About: Latvia

Elections 05-10-2018

West should watch closely the Latvia elections

In the light of growing Russian disinformation campaigns, we should watch the parliamentary elections in Latvia tomorrow (6 October) closely, writes Harry Nedelcu.

Why it is crucial to end orphanage-style care systems in Europe

Strengthening families and tackling child poverty goes hand-in-hand with ending institutional care for children, writes Jana Hainsworth.
Global Europe 05-07-2016

Warsaw NATO Summit: Time to act

Tomasz Poręba discusses the ever-growing threat coming from Russia and the importance of the upcoming Warsaw NATO Summit in order to strengthen Europe’s eastern border.
Health 20-04-2016

EU must not backslide on sexual and reproductive rights

It would have been hard to miss the recent furore caused by Donald Trump’s flip-flopping around on the Republican abortion bandwagon. But frankly, what worries me much more is what is happening here in Europe, writes Caroline Hickson.
Energy 26-01-2016

Misuse of EU funds holds back Europe’s clean energy transition

The new member states from Central Europe misuse the EU funding aimed at decarbonizing their energy systems, writes Markus Trilling, who takes stock of a report published today (26 January).
Languages & Culture 18-09-2015

An appeal from Central Europe on the refugee crisis

Unlike the former colonial powers, Central European states have little experience of co-existing with people of different cultures. But in refusing to help, they undermine the solidarity that other nations have shown towards them, write politicians, artists and intellectuals from Central Europe.
Europe's East 10-04-2015

Eastern countries deserve an enlargement perspective at the Riga summit

The EU should give a clear enlargement perspective to the Eastern Parthernship countries at the May summit in Riga, writes Krzysztof Bobinski.
Health 01-12-2014

Urgent action needed against ‘duo infernale’ of HIV and tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) and multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are currently experiencing a dangerous upsurge across Europe. It is a public health crisis that is receiving too little attention, write Giovanni Battista Migliori and Stefano Alberti.
Agnia Grigas
Europe's East 28-11-2014

The new generation of Baltic Russian speakers

It is helpful to try to understand the new generation of Russian speaking young adults and their views in order to understand the complexity of the dynamics faced by populations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, writes Agnia Grigas.
Agnia Grigas
Energy 22-09-2014

Klaipeda’s LNG terminal: a game changer

The Klaipeda LNG terminal will enable Lithuania and its neighbours to access alternatives to Russian gas and will serve as the flagship for Baltic efforts to successfully address their persistent energy vulnerability, writes Agnia Grigas.
Security 27-06-2012

Clinton’s deliberate visits on Russia’s doorstep

US Secretary of state Hilary Clinton continues to visit states that pose security concerns for Russia. Moscow will have to react in Finland and Latvia to make sure they do not take irreversible steps that would harm Russia's interests, says Stratfor.
Enlargement 23-09-2003

Latvia: Saying ‘I Do’ to Europe

The last of nine countries to hold a referendum on joining the European Union voted decisively pro-Europe. Ethnic Russians who didn't get to vote are appealing the results.