Archive for the ‘Countries: Latvia’ Category
As the largest city in the Baltics, with a population of 800,000, some say the good things in Riga are particularly good and the bad things are particularly bad. That’s to say, on the bright side, it seems to have the most vibrant nightlife by far in the Baltics. But, on the down side, it’s also ...
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If someone had predicted right after the Baltic states regained independence that they would soon experience rapid growth and a notable rise in living standards, the guy would surely have been strapped into a white coat and carted straight off to the nearest funny farm. But, alas, thatâ€™s what h...
News Highlights from June 29â€”July 6, 1998
Ex-KGB need not apply to a wide range of jobs in Lithuania after the country's parliament passed a law imposing severe restrictions on where former agents of the Soviet secret police can work.
The bill, which the Seimas adopted by an overwhelming 68...
News Highlights from November 2â€”November 9, 1998
Latvian President Guntis Ulmanis on November 3 named Vilis Kristopans as his candidate for prime minister, asking the centrist politician to begin forming a new government.
The nomination of Kr...
News highlights from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
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News Highlights from October 1999
* The last active Russian soldier in the Baltic states, part of an occupying force that once numbered over 500,000 men, crossed the Latvian border October 25 and retur...
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