Shortly after midnight, the Latvian Prime Minister withdrew a symbolic 10 euro note from an ATM machine, marking his country's adoption of the euro. Many Latvians are skeptical.
Teachers in the Baltic country's bilingual schools are transitioning into teaching mostly in Latvian. Critics worry that the reform will come at the detriment of minority students — mainly ethnic Russians.
A large group of the colourful life-sized bear statues that are dotted around the German capital have been set up in Riga to celebrate Latvia's centenary of independence.
A German NGO granted three "northern outposts" that "face a potential vulnerability" next to Russia the peace prize on Saturday in Münster. The award recognizes the states’ efforts in supporting European integration.
Bucking the trend to go West and stay there, some young Latvians do return home after dipping into life abroad. For them, the drawbacks of their ever more sparsely populated country are anything but.
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