The tiny Baltic State of Latvia fears that after Crimea, they may be next to receive Russian 'protection'/
Latvian President Andris Berzins has said that Turkey and Latvia enjoy active and productive relations in all fields, adding that President Abdullah Gül's visit to Latvia last year played a significant role in boosting economic relations, in particular.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently on a working visit to Riga, met with President Andris Bērziņš of Latvia. She is visiting Latvia at the invitation of this country's President and will attend the opening events of Riga as the European Capital of Culture 2014.
Transition of Latvia to euro from 1 January 2014 allows us today to remember how this transition proceeded in the neighbouring Estonia three years ago and the outcomes by the end of the first year of living in eurozone.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said that in two weeks’ time Estonia and Latvia will decide whether they are still interested in the nuclear power plant (NPP) project in Lithuania, writes www.delfi.lt with reference to the news agency BNS.
Arranging a meeting with Judith Garber, the United States of America Ambassador to Latvia, was not difficult at all. It took a single phone call to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy and the date was set. Chief of the U.S. diplomatic mission surprised Gregory Zubarev, member of BNN Editorial Board, already from the very first moment. Having passed through three security control points, he was personally welcomed by Ms. Garber herself. Dressed elegantly, but without any pretentiousness, she was smiling openly, accompanying her speech with natural and vigorous (but feminine) gestures. The interview took place in the library.
Exclusive interview of the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia Dr. Artis Pabriks
Wednesday, November 6, Adazi, Latvia - President Dalia Grybauskaitė, together with Latvian President Andris Bērziņš, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, attended NATO Response Force Exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 at the Adazi Base in Latvia - the first such exercise in the region. It is the largest NATO exercise since 2006.
The Minister of Economy and Communications of Estonia Juhan Parts sent a letter to his Lithuanian and Latvian colleagues where he pretty bitterly criticized them for delay in the preparation of liberalization of the power market in these countries.
During the Baltic presidents' meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, the Baltic presidents were affirmed that the United States and the Baltic countries were equal partners in strategic cooperation, as the Latvian President's Press Office informed LETA.