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Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats

Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats

26.05.2017

Estonia has decided to send two Russian diplomats out of the country. "We can confirm that this incident took place," spokesperson for the Estonian Foreign Ministry Sandra Kamilova told LETA/BNS on Friday.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Estonia, Russia, Security



One-fourth of our members do business with Russia - Latvian Chamber of Commerce

One-fourth of our members do business with Russia - Latvian Chamber of Commerce

23.05.2017

Regardless of the economic sanctions, about one-fourth of the members of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK) still have business relations with Russian companies, LTRK Council Chairman Aigars Rostovskis told LETA after the visit of the LTRK delegation to Russia today.

Latvian and Russian representatives discus expanding regional economic cooperation

Latvian and Russian representatives discus expanding regional economic cooperation

18.05.2017

The ways to promote economic cooperation between Latvian and Russian regions was discussed at the recent meeting of the Regional Cooperation Working Group of the Latvian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical, Humanitarian and Cultural Cooperation.


Cooperation with Uzbekistan is important both for port and Latvia’s transport sector – Riga Freeport

Cooperation with Uzbekistan is important both for port and Latvia’s transport sector – Riga Freeport

17.05.2017

ooperation with Uzbekistan in transport and logistics is important both for the Riga Freeport and for Latvia’s transport sector in general in order to ensure alternatives for the declining transit cargo flow from Russia, the port’s administration said.

The Kyrgyz Government Exacts Its Revenge on Belokon

The Kyrgyz Government Exacts Its Revenge on Belokon

17.05.2017

On 12 May 2017, in Kyrgyzstan, without giving a prior notice to the attorneys, a confidential court hearing was called and during a few hours, the judgment was issued in absentia and conviction was handed down against the following citizens of the Republic of Latvia - the former shareholder of Manas Bank Valeri Belokon and former executives of Manas Bank Jevgenijs Verbickis, Anita Lase and Yuri Kachnov. They were sentenced to serve 20-years custodial service, and property forfeiture (confiscation) was ordered. These facts were reported by the media of Kyrgyzstan. Neither our lawyers, nor the aforesaid Latvian citizens possess any official information, Belokon Holdings informed BC.


17.05.2017

PM invites Uzbek businessmen to establish companies at Latvia's free ports

Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) has invited Uzbek businessmen to establish companies at Latvia's free ports and special economic zones, the prime minister's press secretary, Andrejs Vaivars, said LETA.

13.05.2017

Estonia and Russia to sign agreement on cross-border cooperation

Estonian Minister of Public Administration Mihhail Korb will next Thursday visit the city of Pskov in Russia, where an agreement on cross-border and interregional cooperation between Estonia and Russia will be signed.

13.05.2017

120-kilometer fence to be built on Latvian-Belarusian border

A fence approximately 120 kilometers long will be built on the Latvian-Belarusian border to help the Border Guard apprehend illegal immigrants and other trespassers, according to the Interior Ministry's report submitted to the government, writes LETA.

12.05.2017

Latvian experts share experience of public administration reform with Uzbekistan officials

On May 11, the Ambassador-at-Large of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Igors Apokins, met with representatives from the public administration institutions of Uzbekistan who had arrived in Latvia to gain experience in the sector of public administration reforms, LETA learned from the Foreign Ministry.

09.05.2017

Rules concerning trips across Latvian-Russian border eased for local residents

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers today approved amendments to the agreement between the Latvian and Russian governments about easing the rules for the residents of border areas making trips across the Latvian-Russian border, reports LETA/BNS.

28.04.2017

Truck lines streching on Lithunian border with Kaliningrad

After lines of cargo vehicles stretched on the Lithuanian border with the Russian Kaliningrad region, the head of the Lithuanian Border Crossing Infrastructure Directorate says that a few dozen trucks lined up on the border is not a major problem, writes LETA/BNS.

27.04.2017

Electricity embargo will have effect on Astravyets N-plant

The Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border is not a political decision only but also has economic substance, as the decision not to buy electricity from the power plant may have an impact on implementation of the project, Daivis Virbickas, CEO of Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid said LETA/BNS.

27.04.2017

Maizitis believes Russian intelligence services will attempt to meddle in local government elections

In an interview to the respected weekly news and current affairs magazine Ir, Constitutional Protection Bureau director Janis Maizitis said that there is a good possibility that Russian intelligence services will attempt to meddle in the upcoming local government elections in Latvia citing LETA.

25.04.2017

Border guards to investigate possible Lithuania-Belarus border violation

Lithuanian border guards said on Tuesday that they have launched a pre-trial investigation after a light aircraft piloted by a Danish national last week crossed the country's border with Belarus, reports LETA/BNS.

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