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Ex-Latvian President says refugee problem insignificant when compared to non-citizen issue

According to former Latvian President Andrius Berzins, the refugees arriving to Latvia are an insignificant problem in comparison with the still...

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18 arrests made on May 9 in Riga

The May 9 events at Victory Park in Riga were attended by approximately 150,000 persons, with only 18 arrested for minor offences. ...

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Soviet victory in WW2 commemorated in Riga

Around 1,000 people gathered in Riga’s Victory Park to celebrate the 71st anniversary of Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Unio...

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Pro-Russian activist Illarions Girss moves to Russia

Illarions Girss, the leader of pro-Russian Russkaya Zarya (Russian Dawn) pro-Russia group, has left Latvia and relocated to Russia. ...

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Chaotic clean-up of Latvian banking system

German lawyer Okko Hendrik Behrends, a partner at DLA Piper based in Frankfurt, is currently preparing a lawsuit on behalf of Trasta Komercbanka...

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Latvija in brief

Latvijas Gaze asks for temporary derogation of third persons’ rights to use infrastructure &nbs...

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Latvian Security Police to look into MEP’s complaint about Riga mayor’s tweet

The complaint that Latvian MEP Inese Vaidere sent to the Prosecutor General’s Office about a cartoon that the Mayor of Riga, Nils Usakovs,...

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Latvian president calls for more effective fight against shadow economy

RIGA - The policies used to combat the shadow economy have failed to yield the desired result so far, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said du...

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From the streets of Riga to the spectacular Eurovision Song Contest

When he was just sixteen years old young Justs Simrais left his home town of Kekava, near Bauska and started playing his guitar and singing...

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Latvian Parliament supports creation of Latgale Special Economic Zone

April 28, 2016, saw the Latvian Parliament (the Saeima) support the second reading of the bill drafted by the Ministry for Environment and Regio...

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