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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