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Today 19:05US calls China, Russia, Iran, N Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights    ( bdnews24.com )
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ints KalninsREUTERS. The United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated ...
Today 14:05US calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights    ( KFGO )
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ints. By Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally ...
Today 02:05US Calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'Morally Reprehensible' on Rights    ( U.S. News & World Report )
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan speaks to the media during a news conference in Riga, Latvia February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Reuters. By Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North ...
Yesterday 13:05Latvian PM Says Probe Into ECB's Rimsevics Is Headed for Charges    ( Bloomberg )
It's unclear how the controversy will affect the ECB's policy meeting scheduled for June 14 in Riga, which was picked earlier as the one venue beyond Frankfurt where the bank would meet this year. In light of the accusations against Rimsevics, Kucinskis says it would be “impossible” to appear alongside ...
04/19/2018 16:05Maxima, Latvijas Dzelzcels and Rimi are Latvia's largest employers    ( The Baltic Course )
Latvijas Dzelzcels state-owned railway company, and Maxima and Rimi retailers were the largest employers in Latvia, writes LETA. according to the ... Further down the list were state-owned Riga Austrumu Clinical University Hospital with 4,750 employees, Rigas Satiksme municipal public transport ...
04/19/2018 10:05Saeima committee amends bill banning offshore companies from bidding for public contracts    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA – The Saeima national economic, rural, environment and regional policy committee today supported amendments to Public Procurement Law, deleting the ban for the companies registered in low-tax or tax-free countries, or the so-called offshore countries, from taking part in public tenders in Latvia ...
04/19/2018 02:05Daily News 18 / 04 / 2018    ( EU News )
The European Commission will tomorrow launch a series of seminars on fair taxation in the EU, with a first event in Riga, Latvia. Tomorrow's seminar brings together civil society, business representatives, policy makers, academics and interested citizens to discuss and exchange views on the problem of ...
04/18/2018 20:05Group That Runs Fundamentalist Bible Studies For Cabinet & Congress Growing 'Beyond Our ...    ( Right Wing Watch )
A ministry is about to begin in Guatemala, and before fall, we expect work to be completed for ministries in the Central and South American nations of Peru; Ecuador; Brazil; Mexico; Uruguay; and Paraguay, as well as in the European city Riga, Latvia. Work is current an ongoing with partners to establish ...
04/18/2018 19:05Latvenergo Group publishes the audited results for 2017 and the Sustainability Report    ( GlobeNewswire (press release) )
This was made possible by the decision of Latvenergo AS to apply for the receipt of a one-off compensation from the Latvian state in October 2017, at the same time opting out of the receipt of 75% of the annual electrical capacity payments for Riga CHPPs. On 21 November 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers ...
04/17/2018 22:05Meet Peter Van Der Veer, New President Of The European Arenas Association    ( Pollstar )
... member venues from 22 countries welcomed 18.7 million customers to 2,899 events in total. Besides van der Veer, the EAA board is made up of Girts Krastins (Arena Riga, Latvia), John Langford (The O2, London, England), Jorge Silva (Altice Arena, Portugal) and Lotta Nibell (Scandinavium, Sweden) ...
04/16/2018 10:05Phillip Morris Latvia remains largest tax payer in trade sector in 2017    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - Phillip Morris Latvia tobacco product distributor was the largest tax payer in Latvia's trade sector also in 2017, according to the information of the Latvian State Revenue Service about the country's largest tax payers last year. In 2017, Phillip Morris Latvia paid EUR 104.525 million in taxes.
04/14/2018 13:05Rimsevics' case likely to reach prosecutor's office in few months - Straume    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - The corruption case against Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics is likely to reach the prosecutor's office is a few months' time, Jekabs Straume, head of the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB), said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning. The KNAB chief indicated that ...
04/12/2018 10:05US Senate congratulates Baltic countries on centenary of independence declarations    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - The U.S. Senate has congratulated Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their declarations of independence and praised the Baltic countries for their commitment to democracy and their increasing defense spending. In a resolution adopted this week, the Senate "commends ...
04/11/2018 13:05Azerbaijani citizens in Latvia cast votes    ( AZERTAC News )
Azerbaijani citizens in Latvia have started casting their votes as the presidential election kicks off in Azerbaijan. The polling station opened at Azerbaijan`s embassy in Riga. The voting is taking place in accordance with Azerbaijan`s Constitution and Election Code. Azerbaijani ambassador Javanshir ...
04/11/2018 00:50Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel to visit Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania    ( Royal Central )
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will be welcomed by the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and his wife Iveta Vējone. Then the pair will have a lunch with the presidential couple at Riga Castle. From there the Crown Princess Couple will visit the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga ...
04/10/2018 20:55Estonian Regulator Taivo PĂľrk Confirmed for Mare Balticum 2018    ( Online Casino Reports (press release) )
Taivo PĂľrk is one of the people who helped create the gambling policy of Estonia, so he will certainly have some interesting insights to share in Riga in May. The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit (Mare Balticum) 2018, scheduled to take place on May 8 at Astor Riga in Latvia, is an event gathering a great ...
04/09/2018 11:05S Korea, Latvia agree on code-sharing service and direct air route    ( pulse )
Opening a direct air route had been agreed in the summit talks between Korea and Latvia in February when Latvia's president came to the country to ... Infrastructure and Transport on Sunday, Korea and Latvia agreed to run three flights a week in meeting held on April 5 to 6 in Riga, the capital city of ...
04/09/2018 09:05Russia managed to cause public stir in Latvia even without firing missiles - expert    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - Even without performing the announced missile tests in the Baltic Sea Russia may have attained a different goal by causing a public stir in Latvia, Maris Cepuritis, a researcher at the Center for Eastern European Policy Studies, told LETA. The expert said that perhaps the missiles were not fired ...
04/07/2018 16:05Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 9-15 April 2018    ( Londonist )
BE RIGA-ROUS: Latvia is celebrating its 100th birthday as an independent state, so it's the perfect time to get better acquainted with its capital, once dubbed the 'Paris of the North'. In this rare showcase of contemporary Latvian writing, you'll discover how Riga established itself as a vibrant creative ...
04/07/2018 15:05Municipalities to ask government to designate the day Pope Francis visits Latvia a public holiday in ...    ( Baltic Times )
During the visit, Pope Francis will meet with President Vejonis, other high-ranked Latvian officials and representatives of society, as well as participate in a flow-laying ceremony by the Freedom Monument in Riga. The Pontiff is also expected to participate in an ecumenical service in Riga Cathedral and ...

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