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Tuesday, 23.09.2014, 11:20
In order to coordinate the international community's fight against the Jihadist organization "Islamic State" (IS), the United States, in collaboration with its allies, has formed an international coalition, which also includes Latvia, the Foreign Affairs Minsitry's spokesman Karlis Eihenbaums told LETA.
Keyword tags: Latvia, Legislation, Security, USA
A total of five candidates have shown interest in acquiring the Citadale bank shares, the TV3 show "Neka personiga" reported on Sunday, cites LETA.
According to information obtained by LETA, one of the potential investors in Citadele bank is former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) welcomes the decision by the government of Latvia to sell its stake in Citadele to a group of international investors led by the U.S. investment fund Ripplewood Holdings and Tim Collins, the founder and CEO of the fund, informs LETA.
The Latvian government has recognized the U.S. investors chosen as the most suitable buyers for Citadele Bank, as they are ready to pay an "honest price" at the same time offering a sound vision regarding the bank's development, one of the investors of the U.S. fund Ripplewood Holdings, Tim Collins, told LETA.
U.S. fund Ripplewood Holdings has offered to pay EUR 92 million for the Citadele bank, as television news channels reported last night, cites LETA.
The Russian government is laying the groundwork for a Ukrainian scenario in the Baltic countries, arguing that the three are mistreating ethnic Russians, that the West has failed to oppose such actions, and that Moscow is compelled under the circumstances to work to protect these members of "the Russian world,” American analyst and expert on Soviet Union matters, Paul Goble warns, cites LETA.