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Aleks Tapinsh

Euro zone hopes Latvia is no Cyprus on the Baltic

Mar 13 2013

RIGA They have little else in common, but the Baltic state of Latvia and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus are both magnets for Russian money, making them a focus for European officials concerned about murky banking and financial instability.

Analysis: Resilient Latvia ready for euro but reforms needed

Mar 12 2013

RIGA If Latvia gets the green light to become the 18th country to use the euro, the small Baltic state will be the poorest member of the single-currency area, with the highest inequality and a dismal demographic profile.

Analysis - Resilient Latvia ready for euro but reforms needed

Mar 12 2013

RIGA If Latvia gets the green light to become the 18th country to use the euro, the small Baltic state will be the poorest member of the single-currency area, with the highest inequality and a dismal demographic profile.

Latvia takes step towards euro entry

Mar 04 2013

RIGA Latvia decided on Monday to apply to adopt the euro next year despite three years of crisis in Europe's currency zone, in a move that will distance it further from former master Russia.

Latvia decides to apply for euro zone entry

Mar 04 2013

RIGA Small Baltic state Latvia decided on Monday to apply to join the euro zone next year, a sign of the faith in the currency which still exists in eastern Europe after three years which have threatened the project.

Latvia passes laws crucial for euro switch

Jan 31 2013

RIGA Baltic state Latvia, which wants to adopt the euro in 2014, passed a fiscal discipline law on Thursday and another setting out guidelines for the proposed currency switch, key steps to satisfy the European Union it is on track to join the euro zone.

Latvia officials talk up euro to persuade wary public

Dec 21 2012

RIGA Officials in the small Baltic state of Latvia have taken to Twitter, blogs and TV shows to persuade a reluctant public of the merits of adopting the euro.

Latvia to seek euro readiness view next year

Nov 02 2012

RIGA Latvia intends to ask European authorities early next year about whether it can adopt the euro in 2014, the country's finance minister told Reuters on Friday.

How best to spend 48 hours in Riga

Oct 26 2012

RIGA A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz.

Travel postcard: 48 hours in Riga

Oct 26 2012

RIGA A city of the medieval Hanseatic league of trading nations with a mix of Latvian, Germanic and Russian cultures, Riga has a rich 800-year history and a vibrant modern buzz.

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