Latvija in brief - 2007-01-17

Health Minister Gundars Berzins, representing the ruling People's Party, announced his resignati

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Coalition decides to pull declaration from border treaty

RIGA - Coalitional leaders on Jan. 16 decided to pull a controversial declaration from a draft borde

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Cargo ship remains stranded, oil leaks into Baltic Sea

RIGA - More than 400 tons of heavy fuel oil spilled into the Baltic Sea after the "Golden Sky" cargo

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Vike-Freiberga criticizes all branches of government

RIGA - In the span of two days, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga criticized the Cabinet of Ministers,

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Latvija in brief - 2007-01-10

Most of the population is proud of their nationality, and half are proud to be European, a recent Eu

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Ruling coalition unable to agree on border treaty

RIGA - Ruling coalition parties were unable to reach a consensus during a Jan. 8 meeting on the disp

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Laval takes case to European Court

RIGA - A landmark case at the European Court of Justice began on Jan. 9, in which the plaintiff, a L

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Latvia honors fallen soldiers, maintains policy on Iraq

RIGA - Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Church on Jan. 4 to mourn the death of two Latvian soldiers

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