Right to armed resistance written into law
Should Latvia face a military attack, its inhabitants will have a legal right to armed resistance and to support civil and military partisan movements, according to amendments to National Security Law adopted by the parliament October 4.
Download a new report on regional security
Anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms from geopolitical rumination following the recent Rīga Conference can get a fresh fix of regional security issues in a new publication launched at the event.
Interview: Dr. Andrew A. Michta on NATO's defense of the Baltics
Dr. Andrew A. Michta is Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Fluent in Polish and Russian, Dr. Michta has focused his professional life on international security, NATO and Central Europe and the Baltic States.
Rīga the location of NATO's Steadfast Pyramid
From September 9 until 21, the Latvian Defense Academy is hosting NATO exercises “Steadfast Pyramid 2018” and “Steadfast Pinnacle 2018” in Riga, the Ministry of Defense said September 7.
Namejs 2018 military exercise underway
Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting under way in Latvia on August 20, LETA was told at the press office of the Defense Ministry.
Four companies fighting for four by four contract
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is currently conducting a final assessment to decide on the purchase of 4x4 light and medium-range tactical vehicles that meet the operational and technical requirements of the National Armed Forces, the ministry has confirmed in a statement.
Pensions to grow an average €18.27 this year
Latvian pensions and compensations or their parts not exceeding €382 will be recalculated on October 1, Welfare Minister Janis Reirs (Unity) said at a news conference August 9, adding that €30 million have been earmarked in the budget for this purpose.
No plans for Latvia to double defense spending at Trump's behest
Latvia does not intend to follow US President Donald Trump's advice at the recent NATO summit in Brussels and double defense spending to 4% of GDP, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis said in an interview with the Latvian Television program Morning Panorama July 17.
U.S. Black Hawks rotate into Latvia
American troops with Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Latvia to strengthen regional security and to demonstrate the U.S. presence in the region, the Latvian Defense Ministry said July 13.