• Latvia is "more likely than not" to devalue, toppling pegs in Estonia and Lithuania. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Latvia is situated in Eastern Europe on the Baltic Sea , bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and Lithuania to the south. (encyclopedia.com)
  • With a population in 1993 of about 2.6 million and a surface area of 24,903 square miles (64,600 square kilometers), Latvia - one of the three Baltic nations - is larger than Estonia but smaller than Lithuania. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The mission of this database is to function as a practical forum for information about Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. (pitt.edu)
  • The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (baltictimes.com)
  • Latvia is overtaken by Luxembourg, which was number 34 at 5,556.64 Thousand Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent and is followed by Estonia at 2,461.44 Thousand Metric Tons of CO2 Equivalent. (nationmaster.com)
  • The last couple weeks I've been running through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the standard of cooking here really has blown me away. (jamieoliver.com)
  • In Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine and Belarus he met with politicians and pastors, fostering talk of new curbs on gay rights. (boxturtlebulletin.com)
  • Latvia sits nestled between Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast and the Baltic Sea to the west. (beeculture.com)
  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Latvia on Friday restricted the entry conditions applying to people coming from Estonia, bursting a a travel bubble that had allowed individuals to move freely within the three-country Baltic region amid the coronavirus pandemic. (wtop.com)
  • The Latvian Foreign Ministry said that starting Saturday, new rules will require travelers coming from Estonia to self-quarantine for two weeks. (wtop.com)
  • On May 15, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia lifted their pandemic travel restrictions on each other, creating the Baltic bubble. (wtop.com)
  • In June 1940 the Soviet Union invaded Riga and was made it the capital of the 'Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic', and thousands of Latvians were executed or deported to Russia. (euroresidentes.com)
  • I rushed out to Riga as soon as the Black Berets passed the Latvian border. (redbubble.com)
  • The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted on Friday morning. (amnesty.org)
  • Riga City Council (RCC) had revoked permission for the march, organized by the Latvian organization Mozaika, the Lithuanian Gay League, and Estonian Gay Youth, on Thursday. (amnesty.org)
  • Nevertheless, on a visit to Riga last June, some of them were not particularly impressed with being driven in a state-of-the-art Audi A8L belonging to the central bank of Latvia. (euractiv.com)
  • RIGA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Latvian law makers on Thursday passed the whistle blowing bill intended to provide legal protection to people exposing various kinds of violations in their workplaces or other organizations, local media reported. (xinhuanet.com)
  • By Endress Hauser Office in Riga, LATVIA . (environmental-expert.com)
  • By Biosan, Ltd based in Riga, LATVIA . (environmental-expert.com)
  • Prague, 7 May 2002 (RFE/RL) -- Andrew Rasbash, the head of the European Commission delegation to Latvia, last week called on Latvian Prime Minister Andris Berzins to convince Latvia's residents to vote in favor of EU accession during the referendum. (rferl.org)
  • Latvia was formally invited to join the EU and NATO in 2002, with accession to each body planned for 2004. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • As per 2002 Latvian law permits abortion within first 12 weeks of pregnancy. (womenonwaves.org)
  • A recent report endorsed a British study , which found that just five years of emigration since 2004 had left a "permanent scar" on Latvian growth rates of at least three per cent, while the Bulgaria, Romania and Lithuania economies will have a permanent ten per cent cut. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The Cooperation programme addresses some of the important cross-border challenges which are linked to the implementation of Europe 2020 in the border regions of Southern Latvia and Northern Lithuania. (europa.eu)
  • The Republic of Latvia is a multiparty parliamentary democracy. (state.gov)
  • Although only 15 percent of Latvia's population will be directly affected by the subsidies, nearly every Latvian family has members living in rural areas and feels a strong romantic association with the countryside. (rferl.org)
  • He says a wider explanation lies in the fact that nearly all Latvian politicians use the EU as a convenient scapegoat for Latvia's economic and political difficulties. (rferl.org)
