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Wednesday, 30.07.2014, 18:10
Russian-Latvian relations have become more complicated since the conflict in Ukraine began, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov said in an interview with the LNT television channel, reports LETA.
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The Latvian Regulator will participate in the annual Energy Regulators Regional Association Conference22.07.2014
On October 27-28, 2014, the 13th Energy Investment and Regulation Conference organised by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) will take place in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. The Regulator as the authority responsible for regulation of the energy sector will represent Latvia providing up-to-date information about the energy sector in Latvia, reported office of Regulator in Latvia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) has banned three popular Russian musicians - Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon and Alla Perfilova, also known as Valeriya - from traveling to Latvia, informs Press and Information Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The crash of the Malaysian passenger plane in Eastern Ukraine on Thursday does not affect Estonian national carrier Estonian Air's flights and fares – the airline will not redirect flight corridors and continues all the scheduled flights, including to Kiev, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Currently the airspace of Eastern Ukraine is closed, therefore aircraft of the national airline airBaltic do not fly over it, the company informed Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
On 17 July, the Minister of Energy Jaroslav Neverovic met with Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, during his visit to Lithuania, reported BC the Ministry of Energy.
Crisis in Ukraine poses threat to European and global security, Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Argita Daudze said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama" today, cites LETA.
The global financial services company Allianz unveiled Pension Sustainability Index (PSI), which covers 50 states and places the Estonian pension system on the 11th position; in 2011, Estonia was located on the 13th position in the rankings, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. Latvian pension system proved to be more sustainable.
Russia should back the peace plan offered by Ukraine, respect the ceasefire and withdraw its mercenaries via the retreat corridor, say European Parliament (EP) members (MEP) in a resolution passed on Thursday, cites LETA.
Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine Petras Vaitiekunas was awarded by Lithuanian Business Confederation award The Business Ambassador for his contribution representing Lithuania's business and political interests in Ukraine and for active efforts in developing democracy in Ukraine, reports LETA/ELTA.
After what has happened in Ukraine in regard to yesterday's Malaysia Airlines plane crash, the international community must not only give public political support, but also all other support necessary to ensure that the Ukrainian armed forces has the adequate arms to protect itself, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said today, right before boarding a plane to Kiev, informs LETA.
The latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that due to international long-term migration (1) the number of Latvian population in 2013 dropped by 14.3 thousand persons or 0.7%, which is by 2.4 thousand more than in 2012, when the number of population due to international long-term migration decreased by 11.9 thousand or by 0.6%.
On Thursday the European Parliament approved the composition of EP delegations to parliaments in non-EU countries, informs LETA/ELTA.
Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy who is paying a visit to Lithuania, assured that there will be no pauses in Ukraine's path towards the European Union. However, he did not predict when Ukraine could join the Union, reports LETA/ELTA.
European Parliament (EP) member Andrejs Mamikins (Harmony Center) will become the main EP rapporteur on Georgia, as the EP Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats decided, cites LETA.