LatviaLatest news regarding the land of the latvieši

  • Latvia's top banker detained in corruption probeA general view of the Latvia central bank building in Riga, Latvia, Feb. 18, 2018. Latvian central bank Governor Ilmars Rimsevics was detained by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau in the ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption. — Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:22:17 GMT (via USA Today)
  • Local gymnasts shine... in competition, so I can learn from my mistakes and now move on," Haldane said. "I am very excited for Greece and Latvia because it will give me another chance to show my routines." In finals, she earned automatic entry to this year's nationals and ... — Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:41:00 GMT (via
  • Latvian member of European Central Bank detained in probe... subscription, or login if you are already a member. FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 file photo, Gov. of Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics holds a euro note in Riga, Lavia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national ... — Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:02:45 GMT (via
  • Bank of Latvia governor detained amid new corruption probeBank of Latvia Governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained in the early hours of Sunday amid a new bribery probe launched by the Baltic country's anti-corruption watchdog, the local media reported. The head of the Latvian central bank returned to Riga from a foreign trip on Saturday evening and was driven by his lawyer to the Corruption Prevention Bureau's office where he was interrogated for nearly eight hours. — Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:41:19 GMT (via Xinhuanet)
  • ECB's Rimsevics Detained by Latvian Anti-Graft Bureau 37 minutes agoLatvian central bank Governor Ilmars Rimsevics was detained by the country's anti-corruption bureau, the prime minister said in a statement on Sunday. The government has full trust in the work of the anti-graft body and won't interfere in its work, according to the statement sent by the office of Premier Maris Kucinskis. — Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:28:31 GMT (via Bloomberg)
  • Latvian Central Bank Governor Detained in Corruption Probe Flickr/ Latvijas Banka RIGA (Sputnik) - Ilmars Rimsevics, the governor of Latvia's Central Bank, is currently held at the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau of Latvia (KNAB), where he has already spent seven hours, amid the ongoing ... — Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:18:00 GMT (via UAport)
  • Latvian Bank Pushes Back Against U.S. AllegationsA Latvian bank denied some of the allegations lodged against it by the U.S., and said it is working with U.S. authorities to address their concerns. The U.S. Treasury Department earlier this week accused Riga, Latvia-based ABLV Bank of laundering billions of dollars in illicit funds.The U.S. said the bank was "innovative and forward leaning" [] While some investment management firms will likely thrive in 2018, overall the operating environment for the industry may be difficult. — Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:24:24 GMT (via Wall Street Journal)
  • Kremlin Covertly Promoting Regime Change in LatviaThanks to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as well as its own efforts, Latvia almost certainly is protected against a Russian military threat of the kind some in Moscow constantly threaten the Baltic States with. Indeed, a new Estonian government report specifically concludes that a Russian military threat to the Baltic countries is relatively low . — Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:02:50 GMT (via Real Clear Politics)
  • Latvian ambassador, assistant FM discuss bolstering bilateral relationsThe inauguration of a Latvian embassy in Cairo has resulted in an increase in Latvia's exports to Egypt, Sulca said during the meeting. In this regard, she urged Egypt to take a similar step and open an embassy in the Latvian capital, Riga. — Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:26:33 GMT (via Egypt Today)
  • HKScan Latvia invests EUR 300,000 in meat dumpling line in Jelgava plantHKScan Latvia meatpacker has invested EUR 300,000 in a new meat dumpling line in its Jelgava plant, LETA learned from the company.... — Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:01:24 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • In 2017, Liepaja achieved its highest industrial output in 4 yearsIn 2017, Latvia's southwestern port city of Liepaja achieved its highest industrial output in four years, and 77% of the products made in the city were exported to foreign countries, Liepaja Mayor Uldis Sesks said in an interview with Liepaja Radio on February 15th, cites LETA.... — Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:01:59 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • US seeks to mend ties with Europe... in Munich on February 16 to attend the Munich Security Conference, kicking off his visit to Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Latvia and Belgium. He will participate in a nuclear security and arms control panel discussion with foreign government officials to ... — Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:52:40 GMT (via
  • Department Press Briefing - February 15, 2018MS NAUERT: Hi. Good afternoon, everybody. I am not attempting to bribe you with chocolate, but I did bring you some of the chocolate so that we wouldn't eat all of them in our office. — Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT (via State Department)
  • Reduced calorie chocolate Red enters market after $12.5m investment round... ine. The company has 100 employees and produces the Red range from a new factory Chocolette Confectionary in Jelgava, Latvia, which it operates itself. — Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:37:08 GMT (via Confectionery News)
  • Ohio guardsman deployed to Baltics rekindles relationship with Latvian family... for the Atlantic Resolve operation is a homecoming and a reckoning with history. Burvis' family fled Soviet-occupied Latvia during World War II and suffered many hardships on their way through several war-torn countries. Now, almost 80 years later, ... — Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT (via Stars and Stripes)
  • Celebrity Opera Series Continues With Elina Garanca At The Broad Stage, 3/3... on sale now at or by calling 310-434-3200 . Elina Garanca was born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia. She studied at the Latvian Academy of Music with her mother. She won the Mirjam Helin Singing Competition in 1999 and was a ... — Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:04:09 GMT (via
  • Collected Department Releases: Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to...Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Latvia, and Belgium from February 15-24. The Deputy Secretary will arrive in Munich on February 16 to lead the State Department delegation to the Munich Security Conference. — Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:12:58 GMT (via State Department)
  • The Morning Risk Report: Treasury Targets - Innovative' Bank for Laundering Cash... Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk. An ABLV Bank client service desk is seen in Riga, Latvia, on Sept. 26, 2012. Reuters Good morning. The U.S. Treasury Department moved to block one of the Baltic's largest banks from accessing the U.S. financial ... — Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:35:36 GMT (via Wall Street Journal)
  • Court orders Rigas Satiksme to suspend its contract with RMS minibus operator as of 2019The Supreme Court has ordered Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company to suspend its contract with Rigas Mikroautobusu Satiksme (RMS) minibus operator on the provision of premium transportation services in the Latvian capital city as of 2019, LETA was told at the court.... — Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:46:49 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Beach volleyball seeks its fourth-straight national title... four freshmen: Tina Graudina, Haley Hallgren, Maja Kaiser and Sammy Slater. Among the group, Graudina, who hails from Latvia, stands out as the first-ever international recruit in the program's history. She recently captured gold at the 2016 CEV ... — Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:38:55 GMT (via Daily Trojan)

Site contents copyright © 2018, S.A.&P. Vecrumba. All Rights Reserved. Wikipedia™, external and Google Translate™ links are provided for convenience and do not constitute endorsement, affiliation, or responsibility for such content.

Center for Baltic Heritage is a LATVIANS.COM project.

Cookies are used to provide context-sensitive navigation. By accessing our site, you agree to the placement of this type of cookie on your device. You can disable cookies and still access all content. We do not track users or share user information.

You can correspond with us at You may reproduce content for reference, educational, and research purposes with proper attribution. Please notify us of content reuse.