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Non-ethnic Latvians no longer allowed to change their nationality record to "Latvian"

RIGA - Saeima on Thursday decided in the final reading to eliminate a provision from the Law on the Change of a Given Name, Surname and National...

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Criminal process on Slokenbeka Lake pollution forwarded to prosecutor's office

RIGA - The State Police have submitted to the prosecutor's office a criminal case on the pollution of Slokenbeka Lake and Slocene River last...

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Bergs wins bronze in shot put at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Latvia's Edgars Bergs scored bronze in men's shot put at the Rio Paralympics on Monday, earning Latvia its third medal ...

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Dadzite wins gold in women's javelin throw at Paralympics

RIGA - Latvia's Diana Dadzite set a new world record in the women's javelin throw at the Rio Paralympic Games on Saturday, scoring Latvi...

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Lithuanian parlt to discuss president-proposed changes to Labour Code

VILNIUS - Lithuania's parliament decided at the opening day of the final session of this term on Saturday to consider suggestions made by Pr...

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Top officials congratulate Apinis on winning another gold at Paralympic Games

RIGA - President Raimonds Vejonis, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis, and other top state officials have praised Latvian paralympian Aigars Apinis,...

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Mayor cautions half of Riga secondary schools could close due to Sadurskis’ reform

RIGA - Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) has reprimanded Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis (Unity) for suggesting the closure of 4...

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Baltic, Nordic foreign ministries' officials meet in Riga to discuss current UN agenda

RIGA - Officials handling United Nations matters from the Baltic and Nordic (NB8) foreign ministries convened in Riga on Monday and Tuesday to t...

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Latvia prepared to discuss sea border with Lithuania

Latvia is ready to continue talks with Lithuania on the maritime border, the country’s Foreign Ministry has said. Lithuania...

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Out of 23 refugees admitted to Latvia 21 left for Germany

Of 23 asylum-seekers who have been relocated to Latvia as part of the European Union’s refugee relocation programme, 21 individuals have m...

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