Posts tagged as Latvia

Latvia and Estonia have done a lot together but there is still plenty of work ahead

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Latvia and Estonia have completed a number of projects together but there is still plenty of work to do, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said as he opened the first joint meeting of the Latvian and Estonian governments in Riga on Tuesday. Addressing the two countries’ ministers, Kucinskis noted that Latvia and Estonia are united by the work they have already done together but that at today’s meeting the…

First allies arrive to largest military exercise in Latvia

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The first allies have arrived to Latvia’s largest military exercise Namejs – Polish troops with Rosomak vehicles, Latvian Defense Ministry’s spokeswoman Sandra Brale told LETA. The ministry announced today that the National Armed Forces has started testing efficiency of the notification system and the ability of personnel to react in a situation of threat. As reported, Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting…

Namejs 2018 military exercise underway

Monday, August 20, 2018

Namejs 2018, the largest military training exercise since the restoration of independence is getting under way in Latvia on August 20, LETA was told at the press office of the Defense Ministry. “After four years of intensive preparations, this will be the largest military training exercise since the restoration of Latvia’s independence in which we will be test the armed forces’ readiness to defend Latvia from any threats. This exercise…

Alona Ostapenko has climbed back into the top 10

Monday, August 20, 2018

Latvia’s highest-ranked tennis player Alona Ostapenko is ranked 10th again in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday. Ostapenko, 21, was ranked 11th last week. She was last ranked 10th at the end of May. Her career high is world No. 5, which she reached this past March. In the meantime, Anastasija Sevastova has stayed put in 18th place in this week’s WTA rankings. Diana Marcinkevica is ranked 300th, Daniela Vismane is 645th, Alise Cernecka is 1,011st,…

Latvijas Banka is issuing a collector coin dedicated to Curonian kings

Saturday, August 18, 2018

On Friday, 17 August, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin dedicated to Curonian kings. In the run-up to the centenary of Latvia, we are both looking at the past and thinking about the future. This coin is dedicated to Curonian kings, part of the Latvian nation who have managed to safeguard their personal freedom and independence for centuries. The collector coin Curonian Kings was created by artists Arvīds…

Significant capability in the armed forces – Polygon Safety Instructor

Friday, August 17, 2018

In order to successfully conduct military exercises, meeting safety requirements in a landfill is one of the basic conditions and it is assisted by the provision of specially trained soldiers – Range Controllers. This year, two of the soldiers of the National Armed Forces provided security at the Grayling Polygon during a joint training course called “Northern Strike”, proving that Latvian soldiers not only train in training, but also provide…

CEC to decide on four candidates’ possible relation to KGB

Friday, August 17, 2018

Latvia’s Central Election Commission has received results of investigations of all 13th Saeima election candidates from Interior Affairs Ministry’s Information Centre and Latvian Centre for the Documentation of the Consequences of Totalitarianism. Information shows restrictions detailed in Saeima Elections Law may be applied to eight candidates. CEC has plans to decide on crossing out six candidates at the next meeting, said CEC representative Kristīne Bērziņa. According to information from Latvian…

New tender announced for post of SRS director; first requirement – spotless reputation

Friday, August 17, 2018

Latvia’s State Chancellery has announced an open personnel selection process for the post of director of State Revenue Service. Application submission process will last until 14 September. Finance and administrative managers are welcome to apply. Similar to other high-level tenders, a personnel selection company will be involved. The company this time will be Amrop. It will help define the necessary requirements, invite potential candidates and perform their assessment across all…

Star Rating determines the best schools in Latvia

Thursday, August 16, 2018

According to the 2018 Star Rating, Riga State Gymnasium No.1 remains in the lead among Latvia’s schools. Daugavpils Russian Secondary School – Lyceum is second, and Riga State Gymnasium No.2 is third. In the Small Schools Rating, first place is occupied by Riga Technical University Engineering School, second place – Zemgale Secondary School in Tukums Region, and third place – Riga Cathedral Choir School, according to information from skolureitings.lv. Atis…

Latvia’s centenary would not have been possible without people’s faith in their country and its future – Vejonis

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The people of Latvia would not be celebrating Latvia’s centenary this year had they not believed in their country and its future, President Raimonds Vejonis said while addressing believers in Aglona today, the Assumption of Mary Day. Catholicism runs deep in Latgale, Vejonis emphasized, as the President’s Chancery informed LETA. It is in Latgale where a hundred years ago priest Francis Trasuns did an extraordinary job for the unification of…