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Ilves, Berzins attend Battle of Cesis/ Vonnu celeb...
Ilves, Berzins attend Battle of Cesis/ Vonnu celebrations
SECURING BORDERS: Presidents Ilves (left) and Berzins at the old battlegrounds in Cesis....
RIGA - On Sunday, June 22, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves visited Cesis in Latvia, where he attended the 95th anniversary celebrations of the Cesis/Vonnu Battle with his Latvian counterpart Andris Berzins, reports LETA. The event was to celebrate the anniversary of the Vonnu Battle, which was won by combined Estonian and Latvian forces. The battle was significant. At the end of World War I, Estonia was engaged in its War of Independence against two former major powers. At the time of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, the Estonian Provisional Government was forced to defend its declar...  Full story...
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 Jun 04, 2014 - Prosecutor Jurkjane dismisses rape as ‘victim’s fa...
Prosecutor Jurkjane dismisses rape as ‘victim’s fault’
2 From wire reports, RIGA The women’s resource center Marta is “shocked” by the Prosecutor General Office’s view that in some rape cases, the victims have provoked the crime themselves, reports LETA. The organization feels that this raises doubts about the objectivity of criminal proceedings in Latvia. According to Marta, the organization sent a letter to the Pro...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Russian attitude study causes furor...
Russian attitude study causes furor
RIGA - Harmony Center’s Saeima members have addressed Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity), demanding that she explain the purpose of the reported confidential government research study to find out the Russian minority’s attitude toward Latvia, reports LETA. The newspaper Diena on May 15 revealed information about the Cabinet of Ministers ordering a secret study. “T...
 May 08, 2014 - KGB files: public after 2018...
KGB files: public after 2018
The KGB archives in Latvia will be made accessible to the public after scientific research of the documents concludes on May 31, 2018, according to amendments to the law on preservation of KGB documents and determining the status of former KGB operatives or informers in Latvia. Karlis Streips discusses issues around release of KGB archives According to Saeima Legal Affairs Committee'...
 May 07, 2014 - Riga City Council bans May 9 "Russian march"...
Riga City Council bans May 9
The Riga City Council's Executive Director Juris Radzevics (Honor to Serve Riga), following the Security Police's recommendations, has banned the association "Rodina" (Motherland - Russian) from organizing the so-called "Russian march" on May 9. The association said it would contest the municipality's decision in court. As reported, the Security Police ha...
 May 01, 2014 - Russian Foreign Ministry urged to study U.N. recom...
Russian Foreign Ministry urged to study U.N. recommendations
RIGA - Due to the increasing instability in eastern Ukraine today, orchestrated by Russia, say analysts in the West, the Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO) is calling on the government to endorse and submit to Saeima a strategy for increasing defense spending to 2 percent of GDP by 2020. The organization also wants the government to limit the number of temporary residence permits issued ...
 Apr 24, 2014 - Petrov’s Dogs:...
Petrov’s Dogs:
RIGA - “Petrov’s Dogs” is a visceral, morally alive, and empathetic series of canine portraits, in which viewers will recognise their own eyes glaring back. Ukrainian artist, Evgeny Petrov, has said: "I ​​paint what irritates me in reality. In the case of dogs, I often draw myself." Petrov exposes genres of mistreatment and inhame urban environments, in which...
 Apr 17, 2014 - NATO to deploy additional forces...
NATO to deploy additional forces
NATO said Wednesday, April 16, that it will deploy more air, sea and land forces in Eastern Europe in response to the worsening crisis in Ukraine due to aggressive Russian moves, reports AFP. "Today we have agreed a package of military measures," NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said after a meeting of all 28 members of the transatlantic alliance. "We will have more planes...
 Apr 02, 2014 - A first for Kekava women’s floorball...
A first for Kekava women’s floorball
RIGA - Kekava Women’s Floorball Team scored a first last month when they reached the finals of the Latvian Elite League for the first time in their history. Having continually finished in third place in the last few seasons, they overcame current champions RSU to line up against Rubene for the best of seven game final to be played at Valmeiras Olympic Centre. As TBT went to press Rubene h...



 Jul 03, 2014 - Latvija in brief...
One year after the fire at the Riga Castle, the Prosecutor’s Office has charged three persons in the case, reports LETA. The Public Prosecuto...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Preamble ready for president’s...
RIGA - President Andris Berzins does indeed intend to promulgate the parliament-approved Preamble to the Constitution, said the president’s s...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Maxima faces second trial...
RIGA - The State Police has started another criminal process concerning violations of work safety regulations at Maxima Latvija, reports LETA. The ...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Baltics want stronger NATO for...
Latvia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics has urged NATO members to come to an agreement during the next NATO Summit in Wales, in...
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