By Andre Damon, 24 August 2016
Vice President Biden said Washington’s commitment to militarily defend the tiny states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was a matter of America’s “sacred honor.”
By Clara Weiss, 10 August 2016
The American think tank has published a 25-page strategy paper titled “Arming for Deterrence” calling for a massive NATO military build-up against Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 June 2016
The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year.
By Markus Salzmann, 28 January 2016
Maris Kucinskis of the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) is poised to head a new governing coalition in Latvia.
By Markus Salzmann, 11 December 2015
Sections of the Latvian elite and the European Union regard Unity leader Straujuma as incapable of enforcing another round of massive cuts.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 November 2014
In her acceptance speech, Laimdota Straujuma praised the austerity measures imposed in Latvia since 2009.
By Markus Salzmann, 10 October 2014
Laimdota Straujuma’s declared goals are a continuation of severe austerity measures and an intensification of the confrontation with Russia.
By Markus Salzmann, 18 December 2013
The prime minister’s resignation was likely a political manoeuvre, using the supermarket collapse tragedy in Riga as a pretext to make way for a more stable government.
By Markus Salzmann, 25 November 2013
There are indications that corruption and spending cuts are among the causes of the collapse of the two-year-old building.
By Markus Salzmann, 18 October 2012
In the midst of deepening social distress, Latvia has been praised by numerous institutions and the media as a role model for the success of austerity policies.
By Markus Salzmann, 20 November 2010
A former member of the National Socialist Waffen SS has been elected chairman of a parliamentary committee of the Latvian government.
By Markus Salzmann, 2 October 2010
The elections in Latvia this weekend take place against the background of a deep economic, political and social crisis.
Twenty years since declaring independence from the USSR
By Niall Green, 4 May 2010
Twenty years after declaring independence from the USSR, the Latvian government is carrying out savage austerity measures in collusion with international financial elite and their representatives in the IMF, the European Union, and the government in Riga.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2009
Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.
By Markus Salzmann, 25 February 2009
Latvia’s centre-right government resigned last Friday, against the background of a worsening economic crisis.
By Stefan Steinberg, 16 January 2009
On January 13, Riga, the capital of the Baltic state of Latvia, was rocked by protests and demonstrations which left around 25 people injured following clashes with police. Police made an estimated 106 arrests.
By Niall Green, 7 January 2009
On December 23 the International Monetary Fund approved a €1.68 billion (US$2.35 billion) rescue loan for the ex-Soviet republic of Latvia, as part of a €7.5 billion (US$10.5 billion) bailout.
7 November 2008
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