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  • More parties submit election tickets
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  • Latvia: The governor's corruption undermines the ECB
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  • Bulgarian Parliament postpones vote on changes to Cabinet

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    Minister of Economy


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  • Baltic states cull 35000 pigs due to ASF
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    Minister of Culture


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  • CALENDRIER du 24 septembre au 30 septembre 2018

    Minister of Defense


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  • Back to school for thousands of students

    Minister of Energy


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  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week

    Minister of Finance


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  • Irina Mirochnik Speaking on Business Climate in Latvia

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


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    Minister of Internal Affairs


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  • August's top news stories

    Minister of Justice


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  • Latvian elections approach under high tension
  • About 5000 rally in Riga against reform of Russian-language ...

    Minister of Health


  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • HIV treatment restrictions to be lifted
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    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Latvia works to Russia-proof its election
  • Lukashenko: Cooperation with Latvia holds great promise
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    Minister of Sports


  • 'Admin error' led to Irish Sports Minister's champion rower name error
  • Latvian independence celebration in Lincoln
  • Things of Latvia: Sighing

    Director of State Security Service


  • Latvia works to Russia-proof its election
  • No Saeima election run for Ždanoka
  • Three customs officials detained for abetting in contraband activities

    Chairman National Bank


  • Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Latvia: When the United States scolded the 'Switzerland of the Baltics'

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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  • What to expect from the UN General Assembly
  • Gun reform groups ramp up midterm efforts

    Presidents Chief of Staff


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    Chairman of Supreme Court


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  • The Presidential Daily Brief
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    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Latvia's economic growth down to 3.7% in 2019, 3.2% in 2020 – SEB
  • Latvia Q2 GDP Growth Eases Less Than Estimated
  • 10 questions to: the Action Party
  • 10 questions to: The New Conservative Party
  • 10 questions to: Latvia's Russian Union
  • GDP grows 5.3% in the 2nd quarter on year
  • SIFFA: Latvia's Health Care Reforms a Step in the Right Direction ...
  • Latvia's economic growth down to 3.7% in 2019, 3.2% in 2020 – SEB
  • Latvia Q2 GDP Growth Eases Less Than Estimated
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    Investment

  • Central bank says Latvia needs to increase productivity
  • Latvian economy is riding a cyclical growth wave
  • Printful: A Latvian Masterclass In Growing An On-Demand Drop ...
  • Euro zone may keep expanding without powerful ECB help: Latvia's ...
  • Malta tops eurozone's economic growth charts
  • Latvian startup celebrates a billion euros worth of loans through its ...
  • Estonia has just 1.3 million people, so why are its startups setting ...
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    Demographics

  • Defusing the 'demographic timebomb': the world's population ...
  • Despite three occupations and tormented past, Latvia continues to ...
  • Pope to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis
  • Can Image-Based Technology Fill The Formal Finance Gap In ...
  • Are the Baltic States Right for Your Startup?
  • Latvia, a disappearing nation
  • Defusing the 'demographic timebomb': the world's population ...
  • Despite three occupations and tormented past, Latvia continues to ...
  • Pope to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis
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    Export/Import

  • Imports of goods have reached a historic high; exports witness the ...
  • Fuel exports, imports boost trade in July, trade deficit at €137 million
  • Latvia Q2 GDP Growth Eases Less Than Estimated
  • Latvian economy is riding a cyclical growth wave
  • Boosted by exports, Turkey registers highest growth among OECD ...
  • Lithuania posts lowest Jan-Jul export growth in Baltics - Eurostat
  • Canada and EU celebrate one year of free trade despite lingering ...
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    Public Spending

  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes first reading in Saeima
  • Alconomics Sends Thirsty Drinkers on Crawl Around the Baltics
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes final reading in parliament
  • Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's ...
  • 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
  • After Eastern Europe, the Flat Tax Is Flat-Lining
  • Latvia Eurozone Entry to Cement Shift Away From Russia
  • "Third World" No More as Emerging Markets Upgraded, Developed ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-10LVCurrent Account JUN?-35M? -150M00
    2018-08-09LVBalance of Trade JUN?-230.5M? -350M00
    2018-08-08LVInflation Rate YoY JUL2.80%2.80%00
    2018-08-08LVInflation Rate MoM JUL0.60%0.20%00
    2018-08-03LVIndustrial Production YoY JUN0.40%-1.10%1.30%00
    2018-08-03LVIndustrial Production MoM JUN0.60%-0.20%0.50%00
    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%01
    2018-07-30LVRetail Sales YoY JUN2.87%01