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Saeima votes against merging Finance Police with Customs Police

RIGA - Saeima rejected amendments to the Law on the State Revenue Service in the first reading today, which stipulated merging the Revenue Servi...

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Latvia to limit cash transactions

Latvia plans on limiting cash transactions to 7,200 euros for individuals as part of a string of law amendments to Latvia’s 2017 budget, t...

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Latvian medics to go on strike next week

The Health Care Workers Union will go on strike on Sept. 29 protesting low salaries and insufficient state investment into health care, union he...

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Latvia’s borderland Latgale: A state within a state

A recent visit to Latgale to interview local leaders and figures in that region with a local Latvian friend reveals a mixed picture combining fa...

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French Council of State Vice President visits ESIL Conference

The closing event of the 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) in Riga has brought Jean-Marc Sauve, vice-pr...

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What are autumn evenings good for?

The Baltic Times editor-in-chief linas@baltictimes.com Hopefully all of you are set in the moo...

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Corruption Prevention Bureau probes income statements of Bank of Latvia president

RIGA - The Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has launched an investigation of the annual income statement of the Bank of...

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17 flights diverted today due to closed runway at Riga Airport

RIGA - The runway of the Riga International Airport was closed for several hours Saturday, and 17 flights were redirected to other airports, sai...

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Kucinskis in Bratislava stresses importance of leveling out standard of living across EU

RIGA - The standard of living should be evened out throughout Europe, maintained Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) at the ...

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Latvian president to attend UN General Assembly, meet with world leaders in US

RIGA - Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis will travel to the United States from Sept. 18 to 25 where he will take part in the 71st session of th...

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