National Electronic Mass Media Council has announced a request addressed to Latvian state institutions to immediately halt all broadcasts of Russian state television channels in Latvia.
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma is reluctant to comment her reaction to the plans of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Einārs Cilinskis' plans to participate in the March 16th walk. However, she says she understands his motivation.
Following a thorough investigation of the Zolitude tragedy, State Police have uncovered that multiple documents related to the construction project of the collapsed building located on Priedaines Street 20 had forged signatures.
Unlike representatives of other nationalities, Latvians believe their country gains a lot more from its membership in the European Union than it loses. Of course, unlike Latvians, non-citizens could not provide any specific answer most of the time, according to the latest DNB Latvian barometer data.
The current situation in Ukraine – with Russia attempting to carve up Crimea – is possible mostly because Crimea has been under the influence of Kremlin's television channels.
On Sunday, March 9th, two Maidan activists and journalists were kidnapped in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Even though the proportion of women in higher education increases every year, only 30% of all scientists in the world are women, according to data compiled by UNESCO.
This Thursday, March 6th, the Austrian Court lifted the arrest warrant issued in Latvia against Vladimirs Vaškevičs.
On March 6th, Kuldiga was given the ‘Vision for Innovation in Sustainable Tourism Award’ or ‘VISTA 2014’ during the international tourism ‘ITB 2014’ exhibition.
During the meeting of Reform Party’s Board, a decision was made not to compile a list of candidates for the European Parliament elections.
Russia has carried out a military intervention in Ukraine because Vladimir Putin fears another ‘Maidan’ breaking out in Russia, which could result in him being overthrown, believes former head of the Latvian Constitution Protection Bureau Jānis Kažociņš.
The U.S. photo agency Getty Images, considered as the world's largest, has decided to make 35 million of its photos free to use via embedding in blogs and social media.
Valdis Dombrovskis’ decision to withdraw his candidacy for the post of European Commission President is linked to his tactical planning and only increases his chances of acquiring some other important post in the EU.