Tag: Latvia

  • Germany’s hesitation about the tanks splits the arms alliance

    The German-made Leopard tank has increasingly come to be portrayed as the holy grail of Ukrainian defense. Finland, Poland and Latvia have said they want to send parts of their leopard stocks to Ukraine, but Germany has continued to hesitate and withheld clear statements. Hear about how charged the issue is in Germany and what […]

  • NIB finances the Green Chemistry R&D Park in Finland

    The EUR 40 million loan will partially finance approximately 3,100 square meters of rentable office space, 8,600 square meters of rentable laboratory space, 730 square meters of rentable meeting space and the first phase of the restaurant project. The building will comply with the BREEAM environmental certificate, and the goal is to get at least […]

  • DNA reveals large migration to Scandinavia during the Viking Age

    We often think of the Vikings as the ultimate explorers, bringing their culture to distant lands. But we may not usually think of Viking Age Scandinavia as a hub for migration from all over Europe. In a study published in Cell, we show that this is exactly what happened. The Viking Age (late 8th century […]

  • Zelenskyy requests more military aid after recent Russian attacks

    At a meeting with Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) leaders in Latvia on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy immediately requested more military and defense support. “Russian aggression can and must fail. And our task now is to accelerate it. Now – at this summit – I urge you to do everything to accelerate the defeat of […]

  • Britain announces new major artillery package for Ukraine

    London – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a major new artillery package for Ukraine on Monday during a meeting with Nordic, Baltic and Dutch counterparts in Riga. Sunak will arrive in Latvia on Monday for the meeting to discuss ongoing efforts to counter Russian aggression in the Nordics and Baltics with other members […]

  • This is how Putin’s war affects Russian speakers in the Baltics

    In Conflict this week heads David Rasmusson and Carina Holmberg out on a trip to Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania. Three countries that have gone through the cracks in support for Ukraine. At the same time, they have pushed for ever tougher EU sanctions against Russia, despite the fact that it also damages their own economies. […]

  • President Droupadi Murmu receives credentials from five envoys

    New Delhi [India]November 28 (ANI): President Droupadi Murmu on Monday received credentials from foreign envoys of five nations at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. “President Droupadi Murmu was felicitated by Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh High Commissioner; Mr. Ibrahim Shaheeb, Maldives High Commissioner; and Dr. Abdulnasser Jamal Hussain Mohammed Alshaali, UAE Ambassador at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the […]

  • NATO strengthens defense throughout Europe

    NATO foreign ministers are to meet for two days in Romania’s capital Bucharest from Tuesday to pledge their continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. At a press conference on Monday, after a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked the alliance to increase its support in the region. “Investing […]

  • NATO will discuss strengthening defenses across Europe

    NATO foreign ministers are to meet for two days in the Romanian capital Bucharest, starting on Tuesday, to pledge their continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. At a press conference on Monday, after a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked the alliance to increase its support in the […]

  • 5 Foreigners Who Helped Create the Russian Empire

    In the early 18th century, Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) crushed the mighty Sweden, making Russia one of the leading European powers. In this he also received help from foreign experts and professionals. 1. James Bruce Public domain “A most honest and learned man,” Sir Charles Whitworth, British Ambassador to Russia, said by James […]

  • NAVI signs FPX Valorant roster, add Acends cNed

    Natus Vincere, as expected, signed four players recently released by FunPlus Phoenix to their Valorant team on Tuesday. They also added Mehmet “cNed” Ipek, formerly of Acend, to fill out the roster. Joining NAVI from FPX are Russians Dmitry “SUYGETSU” llyushin and Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky, Sweden’s Pontus “Zyppan” Eek and Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov from Ukraine. […]

  • FunPlus Phoenix releases Valorant team, trainer

    FunPlus Phoenix released its entire European Valorant team, the organization said Monday. Reports soon circulated about where some of the players might end up once they parted ways with the Chinese organization, but it wasn’t immediately clear how FPX would fill out their roster. Dot Esports reported that Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks from Latvia is likely […]

  • Vote for your favorite art! 79 artists compete in the international NOBA Award competition

    The competition collects the best works of BA and MA graduates from five art academies (Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Latvian Academy of Arts, Vilnius Academy of Arts and Helsinki University of Art) on the NOBA.ac online platform, promotes the art academy. graduation shows and brings international attention to graduating students […]

  • Denmark is high on the equality index for 2022, but there are also some shortcomings

    Denmark is again one of the best performing EU nations in the 2022 Gender Equality Index published by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), only after Sweden, although there has been no noticeable improvement since last year. With a score of 77.8 out of 100, it finished well above the EU average (68.6), but […]

  • The Rail Baltica project signs a grant agreement of more than 353 million euros with the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment

    The agreement is signed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the Estonian Ministry of Economy and Communications, the Latvian Ministry of Transport and the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS. . We are currently living in times of financial uncertainty caused by […]

  • Ukraine says situation ‘critical’ after Russia attacks power grid

    Ukraine warned Tuesday of an emerging “critical” risk to its electricity grid after multiple Russian air strikes targeted energy facilities across the country, with President Volodymyr Zelensky stating that Moscow’s repeated bombardments had destroyed one-third of the country’s power facilities as winter approaches. Read our blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. This […]

  • Live: Germany fires cybersecurity chief over suspected Russia ties

    The head of Germany’s national cyber security agency has been fired following reports of possible links to Russian intelligence, the interior ministry announced on Tuesday. His dismissal came as several regions of Ukraine and the capital Kyiv experienced power outages following several Russian airstrikes targeting energy facilities across the country. Read FRANCE 24’s live blog […]

  • Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Many faced beatings and electric shocks with tasers, including on the genitals. Some were illegally forced to “voluntarily” return to their homeland. “Latvia has set a cruel ultimatum to refugees and migrants: agree to return “voluntarily” to their countries, or be stuck at the border facing arrest, illegal return and torture. In some cases, their […]