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Physicians Association: Latvia needs to tackle patient data accessibility problem  bnn-news.com

Latvia needs to resolve matters associated with accessibility of patient data and medical errors, says president of Latvian Physicians Association Ilze Aizsilniece.


Russia performs OSCE armament inspection in Latvia  bnn-news.com

From 23 to 26 September, four military officers of the Russian Federation will be performing Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe armament ...


11 of the most beautiful places in Latvia  CNN

Positioned on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia, Latvia is an impressive mix of art nouveau architecture and pristine nature. Discover 11 of the most ...


Weather in Latvia expected to be dry and cold until next week  bnn-news.com

Weather in Latvia will be dictated by high atmospheric pressure and anticyclone influence will increase in the middle of the week. This means no considerable ...


Latvian government reports major effort to slash shell companies  Baltic Times

As European Union (EU), US and international institutions continue to scrutinize Latvia as a past nexus of money laundering, the Latvian government under ...


Latvian MEPs explain their priorities in European Parliament committees  bnn-news.com

European Parliament office in Latvia has compiled the priorities of Latvian MEPs in their posts in EP committees. Eight deputies from Latvia were elected to the ...


Al Studio's £22m glass pyramid in Latvia gets the go-ahead  Architects Journal

AI Studio has secured planning approval for a £22 million glass tower shaped like an irregular pyramid in the Latvian capital of Riga.


Project of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art - “Unexpected Encounters”  Baltic Times

“Unexpected Encounters” is a research and exhibition project that explores the relationship between science fiction, art and processes in society, and is initiated ...


Latvia increasing its spending on sport and recreation  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia spends more than the European Union average on the provision of sport and recreation, when it is considered as a percentage of the government budget, ...


Sunny but chilly weather week ahead for Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

During this working week, the weather in Latvia will be mostly sunny, if a bit chilly at night, until wetter conditions return from the west just in time for next ...


Latvia criticized for choosing banker to police banks  KFGO News

By Gederts Gelzis RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia's appointment of a banker to supervise the sector is threatening a conflict of interest, Transparency International said ...


Telia to re-assess position in Latvia after cooperation with govt stalls  Telecompaper

The government of Latvia has informed Telia Company that it no longer intends to implement the memorandum of understanding on improving cooperation as ...


Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Costa Rica Announce Oscar Contenders  Variety

Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro and Costa Rica have announced their entries for the Oscars' International Feature Film award.


Telecom firms set up joint venture to develop 5G network in Lithuania, Latvia: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

VILNIUS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Two telecommunications companies have set up a joint venture in Latvia to develop a 5G network in Lithuania and Latvia, local ...


Baltic Restaurants Latvia breached hygiene standards in Sigulda's kindergartens  bnn-news.com

Catering *service* provider Baltic Restaurants Latvia did not follow personal hygiene standards and committed numerous violations for cleanliness and ...


Chinese culture minister to visit Latvia in October  Eng.Lsm.lv

A meeting due to be held in Rīga next month will feature Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism, Luu Shugang, it was revealed September 20.


Oscars: Latvia Selects 'The Mover' for International Feature Category  Hollywood Reporter

Latvia has selected 'The Mover,' Davis Simanis' story of a man who rescues Jews during the Nazi occupation of his country, for the best international feature ...


Latvian beach volleyballers qualify for Olympics  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka capped a successful two days at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament on Sunday as the ...


For these Latvian Americans, summer is for learning about their roots  PRI

A new academic year is kicking off around the world, but for some American teens, the end of summer brings a close to a different school experience — learning ...


Latvia records sluggish tourism growth after centenary  Eng.Lsm.lv

In contrast to forecasts by the World Tourism Organizaiton, this year Latvia has recorded the slowest tourism growth in Europe. Tourists rarely pick Latvia as their ...


Latvia and Lithuania: two Baltic sisters but with superiority issues?  bnn-news.com

Latvia and Lithuania have long been dubbed «two Baltic sisters» due to their intricately intertwined history, but sisterly unity is more and more tested by ardent ...


