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05/07/2018 17:20ECB Says Latvia Broke Law by Barring Accused Central-Bank Head    ( Bloomberg )
Ironically, the Governing Council will hold its next meeting in Riga, Latvia's capital, on June 14. That could be a critical session as policy makers are expected to start debating how and when to end their 2.6 trillion-euro bond-buying program. The ECJ has been asked by the ECB to issue an interim ruling ...
05/05/2018 15:20Vejonis calls on all to be a soldier in heart and fight for the country's prosperity    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - At today's May 4 military parade in Madona, on the anniversary of Latvia's restoration of independence, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said that in the name of democracy every resident is invited to thing, participate, and, if necessary, fight for the interests of the nationand the country's ...
05/02/2018 14:00Ministry wants to help municipalities build 600 apartments this year    ( Eng.Lsm.lv )
Latvia's Economics Ministry wants to grant state support for municipalities to build 600 new rental apartments, Economics Ministry representative Edmunds ... Valantis said that up until now new apartment buildings have been constructed in RÄŤga, RÄŤga's suburbs and JĹŤrmala, while private investors are ...
04/30/2018 13:00If Sweden and Finland ever wish to join NATO, Latvia will support them - Rinkevics    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - If Sweden and Finland ever wish to join NATO, they will have Latvia's full support, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) told LETA. At the same time, he added that this decision must be made by these countries themselves. ''This is a decision they themselves must make. The worst thing we ...
04/29/2018 11:00Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel mark Latvia's 100th anniversary of renewed ...    ( Royal Central )
On Friday morning the Crown Princess Couple was welcomed by Latvia's president Raimonds Vējonis and his wife Iveta Vējone at Riga Castle. An official welcoming ceremony was held for the Swedish Crown Princess Couple. Then Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel had a private meeting with ...
04/27/2018 22:05Swedish crown princess, prince visit Riga to reaffirm close ties    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Crown Princess of Sweden, Victoria, and her spouse, Prince Daniel, arrived in Riga on Friday on an official visit to reaffirm the close Latvian-Swedish relations in the year of Latvia's centenary. Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, who met with Crown Princess Victoria and ...
04/23/2018 23:05Putin daughters do not have secret Latvian bank accounts, says regulator    ( Eng.Lsm.lv )
She has also been a regular visitor to the Baltic states and spoke at the Riga Conference in both 2015 and 2017. When contacted by LSM at the time, Wallander declined to comment on the information. The alleged link to Putin is one of several scandals engulfing the Latvian bank sector at the moment.
04/23/2018 13:05Bunch of royals in RÄŤga this week    ( Eng.Lsm.lv )
First up on April 23 are Norway's crown prince Haakon and crown princess Mette-Marit who will meet with President Raimonds Vējonis and his wife, as well as other Latvian officials. On a two-day visit they will also participate in a Norwegian-Latvian Business Forum, visit the National Library of Latvia to ...
04/22/2018 17:05Former high-ranking KGB spook 'is Russian assassin suspected in Salisbury poisoning attack'    ( Scottish Daily Record )
He is 5ft 9in with no distinguishing marks, fiercely intelligent and with a law degree from Latvia's State University in Riga. Gordon has used the cover of a successful businessman in the security industry. He was a captain in the KGB before joining the FSB after the Cold War ended. He is on the FSB's ...
04/22/2018 04:05US calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights    ( Yahoo News )
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. More. By Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea on ...
04/22/2018 03:05Former spy codenamed 'Gordon' identified as Russian assassin believed to be connected to ...    ( Mirror.co.uk )
He is 5ft 9in with no distinguishing marks, fiercely intelligent and with a law degree from Latvia's State University in Riga. Gordon has used the ... The two men knew each other when Karpichkov was an FSB major in Latvia – then part of the Soviet Union – and Gordon was a subordinate. The codename ...
04/21/2018 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 ...
04/21/2018 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 ...
04/21/2018 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 ...
04/20/2018 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 ...

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