Ambassador of Estonia to the United States has noted that her experience after 2007 cyber attacks indicates – European Union sanctions against Russia work because travel to Europe is important for Russians.
In her speech at a discussion on Ukraine on March 12, Kaljurand recalled that the EU visa ban enforced after cyber attacks on Estonian sites in 2007 actually worked, ETV and ERR report.
Kaljurand explained Russians want to visit Estonia and educate their children in Europe, and this is why such measures are of importance.
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Whether or not a candidate belongs to a certain party or not will not be the main criterion in the selection of the next President of Latvia, as noted by leaders of the ruling Saeima coalition.
January has been the fourth month in a row when growth in retail sales has been registered in eurozone as a whole, indicating a positive turn in the recently slow economic growth of the single currency bloc.
Latvian Health and Social Care Workers Union has begun preparing for a protest campaign in order to defend residents’ rights for accessible and high-quality healthcare services. It is possible that this protest will be held April 20th, during an informal meeting of EU Healthcare Ministers in Riga.
This Thursday, March 5th, the Saeima conceptually approved amendments to the Personal Income Tax Law. In accordance with these amendments, donations or gifts to political parties that are not larger than the official minimum wage in the country are not to be applied with PIT.
This Thursday, March 5th, the Saeima approved a temporary deputy mandate for Ritvars Jansons. Prior to the Saeima vote, Jansons gave his solemn vow and confirmed it with his signature.
Reform Party, which won the March 1 Estonian parliamentary election, has announced it prefers building a broad coalition that would have a strong mandate.
Harmony has turned to court against Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma for her statement about the party during the last Saeima elections. The party wants to collect EUR 1,000 from her as moral compensation.
This Thursday, March 5th, the Saeima will review amendments to the Civil Law and related laws. The amendments to be reviewed provide for a solution to the shared property problem, as well as the adoption of so-called building rights.
Russian Anti-Fascist Anti-Maidan Council has created a list of countries patriotic Russian tourists are recommended to avoid. Latvia is on this list as well.
With an average air temperature of -0.2° C, February of 2015 was 4.6 degrees warmer than usual and is considered the thirteenth warmest February in Latvia’s recorded meteorological history.
This year’s flu season in Latvia claimed the lives of 13 people. None of the people that died to flu had been vaccinated against it, according to information compiled by the Disease Prevention and Control Centre.
In 2014 housing maintenance expenditure of households1 has slightly increased, reaching EUR 138 per month. Despite that, compared to 2013, housing expenditure has risen by 3%, growth of household disposable income was more rapid.
The event of the month in the market of mobile computer devices is the Mobile World Congress that takes place from March 2 to 5 in Barcelona.
Latvia loses nearly 20 thousand years of life and EUR 80 million annually because of problems caused by alcohol: premature deaths, disabilities and all kinds of illnesses, says Marcis Tapencieris, researcher of the Philosophy and Sociology Institute of the University of Latvia.
On Monday, March 9th, M1A2 Abrams, M2A3 Bradley armoured vehicles and other support vehicles sent by USA will arrive at Riga Freeport.
Latvian State Police have received 12 complaints from private and legal persons regarding the infection of their computers with CTB Blocker virus. Police have launched a criminal process.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, March 3, directed the attention of the U.S. to his country being endangered by Iran and urged the U.S. Congress not to support a deal on international observation of the progress Iran’s nuclear programme continuously pushed for by U.S. government.
Leader of Unity Solvita Aboltina says her party is busy discussing possible presidential candidates. She adds that some people have been talked to and other have been promoted for this post, as reported by lsm.lv.
Refusal to permit MEP Sandra Kalniete to enter Russia is a symbolic slap to the face of the European Union and Latvia, believes CEO of Eastern European Policy Research Centre Andis Kudols.
The total number of passengers carried by public transport had decreased by 0.7% in Latvia in 2014.
In Moscow, on March 3, the memorial service of killed Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov took place. His killing on February 27 in Moscow close to Kremlin has repeatedly showed, how dangerous it is to be a prominent opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has sent materials of a criminal to Riga Region Prosecutor's Office regarding possible crimes committed by two officials of Latvian State Police.
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No Surprise @ 2015-03-04 07:37:27
Linda @ 2015-03-03 22:40:42
how convenient that a large street cleaning vehicle was in the vicinity just at the right moment! And poor 23 year old Ukr model being held captive by the Russians ... is that comfortable flat in the Lubyanka?
Linda @ 2015-03-03 22:32:27
that's what Putin and his cronies wanted to sow disarray into the opposition camps ... don't give in ... regroup and start working for the next elections ... get your messages out in good time before elections then perhaps current government won't get such a big vote.
Linda @ 2015-03-03 22:28:49
Russia sees everyone celebrity or ordinary person who don't agree with Russia's view as an enemy. Don't bother arguing with Russia just return the favour sometime in the future. I hope the people of Russia start a rebellion which snowballs beyond Kremlin control.
Jānis @ 2015-03-01 21:35:57