Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis on December 4 started a working visit to neighboring Belarus.
Under the memorandum of understanding signed by Latvia and Luxembourg this week, Luxembourg will grant to Latvia 3 million euros towards the further development of the Adazi military base just outside Rīga, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis said on the morning news program of public Latvian Television March 16.
The US House of Representatives and the Senate's Armed Forces Committee last week approved the United States' defense budget, which foresees $100 million to be used for supporting the Baltics, according to the document published on the Senate's web-site.
Latvia on November 13 was among the signatories of a new European Union agreement on defense cooperation.
The Riga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) on November 8 hosted an event revealing its latest research on the activities of 'bots' in the Baltic states.
Latvia's defense budget will reach 2% of GDP next year, as per a promise to the country's NATO partners. A total €576 million will be spent on defense, €126 million more than this year. Latvia's defense priorities are currently developing the Ādaži military base and the combat abilities of the armed forces.
The large-scale 'Silver Arrow' military drills that many people will have noticed over recent weeks wound up October 29.
October 16 sees the start of the annual 'Silver Arrow' military exercises, Latvia's largest of the year.
Latvia's Defence Ministry was quick to point out October 10 that the budget submitted to Saeima will see the country's commitment to defense spending hitting the NATO recommended minimum of 2% of GDP, as previously planned.