Tag: Latvia

#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

| November 28, 2019

Mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner (pictured), among which are also snipers from Latvia, allegedly tortured and murdered a Syrian man and desecrated his corpse. Several of the mercenaries have been identified by the independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta, writes Sandis Tocs. In summer 2017, a video circulated the web depicting several Russian-speaking armed men, presumably Wagner mercenaries, beating a man […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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#FoodUnion heritage brands scoop ice cream market in countries ignored by multinationals

#FoodUnion heritage brands scoop ice cream market in countries ignored by multinationals

| June 7, 2019

Having emerged from the rubble of the global financial crisis in 2008, the dairy giant Food Union has not only gone on to conquer a highly competitive Latvian market but now, with the continual financial support from founding investor Meridian Capital, have set their sights on major global expansion. With their headquarters situated in Hong […]

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#FoodUnion launches digital tool for #Latvia dairy industry

#FoodUnion launches digital tool for #Latvia dairy industry

| June 6, 2019

Since their emergence in 2012, pan-European dairy and ice cream company Food Union have placed an emphasis on consistent innovation to maintain their place at the top of the industry. The latest example comes in the form of the interactive platform Smart Dairy Farmer, introduced in May with the stated goal of helping the Latvian […]

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‘Corrupt’ #Latvia politicians seek to escape justice by running off to #EuropeanParliament

‘Corrupt’ #Latvia politicians seek to escape justice by running off to #EuropeanParliament

| May 23, 2019

On 23 May, the EU will hold one of the biggest democratic elections in the world, electing its representatives to the European Parliament in Brussels for the next five years, writes Latvian political analyst Olga Springe. From the perspective of Latvian society, European Parliament elections don’t hold any significant value, but they are seen as a […]

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Quality of life in #Latvia is not a priority

Quality of life in #Latvia is not a priority

| May 17, 2019

Four presidents, 14 governments and eight Seimas have changed in Latvia over the past 20 years. The country joined the European Union and NATO, and then switched to the euro. But have Latvians become better off? Has their quality of life improved? Statistics shows that the general well-being of population remains very low. Political turbulence […]

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Commission adopts Opinion on #Latvia updated #DraftBudgetaryPlan

Commission adopts Opinion on #Latvia updated #DraftBudgetaryPlan

| March 7, 2019

The European Commission has adopted its Opinion on the updated Draft Budgetary Plan of Latvia and found the updated Plan for 2019 to be broadly compliant with the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact.Nonetheless, the Commission invites the Latvian authorities to accelerate progress on the structural part of the fiscal recommendations addressed to them […]

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