Russia’s Ambassador to Estonia Yuri Merzlyakov has implied that the two countries could resume negotiations on the “frozen” border treaty issue, reports ERR News.
He claims that Russia is seeking as rapid signing of the border treaty as possible. Merzlyakov also praises Estonia’s initiative to restart the talks.
“The initiative of Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Marko Mihkelson to revive contacts with Russian colleagues, including discussion of the border issue, is very important and beneficial. It is already June and if the negotiation process is not launched right away, there is the risk of losing another year,” he says.
Mihkelson hopes that the first week of July will see a meeting between a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee and counterparts from Russia.
The border treaty talks stalled back in 2005, when Russia backed out of ratifying the accord due to a preamble added unilaterally by Estonia. The added passage mentioned the Tartu Peace Treaty, signed in 1920 with the Soviet Union.
The treaty states that Russia unreservedly recognises the independence of Republic of Estonia and its rights to the territory.
A serious competition for the seat of Mayor of Ventspils has been brewing for a good time against Aivars Lembergs.
U.S. Senate has released a lengthy report outlining the corporate strateges the hi-tech giant has employed to avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes.
Compared to their colleagues in Estonia and Lithuania, Latvian businessmen are used to working longer hours. At the same time, they devote less time to physical activities than their counterparts in Estonia, even though they are more active than Lithuanians.
The income Prudentia Advisers received from the agreement with Latvia's national airBaltic airline was the company's only source of income last year.
Your Skype conversations aren't very private, a new report reveals. In an experiment, tech news site Ars Technica found that two out of the four links they sent over Skype were accessed by a computer that matched Microsoft's IP address.
A suburb of Oklahoma City has suffered a massive tornado. 91 people, including 20 children have been left dead, Oklahoma state officials have said.
The popularization of the language problem in kindergartens two weeks before the elections and without attracting experts is merely a political game, Reform Party believes (RP).
The experiment with the centralized passing of the English language exam this March was fruitful, believes the manager of the State Education Contents Centre of the Latvian Education and Science Ministry Guntis Vasilevskis.
Guntis Belēvičs, the Latvian Greens Party candidate for the mayoral position of Riga, describes himself as a successful businessman who doesn't need anything, for he has all. In other words, he has reached a state, in which he can fully devote himself to serving the society and development of Riga.
India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip since taking office, which comes just weeks after a military stand-off between the Asian giants in the Himalayas.
In the wake of a tornado, one person is reported dead and several others injured in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
In its secret report to the Cabinet of Ministers in regard to Liepājas metalurgs on April 16, Prudentia basically refused to take any responsibility for any losses that could arise from following the recommendations proposed by the company.
For the first time since the foundation of the current management of Ventspils, its popularity among the residents of Ventspils has dropped below 50%, according to the results of a pre-election survey carried out by Baltic News Network (BNN).
This week is expected to have variable weather in Latvia – heat and thunderstorms. Rain is expected to be heavy, as is the wind.
The former Web innovator Yahoo is said to be planning a purchase of the popular blogging service Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion. Experts in the field consider this a signal of the company's objective to reposition itself in a time when the technology industry rushes into social networking.
Riga Zoological garden as well as Latvian theatres and museums could potentially violate the Euro Transition Law. This may be possible because of the plans of these institutions to keep to a rounded ticket price strategy, having them rounded after the currency transition. Some prices could be lowered, others – increased.
Even though the bribery accused Vladimir Vaskevics stated the Hospital of the Brethren of Mercy in Vena as his last location, he is not there. Defendants of the accused continue to claim that Vaskevics is sick and will need more time to recover.
Officials worked on a whole package of law amendments this week. Those mostly cover entrepreneurship. Will these amendments be approved. If so – in what way? It is unknown, however, whether any of the amendments will make entrepreneurs rejoice.
The joint candidacy of Latvia and Denmark to host the 2017 World Ice Hockey Championship was declined by the International Ice Hockey Federation's Congress on May 17.
The search that was carried out by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau on May 16 at the Transport Departments of Riga City Council is linked to the passenger carrying services in the capital.
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