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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 19.04.2014, 02:28

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Rally at Latvian Embassy in Russia propagates Latgale as part of Russia

Rally at Latvian Embassy in Russia propagates Latgale as part of Russia

17.04.2014

A rally took place at the Latvian Embassy in Russia propagating Latgale as part of Russia, LETA was informed by Zigmars Zilgalvis, the second secretary at the embassy.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Latvia, Legislation, Society



Latvian and Turkish presidents discusses Ukraine developments

Latvian and Turkish presidents discusses Ukraine developments

17.04.2014

President of Latvia Andris Berzins, during his official visit in Turkey, discussed the economic cooperation and the current events in Ukraine, LETA was informed by the secretariat of the President.

Education for economic growth in Russia

Education for economic growth in Russia

17.04.2014

The article analyses education in Russia and some other countries in the context of human capital formation. The latter is considered as a major prerequisite for economic development.


Grybauskaite and U.S. Senators discussed European security

Grybauskaite and U.S. Senators discussed European security

17.04.2014

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with U.S. Republican Senators John McCain, John Barrasso and John Hoeven. The main points of discussion were the situation in Ukraine and the threats it posed to the security of Europe and the Baltic region, reports BC presidential press service.

Matiss: there won’t be a reduction in Russian cargo going through Latvia's transit corridor

Matiss: there won’t be a reduction in Russian cargo going through Latvia's transit corridor

17.04.2014

In a press conference today, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said that there are no indications at the moment that Russian cargo shipments through Latvia could lessen in wake of Europe's sanctions against Russia, however, cargo sources should be diversified anyway, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

16.04.2014

Ukrainian and Russian risks of Estonian banks are relatively low

Ukrainian and Russian risks on Estonian credit institutions are relatively low, Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) board member Andres Kurgpõld said, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

16.04.2014

Rinkevics in Finland calls for strengthening practical Baltic-Nordic cooperation

On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics was on a working visit to Finland where he met with the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament Timo Soini, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.

16.04.2014

Äripäev: Sanctions against Russia would be tougher on Latvia than on Estonia

Tougher sanctions on Russia would harm the business interests of several companies trading with our Eastern neighbour but companies have taken that into account and the effect on the Estonian economy as a whole should most likely be smaller than in Latvia, where transit and trade relations with Russia are closer, writes Äripäev/LETA.

16.04.2014

Veshnyakov: Russia is not planning any economic sanctions against Latvia

Russian Ambassador Alexander Veshnyakov, interviewed by LTV, reassured viewers that Latvia faces no threat from Russia. He said that he realizes that Russia's operations in Ukraine have upset many people in Latvia, who are concerned about state security, informs LETA/ELTA.

16.04.2014

Straujuma and Canadian PM discuss by phone situation in Ukraine

Yesterday evening, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) telephoned Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The phone call took place at the initiative of the Canadian side, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery.

16.04.2014

Heads of Lithuania: Russia will only harm itself by imposing sanctions

Heads of state are not panicking because of sanctions imposed by Russia against Lithuania's businesses. According to President Dalia Grybauskaite and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, Russia itself will feel the negative effect of such step, informs LETA/ELTA.

16.04.2014

Senator McCain denies reports of a military base being established in Latvia

Visiting U.S. Senator John McCain, following his meeting with President Andris Berzins today, denied reports that a new military base could be established in Latvia, informs LETA.

16.04.2014

Lithuanian Russian Union expresses mistrust in the Radio and Television Commission

Klaipeda City Municipality councillors, members of the political party the Lithuanian Russian Union are outraged at temporary prohibition to broadcast Russian television channels: First Baltic Channel, NTV Mir and RTR Planeta. They have expressed mistrust in the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK) and the country's justice system, informs LETA/ELTA.

16.04.2014

If Europe imposes economic sanctions against Russia, many people in Latvia could lose their jobs

The Welfare Ministry told LETA yesterday that if the European Union imposes sanctions against Russia, many people in Latvia could lose their jobs, especially those working in the rail and fish processing sectors.

16.04.2014

EU foreign ministers call for an end to the destabilization of Ukraine

During meeting in Luxembourg, European Union foreign ministers called for an end to the destabilization of Ukraine and decided to expand the list of restricted measures. Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said at the meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg yesterday, that the actions of separatists in eastern Ukraine in recent days are unacceptable, the Foreign Ministry of Estonia said in a statement.

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