  • Freimanis says this tactic has been used frequently to justify higher gasoline prices and other unwelcome initiatives, which politicians describe not as vital to Latvia's interests, but simply as a step to help harmonize Latvian laws and price scales with EU standards. (rferl.org)
  • [2] Jews contributed to Latvia 's development until the Northern War (1700-1721), which decimated Latvia's population. (wikipedia.org)
  • Likewise, a slightly changed version of Latvia's greatest international advantages will be maintained - dividends received will not be taxed in Latvia unless they are not subject to CIT in the country of origin. (lexology.com)
  • For references , please go to https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/industry/industrial-pollution/industrial-pollution-country-profiles-2019/latvia or scan the QR code. (europa.eu)
  • The nucleus of Latvian Jewry was formed by the Jews of Livonia (Livland) and Courland , the two principalities on the coast of the Baltic Sea which were incorporated within the Russian Empire during the 18th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Latvia is one of the Baltic States, located on the Baltic Sea . (conservapedia.com)
  • Only the Duchy of Courland, in western Latvia by the Baltic Sea , maintained some independence. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Government restrictions on shopping and restaurants have been relatively liberal in Latvia, but that will not prevent economic activity from declining sharply in 2020, compared to last year. (wiiw.ac.at)
  • In 2016, the specialized unit reported one new domestic labor trafficking case in which four Latvian men allegedly were coerced into working on a local farm and committing criminal acts in exchange for alcohol. (state.gov)
  • In 2016, Latvia earmarked its entire funding to UNHCR's large-scale humanitarian operations in the Middle East, to strengthen the overall response to the needs erupting from the Syria emergency. (unhcr.org)
  • On 4 and 11 July 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers approved several draft laws that introduce significant changes to the Latvian tax system as from 1 January 2018. (lexology.com)
  • Such units were founded or penetrated the Latvian border at a later date. (jewishgen.org)
  • During the Soviet occupation (1940-1941;1944-1991) the practice of giving a middle name ( otrais vārds ) was discouraged, but since the restoration of Independence Latvian legislation again allows giving of up to two given names and it has become more common to give a middle name to children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Latvia gained independence on September 6, 1991. (wikitravel.org)
  • In the autumn of 1991 Latvia re-implemented significant portions of its 1922 constitution, and in the spring of 1993 the government took a census to determine eligibility for citizenship. (conservapedia.com)
  • Forcefully incorporated into the Soviet Union , Latvia only regained independence in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Latvia was admitted to the UN on 17 September 1991. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Basic data for the calculation for the 1990 year had been taken from the Population Census carried out in Latvia in the year 1989 and for the succeeding years 1991-1999 - at the beginning of the previous year. (economy.com)
  • Rusmanis remembers, "In January 1991 came the storming of the of the Latvian Internal Ministry by Soviet troops. (redbubble.com)
  • Latgale ), including the large community of Daugavpils (Dvinsk), were joined to Courland (Kurzeme), Semigallia (Zemgale) and Livonia (Vidzeme), and the independent Latvian Republic was established (November 1918). (wikipedia.org)
  • Jaunsvente is located in Daugavpils, Latvia. (maplandia.com)
  • Before the Christianization of Latvia in 13th century Latvians commonly gave their children names of objects from natural surroundings, such as Irbe ( partridge ), Lācis ( bear ), Ieva ( cherry tree ) and Ābele ( apple tree ), many of whom later became last names. (wikipedia.org)
  • In an attempt to preserve the Latvian language and prevent ethnic Latvians from becoming a minority in their own country, Latvia enacted language, education, and citizenship laws which require a working proficiency in the Latvian language in order to become a citizen. (conservapedia.com)
  • While Latvia was a member of the U.S.S.R, Russian was the official language, so many Latvians also speak Russian, and the resident Slavic populace generally speaks Russian as a first language. (conservapedia.com)
  • Although Latvia has always had a diverse population, the country's ethnic composition has become a growing issue among Latvians concerned with preservation of their culture. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In 1993, according to Latvian government statistics, 53.5 percent of inhabitants were ethnic Latvians, while 33.5 percent were Russians. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In some regions, particularly in southeastern Latvia as well as in the capital city of R î ga, ethnic Russians outnumber ethnic Latvians. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Other products which contain information on Latvia, among others, may be found through our global search . (europa.eu)
