The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Latvia had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 12.
There were lists of candidates from 16 political parties. with a total of 1019 candidates. The voter turnout was 41.20%, with 574,674 voters casting votes. It was significantly lower than the usual turnout for Latvian parliamentary elections (which has been between 71% and 73% for previous three elections) but higher than the turnout in the rest of the EU.
Today, that medal hangs in one of the rooms of a small, rented apartment in Riga, Latvia, where the family has been living since the end of June ...Road to Latvia ... So they made plans to seek refuge for the foreseeable future in Latvia, which was taking in families displaced by the invasion.
Urban combat training exercises are set to take place across Riga in Latvia for sake of “realistic conditions”. Latvia’s capital Riga is set to turn into a mock battlefield for NATO troops over the next few days, the country’s military has warned.
“New Unity’s support is really connected with the war in Ukraine,” Juris Rozenvalds, a professor at the University of Latvia, said by phone ... Under his administration, Latvia also toppled the 80-meter (262 foot) Soviet monument in the capital, angering Moscow, and vowed to remove others.
In Latvia and other countries that broke from Moscow’s totalitarian embrace when communism fell last century, anger over the invasion of Ukraine is further bolstering support for Euro-Atlantic solidarity. ... Under his administration, Latvia also toppled the 80-meter Soviet monument in the capital, angering Moscow, and vowed to remove others.
Harmony, a group that won the last three elections with support of many Russians who make up about a quarter of Latvia’s 1.9 million population, had 4.1% ... Under his administration, Latvia also toppled the 80-meter (262 foot) Soviet monument in the capital, angering Moscow, and vowed to remove others.
Members of Latvia’s Russian-speaking community staged a peaceful protest in the country’s capital of Riga on Wednesday evening against a looming ban on teaching in Russian in educational institutions ... Russian is officially considered a foreign language in Latvia ...
In Ratslaukums, Riga’s central square, there is an ugly brutalist building which encapsulates the contested history of Latvia’s beautiful, battered capital. This modernist eyesore was erected in 1970, when Latvia was part of the Soviet Union... the USSR collapsed, and Latvia regained her independence.
The Obelisk, adorned with communist star, was torn down in Riga, Latvia... In Latvia’s capital, Riga, as the Soviet war memorial was demolished, The city’s mayor, Mārtiņš Staķis, argued that the monument had glorified Russian war crimes, and should be demolished physically and “in the hearts as well”.
Saylor says that the plan is for MicroStrategy to help companies onboard thousands of customers and employees to the LightningNetwork. Former MicroStrategy (NASDAQ... Saylor revealed the company’s plans at the BalticHoneybadger conference held in Latvia’s capital of Riga ... Doing this successfully would make Bitcoin payments and usage a lot easier.