"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
European leaders are due to continue talks with former Soviet nations in Latvia on Friday hoping to forge closer ties. But Moscow claims the
Two Russian soliders captured in eastern Ukraine have admitted to serving in the Kremlin’s armed forces, according to the OSCE. The group aims to
EU leaders are set to meet in Riga, Latvia, to discuss how the bloc can forge closer ties – or not – with six of its eastern neighbours. They include
There was food for thought for the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as the eurozone said in no uncertain terms that Athens would get no more
Several hundred people in the Latvian capital Riga have remembered soldiers who fought on the side of German forces against Soviet troops during
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Start-ups in digital are a stunning success story in Europe's otherwise stagnating economy. As the experiences of many in Latvia show, there is nothing to stop SMEs going global.
Latvia currently holds the six-month rotating EU presidency, more than twenty years after the end of Soviet occupation.
The Baltic State will
The EU wants to collect and store air passenger data in a move that officials say will help fight against terrorism. The bloc’s interior ministers
Latvian capital Riga closes its year as European Capital of Culture with a cinematic extravaganza.
The 27th edition of the European Film Awards took place in the continent’s 2014 cultural capital Riga. German film director and president of the
The big winner at this year’s European Film Awards was Polish drama Ida which beat Leviathan, Nymphomaniac and Winter Sleep to get best film. The
Latvia’s light festival, “Staro Riga” (Beaming Riga), takes place in the city of Riga.
During the event the city’s buildings and landmarks are
Latvia’s Foreign Minister, flying in the face of conservative sentiment in his small Baltic state, declared in a tweet “I proudly announce I am gay…
The centre-right Unity party’s celebrations appeared premature as it emerged that the pro-Russian Harmony party clinched the top spot in Latvia’s
The incumbent prime minister of Latvia and her centre-right coalition look likely to retain power after Saturday’s general election.
Latvians go to the polls today with the outgoing centre-right coalition expected to win the most seats, with an electorate that is somewhat spooked
Adrenalin junkies can look forward to a new source of excitement.
AirDog is a newly developed autonomous drone that will automatically follow them
Latvia has chosen its Eurovision entry for this year, a band called ‘Arzemnieki’.
Their song is called ‘Cake to Bake’ and the leader of the band
For several years now there has been major growth in micro-enterprises in Latvia, primarily because the authorities have made them easy to create