Latvia marks 25th anniversary since withdrawal of Russian troops  Baltic Times

RIGA - Today marks 25 years since the complete withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Latvia. On August 31...


Father Night picked as Latvia's Oscar entry  Baltic Times

RIGA - This year centenary film Father Night by Davis Simanis and Mistrus Media has been picked as Latvia's entry for the US Academy Award...


Foreign investors in talks with the Prime Minister of Latvia highlight necessary improvements to attract foreign investment  Baltic Times

On September 18, during the business luncheon with the Prime Minister of Latvia Mr Krišjānis Kariņš, foreign investors pointed out...


Two years' suspended sentence in Latvia's first modern slavery case  Eng.Lsm.lv

After two people were found to have been subjected to exploitation while working as milkers at a farm in Latvia's Vidzeme cultural region, their boss has been ...


Estonian minister gets acquainted with Latvia's experience in demographic affairs  Baltic Times

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Population Riina Solman, who was on a visit to Latvia on Friday, met with Imants Paradnieks, demographic affairs adviser to the ...


Latvia's ex-president becomes a witness in KNAB's criminal process  bnn-news.com

Ex-president of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis has been declared a witness in a criminal case investigated by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, ...


In August revenues increased by 14%, strong growth in Latvia and Russia  GlobeNewswire

JSC Olainfarm preliminary consolidated results for August 2019 indicate that revenues increased by 14% compared to the same month last year and reach 10.5 ...


Latvia's airBaltic fleet grows to 40 aircraft  www.rusaviainsider.com

Latvian hybrid airline airBaltic took delivery of its 20th Airbus A220-300 (formerly the Bombardier CS300), its fleet grows to 40 aircraft.


Bank of Latvia cuts growth forecast for 2019 and 2020  Eng.Lsm.lv

The Bank of Latvia has lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for this year from 2.9 percent to 2.5 percent, according to adjusted data, and ...


Three tons of drug raw materials seized in Latvia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Latvian customs has seized over three tons of narcotics raw materials, the Latvian State revenue *service* said on Wednesday.


BMC targets Europe, starting with Latvia  Daily Sabah

BMC, one of Turkey's leading defense contractors, has set course for Europe as part of its export operations. It was the only Turkish land vehicle manufacturer in ...


Latvia to Discuss Next Central Banker After Budget, PM Says  Bloomberg

Latvia's government will begin looking for its next central bank governor to replace Ilmars Rimsevics, whose term expires in December, after it submits the ...


Latvian Saeima supports tighter mutual cooperation with USA in rights protection  bnn-news.com

On Thursday, 19 September, Saeima supported in the second and final reading a legislative draft, approving the September 2004 agreement for tighter ...


School competition: 'put on a hat' of the President of Latvia  Baltic Review

School competition: 'put on a hat' of the President of Latvia, write your own presidential address for Latvia's 101st anniversary! Chancery of the President of ...


Two Estonian teams to play men's first division in Latvia  International Floorball Federation

Two Estonian teams, Jõgeva SK Tähe/Olivia and EMÜ SK/Tartu will join the men's 1st division (second highest league) in Latvia. In addition, the teams will also ...


Riga city guide: Ignore its stag party reputation, there's plenty of history and architecture to enjoy  iNews

A relieved David Whitley discovers the Latvian capital has plenty of cultural highlights to enjoy.


The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Academy of Latvia  Baltic Times

From 20 September to 17 November 2019, the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga (Torņa iela 1) will present th...


Transatlantic partnership is cornerstone of Latvia's and Poland's security - Levits  Baltic Times

RIGA - Transatlantic partnership is the cornerstone of Latvia's and Poland's security, said Latvian President Egils Levits during his meeting with Polish President ...


Latvia to reduce number of municipalities by two-thirds - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Latvian government on Tuesday approved a plan of the territorial reform that envisages to reduce the number of municipalities in ...


Latvia women join men in earning Tokyo 2020 beach volleyball place  Insidethegames.biz

Latvia's European champions Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka and the Spanish pair of Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernandez earned their countries a ...


