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  1. August 27, 2014

    European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

    The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

  2. August 26, 2014

    David Cameron backs Polish PM to head European Council

    David Cameron has offered to back Donald Tusk, Poland’s premier, as the next European Council head, despite a blazing row...

  1. November 27, 2013

    Latvia PM Dombrovskis resigns over Riga supermarket roof collapse

    Valdis Dombrovskis resigned as Latvia’s prime minister on Wednesday, taking “full responsibility” for the supermarket roof...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2013

    Latvia: a lesson to us all? New pro and new con

    Latvia is a small country perched on the northern fringe of the European Union but its remarkable experience during the...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    Caption this -- lat there be euros edition

    Olli Rehn (left) and Valdis Dombrovskis, the Latvian prime minster, (right) regrettably seem to have got lost in a...

  4. July 9, 2013

    Latvia to become eurozone’s 18th member

    Just five years after a wrenching fiscal crisis that nearly forced it to unpeg its currency from the euro, Latvia was...

  5. June 5, 2013

    Latvia set to join eurozone next year

    Brussels has given the green light to Latvia to become the 18th country to adopt the euro, despite concerns at the European...

  6. April 11, 2013

    Latvian hopes awash with Russian money

    Amid the rush from rival banking nations to attract Russian cash stuck on the stricken island of Cyprus, one name stood out:...

  7. March 4, 2013

    Latvia launches bid to join euro

    Latvia is set to become the 18th EU member state to join the euro, a clear sign of confidence for the troubled...

  8. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    Latvia goes for the euro

    Premier Dombrovskis A vote of confidence in the euro: Latvia on Monday formally decided to join the troubled common...

  9. December 20, 2012

    Newest EU members go cooler on euro

    The enthusiasm for the euro is cooling among the EU’s newest members in eastern Europe, as Latvia’s prime minister warned...

  10. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2012

    Latvia: carrying on regardless

    The Latvian government is hell-bent on joining the eurozone by January 2014 even though the move is unpopular among its...

  11. September 19, 2011

    Latvia pro-Russia party seeks share of power

    Latvia’s pro-Russian party launched an attempt on Monday for a place in government for the first time in the Baltic state’s...

  12. September 18, 2011

    Latvia begins coalition talks

    Latvian leaders started coalition talks on Sunday after a party backed by the country’s Russian-speaking minority won most...

  13. May 29, 2011

    Latvian government hit by corruption scandal

    Latvia was on the edge of political crisis on Sunday after the Baltic country’s president moved to dissolve its parliament...

  14. October 4, 2010

    Latvian PM thankful for austerity mandate

    Latvia’s prime minister has praised voters for putting stability ahead of populism after winning re-election in a country...

  15. October 2, 2010

    Latvian voters back government’s austerity

    Latvians have given their backing to more tough austerity measures, re-electing the country’s centre-right government in the...

  16. March 26, 2010

    Latvia austerity illustrates political risk

    As European leaders gathered in Brussels yesterday the Latvian parliament provided a reminder of the political challenges...

  17. March 25, 2010

    Latvia austerity illustrates political risk

    As European leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday the Latvian parliament provided a reminder of the political challenges...

  18. March 21, 2010

    Latvia’s lessons

    The focus of economic concern in Europe has shifted recently from its Baltic north-east corner to its Balkan south-east. Yet...

  19. March 12, 2010

    Latvia sees signs of hope but fears instability

    Latvia says its crisis-hit economy has started to stabilise but has warned that renewed political instability could disrupt...

  20. March 11, 2010

    Latvia fears disruption to incipient stability

    Latvia says its crisis-hit economy has started to stabilise but has warned that renewed political instability could disrupt...

  21. February 11, 2010

    IMF scans horizon for distress signal

    If emergency lending has to be arranged to prevent Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt, is the International Monetary...

  22. February 10, 2010

    IMF scans horizon for distress signal

    If emergency lending has to be arranged to prevent Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt, is the International Monetary...

  23. January 21, 2010

    Latvia vote keeps IMF talks on track

    RIGA, January 21 – Latvia’s parliament kept a vital €7.5bn international rescue on track on Thursday but a key vote...

  24. December 23, 2009

    Swedish banks urged to lend again

    Latvia's prime minister has warned that Swedish banks risk choking off recovery in his country's economy unless they resume...

  25. December 22, 2009

    Latvia issues warning to Swedish banks

    Latvia’s prime minister has warned Swedish banks they risk choking off recovery in the Baltic state’s crisis-hit economy...

  26. October 12, 2009

    Latvia agrees pact on budget cuts

    Latvia’s government on Monday struck a tentative deal to push through deep budget cuts demanded by international lenders as...

  27. October 8, 2009

    Riga rules out currency devaluation

    Latvia was forced to deny it was planning to devalue its currency yesterday amid a fresh wave of concern over the...

  28. October 7, 2009

    Latvia denies plan to devalue currency

    Latvia was forced to deny it was planning to devalue its currency on Wednesday amid a fresh wave of concern over the...

  29. October 7, 2009

    Latvia / Nordic banks

    Latvia, says prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis, faces a choice of economic scenarios: bad, and really bad. The bad scenario...

  30. October 7, 2009

    Latvia loan plans could hit Nordic banks

    Nordic banks could face huge losses on lending to Latvia under government proposals to limit the amount lenders can collect...

  31. October 6, 2009

    Latvian loan plan threatens Nordic banks

    A derelict building in Riga: Latvia is battling the deepest recession in the European Union Nordic banks face losses on...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 6, 2009

    Defcon Latvia, Swedish krona edition

    Another day, another Latvia development. Although, as Danske Bank note, it’s getting harder to determine what’s really going...

  33. August 19, 2009

    Latvian bank governor in TV clash with PM

    If there were any doubts about the independence of Latvia’s central bank, its governor did his best to quash them on...

  34. August 11, 2009

    Latvia's rating cut as GDP falls 20%

    Latvia saw its Standard & Poor's credit rating cut for the fourth time in a year yesterday as the country revealed that its...

  35. August 11, 2009

    S&P lowers Latvia's credit rating as economy shrinks

    Standard & Poor's cut Latvia's credit rating for the fourth time in a year yesterday as the country revealed that its...

  36. August 10, 2009

    Latvia’s rating cut as GDP falls 19.6%

    Latvia saw its Standard & Poor’s credit rating cut for the fourth time in a year on Monday as the country revealed that its...

  37. The World

    July 31, 2009

    Latvian prime ministers and book-shops

    My Baltic tour continued today in Riga. This morning I saw the Latvian prime minister, Valdis Dombrovskis – who,...

  38. FT Alphaville

    July 27, 2009

    A quick turn of events in Latvia

    There was joy on Sunday night in Latvia as reports suggested the government had — after a week-long stalemate — finally...

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