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.
"I am prepared for the iron curtain to be rebuilt, if I have to deal with an aggressive state across the eastern border that wants to kill its neighbors, take their lands and take their freedom," Andrzej Duda told reporters in Latvia's capital Riga where he held talks with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits ... .
RIGA, Latvia – The Kremlin on Friday declined to comment on the recent installation of air defense systems in multiple locations in and around Moscow, as Russia seeks to close gaps in its defenses, apparently fearful that Ukraine could launch an audacious and humiliating attack on the Russian capital.
The allegations against Sputnik’s Marat Kasem in Latvia are “absurd,” officials claim. Latvia’s arrest of Marat Kasem, a journalist working for the Russian... The editor-in-chief of Sputnik’s Lithuanian branch, Kasem was detained in Riga, the capital of neighboring Latvia.
1 ...Belarus's southern territory extends close to Kyiv, which made it a useful base for Russian troops in their failed attempt to quickly capture the Ukrainian capital early in the conflict. Belarus borders on Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, all members of the western NATO military alliance, ensuring its strategic importance for Moscow ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... .
Latvia. Travel 2023. Latvia. “I’m going to Latvia in 2023 to run the Riga marathon. I don’t know much about Latvia but I’m keen to explore more of Eastern Europe. I’ve only done Russia and Poland, so it’ll be interesting to see how Latvia compares. As for Riga, what better way to see every part of a capital city than to run 26.2 miles of it?” ... Poland ... 1 ... 2.
RIGA ... After dragging a tree trunk by a rope through the streets of Latvia's capital, the wild-looking bunch then put it on a bonfire ... By ancient custom, everyone in Latvia today is entitled to cut down their own fir tree for Christmas in state forests, which cover approximately one-third of the country's territory ... ....
Putin flew into the capital Minsk with his defense and foreign ministers in tow, hours after Russian forces launched a swarm of attack drones at critical infrastructure in Kyiv, which caused emergency blackouts in a dozen regions ... And our task now is to accelerate it," he told the leaders assembled in Latvia's capital Riga.
... only preserve the existing dynamics on the battlefield in Ukraine, but also accelerate the movement of our Defense Forces to victory," Zelenskyy told the leaders of JEF member countries at a summit in Riga, Latvia's capital, according to a statement by the Ukrainian presidency.