  • Search for science, biotech & pharmaceuticals jobs in latvia. (net-temps.com)
  • The History of the Jews in Latvia dates back to the first Jewish colony established in Piltene in 1571. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some Latvian surnames, mainly from Latgale are of Polish or Belorussian origin by changing the final -ski/-cki to -skis/-ckis , -czyk to -čiks or -vich/-wicz to -vičs , such as Sokolovskis/Sokolovska , Baldunčiks/Baldunčika or Ratkevičs/Ratkeviča . (wikipedia.org)
  • Most Latvian peasants received their surnames in 1826 (in Vidzeme ), in 1835 (in Courland ), and in 1866 (in Latgale ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Eastern Latvia (Latgale), however, retains a strong Polish and Russian cultural and linguistic influence. (conservapedia.com)
  • The project was formally concluded at the end of March 2021 and a recording of the closing event is available here (in Latvian). (ebrd.com)
  • From 11 February to 25 February 2021, all international passenger transportation has been suspended to and from Ireland, the UK and Portugal (to Latvia). (dfa.ie)
  • Beginning in the 1620s and into the 1700s, the northern part of Latvia was under Swedish rule, while the south and the east came under Polish-Lithuanian domination. (encyclopedia.com)
  • One example is the Baltic nation of Latvia, where the number of people in favor of the country's EU bid is dropping and where a referendum on the issue may be held next year. (rferl.org)
  • Several years ago, Freimanis says, Russian speakers were among the country's most vocal supporters of the EU, believing the change would bring them better employment opportunities abroad and force the Latvian government to soften its policy on resident minorities. (rferl.org)
  • On June 16, 1940, Vyacheslav Molotov presented the Latvian representative in Moscow with an ultimatum accusing Latvia of violations of that pact, and on June 17 Soviet forces occupied the country. (wikitravel.org)
  • Latvia is traditionally seen as a tiny country. (countrystudies.us)
  • It is a small country with a population of under 3 million people (though many people of Latvian descent live in the United States and Australia). (conservapedia.com)
  • Latvia has a negative population growth rate, meaning that the number of people in the country is getting smaller each year. (conservapedia.com)
  • Written with the Latin alphabet, Latvian is the language of the Latvian people and the official language of the country. (conservapedia.com)
  • The official language of the country is Latvian, and the national flag consists of three horizontal stripes (maroon on top and bottom, white in the middle). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Smoking Tobacco industry in Latvia with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts. (euromonitor.com)
  • Latvia is easily the best country I've run through so far in terms of food. (jamieoliver.com)
  • Latvia is a very easy country to reach. (smore.com)
  • Latvia is not a wealthy country compared to the US. (smore.com)
  • But as the 18th member of the eurozone, Latvia is likely to see a greater - not smaller - influx of dirty money as the country will be viewed as safer than other former Soviet states while financial oversight remains loose. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • Initially, the institution supported the governor of the central bank of Latvia, who had been removed from his post by the country following accusations of bribery. (euractiv.com)
  • Travellers can enter Latvia but you will be required to self-isolate for 10 days unless you're coming from a low-risk country. (smartraveller.gov.au)
  • Also, in 1944 Russia annexed the northeastern border district of Latvia, known as Abrene, including the town of Pytalovo. (countrystudies.us)
  • With the signing of the Treaty of Nystad in 1721, settling the Great Northern War between Russia and Sweden , the region that would later become Latvia came under the political and military rule of the Russian czar. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A controversial border treaty between Russia and Latvia has been agreed. (rt.com)
  • Latvia has never had any territorial claims on Russia. (rt.com)
  • When Latvia adopts the euro on January 1, it will bring with it a banking sector that is swelling with suspicious money from Russia and the east - just as the currency bloc is trying to clamp down on such havens. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • Belarus' presidential elections in March prompted demonstrations in a number of neighboring countries, in this case in Ukraine (epa) July 28, 2006 -- Belarusian authorities have accused an employee of the Latvian Embassy in Minsk of distributing pornography. (rferl.org)
