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News Latvia » Security: Pro-Russia radical detained by Security Police over possible anti-Latvian activities

News channel or source: https://www.baltictimes.com/pro-russia_radical_detained_by_security_police_over_possible_anti-latvian_activities/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

RIGA - The Latvian Security Police has detained Aleksandrs Gaponenko, a pro-Russian radical and the leader of an unregistered organization, the Congress of Non-citizens, over possible anti-Latvian activities, according to LETA's sources. Lawyer Imma ...

News Latvia » Security: Tax debts total EUR 1.255 bln in Latvia in early April

News channel or source: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/finances/?doc=139482
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

At the beginning of April 2018, tax debts in Latvia totaled EUR 1.255 billion ... up 0.2%, while overdue social security contributions equaled EUR 160.311 million, down 1.7%. As at April 1, 2018, current debts on which fines for late payment are being ...

News Latvia » Security: Banker Finds He Has ‘Even More Enemies Than I Thought’

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/world/europe/latvia-rimsevics-banking-bribery.html
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

on whose governing council Mr. Rimsevics sits but whose meetings he cannot attend because he is barred from leaving Latvia, this month offered a timid gesture of support. It asked the European Union’s top court to weigh in on whether the “security ...

News Latvia » Security: Moscow Appeals to OSCE Over Latvia's 'Genocidal' Language Reforms

News channel or source: https://themoscowtimes.com/news/moscow-appeals-osce-latvias-genocidal-language-reforms-61157
Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

Russia has asked Europe’s leading security body to condemn neighboring Latvia’s restrictions on foreign-language education in schools. The measure that entered into force on April 2 phases in Latvian-language instruction among 10th through 12th graders ...

News Latvia » Security: Latvia's budget deficit reaches 0.5 pct of GDP in 2017

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/21/c_137125814.htm
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The preliminary results for 2017 show that a surplus was only achieved in Latvia's social security budget, while the central and local governments spent more than they earned last year. According to the Treasury of Latvia, whose budget estimates are based ...

News Latvia » Security: Latvian parliament ratifies memorandum about defense, security cooperation with Canada

News channel or source: https://www.baltictimes.com/latvian_parliament_ratifies_memorandum_about_defense__security_cooperation_with_canada/
Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

RIGA - The Latvian parliament on Thursday passed in the final reading the bill ratifying the memorandum of understanding between the Latvian and Canadian governments on enhanced defense partnership and security cooperation. According to the parliament's ...

News Latvia » Security: Latvia Probes More Bank Leads From U.S. After Financial Scandals

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-18/latvia-probes-more-leads-from-u-s-after-financial-scandals
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

“It’s in our interests to clean up the sector as soon as possible because it’s the matter of not only the international reputation of Latvia but also national security,” Rinkevics said in Riga, the capital. “And we take our cooperation with the U ...

News Latvia » Security: Most companies, institutions in Latvia are not ready for General Data Protection Regulation

News channel or source: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/analytics/?doc=139526
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

The majority of Latvian companies and institutions still are not ready ... On April 24, GDPR Riga Forum is held, organized by KPMG on data security and protection.

News Latvia » Security: Russian Human Rights Council concerned over arrest of advocate Gaponenko in Latvia

News channel or source: http://www.rapsinews.com/news/20180423/282560655.html
Publication date: onday 23 April 2018

Moreover, the Council members are preparing an appeal to the United Nations and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ... arrested and detained for speaking but not for actions, Latvian authorities violated his right to freedom of expression.

News Latvia » Security: Tech-Savvy and U.S. Focused, Latvia Raises Profile in Georgia

News channel or source: https://www.globalatlanta.com/tech-savvy-and-u-s-focused-latvia-raises-profile-in-georgia/
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

Atlanta and Latvia are also both doubling down on their bets to become ... on three EU countries that tend to generate headlines in the U.S. only when it comes to security matters. Sharing a border with their erstwhile occupier Russia, the nations ...