Europe’s spending on defence has edged up for the first time in seven years, new figures have revealed, amid fears of Russian aggression in the Baltics.
US Vice President Joe Biden has underlined the United States’ commitment to NATO’s mutual defence guarantee, Article 5.
A convoy of US military vehicles arrived in Latvia on Monday after starting a tactical march from Germany as part of a military exercise, reported Reuters news…
Rough and tumble in Latvia where brutal racing conditions sorted out the men from the boys in the FIM Motocross Grand Prix. It was the sixth round in
The Prime Minister of Latvia has resigned. Laimdota Straujuma has blamed political squabbles in her centre-right governing coalition and
Irina Vasiljeva, Riga Arrival Cities Project Coordinator: “Riga is a very multicultural city, we have representatives of more 250 ethnic groups
Debt sustainability has become a critical issue for both governments and international investors during the past half-decade of financial crisis. As
With the death count rising alarmingly in the world’s most dangerous sea crossing earlier this year, Brussels finally acted. The European
The US has announced plans to deploy heavy weaponry in several Central and Eastern European nations. Officials say they want to calm concerns among
Raimonds Vejonis, the current defence minister and member of the green party, was chosen to become Latvia's head of state by the country's parliament.
EU leaders say they want to continue building ties with their eastern neighbours, despite pressure from Russia. However, officials say that process
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
Several hundred people in the Latvian capital Riga have remembered soldiers who fought on the side of German forces against Soviet troops during
US tanks and other military equipment has arrived in Latvia, as part of a training mission aimed at bolstering support for NATO allies – worried
Russia’s military exercises close to the border with several eastern European nations have raised fears of a possible invasion of the Baltic region
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
She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been
Just after this years final EU summit wrapped up, euronews spoke with Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia, the country that will hold the
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. That is
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