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  • Weather in Latvia expected to remain windy and rainy this week
  • European Parliament election results announced in Latvia
  • Latvia-China e-commerce hub launched in Riga
  • New Unity predicted to top European election poll in Latvia
  • Was the Mayor of Latvia's Capital Ousted Because He Was Corrupt ...

    Finance


  • EU country briefing: Latvia
  • European Parliament election results announced in Latvia
  • First pension plan created in Latvia which invests in industries' most ...
  • FinCEN still has not approved Latvian ABLV Bank's liquidation model
  • Heads of Latvian Railway lose Latvian State Railway ...

    Celebrities


  • Mavs say Porzingis involved in incident in native Latvia
  • The Most Interesting Candidates Running For European Parliament
  • Eurovision Song Contest decides this year's final lineup
  • The Other Side of the Rail: Original WSOP Photographer Ulvis ...
  • Apple Pay is soon coming to 16 new markets

    Culture


  • European Parliament election results announced in Latvia
  • Prediction: Latvia's new concert hall will recover investments in 15 ...
  • Language reform in Latvia's Russian-speaking schools 'a nightmare ...
  • Latvia takes on Sweden at ice hockey world championships
  • LISTEN: Rīga Dom Choir's 25th birthday concert

    Criminal


  • Latvian man living in Iceland convicted of driving offence in Lincoln ...
  • Opinion: oligarchs' wallet won't work in Latvia's first open ...
  • State Security Service has yet to observe foreign influence over EP ...
  • All presidential candidates in Latvia meet requirements of the law
  • Jury begins deliberating in trial of woman charged with murdering ...

    Religion


  • In appreciation of the best fans in hockey
  • SUNY Orange professor awarded Fulbright Fellowship
  • World news in brief
  • Language Issue In Russia's Near Abroad Continues To Simmer
  • Has socialism been good for the Jews?

    Politics


  • Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis will not stand candidate for ...
  • Secretary Perry Meets with Presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia
  • Georgian, Latvian Presidents Meet in Riga
  • Opinion: oligarchs' wallet won't work in Latvia's first open ...
  • Georgian president pays a visit to Latvia
  • All presidential candidates in Latvia meet requirements of the law
  • Turkish foreign minister meets with Latvian president
  • Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis will not stand candidate for ...
  • Secretary Perry Meets with Presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia
  • Latvia's Prime Minister proposes assessing governance of EP ...
  • Latvia's prime minister says government will not re-evaluate ...
  • Prime Minister: EU climate policy is an opportunity for Latvia
  • Justice Minister says Latvia's government will not exist without his ...
  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • EU country briefing: Latvia
  • US urges Latvia to step up reform after money-laundering scandal
  • Latvia's Prime Minister proposes assessing governance of EP ...
  • Latvia's prime minister says government will not re-evaluate ...
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Despite the stable economic growth, the shadow economy in Latvia ...
  • OECD: Baltic region's most rapid growth predicted for Estonia
  • Central bank forecasts Latvian economic growth to slow down but ...
  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • BNN summary of the week: shadow over Latvia's economy ...
  • On the Annual Report of Latvijas Banka for 2018
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Despite the stable economic growth, the shadow economy in Latvia ...
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Latvia: Investment strengthens the manufacturing sector
  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • Latvia's GDP up 2.8% in first quarter - flash estimate
  • On the Annual Report of Latvijas Banka for 2018
  • Latvia's DEAC looking for data centre partners
  • Study: Baltic businessmen are less optimistic about economic ...
  • EU country briefing: Latvia
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • EU celebrates 15th anniversary of its largest expansion to date
  • Map: Where the world's population is growing and shrinking
  • Latvians' ability and willingness to borrow grew steeply in 2018
  • Malta with second highest increase in CO2 emissions in Europe
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Central bank forecasts Latvian economic growth to slow down but ...
  • Foreign trade continues growth
  • March imports up 8 percent, imports 5 percent on year
  • On the Annual Report of Latvijas Banka for 2018
  • Economist: US-China trade conflict jeopardizing Estonia's export
  • Wood Resources International: Over 22 Million Tons of Wood Pellets ...
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Central bank forecasts Latvian economic growth to slow down but ...
  • Government approves 2019 budget with 0.5% deficit
  • European Commission greenlights Latvia's budget project for 2019
  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
  • Tallink has carried more than 7.6 million passengers between Riga ...
  • European Commission approves Latvia's 2019 draft budgetary plan
  • Saeima: Latvia's 2019 budget couple be approved around April
  • Latvia's Stability Program does not provide for sufficient cut in ...
  • Finance Ministry upgrades Latvia's GDP outlook to 3.2% for 2019
  • After Eastern Europe, the Flat Tax Is Flat-Lining
  • Greek Tragedy: Euro As Something Like A Gold Standard
  • "Third World" No More as Emerging Markets Upgraded, Developed ...

    Latvia Leaders


    President


  • Secretary Perry Meets with Presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia
  • Opinion: oligarchs' wallet won't work in Latvia's first open ...
  • Georgian President in Latvia: we need allies' support to convince ...

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Turnout up in Slovakia, with pro-EU liberals scoring high
  • Far-right advances amid strong EU vote turnout
  • Final votes set to be cast in European parliamentary elections as the ...

    Prime Minister


  • Latvia's Prime Minister proposes assessing governance of EP ...
  • Prime Minister: EU climate policy is an opportunity for Latvia
  • Justice Minister says Latvia's government will not exist without his ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Latvia offers Canada help in 'likely' election interference
  • US, Latvia Reaffirm Relationship in Bilateral Meeting
  • President discusses situation in forestry industry with Deputy Prime ...

