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  • Russia bans prominent Latvians from entering country amid tensions
    due to perform at the highly popular New Wave festival in Jurmala before the ban Latvian Foreign Ministry spokesman Karlis Eihenbaums said Obviously Russia is up to its usual eye for an eye behavior We do not see such an approach as neither sensible nor constructive Eihenbaums said Constitutional Protection Bureau spokeswoman Iveta Maura said Maizits had been informed of the decision but this matter will in no way prevent him from fulfilling his duties as the head of the Constitutional Protection Bureau In March Latvian theater boss Maizitis canceled a trip to Moscow s Bolshoi Theater production amid the crisis in the Ukraine calling Russia a sickness to the whole international community Furthermore Andrejs Judins who is an ethnic Russian himself was one of the initiators of the amendments to the Criminal Law which Saeima passed this past spring and makes gross derogation of genocide crimes against humanity crimes against peace or war crimes against Latvia perpetrated by the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany a criminal offense Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest

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  • Russia bans prominent Latvians from entering country amid tensions
    due to perform at the highly popular New Wave festival in Jurmala before the ban Latvian Foreign Ministry spokesman Karlis Eihenbaums said Obviously Russia is up to its usual eye for an eye behavior We do not see such an approach as neither sensible nor constructive Eihenbaums said Constitutional Protection Bureau spokeswoman Iveta Maura said Maizits had been informed of the decision but this matter will in no way prevent him from fulfilling his duties as the head of the Constitutional Protection Bureau In March Latvian theater boss Maizitis canceled a trip to Moscow s Bolshoi Theater production amid the crisis in the Ukraine calling Russia a sickness to the whole international community Furthermore Andrejs Judins who is an ethnic Russian himself was one of the initiators of the amendments to the Criminal Law which Saeima passed this past spring and makes gross derogation of genocide crimes against humanity crimes against peace or war crimes against Latvia perpetrated by the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany a criminal offense Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest

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  • Ripplewood investors interest only short term
    doubt about the reputation of the investors they are private individuals from the United States who are not hiding behind an offshore and will benefit from the bank s resale process But considering that Ripplewood has been touted by the government as a long term investor who will rebuild the bank this comes as somewhat of a surprise and brings into question as to what really is their intention in Citadele Straujuma previously said that the total price of Citadele bank shares is 98 6 million euros thus 75 percent of shares held by the government would be sold for about 74 million euros Discussions on sale conditions are still in progress she added The government has accepted Ripplewood Holdings offer which stipulates that 25 percent of the bank s shares will be acquired by Ripplewood Holdings 50 percent by currently undisclosed investors while the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will keep its 25 percent stake in Citadele Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia

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  • Supermarket chain Maxima to change name following deadly roof collapse
    the long term strategy of Maxima Group better and at the same time shows that it provides services and supervises Maxima grupe the company said on its LinkedIn page According to data provided by Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers UAB Franmax at this time cannot be found in the Register of Legal Entities vz lt reports Lithuanian business daily newspaper Verslo zinios reports that Maxima owner the holding company Vilniaus prekyba is planning to transfer the management of the Akropolis shopping mall and entertainment centres in Lithuania and other countries from the Netherlands and Malta to Estonia It s believed the change over will happen later this year Following the change over the management of the shopping malls by the Dutch company Metodika B V and Maltese Relvit Ltd will be transferred to the Estonian company Franmax OU Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues

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  • Thousands turn out to vote in Latvian elections
    across the country However around 300 000 people are not eligible to vote in Latvia as they are classed as non citizens Some voting stations will also offer voters the opportunity to submit their vote beforehand on Friday as well This is an opportunity for those who will not be in the country or are busy on voting day to submit their vote Latvia s Central Election Commission says votes will be kept for safe keeping and will be deposited in the voting box on election day if the voter does not come back to retrieve the vote if he she changes their mind The actual 12th Saeima elections will take place from 7 00 am to 8 00 pm on October 4 A total of 1 052 voting stations will be open during the 12th Saeima elections in Latvia and around the world There will be 99 voting stations operating abroad Find your nearest polling station HERE Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and

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    Estonia says it has summoned its Russian ambassador in Tallinn for a third time over t Read More Lithuania treats injured Ukrainian soldiers amid conflict in east Thirteen injured Ukrainian soldiers have been brought to Lithuania for medical treatme Read More Crown Princess of Sweden set to visit Latvia The Crown Princess of Sweden will visit Latvia this week Latvia Read More Nordic Baltic ministers seek closer partnership amid Ukraine crisis Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers have called for closer defense cooperation amid th Read More Estonian firms to hand out free milk amid Russia EU sanctions Estonian firms will hand out free dairy products to local residents in an effort to ra Read More WATCH LIVE Major security conference focuses on Ukraine crisis The largest security and foreign policy forum in Northern Europe launches in Latv Read More Dombrovskis to discuss Ukraine crisis at key conference Newly appointed European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis is in Ukraine to Read More EU calls for immediate release of captured Estonian secret agent in Russia EU leaders have called on Russia to immediately release Estonian Security Police KaPo Read More Previous 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information

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  • VIDEO: An intimate look at life of classical music’s Paavo Jarvi
    is currently artistic adviser of the Parnu Festival and Jarvi Academy where he supports young talent through conducting master classes He is also artistic adviser of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and was named Estonian Public Broadcasting s 2012 Musician of the Year MAESTRO is from a first time filmmaker and the campaign for the film is built around promoting their Kickstarter The documentary has already been completed but the group is turning to crowd funding in order to get music rights and such so that the film can be released They would like the public to become familiar with this film which takes an intimate unprecedented glimpse into the life of renowned conductor Jarvi and a vibrant contemporary portrait of the world of classical music Official synopsis For a period spanning two years a film crew follows Grammy award winning conductor Paavo Jarvi and an array of brilliant musicians as they perform to sold out halls across the globe The resulting footage captures the pressures of self expression the rush of performance and above all the power of a universal language For more information visit MaestroMovie or visit the Kickstarter page at Kickstarter https www kickstarter com projects 1900594167 maestro Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key Estonia Lithuania UK Denmark call for EU action on Russian information warfare Latvia refuses to join Latvian Muslim fighing in Syria say security service Estonia tops world internet freedom list Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with

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  • Politicians serve own interests, voters complain
    who voted for dissolution of the 10th parliament truly believed that they were in charge of the country at that moment commented public policy center Providus researcher Valts Kalnins However looking back on what has happened since the 11th Saeima elections most voters now believe that they have very few opportunities if any to influence something in Latvian politics and this phenomenon needs to be discussed more extensively he added When asked to comment the aspects that influence voters decision to vote for one or another political party 36 percent said they were looking at the parties leaders and 35 percent analyze candidates for MPs including these persons past activities Twenty nine percent vote for those parties or politicians who have good reputation no public blunders violations of the law suspicions of corruption etc Six percent agree that they take into consideration political parties election campaigns Voters who go to polling stations still do not analyze what a given party is planning to do and what its policies will be they rely on individual politicians reputation and political will A political party is not considered a single mechanism that has to achieve what party members have been promising voters said the Riga Stradins University Professor Ilga Kreituse DNB Latvia barometer is carried out on a monthly basis The survey is made up of two parts of poll questions one that is constant and featured in every survey and the other that deals with the latest developments in Latvia Comments Related Articles Wounded Ukraine soldiers arrive in Latvia for treatment video Lithuania spy leaked NATO secrets to Belarus Riga named among hipster capitals in the world Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Lithuania s foreign minister dialogue with Russian society key

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