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How did consumer gas prices change in Latvia relative to Germany, following the substantial reduction of Russian imports in Latvia 2015-2021?

The 3 Baltic countries have announced that they apparently import zero Russian gas now. More interestingly, this was a gradual reduction, e.g. In 2015, nearly 100 per cent of Lithuania's gas supplies ...
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How long did it take Warsaw pact countries until their NATO memberships were ratified?

The current NATO members entered the coalition in waves: 1949: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, The United Kingdom, The United States 1952: ...
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How come there are Latvian non-citizens (nepilsoņi) of EU ethnicities?

As of January 2020, there are some 220,000 Latvian non-citizens (nepilsoņi). What surprises me is that 3.5% of them are ethnic Poles (17.8% of the population group), another 2.4% are ethnic ...
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What are the positions of the main Latvian parties on Latvian Special Economic Zones?

I recently discovered that Latvia has five Special Economic Zones (SEZs) which have the purpose of assisting regional development by bringing in more foreign direct investment (FDI) and creating more ...
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On what grounds may SDPS “Harmony” be described as “pro-Russian”?

In the Latvian parliamentary election, 2018, the SDPS, often referred to as Harmony, has (again) become the largest party (BBC News). The BBC describes this party as “a Pro-Russia party”, but also ...