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Latvia

Country archive · 19 posts


Latest stories about Latvia

15 March 2012

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Macedonia: Fuel Prices Continue to Rise

Continuous increase of fuel prices is a cause of much concern for citizens of Macedonia, and some vent the tension through humor.

14 March 2012

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Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

21 September 2011

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Global: Reflections on Peace Day 2011

To mark the International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21, female bloggers from The SunFlower Post share their perspectives on world peace by reflecting on the realities of their...

30 July 2010

Latvia: Concerns Over the Future of the Largest Daily, Free Press

With the ownership of the largest daily newspaper, Diena, in question, many journalists in Latvia fear business interests and political influence would rule the news coverage ahead of the October...

17 September 2009

EU: Russophone Bloggers React to Dairy Farmers’ Protest

LJ user drugoi hosts a discussion of the Belgian dairy farmers' protest over low milk prices.

13 March 2009

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Global recession and its discontents

Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This...

17 February 2009

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

17 January 2009

Latvia: Rioting in Riga

In his post about the Jan. 13 peaceful protest rally followed by rioting in Latvia's capital, Aleks Tapinsh of All About Latvia wrote that the country's PM had "told the...

18 December 2008

Central & Eastern Europe: Trademark on ;-) and Other Internet News

Below is a selection of recent posts by bloggers from around Central and Eastern Europe on social networking, participatory media, online activism and other related issues.

6 December 2008

Latvia: Freedom of Speech Controversy

Prominent Latvians are outraged over the detention of a university lecturer at a seaside town of Ventspils by the security police. The economic crisis, a bank bailout, and the launched...

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