Wed, 29 Jun 2011: Greek model for Latvian crisis?…

Latvia, which came dangerously close to bankruptcy, had to fire thousands of public servants and close schools and hospitals. It was painful, but the cure has worked, so far. Battered and bruised...

Wed, 23 Feb 2011: EU uncertain how to respond…

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Europe shouldn’t interfere,” expressing alarm over what he said was “the self-proclamation of the so-called Islamic emirate of Bengh...

Thu, 16 Dec 2010: Finland frets over Nord Stream impact…

The data exchange agreement will expire once the section is completed in December 2012, the Russian ministry said. Nord Stream was granted a permit in February to construct the gas pipeline in F...

Wed, 1 Jul 2009: Hotel protests continue…

"There's been a decrease of tourism. The amount went back to 2006 levels, but the taxes are 2009, so this discrepancy is killing hotels," Evalda Siskauskiene, president of the Lithuanian Hotel an...

Thu, 14 May 2009: Budget amendments remain on track…

Dombrovskis has previously warned the latest round of budget cuts will be the most severe. ON THE AGENDA The government's harsh austerity measures have sparked outrage in Latvia and further cut...

Thu, 9 Oct 2008: Latvian government adopts 2009 budget with deficit …

Budget funding for ministries was slashed by 10.67 percent, saving 136.8 million lats. Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis said the decision to adopt the budget was a difficult one, especially taking ...

Thu, 3 Jul 2008: Lithuanian truckers take up French tactics…

Protests against rapidly increasing fuel prices have reverberated around Western Europe in recent weeks, particularly in Spain and France. It was also reported that Lithuanian truckers were pl...

Wed, 13 Apr 2005: Crude calls Baltic neighbors…

The two Baltic countries have been unable to sign a maritime border treaty as Latvia has insisted on equal distribution of possible oil deposits in the Baltic Sea, a condition to which Lithuania, ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2003: Protests threatened on borders…

He noted that should the government on Feb. 18 make a decision on sugar market stabilization sugar beet growers will not take part in the action, while farmers from other agricultural sectors will...

Thu, 23 Sep 1999: Tolaram’s future in doubt…

16 came after employees staged massive protest actions in Daugavpils and Riga, outside the offices of the Latvian Privatization Agency and Unibanka, the company's largest creditor.Daugavpils Mayor...

Thu, 6 Aug 1998: Farmers balk on nation-wide protests…

Adamkus met with both government leaders and farmer representative during the negotiation process."The president tried to push this process and attempted to [assist] in the negotiations," said a s...

Thu, 30 Jul 1998: Farmers threaten nation-wide protests …

"Now, farmers can be satisfied only with an urgent and concrete solution to the situation," Social Democratic MP Juozas Olekas told reporters last week.The farmers demand that the government prot...
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