Defense
Latvia to participate in military industrial cluster
In response to the call of the Finnish military industry company Patria, more than 50 Latvian companies have shown interest in participating in the future industrial cluster for the military, Latvian Radio reported July 26.
Crisis advice booklet available via tax service
A recent official publication that aims to help Latvian residents plan their actions in the case of a major emergency situation is now being made available via the State Revenue Service's online presence.
First woman ranked colonel in the Latvian army
For the first time in the history of the Latvian army, the rank of colonel has been assigned to a woman, Ilze Žilde, Head of the United Staff of the National Armed Forces, said the Commander of the National Armed Forces (NBS) Leonīds Kalniņš.
Canadian troop plane turned back halfway to Latvia
A military transport plane with Canadian soldiers on its way to Latvia was turned back on Thursday, July 2, half-way, as it was found that someone who might have been in contact with people on the aircraft had become infected with COVID-19, news agency LETA reported on July 6.
NATO training starts in Baltic Sea
International NATO and allied military exercises in the Baltic Sea "Baltops 2020" have been launched, Latvian Television reported on June 8.
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.