    Minister of Economy


  • BNN summary of the week: shadow over Latvia's economy ...
  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • EU country briefing: Latvia

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Latvia and Ukraine to step up cooperation in agriculture, transport ...
  • Ukraine, Latvia deepen cooperation in agricultural sector
  • Holiday makers warned not to bring home food amid swine fever fears

    Minister of Culture


  • New and old faces appear among Latvia's representatives in ...
  • Night of Museums to take place at 190 venues across Latvia this year
  • Cooperation with European Latvian Association is one of Foreign ...

    Minister of Defense


  • US, Latvia Reaffirm Relationship in Bilateral Meeting
  • Accident claims life of Albanian soldier in Latvia
  • Latvian Minister of Defense honors US Soldiers during the ...

    Minister of Education


  • Latvia and Ukraine to step up cooperation in agriculture, transport ...
  • Half of Latvia's schools do not meet minimal requirements of new ...
  • Cooperation with European Latvian Association is one of Foreign ...

    Minister of Energy


  • EBRD should be Latvia's ally in development of sustainable ...
  • Energy drinks outlawed for children in hospitals
  • Latvian Saeima forms investigative committee to study MPC system

    Minister of Finance


  • European Parliament election results announced in Latvia
  • Latvian minister proposes re-assessing prosecutor general's ...
  • Minister says results of train procurement suggest possible ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Latvian Foreign Ministry appreciates contribution by Spain to ...
  • Cooperation with European Latvian Association is one of Foreign ...
  • Let's celebrate Europe in Latvia and Latvia in Europe!

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Opinion: Saeima is not an investigative institution
  • How the Kremlin upset Moldova's elections
  • Latvian Parliament recognizes 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Justice Minister says Latvia's government will not exist without his ...
  • Latvian minister proposes re-assessing prosecutor general's ...
  • Latvian Justice Minister to ask media council to dismiss council head ...

    Minister of Health


  • Health Minister replaces Latvia's chief oncologist who had links to ...
  • Latvian minister proposes small compulsory fee for health insurance ...
  • Latvian health budget should be raised to 5% of GDP - WHO ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • «Spring cleaning»: multiple Latvian Railway board members may be ...
  • Latvian Railways makes move against Transport Minister

    Minister of Sports


  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • Swedish Sport Minister Sees Close 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid ...
  • Olympic Highlights 14/05/2019

    Director of State Security Service


  • State Security Service has yet to observe foreign influence over EP ...
  • SSS: counter-intelligence efforts can help protect Latvia's high ...
  • National Bolshevik Beness Aijo accused of taking part in armed ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Chairman of the Board of Rietumu Bank: “We Have Increased Our ...
  • Powell Just One Global Central Banker Under Political Pressure
  • Appeal Over Swedbank Money Laundering Complaint Is Denied In ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Ghana joins group of friends for the protection of journalists
  • Small countries can wield big influence in Brussels, study says
  • Ghana deepens commitment to safeguard press freedom

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Zelensky inaugurated as Ukraine's sixth president
  • Boondoggle, Inc.
  • Albanian soldier killed, 2 injured at Latvia's NATO base

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Latvian minister proposes re-assessing prosecutor general's ...
  • Coalition needs one more week to discuss Bordans' proposal on ...
  • REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 10 pm GMT/6 am SGT

    Opposition


  • Latvia's ruling center-right New Unity wins European Parliament ...
  • Latvians going to polls to elect representatives to European Parliament
  • Usakovs believes Harmony will be part of government sometime

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Grey economy proportion in Latvia reaches nearly a quarter of GDP
  • Latvia's GDP up 2.8% in first quarter - flash estimate
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • OECD: Baltic region's most rapid growth predicted for Estonia
  • EU country briefing: Latvia
  • Despite the stable economic growth, the shadow economy in Latvia ...
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    Investment

  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Latvia: Investment strengthens the manufacturing sector
  • BNN summary of the week: bumps of EP elections; LDz mystical ...
  • Latvia's GDP up 2.8% in first quarter - flash estimate
  • On the Annual Report of Latvijas Banka for 2018
  • Latvia's DEAC looking for data centre partners
  • Study: Baltic businessmen are less optimistic about economic ...
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    Demographics

  • EU country briefing: Latvia
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • EU celebrates 15th anniversary of its largest expansion to date
  • Map: Where the world's population is growing and shrinking
  • Latvians' ability and willingness to borrow grew steeply in 2018
  • Malta with second highest increase in CO2 emissions in Europe
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    Export/Import

  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Central bank forecasts Latvian economic growth to slow down but ...
  • Foreign trade continues growth
  • March imports up 8 percent, imports 5 percent on year
  • On the Annual Report of Latvijas Banka for 2018
  • Economist: US-China trade conflict jeopardizing Estonia's export
  • Wood Resources International: Over 22 Million Tons of Wood Pellets ...
  • Latvian GDP growth to "moderate", says European Commission
  • Central bank forecasts Latvian economic growth to slow down but ...
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    Public Spending

  • Government approves 2019 budget with 0.5% deficit
  • European Commission greenlights Latvia's budget project for 2019
  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
  • Tallink has carried more than 7.6 million passengers between Riga ...
  • European Commission approves Latvia's 2019 draft budgetary plan
  • Saeima: Latvia's 2019 budget couple be approved around April
  • Latvia's Stability Program does not provide for sufficient cut in ...
  • Finance Ministry upgrades Latvia's GDP outlook to 3.2% for 2019
  • Government approves 2019 budget with 0.5% deficit
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    Public Debt

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  • Greek Tragedy: Euro As Something Like A Gold Standard
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