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

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

21.05.2015

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.

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



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

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

19.05.2015

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.

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

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

12.05.2015

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.


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

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

07.05.2015

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

What is the scope of PR in Latvia in 2015?

What is the scope of PR in Latvia in 2015?

13.04.2015

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”.

25.03.2015

Juris Bikis: Latvian banks refuse to issue loans as projects lack quality

In order for banks to resume lending to the national economy, projects for which financing is requested need to be of better quality, believes Juris Bikis, Director of Latvijas Finieris and Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma's (Unity) advisor on economic matters, cites LETA.

04.03.2015

Saakashvili: Baltics do not have the strategic advantages Ukraine does

In an interview with the Lithuanian news portal Delfi.lt, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that, in the event of war, the Baltics lack the strategic advantages held by Ukraine, reports BNS/LETA.

26.02.2015

Straujuma: Europe is affected by a number of aspects, ranging from local political pressures to changes in macroeconomic environment

Today, in Brussels, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, in addressing the Centre for European Policy Studies at the conference "More or Less Europe”, highlighted the key aspects driving current economic, security and geopolitical challenges, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.

16.02.2015

European health strategy through Commission’s and Latvian Council Presidency

European Commission’s “e-health in focus newsletter” published Interview with Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit Health and Wellbeing in the Commission, in which he underlined the achievements in 2014 and showed main challenges for sustainable healthcare in Europe. Below are listed some of Zilgalvis’ opinions on the EU’s e-health system.

12.02.2015

Belokon: I’m ready to help save Blackpool FC

Club president Valeri Belokon says he wants to help save Blackpool FC, though he needs assurances from owner Owen Oyston first.

11.02.2015

Ambassador Veshnyakov: bridges have not yet been burnt between EU, U.S. and Russia

In a special press conference yesterday, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov said that even though the military conflict in Ukraine and other unsolved matters have influenced international relations, bridges have not yet been burnt between the European Union, United States and Russia, reports LETA.

26.01.2015

Lilia Shevtsova: Baltic States can help West to better understand Russia's problems

The Baltic States, which have freed themselves from the Soviet rule, can help the West to better understand Russia's problems, says Lilia Shevtsova, researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, reports LETA.

16.01.2015

Interview with CSR Latvia

CSR Latvia is CSR Europe’s second Baltic national partner. In this interview, Agnese Alksne, Chairwoman of the Board of CSR Latvia, outlines what they as a stakeholder network see as current CSR trends and challenges in Latvia and the Baltics; and comments on the upcoming Latvian EU presidency.

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