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Latvia registers highest proportion of female top...
Latvia registers highest 	proportion of female top 	executives in Europe
RIGA - Latvia has the highest proportion of females on company boards among European countries that have no special quotas for female representation, according to a study conducted by EY on talented people in the corporate world: “Time for Diversity”. Latvia is among the most successful countries in Europe in regard to gender equality at the company level. With 29 percent of female top executives, Latvia is ahead of Lithuania and Estonia, where this proportion is 16 percent and 7 percent, respectively. The highest proportion of female representatives in company boards was ...  Full story...
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 Oct 01, 2014 - Residency permit plan burdens security services...
Residency permit plan burdens security services
RIGA - Despite the economic benefits, residency permits granted to persons from Russia can increase risks to Latvia’s security, say the Security Police, reports LETA. During a Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meeting on Sept. 24, committee members analyzed a report delivered on Sept. 23 from the Interior Ministry on the residency permit process and its ...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Candidates polish message ahead of poll...
Candidates polish message ahead of poll
RIGA - Latvia heads into the final stretch ahead of Parliamentary elections, with less than one month to go before voters go to the polls. They will be casting their ballots to elect 100 members, representing five constituencies, to the 12th Saeima. Candidate lists The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Aug. 6 approved and registered the final eight lists in preparation for the election...
 Aug 06, 2014 - ‘Old dogs’ try for seats in Saeima...
‘Old dogs’ try for seats in Saeima
RIGA - Political party United for Latvia’s founder Ainars Slesers, ex-prime ministers Ivars Godmanis and Aigars Kalvitis, and politicians Janis Straume and Janis Jurkans will become leaders of their party for the upcoming Saeima elections, reports LETA. Slesers informed the press that he will be the leader for the Riga region election ticket; Jurkans for Latgale Region; Straume for Ku...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Ilves, Berzins attend Battle of Cesis/ Vonnu celeb...
Ilves, Berzins attend Battle of Cesis/ Vonnu celebrations
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 W...
 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 15, 2014 - Rinkēvičs at GLOBSEC discusses Ukraine and coopera...
Rinkēvičs at GLOBSEC discusses Ukraine and cooperation with Slovakia
On 14 May in Slovakia, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs took part the GLOBSEC 2014 Bratislava Global Security Forum and delivered an address in a panel discussion on Ukraine. Live stream the conference here The Minister stressed that the most important steps towards stabilizing Ukraine were the ceasing of separatist attacks, the Ukrainian presidential elections due on 25 May, launching...
 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'...



 Nov 05, 2014 - Latvija in brief...
President Andris Berzins has nominated current Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) to head the new government, LETA was informed by the presi...
 Nov 05, 2014 - U.S. and Britain to maintain ...
RIGA - The United States and Great Britain are planning to maintain a permanent presence of troops in Latvia as part of the measures to reinforce N...
 Nov 05, 2014 - Supreme court rejects claim of...
RIGA - The Supreme Court decided on Oct 31 to reject a claim of electoral fraud made by Harmony, a party representing Latvia’s Russian speake...
 Nov 05, 2014 - All aboard for western Europ...
RIGA - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed an agreement in Riga to establish the jointly owned railway company RB Rail, an agreement that sho...
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