  • Latvian authorities have halted the sale of a Latvian translation of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," fearing it could damage the former Soviet republic's reputation abroad. (latimes.com)
  • Although it is already possible in Latvia to report illegal activity anonymously to the competent authorities, the new law will ensure that the people reporting are protected against possible retaliation by their employers. (xinhuanet.com)
  • During the trial, in March, Prosecutor Ulrika Delaunay-Weiss lamented an "obvious shortcoming" in the European regulations that had allowed an EU bank, in this case Rietumu, to carry out criminal activities in France while being out of reach of French regulators because it was being overseen by Latvian authorities. (voanews.com)
  • After independence in 1918, Latvia achieved considerable results in social development, economy, industry and agriculture. (wikitravel.org)
  • The Latvian population peaked at 2.6 million in 1990, the year of independence from punitive Soviet rule, which brought the first chance of travel overseas for most. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • After a brief period of independence between the two World Wars, Latvia was annexed by the USSR in 1940. (faqs.org)
  • Although the revolution failed, it served to bring together the Latvian working class and intelligentsia and to heighten hopes for independence. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A year after the 1917 Russian Revolution , Latvia declared its independence and was a sovereign nation until its occupation by Soviet troops in 1940. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It honors the soldiers killed in the Latvian War for Independence (1918-20). (cia.gov)
  • 4 of May is Restoration of Independence Day - Latvia celebrates its independence from the Soviet Union on this day every year. (smore.com)
  • Prior to World War II, Latvia bordered eastern Poland, but as a result of boundary changes by the Soviet Union, this territory was attached to Belorussia. (countrystudies.us)
  • In 1992, ironically, Latvia experienced the driest summer in recorded weather history, but unusually heavy rains in the preceding spring kept crop damage below the extent expected. (countrystudies.us)
  • Edvards Kusners is the director of the Latvian European Integration Bureau. (rferl.org)
  • The Latvian Foreign Ministry said the raid was a breach of an international convention on the treatment of diplomatic staff. (rferl.org)
  • All societies have to have some limits," Linads Mucins, a Latvian Interior Ministry lawyer, said Friday. (latimes.com)
  • Follow the advice of the Latvian Ministry of Health (Latvian). (smartraveller.gov.au)
  • Its economy, however, continued to be controlled by German barons who lived off the labor of Latvian peasants. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Latvia is a small, open economy with exports contributing more than half of GDP. (economy.com)
  • At the end of 1941 there were no partisan units operating on Latvian soil. (jewishgen.org)
  • Liberated" by German troops in 1941, Latvia again fell under Soviet rule by the end of World War II . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Germany occupied Latvia from 1941-1944. (latimes.com)
  • On this page you find all EEA content that is exclusively about Latvia. (europa.eu)
  • Immediately after Latvia joins the eurozone, I imagine we're going to see an actual spike in dubious money flowing in," said Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University who researches organised crime in the former Soviet Union. (jamaica-gleaner.com)
  • This article is part of our special report Latvia: the eurozone thriller . (euractiv.com)
  • Travelers can also get around by Latvia via trains and boats. (smore.com)
  • A month or two prior to our visit, we began communicating with Juris Steiselis, Chairman of the Latvian Beekeepers' Association, and beekeeping ambassador extraordinaire. (beeculture.com)
  • After spending half an hour talking with Juris, Janis (the proprietor), and Janis Snikvalds (a beekeeper and export manager of the Latvian Beekeepers' Association) we headed for the countryside in Juris' car. (beeculture.com)
  • Therefore, the oldest Latvian surnames originate from German or Low German, reflecting the dominance of German as an official language in Latvia till the 19th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Terms in Latvian that originate from North Germanic languages . (wiktionary.org)
  • However, the global recession and the banking crisis hit Latvia brutally, and severe economic contraction and destructively high unemployment have returned. (wikitravel.org)
  • After 10 years of waiting, Latvian Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis signed the deal with his counterpart Mikhail Fradkov in Moscow. (rt.com)
