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Government approves draft 2017 budget, with revenues planned at 8.066 bln euros

RIGA - The government today passed Latvia's draft 2017 budget, with revenues forecasted at 8.066 billion euros and expenditures at 8.367 bil...

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Chancellor of justice says Estonia doesn't need constitutional court

TALLINN - Estonia does not need a constitutional court as the constitutional review chamber of the Supreme Court is sufficiently capable of hand...

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Grybauskaite: First round of elections shows public is tired of scandals

VILNIUS - The results of Lithuania’s first round of parliamentary elections demonstrate that the public is fed up with scandal-ridden poli...

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Ex-President Berzins and Brigmanis linked to criminal process on political party financing violations - magazine

RIGA - Former President Andris Berzins and Augusts Brigmanis, leader of the Saeima group of the Greens/Farmers Union, are connected to a crimina...

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Lithuania hands note to Russia over incidents in Baltic Sea

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry today delivered a diplomatic note to Russia's ambassador in Vilnius, Alexander Udaltsov, regarding...

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Estonian President Ilves leaves office

TALLINN - One of the most popular Baltic presidents, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, left office on Sunday after the expiration of his second five-year te...

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Latvian unemployment lowest since 2008

RIGA - Overall Latvian unemployment is the lowest it has been since 2008 after a 0.2 per cent decrease in September. Ac...

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Lithuanian Railways CEO says Rail Baltica deal has been signed

RIGA/VILNIUS - The chief executive officer of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) has disclosed that he signed Rail Baltica'...

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27,000-euro fine slapped on suspect in vote-buying case in 2014 Latvian general elections

DAUGAVPILS - The Latgale Regional Court has fined Vilani local council lawmaker and businessman Andris Kozulis 27,000 euros, or 75 minimum wages...

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Latvia: Poland offers tank company to join Canadian battle group in 2017

RIGA - Poland has offered a tank company to accompany the Canadian battle group to be deployed to Latvia, as the Polish Embassy in Riga verified...

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