Latvia's VAT «gap» reaches Europe's level – drops to 10%  bnn-news.com

Comparison of Latvia's value added tax gap with its neighbouring countries shows that in 2017 the VAT gap in Latvia was considerably below that Lithuania's ...


Lithuania, Latvia condemn Russia «elections» in Crimea and Sevastopol  bnn-news.com

After Russian occupation authorities held voting in the occupied Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Sevastopol, Lithuania and Latvia have issued strongly ...


Latvia's number of vacant job above EU's average in second quarter of 2019  bnn-news.com

In Q2 2019, the number of vacant jobs in Latvia was above the average of European Union and Eurozone, which is reflected in percentage ratio between the ...


New Business Park in Latvia - an opportunity for foreign investors  Baltic Times

A new Business and Innovation Park Mežgarciems is being developed in Latvia, only 25 km from the capital Riga. The territory includes 11 buildin...


Latvia's prime minister orders government to cover pension delivery cost increase  bnn-news.com

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has ordered Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča and Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits to work together and find a solution for the ...


Valga mayor wants removal of all border checks when crossing to Latvia  ERR News

Rural municipality mayor of the South Estonian town of Valga Margus Lepik (Reform) says that document checks at the border which separates the town from the ...


Latvia's financial watchdog fines PrivatBank for lax money-laundering controls  Reuters

Latvia's financial watchdog said on Wednesday it had fined PrivatBank, the country's 12th-biggest bank, 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for insufficient ...


Latvia helps Estonia to find gas mask rubbery suspect  bnn-news.com

In south-eastern Estonia, an armed rubbery has taken place and Latvian police has arrested the suspect on its side of the Baltic border.


New law in Latvia bringing Russian-speaking students to study in Estonia  Baltic Times

TALLINN - Latvia has introduced a law banning the provision of higher education taught in the Russian language, which is now directing students ...


Exhibition match between U-18 national ice hockey teams of Latvia and Russia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Silvestrs Patriks Klemka (r) of Latvia vies with Daniel Osmanov and Alexander Kvartalnov (L) of Russia during the exhibition match between U-18 national ice ...


Latvian prime minister urges audit of catering services at education institutions  bnn-news.com

Following the news about intestinal infection cases in Sigulda and the violations uncovered by the Food and Veterinary *Service* at nearly all education ...


The history of reading in Latvia from the Reformation to Swedish Livonia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Māra Grudule, a professor at the University of Latvia, has delved into the history of reading books in what's now Latvia, from the age of Reformation up to the ...


Baltic Restaurants Latvia has not observed personal hygiene requirements at two Sigulda preschools - Food and Veterinary Service | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Sept 20 (LETA) - Public catering company Baltic Restaurants Latvia has not observed personal hygiene requirements and did not take the necessary ...


Latvia grants refuge to Russian ship  Eng.Lsm.lv

Today, September 9, the Russian civilian fleet tug "Tur", was granted refuge in Latvian waters after finding itself unable to continue its journey through the Baltic ...


The Moodie Davitt 'Roarport': Estonia → Latvia → Lithuania → Poland - The Moodie Davitt Report  The Moodie Davitt Report

After enjoying the sights of Riga, the TRiger co-pilots left Latvia to head for the Lithuanian capital Vilnius before roaring into Poland to take a Brazilian “Trouble ...


Latvia World RX: Hansen recovers to retake points lead  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Timmy Hansen moved to the head of the World Rallycross Championship standings by a single point with a fight back drive to victory at the Latvian round.


University of Latvia to organize a new procurement for House of Letters  bnn-news.com

The procurement for the House of Letters has been put on hold and the University of Latvia has decided to organize a new procurement for the building's ...


Giuliani Hits Bidens With New $3 Million "Ukraine-Latvia-Cyprus" Money Laundering Accusation  Tsarizm

Rudy Giuliani leveled serious new claims at the Bidens in a series of Monday morning tweets. Chief among them is a claim that $3 million was laundered to ...


