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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have agreed to speed up their integration into the European Union's electricity system in order to desynchronize from the Russian power grid.
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Some of the people looking to take the Latvian state to court have alleged ill-treatment including beatings, electric shocks and cigarette burns.
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Riga Biennial cancelled over organisers ties to Russia
The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Latvia was set to open in August after a year-long postponement.
Rinkevics sworn in as Latvian president, first gay EU head of state
Rinkevics was the longest-serving foreign minister in the country's history.
EU states bordering Belarus express fear over Wagner 'serial killers'
Minsk has previously been accused of weaponising its border with EU member states, while Poland has said the EU should pay to strengthen security at the border.
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Flush Russian tourists are now a thing of the past in Europe, forcing countries to adapt.
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The country enjoyed an unexpected holiday after unprecedented success at world championships.
Beijing in damage control after ambassador's controversial remarks
The Chinese government was forced to clarify the controversial comments made by its ambassador to France.
The adequate EU minimum wage confronted by high inflation in Latvia
The minimum wage has recently increased across Europe. In Latvia, it rose by 24% in 2023, the highest increase in the European Union. But is it enough to cope with the rising cost of living?
Latvia’s first cars confiscated from drunk drivers heading to Ukraine
Latvian authorities have vowed to hand two dozen confiscated vehicles from drunk drivers every week for delivery to Ukraine.
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When neighbouring countries put up huge razor-wire fences along their borders, it simply pushed people elsewhere, say observers.
Latvia provides a base for exiled independent Russian journalists
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the Riga-based Media Hub has provided assistance to more than 500 media workers from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.
Baltic states and Russia trade diplomatic blows over Ukraine
Diplomatic tensions are increasing over Ukraine between Russia and the Baltic states where all three have announced they are recalling their ambassadors from Moscow.
Rescue operations continue amid one of Latvia's worst floods
Residents from Jekabpils, some 120km southeast of the capital Riga, were urged to evacuate on Sunday in response to the worst flooding the Baltic state has seen in decades.
Gas pipeline explodes in Lithuania on day marking USSR independence
250 people have been told to evacuate from a village in northern Lithuania, according to the country's media.
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The moves comes after Latvia cancelled TV Rain's licence in early December after the company was branded a threat to national security.
Russia risks causing new year IT worker flight with remote work law
Legislation is being mooted for early next year that could ban remote working for some professions.
Snow hits Europe: London turns white; eastern Europe battles blizzard
A blanket of snow has descended on London and other parts of the UK on the same day as a national rail strike, adding to the travel chaos.
Latvia pulls plug on anti-Kremlin Russian TV station
Exiled TV channel 'Rain' moved to the Baltic country after being blocked in Russia following the outbreak of the Ukraine war.