Latvia

  1. Covid-19 vaccine supply row: the EU's perspective

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    Video caption: The Latvian Foreign Minister explains the concerns they have with the supply chain issues

    The Latvian Foreign Minister explains the concerns they have with the supply chain issues.

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    Video caption: Giant hogweed: One man's battle against 'toxic invader'

    Oskars has spent eight years trying to stop an invasive toxic weed surrounding his home in Latvia.

  3. How to kill giant hogweed

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    Video caption: Giant hogweed: How do you kill the toxic invasive plant that causes severe skin blisters?

    Oskars has spent eight years trying to thwart an invasive toxic weed advancing on land surrounding his home in Latvia.

  4. One man's battle against 'toxic invader'

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    Video caption: Giant hogweed: One man's battle against 'toxic invader'

    Oskars has spent eight years trying to stop an invasive toxic weed surrounding his home in Latvia.

  5. Guernsey signs social security agreement with Latvia

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An agreement on social security between the States of Guernsey and the government of the Republic of Latvia has been signed simultaneously in Guernsey and Riga.

    The agreement was finalised via video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic, Guernsey States said.

    Under it, people from Latvia who have lived and worked in Guernsey but had not paid enough contributions for a minimum Guernsey pension would be able to "get a small, part pension from Guernsey when they reach pension age", it said.

    The States said: "Latvian workers have made a significant contribution to our economy. The agreement will put them in the same position as guest workers from the UK or Portugal, with which we have had similar arrangements for a long time."

    It added that the agreement would also apply in the same way in respect of people from Guernsey who had lived and worked in the Republic of Latvia, "although this situation will be less common".

    Both territories said it was hoped the agreement would take effect in spring 2021, once necessary laws were approved by both governments.

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    Video caption: Teen figure skater's Special Olympic dreams

    Thirteen-year-old Ornela has Down's syndrome and is training to compete in the World Games next year.

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    Video caption: Latvia railway: Why I love living in an old train station

    Milda Romanova's home is an old rail station, and at 88 she still loves all things trains.

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    Video caption: 'I'm heartbroken the warning was not acted on'

    Linda Boyle's partner was killed by Oskars Rancevs in October 2018 but was acquitted on mental health grounds

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    Video caption: The Latvian bar recreating the Soviet era

    Christa Larwood visits the Bufete 9 bar in Riga offering customers a nostalgic trip to the past.