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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 28.07.2015, 08:48

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Aven: no anti-Latvian sentiment in Russia, but anti-Russian sentiment can be observed in Latvia

Aven: no anti-Latvian sentiment in Russia, but anti-Russian sentiment can be observed in Latvia

20.07.2015

No anti-Latvian sentiment is felt in Russia, however, one can observe anti-Russian sentiment in Latvia, Russian banker and billionaire Pyotr Aven says in an interview with the "Diena" newspaper, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Direct Speech, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Russia



Modern EU Policies: Integration in Action

Modern EU Policies: Integration in Action

20.07.2015

The BC magazine starts a new publication series written by Eugene Eteris, the BC’s international editor, who is also teaching at the European Studies Faculty in RSU, Latvia. For more than two decades, prof. Eugene Eteris has been involved in the European policy’s research publishing extensively on contemporary European problems.

Op-ed: Ukraine’s road to reform

Op-ed: Ukraine’s road to reform

15.07.2015

Here is a little-known fact. In 1990, as the Soviet Union was collapsing, Poland’s GDP was just 20% larger than Ukraine’s. Both countries were relatively similar in size and population.


Address of Laimdota Straujuma at the II World Latvian Economic and Innovations Forum

Address of Laimdota Straujuma at the II World Latvian Economic and Innovations Forum

09.07.2015

Address of Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma at the II World Latvian Economic and Innovations Forum in Riga.

Andris Vilks: Greece's behavior is the most shameless the EU has ever witnessed

Andris Vilks: Greece's behavior is the most shameless the EU has ever witnessed

02.07.2015

In an interview with Latvian Television today, former Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks said that every EU country is trying to help Greece as much as they can, but that Greece's behavior is the most shameless the EU has ever witnessed. ''They are trying to screw everyone over,'' said Vilks, cites LETA.

30.06.2015

Zile: introducing quotas do not solve the refugee problem

In an interview with LETA, European Parliament Member Roberts Zile (All for Latvia!-For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK) said that the European Commission's proposed refugee quota system does not tackle the actual refugee problem.

11.06.2015

Medvedev: Baltic States have created an image of Russia as an enemy

Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev said today that Russia is ready to develop relations with the Baltics on equal principles, however, because of political reasons they are not interested in cooperation with Moscow, cites TASS/LETA.

26.05.2015

Swedbank would gladly issue EUR 1 bln in loans if Latvian companies were ready to accept it

The amount of newly-issued loans in the first quarter this year indicates that Latvian companies have started investing again. Swedbank would gladly issue EUR 1 billion in loans if companies were ready to accept it, CEO of Swedbank Maris Mancinskis said in an interview with LETA.

21.05.2015

Kazocins: if Putin loses power, even darker times could fall on Russia

In an interview with LETA, the former director of the Constitutional Protection Bureau Janis Kazocins said that if Russian President Vladimir Putin loses power, even darker times could fall on Russia.

19.05.2015

Rinkevics for "The Parliament" magazine: EU committed to peace, prosperity and stability

As the threat of Russia looms over peace and stability in the east, the EU must work to strengthen ties and cooperation with its eastern partners, writes Edgars Rinkevics.

12.05.2015

Kristalina Georgieva: Latvia is among five countries feeling the largest benefits from EU budget

Latvia is among those five European Union (EU) countries, which felt the largest direct benefit from the EU budget, this according to Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva, in an interview with LETA.

07.05.2015

Russian ambassador hopes that "pragmatic forces" will prevail in Latvia

Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov hopes that pragmatic forces, that wish for neighborly relations with Russia, will prevail in Latvia, reports LETA.

13.04.2015

What is the scope of PR in Latvia in 2015?

Just recently my colleague Inga Latkovska and me have finished a research “Latvian PR sphere practitioners opinions monitor 2015”, which was held in cooperation with the Latvian Association of PR professionals, cv-online.lv and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia. In the survey of 250 Latvian PR specialists we have been able to make a slice of the sphere and to understand what the main trends are in the industry of public relations in Latvia.

09.04.2015

Estonian President in the center of a scandal again

Journalist of the British newspaper The Times Roger Boyes confirmed on Thursday that even though the President of Estonia used during the interview to him the term "useful idiots", he did not point out any country, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

31.03.2015

Address by Laimdota Straujuma at the Social Partners’ Forum

Address by Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma at the Social Partners’ Forum "The Role of Social Dialogue in Ensuring Economic Growth and High Quality Jobs”.

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