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Nordic/Baltic

The truth behind numbers: is Latvia really better at fighting Covid-19?

There has always been an element of competitiveness between Lithuania and its sisterly neighbour Latvia, so measuring which of the two countries has handled the Covid-19 crisis better is no exception. The overall number of […]

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CORPORATE

Identifying the biggest threats to the country, wanting to both punish and be friends

Which country do Lithuanians see as the friendliest and which – as the most hostile? What is the Lithuanian people’s perception of Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin? What leads to such choices? After asking this of Lithuanian citizens in a number of surveys, not only old truths surface, but also unexpected details. […]

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Foreign affairs

Pope Francis invites Christians in Latvia to seek dialogue, understanding

Pope Francis, currently visiting Latvia, on Monday called on all Christian denominations to seek dialogue and understanding as, he said, the unity of all Christians would be needed in the future to preserve faith. […]

Riga
Foreign affairs

The Rīga Conference 2018 – One week countdown

On the 28th and 29th of September at the Latvian National Library in Riga, politicians and world experts on politics and international relations will gather together to discuss the most pressing security and political issues on the regional and global level, a press release from the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation states. […]

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Defence

US defense budget law includes call for bolstering Baltic air policing mission

US President Donald Trump has signed a law on the country’s defense budget for the next year, adopted by the Congress. Among other things, it includes a call to change NATO‘s Baltic air policing mission’s mandate into that of an air defense mission. […]