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Indicted Latvian central banker back at work after EU ruling

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A spokesman for Latvia’s central bank says the governor, who is also a member of the European Central Bank and is investigated for alleged bribery, has returned to work. Janis Silakalns said Thursday that Ilmars Rimsevics returned to his office on Wednesday, a day after the EU Court of Justice said … Continue reading Indicted Latvian central banker back at work after EU ruling

Latvia loses case to suspend indicted ECB official

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union‘s top court on Tuesday overturned Latvia’s decision to suspend a member of the European Central Bank while he is investigated for alleged bribery in a scandal that has shaken the country. The EU Court of Justice said that Ilmars Rimsevics, the governor of the Bank of Latvia and a … Continue reading Latvia loses case to suspend indicted ECB official

U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding Latvia National Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the United States government, I wish to congratulate Latvia and its people on their centennial anniversary of independence. We have enjoyed celebrating this special anniversary with you throughout 2018.  We were particularly proud to host President Raimonds Vejonis and the presidents … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding Latvia National Day

United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States – Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria November 12-15, 2018. In Vilnius, Lithuania, Deputy Assistant Secretary String will join senior Department of State and Department of Defense officials on the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with senior government and military representatives from … Continue reading United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

RIGA, Latvia | Ethnic Russians have big influence in Latvian election

RIGA, Latvia— Latvians voted in a parliamentary election Saturday in which a party catering to the Baltic nation’s large ethnic Russian minority is expected to win the most support but have trouble forming a coalition government. Voters in Latvia, which is a member of the European Union and NATO, chose from more than 1,400 candidates … Continue reading RIGA, Latvia | Ethnic Russians have big influence in Latvian election

RIGA, Latvia | European Central Banker to face prosecution in Latvia

RIGA, Latvia — The Latvian official on the European Central Bank’s top policymaking board will be prosecuted for bribery in a scandal that has highlighted the EU country’s problems with corruption and money laundering. The Latvian prosecutor-general’s move on Thursday follows four months of investigation into Ilmars Rimsevics, the head of the country’s central bank … Continue reading RIGA, Latvia | European Central Banker to face prosecution in Latvia