Sunday, 19 May , 2024

Latvia

Latvia seeks to deport visually impaired elderly Russian woman

Over a thousand people are at risk of expulsion, most of them over 60 years old, according to local media Latvian authorities may deport a...

EU won’t protect journalists from government spying – activists

MEPs have left an opening for the use of spyware, which may lead to abuse, critics believe The hope for a full ban on the...

Porn actress in the Latvian government

Aug 25, 2023 It turned out that Evika Siliņa who dreams of the Latvian Prime Minister’s post once had very different dreams. Journalists investigated and found...

Political persecutions in a EU member country

By Oksana Chelysheva On May 23rd a trial on Vladimir Linderman began in Riga. It is one of the numerous cases which the courts of...

Peace, War and Europe

By Oksana Chelysheva * The ”Confidence Building Measures In the Face Of Sharp Polarization in Europe” roundtable at the  European Parliament on March 20 (https://www.defenddemocracy.press/brussels-call-stop-the-war-stop-sending-arms-to-ukraine/)...

Will Democracy bring to a Dictatorship?

Jan 17, 2023 It seems that the right to freedom of expression and prohibition of discrimination on grounds of political opinion is not more protected...

Journalists persecuted in the Baltics

January 5, 2023 Marat Kasem from Sputnik Lithuania has been accused of espionage and could face up to 20 years behind bars Latvia has arrested the...

A new line of tension in relations with Russia has been...

By Tatjana Zdanoka, Member of the European Parliament For 31 years after dissolution of the USSR, there has been a continuous process of lowering the status...

Political repressions in Latvia hidden behind the events in Ukraine

By Oksana Chelysheva The ongoing war in Ukraine is fraught with a broad range of imminent consequences. With its end still not being in sight,...

Attacks on monuments of the Soviet liberators

FIR follows with concern the attacks on monuments of the Soviet liberators in various European countries At the beginning of April, we had to experience...