Thirteen parties are vying for the vote, most of them with no hope whatsoever of overcoming the 5 percent vote barrier that must be crossed in order to win any seats in Parliament at all. The campaign has been rather lacklustre, in large part because television advertising has been banned for th...

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In the months before the scheduled Saeima elections, this coming Saturday, October 4, political campaigning in Latvia was relatively quiet, until now. For the last two weeks, we have seen a surge of activity throughout the breadth of the country. The political stakes are high and each party kn...

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12 visit to Crimea, where she made several announcements regarding the current situation in Ukraine and the Crimea, and that she deliberately misled people to think that her statements are the EP's official stance. The EP president also pointed out that her visit to the Crimea was inapprop...

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24 that she learnt about this matter from newspapers, after which she discussed it with Dombrovskis, who confirmed that the flight was private and at a time he was on a vacation. "Of course, I was surprised, and I am still a bit bewildered, but I can assure [you] that I have not discussed the ...

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In exports to Russia, the share of re-export has for years been high. Both in 2013 and during the first half of 2014, goods of Estonian origin formed only about a quarter of total exports to Russia. Almost a half of goods exported to Russia were mechanical equipment, agricultural and food produc...

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