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
Nine pairs of couples of Latvian lovers mark Valentine’s Day with a semi-naked bungee jump from a gondola over the winter resort of Sigulda, 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
The Latvian capital Riga has celebrated its inauguration as a 2014 European Capital of Culture – a title it shares with Umea in northern Sweden.
Long-time civil servant Laimdota Straujuma has been appointed as Latvia’s first female prime
The 62-year-old is a former agriculture
The eurozone continues to expand – albeit slowly – despite the single currency bloc’s economic troubles. Latvia became the latest country to join at
Latvia has marked the new year with a new currency as it became the eighteenth country to join the euro.
Shoppers out in the supermarkets on New
Latvia’s New Year celebrations were shared with an official ceremony at midnight as the country became the 18th member of the eurozone.
Without fanfare, euro cash was delivered to shops, restaurants and businesses in Riga over the last few days of December. Everyday Latvians leading
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
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
Latvia to adopt the euro
An independent engineers’ report in Latvia says “shoddy errors” were made in the construction of a supermarket whose roof collapsed last week
Latvian Prime MInister Valdis Dombrovskis has announced his resignation accepting political responsibility for the supermarket tragedy in which more
Victims of Thursday’s supermarket collapse have been remembered at church services in Latvia.
At least 54 people died and seven others are missing
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
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
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
More victims’ bodies are being retrieved from a wrecked supermarket in Riga where a roof collapsed killing dozens of people.
The incident happened