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Sunday, 26.10.2014, 01:02
European Union (EU) states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, informs EUOBSERVER/LETA.
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Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, visiting Riga Saturday, told TASS that the "New Wave" Festival could be relocated from Jurmala to Russia, citing as the reason Latvia's blacklisting three Russian pop musicians, reports LETA.
Russia has decided to extend the range of meat products that may not be imported from the European Union, as the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Saturday, noting that several dangerous beef by-products would not be imported in Russia from October 21, reports LETA/NEWSRU.COM.
Visiting Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky stated on October 17th that political pressure is not hindering cooperation in the arts between Russia and Latvia, and the program for 2014 has seen wide variety, informs LETA.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius joined CNN's Richard Quest to discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The minister said that sanctions to Russia must be maintained and, if necessary, increased, cites LETA/ELTA.
Russia has included Latvian MP Andrejs Judins (Unity), Constitutional Protection Bureau chief Janis Maizitis, and theater director Alvis Hermanis on its persona non grata list, according to information obtained by LETA.
In the first half of the year 2014, over 113,000 tourists from Russia came to Lithuania, accounting for the biggest tourist flow in all markets of Lithuania's inbound tourism, reports LETA/ELTA.