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Wednesday, 02.09.2015, 19:57
EUR 17 million will be spent on creating a border-zone on the border with Russia as well as building fences in some areas, State Border Guard spokeswoman Jevgenija Poznaka told LETA.
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Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) told Latvian Radio today that Latvia too could build a fence in some areas bordering Russia, reports LETA.
By comparing data available from two Russian funds and annual reports of Baltic non-governmental organizations, the Baltic investigative journalism center "Re:Baltica" has found more than forty organizations in the Baltic countries through which at least EUR 1.5 million has been channeled into the Baltic NGO sector from Russia during the past three years, cites LETA.
There is no more concern that Russia could reduce rail transit volumes to Latvia, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) told Latvian Radio today, reports LETA.
Baltic States along with 5 other countries made joint petition to have crimes of Communism investigated25.08.2015
Representatives of eight European countries adopted a joint resolution on August 23rd, the anniversary of conclusion of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in order to create an international establishment for investigating crimes of Communism, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) believes that an increase in political pressure on Russia is needed to help secure the release of Estonian security officer Eston Kohver. He met with Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand yesterday, reports LETA.
Repairs that Russia is planning to carry out on its rail lines with Latvia will not affect the volume of shipments that are transported via Latvijas Dzelcels (LDz) infrastructure, as the company informed LETA.