Posts tagged as overseas

Around 300 Latvian dependents held in jail overseas each year

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The high profile extradition case of Kristīne Misāne has put the spotlight on Latvians detained abroad. On average, 300 Latvian citizens and nationals (so-called “non-citizens” are also entitled to consular protection) are detained abroad for various types of crimes each year, reported Latvian Radio on February 25. This figure could be considerably higher, as it is suspected that in many cases the detainee or convicted person does not want anyone back home to know about it and…

Lack of child care burdens US servicemembers in Germany

Saturday, October 6, 2018

A lack of day care in the largest U.S. military community overseas is straining families and impacting unit operations, as some servicemembers say they had to hire live-in help or have taken their children to work to make up for the shortfall. Child development centers in the Kaiserslautern military community in Germany are beyond capacity because they cannot hire enough child care workers, military officials say. Meanwhile, public German day…