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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

Europe

EU warns eastern neighbours of long road to closer ties

EU leaders say they want to continue building ties with their eastern neighbours, despite pressure from Russia. However, officials say that process

EU leaders say they want to continue building ties with their eastern neighbours, despite pressure from Russia. However, officials say that process

News

EU Eastern Partnership talks set for compromise declaration

European leaders are due to continue talks with former Soviet nations in Latvia on Friday hoping to forge closer ties. But Moscow claims the

European leaders are due to continue talks with former Soviet nations in Latvia on Friday hoping to forge closer ties. But Moscow claims the

Europe

Poroshenko has 'full evidence' of Russia's presence in Ukraine

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

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

Europe

Expectations low for EU summit amid fears of provoking Russia

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

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

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Polish drama Ida sweeps the board at European Film Awards in Riga

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

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

Culture

European Film Award contenders echo Oscar Foreign Film nominations

The European Film Awards are rolling out the red carpet for Europe’s leading cinema talent. Boasting some impressive names from across the continent

The European Film Awards are rolling out the red carpet for Europe’s leading cinema talent. Boasting some impressive names from across the continent

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Latvia: Riga shines as European Capital of Culture

The Latvian capital Riga has celebrated its inauguration as a 2014 European Capital of Culture – a title it shares with Umea in northern Sweden. On

The Latvian capital Riga has celebrated its inauguration as a 2014 European Capital of Culture – a title it shares with Umea in northern Sweden. On

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Latvian president calls Riga disaster 'large scale murder'

The remaining piece of the Riga Maxima supermarket roof fell in on Saturday evening. The section of roof had remained intact but fragile since the

The remaining piece of the Riga Maxima supermarket roof fell in on Saturday evening. The section of roof had remained intact but fragile since the

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Hope dwindles for survivors in Riga supermarket disaster

It is bitterly cold in Latvia and sub-zero temperatures overnight mean there is little hope of finding any more survivors in the rubble of the Riga

It is bitterly cold in Latvia and sub-zero temperatures overnight mean there is little hope of finding any more survivors in the rubble of the Riga

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Latvia begins three days of mourning for supermarket tragedy victims

Three days of national mourning have begun in Latvia to remember the victims who died when a supermarket roof caved in on top of them. It happened in

Three days of national mourning have begun in Latvia to remember the victims who died when a supermarket roof caved in on top of them. It happened in

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Four dead and dozens trapped after Latvia supermarket roof collapse

Four people died and dozens have been left trapped after a supermarket roof collapsed in Latvia, rescuers said. It happened at a Maxima supermarket

Four people died and dozens have been left trapped after a supermarket roof collapsed in Latvia, rescuers said. It happened at a Maxima supermarket

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Riga Castle damaged in blaze

Riga Castle has been badly damaged by fire. The historical building, which is located in the heart of the Latvian capital’s old town is the official

Riga Castle has been badly damaged by fire. The historical building, which is located in the heart of the Latvian capital’s old town is the official

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Latvia: Waffen SS veterans' commemorative march in Riga

The annual march to honour Latvia’s World War II Waffen SS divisions, part of the armed wing of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, always attracts some

The annual march to honour Latvia’s World War II Waffen SS divisions, part of the armed wing of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, always attracts some

Business

Setting up business in Latvia

This week, Business Planet is in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which suffered heavily from the global crisis. However, the economy is

This week, Business Planet is in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which suffered heavily from the global crisis. However, the economy is

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Riga's birthday key built for keeps

All for one and one for all – the citizens of Riga, Latvia have donated some 50,000 old keys, to be melted into one. It is the Baltic city’s 810th

All for one and one for all – the citizens of Riga, Latvia have donated some 50,000 old keys, to be melted into one. It is the Baltic city’s 810th