  • the first since Latvia joined the OECD last July! (oecd.org)
  • Since the start of the accession process we have worked together to foster inclusive growth and well-being in Latvia, and we have benefited from your experiences and perspectives on OECD work. (oecd.org)
  • Latvia has led by example in the OECD, standing out as the top reformer on the structural reform priorities in this year's OECD's Going for Growth edition. (oecd.org)
  • Productivity in Latvia is still less than fifty percent of the top half of OECD countries, and this gap is larger than for regional neighbors. (oecd.org)
  • OECD data shows that Latvia is drawing less value added from global value chains than other countries in the region. (oecd.org)
  • However, in 2015, Latvia invested only 0.6% of GDP to research and development, among the lowest in the OECD countries (the OECD average was 2.4% in 2015). (oecd.org)
  • Elections for a "People's Saeima" were held, and a puppet government headed by Augusts Kirhenšteins led Latvia into the USSR. (wikitravel.org)
  • The highest organ of state authority in Latvia is the Saeima, a unicameral legislative body of 100 members who are elected by direct popular vote to serve four-year terms. (conservapedia.com)
  • Today's Jewish community traces its roots to survivors of the Holocaust, Jews who fled to the USSR to escape the Nazi invasion and later returned, and mostly to Jews newly immigrated to Latvia from the Soviet Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under an independent Latvia, Jews formed political parties and participated as members of parliament. (wikipedia.org)
  • The reason for lack of members of the movement among the partisans is obvious: the Letts usually cooperated with the Germans in the slaughter of the Jews, and there was no reason to hope for help from the farmers at a time when so many of the Jews of Latvia were being exterminated. (jewishgen.org)
  • The European Union has become a kind of explanation for [Latvian] politicians to use when they want to justify unpopular decisions which are approved by the government or by the parliament. (rferl.org)
  • Government finances are solid and financial market confidence in Latvia is strong. (oecd.org)
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Latvian government for their co-operation in bringing this Survey to fruition. (oecd.org)
  • Here you will find the latest updates on funding received from Latvia and on our work with the Latvian government. (unhcr.org)
  • The Government of Latvia is a Parliamentary Republic. (smore.com)
  • The next Population and housing Census in Latvia is planned for the year 2011. (economy.com)
  • Today about 40% of the population is of Russian origin and 43% Latvian. (euroresidentes.com)
  • About half the geographic size of Ohio, Latvia has a current population of approximately two million people, about 25% of whom are Russian. (beeculture.com)
  • The official records of Latvian names were often variously forcibly assimilated into the foreign culture dominant at times in Latvian lands. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the times when Latvia was part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union , in official usage Latvian names were commonly russified . (wikipedia.org)
  • The official language of Latvia is Latvian. (smore.com)
  • Youth unemployment in Latvia is already 31pc, and concentrated among ethnic Russians. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Such legislation has caused concern among many non-citizen resident Russians, despite Latvian legal guarantees of universal human and civil rights regardless of citizenship. (conservapedia.com)
  • Lutheran priest Christoph Harder also coined a number of new names from Latvian words for different virtues like Dievmīlis (God-lover), Strādulis (hard-worker), Žēlite (sorrowful person), and Skaidrīte (clear person). (wikipedia.org)
  • The leading religions in Latvia include Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Officials in Latvia have denied that it is possible for wealthy individuals to simply buy a passport, following a report on international news channel Al Jazeera which mentioned such a claim. (baltictimes.com)
  • a sizable minority is Russian Orthodox, and Eastern Latvia is predominantly Roman Catholic. (conservapedia.com)
  • He offers to obtain a Cypriot passport for a businessman convicted in China, but mentions in passing that if problems arise, it is possible to do the same in Latvia and other countries. (baltictimes.com)
  • The comparative birth rates of Latvian and Russian-speaking mothers are studied intensely for fear of a potential fifth column, while British military planners warn of a shortage of potential soldiers in the event of an emergency . (telegraph.co.uk)
  • If ratified by the Latvian Parliament, the treaty will remove a thorn in the side of Russian-Latvian relations. (rt.com)
  • The currency in Latvia prior to converting to the Euro was called the Latvian lats. (smore.com)