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#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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#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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Risky travelling through #BalticStates because of military exercises

Risky travelling through #BalticStates because of military exercises

| April 5, 2019

It is obvious, that if a person is planning his or her travelling through the Baltics, it is absolutely necessary to conform his or her movements with the schedule of military events. National police, of course, usually warn when you should be especially attentive and responsible on the road and what places you should not […]

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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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#JunckerPlan – Better access to finance for small businesses in Baltic countries

#JunckerPlan – Better access to finance for small businesses in Baltic countries

| February 26, 2019

The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is backing a €10 million guarantee agreement signed between the European Investment Bank and the financing company Capitalia, active in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This guarantee agreement is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Juncker Plan, and by the Employment […]

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