Moneyval report on Latvia may be changed no sooner than 2023  bnn-news.com

European Council's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism Moneyval and Financial Action ...


Latvia will continue to defend its key interests in EU multiannual budget - Rinkevics  Baltic Times

RIGA - On September 16, at the meeting of the European Union (EU) General Affairs Council in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, ...


Abkhazia election is bogus say states including Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia is among the countries issuing a "Joint statement on so-called 'presidential elections' in Abkhazia" August 26.


Arnautovic scores twice in Austria rout of Latvia  Euronews

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Austria forward Marko Arnautovic scored twice as his side, helped by some dreadful defending, routed hapless Latvia 6-0 in ...


UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying round Group G match: Latvia vs. North Macedonia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Latvia's Janis Ikaunieks (R) vies with North Macedonia's Egzijan Alioski during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying round Group G match between Latvia and North ...


Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles came to Rīga for a working visit and, as the tweet below shows, even gave a free ride to Latvian Foreign ...


Oil stain spotted in Lithuania's and Latvia's waters in Baltic Sea  Baltic Times

VILNIUS – A large oil stain was on Sunday spotted in Lithuania's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea near the Latvian border.


Latvia could participate in US-led coalition in Persian Gulf  Eng.Lsm.lv

Latvia could send a presence to participate in the U.S. led international coalition to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf, Defense Ministry spokesman Kaspars ...


Sentence expected in Latvia's first modern slavery case  Eng.Lsm.lv

On September 18 the Vidzeme District Court in Cēsis reviewed the first case in Latvia in which someone has been accused of human trafficking and exploitation.


All aboard for an ambassadorial awayday!  Eng.Lsm.lv

On 24 September 2019, resident and non-resident ambassadors accredited to Latvia will swap their familiar metropolitan surroundings for the undiscovered ...


Likely new head of Latvian financial watchdog revealed  Eng.Lsm.lv

The open competition to find a new chief for Latvia's financial regulator - a crucial position giving the ongoing campaign to restore the credibility of the ...


Manufacturing output in Latvia declines 1.3%  bnn-news.com

Calendar adjusted data at constant prices shows that when compared to July 2018, industrial production output decreased by 1.3 % in July 2019.


Four illegal migrants and trafficker detained in eastern Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

Border guards detained four illegal migrants from India and their trafficker from Russia in Latvia's eastern Zilupe county, LETA learned from the Border Guard.


Latvian officials investigate Salmonella and E. coli illnesses  Food Safety News

Officials in Latvia are investigating 40 Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli illnesses with mostly children affected. A total of 36 children and.


Scorching start, wet conclusion to this weather week in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

September temperature records are under threat on Monday 9 with a scorching day expected across Latvia.


Three and a half months left for compulsory installation of smoke detectors in Latvia  bnn-news.com

Latvian residents are expected to install smoke detectors in their homes – private houses and apartments – by 1 January. For private homes, however, there is ...


Latvian president about Belarus, Russia, EU and hockey (exclusive interview to Belsat TV)  Belsat

“We are for the strengthening of Belarusian statehood,” said Latvian President Egils Levits when appearing in the show World and Us. Two neighbouring ...


Latvia's economy slows before acceleration - Luminor | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Sept 12 (LETA) - Latvia's economy this year and next year will see a slowdown, and in 2021 the gross domestic product (GDP) might grow about 3 percent ...


Tapa NATO battlegroup on large scale exercise in Latvia  ERR News

Around 700 NATO personnel based in Estonia are to take part in a major training exercise in Latvia Tuesday, Baltic News *Service* reports.


Number of guest workers in Latvia shows rapid increase  Eng.Lsm.lv

The number of work permits issued in Latvia to foreigners has been growing steadily, reaching 9738 until September, or almost as much as through 2018 in total ...


Latvian couple found dead in England home, murder-suicide suspected  Eng.Lsm.lv

A two-year-old boy has been rescued after his parents from Latvia were found dead earlier this week in a suspected murder-suicide in England, British media ...


