The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian defense ministers have agreed to coordinate their response to the migrant crisis, calling it Belarus’s “hybrid attack” against the Baltic countries, the EU and NATO. The three Baltic ministers held a video conference on Wednesday to discuss the worsening security situation in the region amidContinue Reading

The National Alliance’s Saeima faction is concerned that by making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory, teachers may decide to leave their posts, which would negatively affect the quality of education, said NA board chairman and parliamentary deputy Raivis Dzintars. On Monday, 26 July, members of the National Alliance’s Saeima faction met withContinue Reading

Opposition parties allied with the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS), and Latvia’s Regional Alliance (LRA) did the best out of municipal elections held across most of Latvia June 5, though provisional results show no single party really dominated the poll. According to early results from the Central Elections Commission (CVK),Continue Reading

Although children infected with Covid-19 usually suffer mild to moderate symptoms, it is better to avoid such a scenario, as there are often after effects, said pediatrician Dana Isarova, acting head of the Infection Control Service at the Children’s Clinical University Hospital. Isarova said that in more severe cases, childrenContinue Reading

The United States’ leadership in NATO is important to Latvia, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) told US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Wednesday.  As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, the foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia met with Blinken during a meeting of NATO foreignContinue Reading

Latvia still has much to do in order to submit its application for the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility to the European Commission, said European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis (New Unity). “Negotiations among Latvia’s representations and responsible European Commission’s services have launched. The first observation is that plan meetsContinue Reading