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  • Italian President Mattarella on state visit to Latvia
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  • EU scrambles to send firefighting help to Sweden, Greece and Latvia
  • Polish President Duda starts two-day visit
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  • OECD reports on Latvian justice system
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  • EBRD to invest €20 million in BaltCap Infrastructure Fund
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  • Increase in Malta population more than 15 times that of the EU
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  • In 17 years Croatia's population drops by 13 percent
  • Eastern Europe Experiencing Deep Demographic Crisis
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  • EUROPE: Cyprus among top five in EU for population growth
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  • The Baltic states: throwing off a history of conflict and communism
  • Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's ...
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes final reading in parliament
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  • Defence spending by Nato's Europe states up as uncertainty rises
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  • Investors buy into Iceland and Latvia debt issues
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  • After Eastern Europe, the Flat Tax Is Flat-Lining
  • Latvia Eurozone Entry to Cement Shift Away From Russia
  • Disinformation update on Latvian president and NATO summit
  • Latvian President thanks US Congress for support
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  • Vējonis off to NATO summit with hybrid hope
  • XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration begins
  • Li Keqiang Meets with Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis
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  • Crisis meeting called over long-burning Latvian forest fire
  • Trudeau says Canada will add more troops and extend mission in ...
  • Azerbaijan's trading house opens in Latvia
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  • Latvia announces participation in Expo 2020 Dubai
  • What to expect from the Riga Venture Summit 2018
  • UAE embassy in Latvia to blaze trail for Arab states
  • Duklavs to ask EU agriculture commission to provide financial ...
  • Latvia seeks int'l support as rescuers struggle to put out massive ...
  • Latvia asks for international help to contain forest fires
  • Latvian officials choose natural disaster over state of emergency
  • EU CAP must be comprehensible and easy to implement – Duklavs
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  • Occupation museum to be rebuilt for €5.2m
  • Festival Summertime – Inese Galante & Friends
  • New concert hall in Riga expected to cost an estimated EUR 100 mln
  • Additional EUR 7 mln necessary for restoration of Riga Circus building
  • Latvia will host new NATO northern headquarters from 2019
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  • Stop citing Tim Hortons coffee as a defining symbol of Canadian ...
  • Multi-National Division North, What Does It Mean?
  • Calendar of main political events in Latvia, Estonia next week
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  • Protest in support of education reform gathers hundreds
  • Saeima okays major language reform
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  • Kucinskis to meet with Lukashenko in Belarus
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  • Agreement reached on opening of Microsoft Innovation Center in Riga
  • Willingness to tackle shadow economy in Latvia's construction sector
  • All NATO member states must allocate 2% for defense before ...
  • Kasparov's 1st Bughouse Game: Grand Chess Tour
  • UEFA President visits Latvia
  • Medics' salaries are to be raised 20% annually until 2021 in Latvia
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei pays a working visit to ...
  • Belarus to actively use Latvian ports for transshipping cargoes
  • Latvian foreign minister urges bigger defence spend
  • IT viewed as promising area of cooperation for Belarus, Latvia
  • Calendar of main political events in Latvia, Estonia next week
  • Latvian health minister steps down
  • Kaliňák's scandal has not harmed Smer
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  • Latvia seeks int'l support as rescuers struggle to put out massive ...
  • Belarus asked to help put out forest fire in Latvia
  • Crisis meeting called over long-burning Latvian forest fire
  • Helicopter from Belarus to join firefighting operation in Valdgale on ...
  • Police at work on grisly fake news scandal
  • Low trust in judiciary may result in situations like Brexit - OECD ...
  • OECD: Latvian employers must boost competitiveness, productivity
  • No-confidence motion against Justice Minister fails
  • Persona non-grata list submitted by Russia includes several Latvian ...
  • Latvia, as EU member state, has responsibility not to delay ...
  • Azerbaijan's trading house opens in Latvia
  • Transport Ministry seeks to address taxi troubles at Riga Airport
  • The Port of Riga to Cooperate with the Port of Shenzhen, the World's ...
  • Riga Partners with the Port of Shenzhen
  • Trade union sets maximum taxi fare for ride from Riga Airport to city ...
  • CALENDRIER du 29 janvier au 04 février 2018
  • Foreign host families misinformed over children's fates in Latvia
  • CALENDRIER du 26 février au 04 mars 2018
  • Valga and Valka – Where Estonia and Latvia Work Together
  • Estonia, Latvia launch project for cross-border employment ...
  • Latvian Central Bank Governor Ilmars Rimsevics to Face Prosecution
  • ECB's Rimsevics Sought $580000, Fishing Trip, Prosecutors Say
  • Money laundering accusations in Latvia cast doubt on ECB credibility
  • Central banker Rimšēvičs: it's all about the Kamchatka fishing trip
  • Latvia's Corruption Scandal Is Getting Even Weirder
  • Ambassador from Latvia: Who Is Andris Razāns?
  • Russia's Information War: Latvian Ambassador, Finnish Strategist ...
  • US pressures Latvia to clean up its non-resident banks
  • Trump terrifies world leaders
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  • Italian President Mattarella on state visit to Latvia

