STRATCOMCOE looks at Russia in the Western Balkans
The latest online discussion from the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) takes place May 13, with the subject in focus being "Russia’s footprint in the Western Balkan information environment".
STRATCOMCOE livestreams COVID-19 discussion
Wednesday 15 April will see the Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communicaitons Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) breaking new ground with the launch of a series of virtual interviews and interactive question and answer sessions.
President Levits thanks NATO troops on alliance's birthday
Latvian President Egils Levits delivered a special message to NATO personnel April 4, marking the 71st birthday of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in which he thanked them for their contribution to Latvia's security. You can read the text below and see him deliver the mesage in English above.  
Baltic 'Saber Strike' military drills cancelled
The United States Army announced March 16 that it was suspending all movement of personnel and equipment from the United States to Europe and the cancellation of a series of military drills, including the 'Saber Strike' exercises conducted in the Baltic States.
President suggests restricting non-EU language TV
Latvian President Egils Levits has suggested supplementing the bill on Amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law to include a stipulation that TV service providers must provide subscribers with TV programs distributed in Latvia as part of the basic program package, and if additional TV programs are included, then at least 80% of them should contain content originally created in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) official language, according to the Chancery of the President of Latvia on February 11.
Latvia and Finland sign armored vehicle system agreement
Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks and Finnish Defense Minister  Antti Kaikkonen signed a technical agreement on developing a common army mobility system based on the Finnish-made Patria 6x6 armored wheeled combat vehicle, according to both defense ministries on January 29.