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Politicians hide behind civilians

By Vairis Godmanis on Friday, June 26, 2020

The United States plans to transfer the command of the 5th Corps of the U.S. Army from Kentucky to Poland and 30 American F-16 fighters from Germany to the eastern borders of NATO. In addition, the United States is redeploying to Poland not one thousand, as mentioned earlier, but two thousand American troops. In addition to these measures, the deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Poland has been publicly discussed…

AirBaltic asks for permission to start direct flights between Yerevan and Riga

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Latvian airline AirBaltic has applied for permission to launch direct flights between Yerevan and Riga, the  Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia told Novosti-Armenia news agency. It said  if the application is approved, the direct flights from Riga to Yerevan and back to Riga may start in May 2020. AirBaltic previously operated flights between Armenia and Lithuania. The airline will operate two flights a week. The Latvian national airline AirBaltic…

From direct messages to deep fakes: tactics are changing in social media infowars

Friday, September 13, 2019

Latvia-based NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence has released a new report on how social media is used to target individuals, public opinion, “and, in some cases, even the functioning of the state”. The report puts blame on social media giants for being active participants that wield “significant influence over what takes place in the social media space”. Disinformation is growing in complexity, scale and ambition – but what can…

Kazakhstan to turn diplomatic mission in Latvia into embassy

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday signed decrees transforming and re-organizing several of the country’s diplomatic missions and one consulate into embassies. These are the diplomatic missions in Bratislava (Slovakia), Belgrade (Serbia), Lisbon (Portugal), Riga (Latvia), and Sofia (Bulgaria) and the consulate in Tallinn (Estonia), according to the decrees published on the head of state’s website. The move is prompted by the need to boost relations with the European Union,…