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Latvian Prime Minister resigns

The Prime Minister of Latvia has resigned. Laimdota Straujuma has blamed political squabbles in her centre-right governing coalition and

The Prime Minister of Latvia has resigned. Laimdota Straujuma has blamed political squabbles in her centre-right governing coalition and

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New ideas for Riga's immigrants' integration

Irina Vasiljeva, Riga Arrival Cities Project Coordinator: “Riga is a very multicultural city, we have representatives of more 250 ethnic groups

Irina Vasiljeva, Riga Arrival Cities Project Coordinator: “Riga is a very multicultural city, we have representatives of more 250 ethnic groups

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Edgars Rinkevics: "I am gay. Good luck all of you."

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…

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…

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Exit polls indicate re-election of Latvia's PM

The incumbent prime minister of Latvia and her centre-right coalition look likely to retain power after Saturday’s general election. That is

The incumbent prime minister of Latvia and her centre-right coalition look likely to retain power after Saturday’s general election. That is

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Latvians eye their eastern neighbour as polling begins

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

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

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Micro-management: why small businesses are flourishing in Latvia

For several years now there has been major growth in micro-enterprises in Latvia, primarily because the authorities have made them easy to create

For several years now there has been major growth in micro-enterprises in Latvia, primarily because the authorities have made them easy to create

Europe

Former Latvia PM eyes top EU job

Latvia’s former prime minister says he wants to be the next president of the European Commission. Valdis Dombrovskis told euronews that he wants to

Latvia’s former prime minister says he wants to be the next president of the European Commission. Valdis Dombrovskis told euronews that he wants to

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Joining the euro club

Real Economy is in Latvia and Estonia to see how the single currency serves 333 million Europeans. Despite the crisis of recent years, Latvia

Real Economy is in Latvia and Estonia to see how the single currency serves 333 million Europeans. Despite the crisis of recent years, Latvia

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Laimdota Straujuma becomes Latvia's first female leader

Long-time civil servant Laimdota Straujuma has been appointed as Latvia’s first female prime minister. The 62-year-old is a former agriculture

Long-time civil servant Laimdota Straujuma has been appointed as Latvia’s first female prime minister. The 62-year-old is a former agriculture

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Latvia adopts the euro as it begins 2014

Latvia’s New Year celebrations were shared with an official ceremony at midnight as the country became the 18th member of the eurozone. Acting

Latvia’s New Year celebrations were shared with an official ceremony at midnight as the country became the 18th member of the eurozone. Acting

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Latvia counts down to join the eurozone

At midnight on December 31, Latvia will become the 18th member of the eurozone, the second former Soviet state to join after Estonia. The remaining

At midnight on December 31, Latvia will become the 18th member of the eurozone, the second former Soviet state to join after Estonia. The remaining

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Latvia indifferent about joining eurozone

On January 1, Latvia will become the 18th member of the eurozone, the second former Soviet state to do so, after Estonia. There aren’t many signs

On January 1, Latvia will become the 18th member of the eurozone, the second former Soviet state to do so, after Estonia. There aren’t many signs

Europe

Really? These drugs are legal?

It is a headache for politicians right across Europe: how to keep up with the rise in the use of legal highs or psychoactive substances. And how do

It is a headache for politicians right across Europe: how to keep up with the rise in the use of legal highs or psychoactive substances. And how do

Europe

The highs and lows of new drugs

The European Commission has announced proposals for new regulations to tackle the controversial issue of so-called legal highs, psychoactive

The European Commission has announced proposals for new regulations to tackle the controversial issue of so-called legal highs, psychoactive

Europe

Europe Weekly: Luxembourg's Juncker steps down as PM

In this edition of Europe Weekly, euronews takes a look at Jean-Claude Juncker’s surprise resignation as prime minister of Luxembourg; Latvia clears

In this edition of Europe Weekly, euronews takes a look at Jean-Claude Juncker’s surprise resignation as prime minister of Luxembourg; Latvia clears

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Latvia wants the euro

Latvia’s government wants to introduce the euro despite a majority of Latvians opposing entry into the eurozone. There will be no referendum on

Latvia’s government wants to introduce the euro despite a majority of Latvians opposing entry into the eurozone. There will be no referendum on

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Latvia applies for euro zone entry

Baltic state Latvia has applied to join the euro zone next year. Latvia pegged its currency to the euro after joining the European Union in 2004. It

Baltic state Latvia has applied to join the euro zone next year. Latvia pegged its currency to the euro after joining the European Union in 2004. It

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Latvians say "no" in Russian language vote

Preliminary results on Saturday showed an overwhelming majority of Latvians had voted “no” in a referendum to decide whether Russian should become

Preliminary results on Saturday showed an overwhelming majority of Latvians had voted “no” in a referendum to decide whether Russian should become

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Latvia to vote in Russian language referendum

Latvians will vote in a referendum later on Saturday on whether to make Russian the country’s second official language. The vote is being held

Latvians will vote in a referendum later on Saturday on whether to make Russian the country’s second official language. The vote is being held