Population minister learns about Latvian experience in demographic affairs  ERR News

During a visit to Latvia on Friday, Minister of Population Riina Solman (Isamaa) met with Imants Parādnieks, adviser on demographic policy to the Latvian ...


Latvia wants European action on eggs from Ukraine  Food Safety News

Latvian officials have called on the European Commission to monitor Ukrainian egg producers more closely to protect against Salmonella. Earlier this.


ECB’s Toolbox Allows for More Bond-Buying, Latvian Governor Says  Bloomberg

The European Central Bank's arsenal of stimulus measures is well-stocked, Latvia's top policy maker said, adding he would favor even more purchases of ...


Latvia Hits Bank With €1m Fine Over Dirty Money Failings  PaymentsCompliance

Authorities in Latvia have fined PrivatBank just over €1m ($1.1m) for numerous breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations.


Latvian tanker attacked, looted in West Africa  Baltic Times

RIGA - Latvian product tanker Ance was attacked on September 16, while at anchor near West Africa, Maritime and Crimean Shipping News portal rep...


Swedbank cuts Latvia's growth forecast for 2019 and 2020  Eng.Lsm.lv

Swedbank, the largest financial institution in the Baltic states, revised downwards its growth forecast for Latvia this year and next.


Eckerd golfer wins Latvia Open after major surgery  The Current

Laila Forstmane spent four hours everyday for a month this summer training for a major golf competition in her home country, Latvia. After competing and placing ...


Foreign ministers of Spain, Latvia meet in Riga on EU affairs, security - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

RIGA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell Fontelles arrived here on Friday to meet with Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics and the ...


Coalition in principle supports full transition to Latvian language in all educational establishments | News  leta.lv

RIGA, Sept 23 (LETA) - The coalition cooperation council meeting today discussed the National Alliance's proposal on the amendments to the Education Law ...


Gallery: Prime minister salutes US Baltic communities while in New York  ERR News

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) greeted representatives of the Estonian community in North America, as well as those of Latvia and Lithuania, at an event ...


Major Russian, Belarusian military exercises near Latvia's borders in September  Eng.Lsm.lv

A joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise "Shield of Unity 2019" will take place in the the Western Military District of Russia, at a proving ground in Nizhny ...


How a German general used Russian soldiers to try to get back at Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

A hundred years ago, on September 21, 1919 the German army general Rüdiger von der Goltz as well as self-styled prince Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, the ...


xiaowei bai concrete volumes old stone wall for tea maker's house in latvia  Designboom

designer xiaowei bai proposed a guest house by placing concrete volumes within an old stone barn wall. this project turned a half ruined old barn house into a ...


Latvian government approves changes to improve healthcare for pregnant women  bnn-news.com

Latvia's government has approved amendment to Cabinet of Ministers requirements to help expand screening of birth defects and establish recertification ...


Drones can be piloted from the age of 16 in Latvia  Eng.Lsm.lv

In order to facilitate the safety of unmanned aircraft and drones, Latvia's Cabinet of Ministers has approved related regulations from the Ministry of Transport.


Latvia loses ECHR battle over protracted civil case  Eng.Lsm.lv

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on September 5 judged that Latvia has to pay €6000 to a woman over an unreasonably lengthy civil case that ...


Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Library, innovation, Carnival Youth  Eng.Lsm.lv

Three more polite suggestions if you have some free time on your hands this weekend.


Working group to ponder Latvia's image concept, then aggregate outputs  Eng.Lsm.lv

A new working group is to be formed by the end of this month with a brief to come up with ideas about national branding, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said ...


Latvia updates MONEYVAL on banking system reforms  Eng.Lsm.lv

On August 30, Latvia submitted its update report to MONEYVAL – the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering and ...


First Listen: New Tagore Setting by Latvia's Eriks Esenvalds Honors Iowa's Aimee Beckmann-Collier  Iowa Public Radio

For her farewell concert, Drake University choral director Aimee Beckmann-Collier commissioned five new works - and we've got a first listen to one of them.


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