Latvia

Right-Wing Eastern European States Honor Nazi-Collaborating Fascists as Anti-Communist 'Heroes' (Pt 1/2)

Right-Wing Eastern European States Honor Nazi-Collaborating Fascists as Anti-Communist 'Heroes'

September 28, 2018
Far-right governments in Eastern Europe are rehabilitating past Nazi collaborators as national heroes, rewriting the history of the Holocaust to turn the Soviet Union into the villain. Historian Dovid Katz explains how the fascist-apologist "double genocide" myth is spreading.

Forest fires devastate western Latvia

July 23, 2018

DW. Extreme heat has made the job difficult for Latvian firefighters, as hundreds of hectares have been scorched in the west of the country. Meteorologists have said that unfavorable conditions will continue for two weeks. Firefighters tried to put out this blaze in Sweden on July 22 using a helicopter Five days of unabated fires…

How Central Bank Independence Led to Impunity in Latvia

April 25, 2018

Latvia’s extreme austerity and neoliberal experience has led it down the path of becoming a major hub for money laundering. Its Central Bank governor, Ilmars Rimsevics, is at the heart of the scandal, but enjoys the protection of central bank autonomy, explains former financial regulator Bill Black

Once a Poster Child for Austerity, Latvia Becomes a Hotbed of Corruption

February 21, 2018

Austerity didn’t produce recovery in Latvia, it produced the semblance of recovery, says white-collar criminologist Bill Black. It also led to rampant criminal activity in the banking sector, such as money laundering, taking bribes, and violating sanctions against North Korea

Hudson Report

March 17, 2014
Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers discuss how provisions in an IMF deal like cuts to gas subsidies and pensions will hurt the average Ukrainian citizens and benefit kleptocrats

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (2/2)

March 13, 2014

Historian Per Anders Rudling traces the rise of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda from the nationalist myth-making of the post-Soviet diaspora in countries like Canada