A political agreement has been reached for the countries of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary) to each sending a contingent of soldiers to the Baltics in three-month shifts beginning in 2017 within the framework of measures aimed at increasing NATO’s presence in the region,
27.04.2016, Politics
The Latvian Institute has invited its neighbors from the Dome Cathedral Square area in Old Riga to the White Tablecloth Celebration, taking place on Monday, May 2 from 11:00 until 12:30 at the courtyard of the State Cultural Monuments Inspectorate on Pils street 20. With this event the Latvian Institute would like to encourage Latvians throughout the world to start a new tradition on May 4, the Restoration of Independence Day – to gather around white-clad tables with friends and neighbors to celebrate this occasion.
27.04.2016, People
Latvia ranks third after Estonia and Slovenia in democracy rankings by the U.S.-based think-tank Freedom House “Nations in Transit 2016” report. Latvia is classified as a “consolidated democracy” and has received a democracy score of 2.07 out of 7 (the lower the score, the higher the ranking).
Latvian Institute, 13.04.2016, Politics, Statistics