Diaspora communications policy considered
On 5 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a discussion on social media accessibility for the diaspora, cooperation with the diaspora media, public support for communication with the diaspora and the contents of public service remit concerning the diaspora and return migration related topics.
Latvia taps scientific expertise of diaspora

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said November 28 it has received the final version of a study by the University of Latvia’s Center for the Diaspora and Migration Studies (CDMS), entitled “Engagement and Cooperation with Diaspora Scientists”. The study identifies problems and possible solutions to promote engagement and cooperation with scientists from Latvia living abroad and scientists of Latvian descent.

Return of the diaspora: new dawn or false dawn?

The penultimate part of a series of articles by the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism (Re:Baltica) was published October 18, with the possible future of Latvia's widespread diaspora under examination.

Latvians abroad are meeting up in Riga and Stockholm

On 27 July at the Saeima (the Latvian Parliament), a forum on informal cooperation between Latvians working for the European Union (EU) and other international organisations took place to discuss the best ways of cooperating with professionals who are employed outside Latvia and represent Latvia’s interests.

Ministry funds diaspora research

On 3 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Latvia signed an agreement in support of studies to be carried out by the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Research in 2017, the ministry said in a release.

'They were all crying': Latvian describes aftermath of Manchester blast

Several Latvian citizens, including teenagers, were at the concert venue in Manchester, northern England where a suspected terrorist attack was perpetrated on May 22. Local Latvian Jana Matulone related the scene she witnessed as she went to bring her daughter home from the concert, reported Latvian Radio.