Evita Puriņa

Evita Puriņa

"Re:Check"

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Is Latvia REALLY the 'greenest country in Europe'?
Is Latvia REALLY the 'greenest country in Europe'?
It's a familiar claim among politicians and in promotional materials for business and tourism that Latvia is one of the 'greenest' countries in Europe – some even claim it is THE greenest. But is there any factual basis for the claim or is it just a case of national-level greenwashing? The 'Re:Check' fact-checking editorial department decided to investigate.
Is the EU really imposing sanctions on Russia? Well, yes.
Is the EU really imposing sanctions on Russia? Well, yes.
At the start of the year, the U.S. news website Politico wrote that the European Union is still filling Russia's coffers despite sanctions, with the value of goods imported from Russia higher than in the first part of 2021. Now the Baltic center for investigative journalism, Re:Baltica, has fact-checked the piece and asked if it is really true that Russia and the EU are growing trade links despite the former's brutal invasion of Ukraine?
Are Latvia's electricity prices really the highest in Europe?
Are Latvia's electricity prices really the highest in Europe?
During the recent election campaign period, the representatives of various parties claimed that Latvia has or has had the most expensive electricity in Europe. The former mayor of Ādaži, now member of the Saeima and potential minister of the new government, Māris Sprindžuks (United List) has also made the same claim, reports Re:Baltica for Latvian Radio.
Women's Day infographic: Gender equality in Latvia
Women's Day infographic: Gender equality in Latvia

On March 8 Latvia celebrates the International Women's Day, on which men traditionally give tulips and chocolates to the women dear to them. LSM's Latvian-language service has prepared an infographic that paints the true picture over gender equality in Latvia. 

Latvia's education system in numbers
Latvia's education system in numbers

The new school year started Tuesday, and the Education Ministry estimated that about 200,000 pupils went to school this year. It appears that it's about half as much as 25 years ago. LSM's visualization team shows how Latvia's education has changed in numbers in the last few years.