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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Russian investigators, looking into the circumstances in which the plane of Total oil company's CEO crashed on October 20 at a Moscow airport, have said that negligence and intoxication had caused the tragic accident.
This Wednesday, October 22nd, the European Parliament approved the composition of the new European Commission led by Jean Claude Juncker.
Cynologists of the Latvian Customs Office and their four-legged colleagues have found an amount of undeclared money worth more than EUR 151,393 this year.
This week, freezing temperatures have been registered in northern and eastern Europe, but despite ministerial meetings no agreement on gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine has been reached.
Because of the insufficient reaction to the aggression in Crimea and Donbass, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is now in search of a new target to attack. Ukraine is not the only potential target - it could be one of the three Baltic States, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan, believes World Chess Champion and Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov.
Residents of Pargauja municipality suspect votes were possibly bought in favour of Harmony in the recent Saeima elections.
Citadele Bank’s potential buyer – American Ripplewood Holdings – would be allowed to sell it two years after purchase.
If Aivars Lembergs is such a big patriot of Latvia and excellent manager and economist, he should stop manipulating politicians, refuse management over lucrative ministries and take charge over the least successful ministries – Healthcare and Education ministries, believes Ventspils City Council deputy Aivis Landmanis.
Latvian Regional Alliance remains prepared to work in the new government as long as its principles, including a balanced development of different regions, are supported, says the leader of LRA Mārtiņš Bondars.
General government budget deficit at the end of 2013 comprised EUR 199.6 million or 0.9 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the general government consolidated gross debt comprised EUR 8875.9 million or 38.2 % of the GDP.
In the past couple of months there has been an increase in the number of thefts of headlights from luxurious cars in Latvia. Three cases of stolen headlights from Porsche Cayenne cars have been submitted to KASKO. The average insurance claim for a replacement headlight for Porsche Cayenne is EUR 2,900, as noted by If Insurance company.
German Lufthansa airline was forced to cancel flights: 06:00 Riga-Frankfurt and 13:00 Frankfurt-Riga due to a pilots’ strike this Tuesday, October 21st.
This Tuesday, October 21st, Russia introduced a ban on imports of offal and animal fats.
The efforts of the Lithuanian government to find new export markets amid Russian food embargo are paying back – the Baltic country's Prime Minister evaluated this year's achievements on Monday, October 20.
«We will stand with what we have accomplished to the end. We will not allow the budget to be drained, because it would be unreasonable and simply populist. We will not allow the state debt to explode. Latvia’s reputation may be ruined should this happen,» – said Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks in his interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.
Unity plans to meet with two new parties that have been elected into the parliament – Latvian Regional Alliance and To Latvia from the Heart.
At a Moscow airport, on the night to October 21, a private jet has crashed taking the lives of three crew members and a passenger – Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer of Europe's third largest oil company Total.
If a Russian submarine was actually spotted near the Swedish coastline, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania will ask NATO to help increase patrols near sea borders of Baltic States, says Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis.
Unable to reach a compromise in regard to division of areas of influence, partners of the ruling coalition in Latvia cannot seem to find common ground with each other and remain each with their own vision of priorities.
Latvian Security Police has launched the seventh criminal process for the possible act of buying votes during the 12th Saeima elections. One person has been detained as part of one such case.
Riga City Council has appealed the decision of the Latvian State Language Centre to restore the lengthening sign on the «Riga» sign outside of town.
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In spite of recently voiced opinions, it is necessary to wait for an official statement from Swedish authorities in regard to the recent supposed discovery of the Swedish Navy near the Swedish Archipelago, as noted in the Latvian Defence Ministry.
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Brian @ 2014-10-22 11:52:48
The Latvian Government needs to keep investigating all illegal activities carried out for the favor of Russia. All persons involved must be identified and prosecuted. Electoral fraud is only one aspect of their illegal activities.