The new head of state will be picked in a run-off vote between two largely centre-right contenders who are seen as likely to just fine-tune "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite’s legacy, not overturn it.
The adjusted annual growth in April owes to production expanding 14% y/y in the most-weighted manufacturing segment, compared to a growth of 7% y/y the preceding month.
The hub is expected to promote economic cooperation between China and Latvia, which could reach €1bn in the coming years, a Latvian government official said.
Following domestic political scandals in several Central and Southeast European member states, many voters just want to give their ruling parties a kicking in this week's EU-wide vote.
After coming in a humiliating third place in the presidential poll, Saulius Skvernelis says he will stand down if his party also performs poorly in the European Parliament election next week.
Two centre-right economists lead the polls ahead of Sunday's vote, as Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis trails in third place.
Warsaw wants the EU to devolve more powers to national governments and opposes deeper integration of some – mostly Western – member states in specific policy areas.
Estonia’s IT and foreign trade minister Marti Kuusik resigned after allegations surfaced linking him to domestic violence.
15 years after eight CEE states entered the EU, there have been significant economic gains, but in recent years this has been accompanied by a backsliding on democratic reforms.
When the Estonian government launched its ambitious e-residency programme in late 2014, little did Tallinn think that the country’s largest-ever money-laundering crisis, with the local unit of Danske Bank at its centre, would make trouble
Russia’s expenditure falls for a second year, even though Moscow fears are driving defence outlays elsewhere. Turkey committed a league-topping 24% more while Iran spent 9.5% less on its armed forces as US tightened economic noose.