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Gorbachev served summons to testify in 1991 crackdown trial in Lithuania

VILNIUS - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has received a summons to testify as a witness in a mass trial related to the bloody events of ...

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Abolins, Lidaka, Griva and Beitika appointed to National Electronic Mass Media Council

RIGA - Saeima today appointed Ivars Abolins, Gunta Lidaka, Patriks Griva and Ieva Beitika as members of the National Electronic Mass Media Counc...

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Saeima unanimously reappoints Auditor General Krumina for the second term in office

RIGA - Saeima voted unanimously today to reappoint Auditor General Elita Krumina for a second term in office. Krumina&...

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Unity's candidate for Riga mayor Vilnis Kirsis promises to cut public transport fares by half

RIGA - Vilnis Kirsis, the candidate for Riga mayor from the Unity party, promises to cut public transport fares nearly by half, to provide healt...

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Lithuanian government moves to ease requirements for land buyers

VILNIUS - In light of the EU Commission's infringement procedure against Lithuania, the government on Wednesday approved in principle a prop...

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President: Lithuania's defense spending shouldn't be tied to specific figures

VILNIUS - Lithuania should not tie itself to specific financing figures as its defense spending will depend on geopolitical challenges and avail...

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Bakas: Lithuania needs bigger defense budget for cyber security and universal conscription

VILNIUS - Lithuania needs a bigger defense budget to ensure cyber security and prepare for universal military conscription, says Vytautas Bakas,...

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Estonian PM refrains from assessment of minister's initiative to reform EU alcohol policy

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas refrained from any assessment on Wednesday regarding an initiative of Minister of Health and Labor ...

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Latvia and Japan sign agreement intended to promote investment and make investors' work easier

RIGA - Latvian Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) and Motome Takisawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ja...

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Legendary British band Smokie to perform in Latvia in July

RIGA - The legendary British band Smokie will be performing in Latvia this summer as part of the band's 40th-anniversary tour. ...

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