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Brussels - Greece should bite the bullet and no longer put off painful economic reforms, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis said Monday, citing his Baltic country's successful comeback from near-default conditions as a model.
Brussels - European Union partners are looking more favourably at Italy since former EU commissioner Mario Monti took office in Rome, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis said Monday.
Brussels - Europe has to stick by its pledge to turn off the bailout tap if Greek lawmakers fail to approve budget cuts - even if bankruptcy follows - Latvia's premier said Thursday, after launching in Brussels a book on his country's own austerity-spurred recovery.
New York - Three Latvian aircrew members working for the World Food Programme in Sudan have been freed after more than a month of captivity, it was announced on Wednesday.
Riga - When Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis met Irish ambassador Aidan Kirwan in Riga this week, the two diplomats discussed a subject that would have seemed absurd till just recently: Latvia could help Ireland through an economic crisis.
Brussels - The European Union on Thursday handed out 200 million euros (277 million dollars) in budget aid to Latvia as part of an international push to keep the state from bankruptcy.