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  • Foreign Minister Woos Latvian Investors
  • Latvia's honorary consuls get together in Rīga
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  • Prime Minister Trudeau to travel to Latvia
  • Prime Minister Trudeau addresses Canadian troops stationed in Latvia
  • Canada extending NATO mission in Latvia

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  • Azerbaijan's trading house opens in Latvia
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei pays a working visit to ...
  • Jewish group wants Trudeau to condemn glorification of Nazis ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Foreign Minister Woos Latvian Investors
  • Latvia ready to support export of Azerbaijani goods to Europe
  • Azerbaijan's trading house opens in Latvia

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Duklavs to ask EU agriculture commission to provide financial ...
  • Latvia seeks int'l support as rescuers struggle to put out massive ...
  • Foreign Minister Woos Latvian Investors

    Minister of Culture


  • Trump Derides NATO as 'Obsolete.' Baltic Nations See It Much ...
  • Week of Latvia's nationwide song and dance festival kicks off in Riga
  • Belarus-Latvia intergovernmental commission to convene in Riga on ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Latvia will host new NATO northern headquarters from 2019
  • Latvia should up defense spending to 2.5% of GDP, urges Foreign ...
  • Trudeau to rebut Trump's charge of defence-spending lag with ...

    Minister of Education


  • Foreign Minister Woos Latvian Investors
  • Children go native as Latvian schools say 'Nē' to Russian
  • Latvia to join EuroHPC Joint Undertaking

    Minister of Energy


  • European solidarity on Energy: Synchronisation of the Baltic States ...
  • Baltic states to decouple power grids from Russia, link to EU by 2025
  • iPolitics AM: Trudeau visits troops in Latvia as Tories bring ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Latvian foreign minister urges bigger defence spend
  • Daily News 20 / 07 / 2018
  • Vilius Šapoka, the Minister of Finance: the capital markets union is ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei pays a working visit to ...
  • Foreign Minister Woos Latvian Investors
  • Latvia's honorary consuls get together in Rīga

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • In Latvia will create a website for authentication news
  • Migration official suspected of arranging fake marriage
  • Latvia will spend from the state budget of 800 000 euros for the ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Crisis meeting called over long-burning Latvian forest fire
  • Low trust in judiciary may result in situations like Brexit - OECD ...
  • OECD: Latvian employers must boost competitiveness, productivity

    Minister of Health


  • Health minister outlines two new programs costing nearly 5 million ...
  • Crisis meeting called over long-burning Latvian forest fire
  • Latvian health minister stands by promise of health care financing at ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Latvian foreign minister urges bigger defence spend
  • EBRD to invest €20 million in BaltCap Infrastructure Fund
  • Trudeau visits Canadian troops leading NATO mission in Latvia ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Thousands commemorate Denis Ten at memorial services worldwide
  • How MI5, the FBI Foiled Plot to Assassinate Prime Minister Theresa ...
  • The Sofia Guidelines for Cooperation between China and Central ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • Belarus asked to help put out forest fire in Latvia
  • Trudeau gaslights Canadian women and ignores their safety
  • Sputnik Latvia's Editor-In-Chief Detained For 12 Hours By Police in ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • EU banks face money laundering action after Malta, Latvia cases
  • Malta's Pilatus Bank and Latvia's ABLV to catalyse fresh EU anti ...
  • EU States Asked to Counter Financial Crime

