forum, on March 15, Azertac reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva meets with former Latvian President

- Today.Az - AZ

President Ilham Aliyev met with Latvian President Raimonds V?jonis

- Today.Az - AZ

Ilham Aliyev meets Latvian president

- Today.Az - AZ

Bulgaria One of Top 8 of EU Countries With High Risk of Poverty

Bulgaria is among the eight countries of the European Union in which people live with a considerably higher risk of poverty compared to the bloc's richer members, EU statistics suggest., quoted by BNR.Romania, Latvia and Lithuania are the riskiest among the eight countries, and Bulgaria ranks fifth in the chart. Close to ...

- Novinite - BG

De Lima prays for liberty by Holy Week

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Wednesday appealed for liberty before the Holy Week, hoping to make good on her vow to participate in the Good Friday procession in native Iriga City's local parish. The post De Lima prays for liberty by Holy Week appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Antitrust: Commission invites comments on Gazprom commitments concerning Central and Eastern European gas markets – Benefits for the Latvian gas market

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 13 March 2017 The European Commission invites comments from all interested parties on commitments submitted by Gazprom to address the Commission's competition concerns as regards gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The commitments will enable cross-border gas flows at ...

- EU - EU

Two cents on the 2 percent question

A perennial topic for discussion at the Munich Security Conference is the American insistence that Europe spend more on its own defense. For the past several years, that's been connected to a pledge made by NATO members at their 2006 Riga Summit to move toward spending 2 percent of GDP on defense. The 2 percent

- Brookings - US

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