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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 ...
04/06/2018 19:05Russia missile tests WARNING: Putin's 'provocative action' as UK tensions escalate    ( Express.co.uk )
Riga was said to be forced to partly shut down Baltic commercial airspace. Sweden also issued a warning to civilian sea traffic and said there could be delays and disruption. Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis told Reuters: “It is a demonstration of force. "It is hard to comprehend that it can happen so ...
04/06/2018 18:05Russian warships hold massive WAR GAMES as Britain warned 'don't play with FIRE'    ( Daily Star )
Four vessels have been taking part in the drills near to the coast of Latvia – a NATO member – in the Baltic Sea. War games involved launching missiles and firing live ammunition in what was described by Putin's defence ministry as a “demonstrate of force”. Russia however also described the drills as ...
04/06/2018 09:05Riga Photography Biennial 2018 is launching    ( Baltic Times )
Riga Photography Biennial 2018 is part of a wider programme celebrating the centenary of the Republic of Latvia. 'The Pleasure of Ignorance' by Inga Erdmane launches at The Latvian Museum of Photography on 5 April. In 2016 Erdmane invited five clients from the State Probation Service of Latvia to ...
04/06/2018 07:05Russian Rocket Tests Force Partial Closing of Baltic Sea, Airspace    ( The Epoch Times )
RIGA—Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it partly to shut down Baltic commercial airspace. The Russian defense ministry said on Monday that its Baltic Fleet, based in its European ...
04/06/2018 04:05Dutch King and Queen to travel on state visits to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania    ( Royal Central )
This league negotiated beneficial trading rights with countries, even sometimes not paying import duties; it was at its height in the fourteenth century. Riga and Tallinn were very strong Hanseatic ports, and even to this day, Dutch cities such as Groningen and Zwolle refer to themselves as Hansa Cities.
04/05/2018 19:05Russian rocket tests force partial closing of Baltic Sea, airspace    ( Reuters )
RIGA, April 4 (Reuters) - Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it to partly shut down Baltic commercial airspace. The Russian defence ministry said on Monday that its Baltic Fleet, based in ...
04/05/2018 13:05Latvia: Language Rights    ( New Vision )
Whoever wants can use their language at home or in school,” said Latvian President Andris Berzins in 2012 ... They were born in Latvia, before or after independence, and they grew up in the familiar streets of Riga or Daugavpils, part of a large Russian-speaking community among whom they feel ...
04/05/2018 06:05Riga alarmed as Russian missile tests force partial closing of Baltic Sea and airspace    ( The Japan Times )
RIGA – Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it partly to shut down Baltic commercial airspace. The Russian defense ministry said on Monday that its Baltic Fleet, based in its European ...
04/05/2018 00:05Trump tells Baltic leaders that US is 'very tough on Russia'    ( GkMen )
Latvia's defence ministry summoned Russia's military attache to Riga to express disquiet over drills that will be conducted inside the Baltic state's exclusive maritime economic zone, and to request more information on what they would involve. Actually, NATO members are spending more on their own ...

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