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Moldova's president criticizes UN resolution on Russian troops ...
  • €17m life of luxury for ambassadors and officials
  • Greece Joins Member States in Ratifying Istanbul Convention

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Trudeau to rebut Trump's charge of defence-spending lag with ...
  • Join me in seeing Latvia — and Russian threats against it — as real
  • Trudeau visits Canadian troops leading NATO mission in Latvia ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • POLITICO Playbook Power Briefing: Mueller indicts 12 Russians
  • Gowdy to Schiff: GOP doesn't give a damn what you think
  • DNC vice chair on Kavanaugh as a potential SCOTUS justice

    Opposition


  • Sapphires have scrappy win over Latvia
  • Latvia's Corruption Scandal Is Getting Even Weirder
  • Harmony leading in the polls as election looms

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Latvia should up defense spending to 2.5% of GDP, urges Foreign ...
  • Latvia won't seek to up defense spending to 4% of GDP as mulled ...
  • No plans for Latvia to double defense spending at Trump's behest
  • 'No plans to double our defence budget,' Trudeau says
  • IMF: Growth moderate while Latvian banking sector is restructured
  • Trudeau to rebut Trump's charge of defence-spending lag with ...
  • CORRECTED-IMF cuts Latvia growth forecast to 3.7 pct in 2018
  • Latvia should up defense spending to 2.5% of GDP, urges Foreign ...
  • Latvia won't seek to up defense spending to 4% of GDP as mulled ...
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    Investment

  • Republic of Latvia: Staff Concluding Statement of an IMF Article IV ...
  • IMF: Growth moderate while Latvian banking sector is restructured
  • OECD reports on Latvian justice system
  • Daily News 20 / 07 / 2018
  • EBRD to invest €20 million in BaltCap Infrastructure Fund
  • UEFA President visits Latvia
  • Vienna Insurance Group –strengthening our position on the market ...
  • We're too shy to let everybody know how great we are!
  • Republic of Latvia: Staff Concluding Statement of an IMF Article IV ...
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    Demographics

  • The EU countries that desperately need migrants to avoid shrinkage ...
  • IMF warns Latvia's tight labor market can hold back growth
  • Increase in Malta population more than 15 times that of the EU
  • Latvia on course for steady growth, granted A- credit rating
  • In 17 years Croatia's population drops by 13 percent
  • Eastern Europe Experiencing Deep Demographic Crisis
  • IMF: shrinking labor market may impede Latvia's growth in medium ...
  • EUROPE: Cyprus among top five in EU for population growth
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    Export/Import

  • On the road with Latvian exporters: CakeHR
  • Exports up 7% in May, imports 11%
  • Belarus aims for 20% increase in export of medical services ...
  • Growag: Sitting Comfortably
  • Latvia Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Market – Growth, Trends and ...
  • Latvia Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Market up to 2025 added by ...
  • The Baltic states: throwing off a history of conflict and communism
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    Public Spending

  • Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's ...
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes final reading in parliament
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes first reading in Saeima
  • Alconomics Sends Thirsty Drinkers on Crawl Around the Baltics
  • Foreign investors: shadow economy has to be reduced in Latvia ...
  • Defence spending by Nato's Europe states up as uncertainty rises
  • IMF Survey: After Severe Recession, Stabilization in Latvia
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    Public Debt

  • Investors buy into Iceland and Latvia debt issues
  • "Third World" No More as Emerging Markets Upgraded, Developed ...
  • After Eastern Europe, the Flat Tax Is Flat-Lining
  • Latvia Eurozone Entry to Cement Shift Away From Russia
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-07-31LVGDP Growth Rate QoQ Flash Q21.60%0.80%00
    2018-07-31LVGDP Growth Rate YoY Flash Q24.20%3.60%00
    2018-07-30LVRetail Sales MoM JUN-0.14%00
    2018-07-30LVRetail Sales YoY JUN2.87%00
    2018-07-21LVPPI MoM JUN00
    2018-07-21LVPPI YoY JUN4.25%00
    2018-07-12LVCurrent Account MAY? 59M00
    2018-07-11LVBalance of Trade MAY00
    2018-07-10LVInflation Rate YoY JUN2.10%01
    2018-07-10LVInflation Rate MoM JUN0.15%01