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Monday, 02.03.2015, 14:43
About 100 organizations in Latvia receive money from Russia to implement Russia's compatriot policy, according to the TV3 show "Neka personiga", referring to the Security Police, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Latvia, Legislation, Russia, Security
Transport Minister of Latvia Anrijs Matiss, who spent yesterday in Moscow, took the opportunity to invite his Russian counterpart – Maxim Sokolov – to the III ASEM Summit in Riga at the end of April 2015, informs LETA.
As a result of sanctions, the volume of exports from the Baltic States to Russia will drop about one-fifth in 2015, according to Bloomberg forecasts, cites LETA.
Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) was on a visit in Moscow yesterday where he met with Chairman of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin, Usakovs confirmed to LETA.
The Package of measures for implementation of the Minsk accords, inter alia, provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of weapons from the eastern regions of Ukraine. The Security Council reaffirmed its full respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as called on all parties to fully implement the package of measures, reports LETA/ELTA.
The European Union (EU) has expanded sanctions against Russia, adding 19 individuals and nine legal entities to its blacklist, according to the EU Official Journal published on Monday, cites LETA/TASS.
At the European Council meeting held in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union states mainly focused on the settlement of the military conflict in Ukraine and the results of the Minsk negotiations. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine was also invited to the European Council meeting, and he informed the members of the European Council about the situation in Ukraine and the Minsk negotiations, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister of Latvia Aiva Rozenberga.