La dolce vita beckons for former Latvian politician
Former politician Solvita Āboltiņa is in line to occupy Latvia's diplomatic palazzo in Rome after her candidacy for the position of ambassador to Italy was supported by the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, according to information available to Latvian Television (LTV).
Russia delivers entry-ban list in response to Magnitsky law
On Monday, June 18, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted to the Latvian Embassy in Moscow a list of Latvian citizens for whom entry bans to the Russian Federation have been confirmed, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said June 19.
Baltic parliaments discuss joint crisis response
Members of the three Baltic parliaments meet in Tallinn, Estonia May 11 to discuss mutual cooperation in crisis situations such as cyber-attack and environmental disasters, the press service of Estonia's parliament said in a release.
Latvian embassy in Moscow "attacked"
Latvia's embassy in Moscow, Russia, came under attack on the evening of May 9 - celebrated in the country as 'Victory Day' - according to Latvia's Foreign Minister.
Latvia ready for lengthy EU budget negotiations
Latvia's Foreign Ministry said May 2 it was prepared for a lengthy process of negotiation over the size and shape of a future European Union budget once the United Kingdom has left the Union.
Baltic leaders make their way to Trump summit
Latvia's president and other officials were en route to Washington D.C. April 2 ahead of a summit meeting involving all three Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald J. Trump on april 3.
Latvia to expel diplomat in response to Skripal poisoning
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said March 26 Latvia would be expelling a Russian diplomat for activities not consistent with their duties and in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom in response to the Skripal poisoning case.
Latvia could expel Russian spies next week
In solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European Union member states, Latvia will decide on the expulsion of suspected Russian security service operatives working under diplomatic cover, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (Unity) told Latvian Radio March 23.
Baltics, Poland vow electricity grids will be synchronized by 2025
At a meeting in Brussels on 22 March, the governments of the Baltic countries and Poland as well as the President of the European Commission, said there would be synchronization of the electricity networks of the Baltic states with the continental European system by 2025.
Support for Ukraine in approved Development Plan
On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine.
Latvia offers a home to BBC, British Council
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has advised the British Council in Russia and the BBC's Russian Service that they would be very welcome if they want to set up shop in Latvia after being expelled from Russia, the LETA newswire reported March 20.
Latvia issues Crimea reminder
Latvia's government on March 16 issued a reminder that four years on from Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, nothing has changed as fr as recognition of the aggression is concerned.