Pabriks recalls the role of the NATO unit in Ādaži in deterrence policy

Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks (AP) thanked his Canadian counterpart for the contribution of the Canadian-led NATO Battalion to strengthening the Baltic security in connection with the latest regional security challenges, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) Press Department informed. On Friday, Pabriks discussed the co-operation between Latvia and Canada with the new Canadian Minister … Read more

The film “Everything Blooms” at the Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art will be shown online

The Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) announces the online premiere of “And suddenly it all blossoms”. For four days – from November 25 to 29 – everyone will have the exclusive opportunity to watch the film for free. To access, you must register with RIBOCA at According to RIBOCA communication specialist Krista … Read more

From 6 December, all full-time employees will be required to take the Covid-19 test at least twice a week (updated)

From December 6, Covid-19 will need to be tested twice a week using antigen self-tests to perform on-site work where contact with other employees, recipients or visitors is possible, as required by government-approved amendments to the Emergency Ordinance. The requirement will apply to all employees, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated with Covid-19. After the government meeting, … Read more

The far-right and left-wing candidates in Chile’s presidential election

Thus, in the second round of elections scheduled for December 19, José Antonio Cast, who represents the far-right Republican Party with 28% of the vote, and far-left politician Gabriel Boric, nominated by the left-wing coalition and voted in favor by 25% of Chileans, will continue to fight. Addressing the enthusiastic supporters, the 55-year-old German immigrant-born … Read more

The need for different levels of contacts with Belarus cannot be ruled out in the context of hostage-taking and hybrid warfare.

In the circumstances of hostage-taking and hybrid warfare, the need for different levels of contacts with Belarus to ease the situation of migrants and repatriate them to their countries of origin as soon as possible cannot be ruled out, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (JV) told LETA. In an interview with the British broadcaster BBC last … Read more

Next week, the annual military exercise “Winter Shield 2021” will start at Ādaži landfill

From Monday, November 22, to December 4, the annual international military exercise “Winter Shield 2021” will take place at Ādaži landfill to train and improve the combat capabilities of the units and the mutual cooperation and compatibility of the armed forces to ensure the protection of the Baltic region, the Ministry of Defense said. Soldiers … Read more

In Latvia, mortality with Covid-19 is seven times higher than the EU average

At the end of last week, mortality in Latvia with a diagnosis of Covid-19 was almost seven times higher than the average in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), according to data compiled by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In the last two weeks from 1 to … Read more

Austria, Poland and the Baltic States are asking for the support of international organizations in dealing with humanitarian issues on the border with Belarus

The interior ministers of Austria, Poland and the Baltic states have sent an official letter to international organizations, including the UN, calling for support in dealing with humanitarian issues on the border with Belarus, the Ministry of the Interior said. In the letter, the countries condemned the instrumentalization of migration and the exploitation of people … Read more

Latvian Puppet Theater will return to the audience in “green mode”

According to the government’s decision, the Latvian Puppet Theater will return to the audience in the so-called “green regime” after November 15, the theater’s representative Rūta Petrauska informed. She said that adults need a vaccination or disease certificate to attend the theater, while children from the age of 12 also need a test certificate or … Read more

Rising natural resource prices are boosting Latvia’s exports

The sharp rise in the prices of natural resources in the world this year has also contributed to the growth of Latvia’s exports, and in September this year Latvia’s exports of goods have reached a new record. According to the information published by the Central Statistical Bureau, for the first time in September this year, … Read more