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The EU’s Mafia State

Following the collapse of communism, many of us in Central and Eastern Europe had hoped that the region would steadily move toward liberal democracy, and that any obstacles en route to that goal could be overcome. But in many former communist coun...

The Russian-Roulette Presidency

Unless US President Donald Trump decides that he has had enough, and returns to his gilded Manhattan tower, his presidency’s metastasizing crisis will continue to haunt him. Investigations in the United States Senate and House of Representat...

Event Guide

ESTONIA June 28 – July 01, Haapsalu Tchaikovsky Festival, Haapsalu The first classical music summer event – Haapsalu Tchaikovsky Festival – is before you: come and listen to the classical con...

Movie Guide

Shot Caller (2017) – in cinemas from Friday, July 07 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the star of Game of Thrones, plays a privileged businessman turned hardened convict in this gritty prison drama directed and written by Ric Roman ...

Wine & Dine Guide

Elements, Riga Elements is a modern and stylish restaurant on the ground floor of Tallink Hotel Riga that specializes in healthy international cuisine. The restaurant is just a five-minute walk from the Riga Central Railway Stat...

Usakovs keeps post of Riga mayor

Harmony party leader Nils Usakovs has been elected as the Riga mayor for the third term. The majority of the Riga City Council lawmakers on Thursday, June 22, supported Usakovs as the Riga mayor - 32 lawmakers voted for Usakovs, while 26 lawmakers...

AIG pulling out of Lithuania

American International Group (AIG), one of the world's biggest insurance companies, is moving its service center operations out of Vilnius. It is the first services center of a foreign company to announce its intention to discontinue operation...

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