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  • July's unemployment level in Latvia remains at 6%
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  • Krisjanis Karins: Latvia Is Primed For Far-Sighted Investors
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  • June exports, imports down 8 percent on year
  • IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient
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  • Makei: Belarus, Latvia well positioned to raise relations to higher level
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  • June exports, imports down 8 percent on year
  • IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient
  • Latvian publishers want less tax on books
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  • Latvia's budget deficit was larger than in EU on average
  • BNN summary of the week: who will lead Riga next? Lembergs ...
  • Government approves 2019 budget with 0.5% deficit
  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
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  • From child refugee to president: Latvia's Vaira Vike-Freiberga
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  • President Levits welcomes European Summer School students

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  • From child refugee to president: Latvia's Vaira Vike-Freiberga
  • Latvian prime minister expects resolution for Latvijas Radio situation
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  • Việt Nam, Latvia seek to enhance ties
  • ECB's Rimsevics to Face Corruption Trial in Latvia in November

    Minister of Economy


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  • Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in US Cross ...

    Minister of Agriculture


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  • BNN summary of the week: hospital crisis. Empty seats. Riga City ...

    Minister of Culture


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    Minister of Defense


  • Defense Ministry and banks play out crisis scenario in an exercise
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    Minister of Education


  • Education minister objects to University of Latvia rector's ...
  • BNN summary of the week: Latvian debts. Seat for Parādnieks ...
  • Latvia faces more opportunities for cooperation with Vietnam in field ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Energy production support in Latvia to be paid only from state budget
  • Defense Ministry and banks play out crisis scenario in an exercise
  • Baltic States Increase Efforts to Identify Russian Spies | Voice of ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Finance minister: Alcohol excise duty receipts up, cross-border trade ...
  • BNN summary of the week: Latvian debts. Seat for Parādnieks ...
  • Cross-border trade between Latvia and Estonia declines

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Foreign Affairs Ministry urges preparations for no-deal Brexit in Latvia
  • We have to be patient – Latvian minister about citizen detained in Iran
  • Finnish foreign minister to visit Latvia next week

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Minister orders evaluation behaviour of police during fight in Krāslava
  • Violations of SRS employees may be investigated by Internal ...
  • BNN summary of the week: hospital crisis. Empty seats. Riga City ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Minister: Economic Court may be established in Latvia in 2021
  • Education minister objects to University of Latvia rector's ...
  • Latvian Minister criticized for visiting Russian singer Leps concert

    Minister of Health


  • Latvian Agriculture Ministry urges European Commission to monitor ...
  • BNN summary of the week: Latvian debts. Seat for Parādnieks ...
  • NGOs against Parādnieks becoming chairman of Social Integration ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Latvian Interior Minister demands more funding to tackle critical ...
  • Baltic States Increase Efforts to Identify Russian Spies | Voice of ...
  • Week in Lithuania: Olympic hero gets disqualified, PM wins ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Latvia mulls over visa facilitation for Belarusians during 2021 IIHF WC
  • VN, Latvia to boost trade cooperation
  • Foreign Minister Haavisto calls Iran ship seizure “unacceptable”

    Director of State Security Service


  • Long-standing chief re-appointed as head of State Security Service
  • Minister: Economic Court may be established in Latvia in 2021
  • Prime Minister: non-taxable minimum is more important than ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Foreign Affairs Ministry urges preparations for no-deal Brexit in Latvia
  • Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to EU foreign policy
  • #ECFR – Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Reader's Report: A BMW car broke out in Riga on the South Bridge ...
  • Turkish diplomat who hushed up torture report on Turkey nominated ...
  • Russian, Indian, Latvian, Filipino Nationals Aboard UK-Flagged Oil ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Iran's president hints at quid pro quo to release seized British ship
  • 'Facts' show Trump supports NATO despite criticism, Stoltenberg says
  • 'Facts on the ground' show Trump is committed to NATO despite ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Additional information to be asked for in Latvian prosecutor ...
  • Latvian MPs request Supreme Court to evaluate Prosecutor General ...
  • In Johnson's new government, resignations and firings galore

    Opposition


  • Watch: Russian police arrest dozens at opposition protests
  • Theresa May, Bulgaria, Latvia: Your Thursday Briefing
  • Agricultural Organizations' Cooperation Council notes significant ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Flash estimate – Latvia's GDP up 2.1% in Q2 2019
  • Latvia's GDP up 2.1% in second quarter – flash estimate
  • Latvia urged to maintain defense spending at 2 pct of GDP
  • Latvian trade union demands guarantees for increase of wages for ...
  • IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient
  • Latvia among Baltic States with first quarter's highest budget deficit
  • Latvia's GDP rose by 2.1 % in Q2 - flash estimate
  • Prosperity belt around Germany
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    Investment

  • IMF says Latvia needs to target investment and inequality
  • IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient
  • What's driving the Terrorism Financing Market Growth? Prominent ...
  • Economists predict slowing of growth. Is there a risk of recession?
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • Latvia's Aerones raises €2.7 million for its firefighting, building ...
  • AURELIUS Equity to buy Armstrong ceiling business from Knauf
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    Demographics

  • Latvia's long-term growth threatened by population decline
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • IMF: Latvia could lose one third of labor force by 2050
  • The 50 Richest Countries in the World
  • 73% of residents believe they benefit from Latvia's membership in EU
  • Growing pains
  • More than half of population struggles to access healthcare services
  • Latvia's long-term growth threatened by population decline
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ...
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    Export/Import

  • June exports, imports down 8 percent on year
  • IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient
  • Economists predict slowing of growth. Is there a risk of recession?
  • Spinach Market in Eastern Europe – Consumption Peaked At $49M ...
  • Latvia Automobile Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Trends ...
  • Makei: Belarus, Latvia well positioned to raise relations to higher level
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • June exports, imports down 8 percent on year
  • IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient
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    Public Spending

  • Latvian publishers want less tax on books
  • Latvia moves to cut excise duty on alcohol in "tax war" with neighbor ...
  • Latvia's budget deficit was larger than in EU on average
  • BNN summary of the week: who will lead Riga next? Lembergs ...
  • Government approves 2019 budget with 0.5% deficit
  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
  • Estonian businessman Ossinovski donates to son's Social ...
  • Saeima: Latvia's 2019 budget couple be approved around April
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    Public Debt

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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2018-07-10Latvia Inflation Rate YoY JUN
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    2018-06-21Latvia PPI MoM MAY
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    2018-06-08Latvia Inflation Rate YoY MAY
    2018-06-08Latvia Inflation Rate MoM MAY