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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 23.11.2014, 20:34

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Edward Lucas to Lithuania: pay more attention to dissemination of its success stories

Edward Lucas to Lithuania: pay more attention to dissemination of its success stories

21.11.2014

During his visit to Lithuania, Edward Lucas, one of the most prominent British columnists analysing geopolitical situation in the Eastern Europe, urged Lithuania to pay more attention to dissemination of its success stories and be more active in fight with the even smallest provocations of Russia in their early stages.

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Anita Matisone: Most important was to vindicate the good name of Valeri Belokon

Anita Matisone: Most important was to vindicate the good name of Valeri Belokon

04.11.2014

The International Arbitration Tribunal in Paris handed down on October 24 an award unprecedented for Latvia that ordered the Kyrgyz government to pay Latvian citizen Valeri Belokon $16.5 million for the illegal expropriation of his Kyrgyz-based Manas Bank. The Baltic Course asked the chairwoman of JSC Belokon Holding's management board, Anita Matisone, to comment on the award.

Kazoka: the prospective government in Latvia is like a pie divided into three slices

Kazoka: the prospective government in Latvia is like a pie divided into three slices

03.11.2014

Latvian political observer Iveta Kazoka believes that the prospective government is not unified, but ''a pie divided into three slices'', with each piece trying to spite the other, writes LETA.


Straujuma's political goal is to increase welfare of Latvian families

Straujuma's political goal is to increase welfare of Latvian families

22.10.2014

Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma's (Unity) political goal, as the head of the new government, will be to increase the welfare of Latvian families.

Ex-mayor: Riga could go bankrupt in one-and-a-half to two years

Ex-mayor: Riga could go bankrupt in one-and-a-half to two years

03.10.2014

Riga may go bankrupt in one-and-a-half to two years, former Riga Mayor Andris Argalis (For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK) says in an interview with "Neatkariga", cites LETA.

01.10.2014

Remarks at the reception of the 65th National Day of China by Yang Guoqiang in Riga

On September 30th in Riga, the Embassy of China in Latvia made a reception on the occasion of the 65th National Day of the P.R.C. BC publicizes the speech of the ambassador Yang Guoqian, which was kindly presented by the Embassy’s press service.

30.09.2014

Common security challenges and risks in the EU-Ukraine relations

Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and defense security.

30.09.2014

Genyte-Pikciene: footprints of Russian bear more visible in economic expectations of Lithuania

Recovery in domestic demand, observed last year and in the first half of 2014, was the result of better expectations of businesses and consumers. Unfortunately, geopolitical tension and uncertainty which growing due to external threats is pushing the expectation curves down, says Indre Genyte-Pikciene, chief analyst of DNB, cites LETA/ELTA.

26.09.2014

Oleg Shamshur: West can use three measures against Russia

It is obvious that Ukraine alone cannot resist Russia, especially because the current crisis affects not so much Ukraine as the entire Europe's security system, which has practically ceased to exist, former Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oleg Shamshur said in an interview with LETA.

17.09.2014

Paul Goble: Moscow laying the groundwork for Ukrainian scenario in Baltics

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.

05.09.2014

23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan independence: President’s address

Address by President H.E. Mr. Islam Karimov at the festive ceremony dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It was presented to BC by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Latvia.

04.09.2014

Press statement of Latvian President after the meeting with Obama in Tallinn

Press statement of Latvian President Andris Bērziņš after the meeting of the Presidents of the Baltic States with the President of the United States of America in Tallinn on September 3rd. The following is a press release from the President's Press Office.

01.09.2014

Ukraine's ambassador to Lithuania: Ukraine will never reconcile with the loss of Crimea

Ukraine will never reconcile with the loss of Crimea. Valery Zhovtenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Lithuania, said in the exclusive interview to ELTA news agency that only negotiation measures will be used to solve the issue of Crimea, cites LETA.

29.08.2014

Baltic Travel Group CEO: decrease in the number of Russian tourists inevitable in Latvia

The number of Russian tourists in Europe has reduced by 30-40% due to the crisis in Ukraine, and this tendency will inevitably affect Latvia as well, CEO of the travel agency Baltic Travel Group Vlads Korjagins told LETA.

20.08.2014

Research center: Merkel's opinion on military solidarity good signal for Latvia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's opinion on military solidarity can be considered a good signal for Latvia and the rest of the Baltic countries, Center for East European Policy Studies CEO Andis Kudors told LETA.

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