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Neatkarīgā was established in 1904 under the name Cīņa (Fight) and was the main organ of the Communist Party of Latvia during the Soviet era. In 1990 it was renamed to Neatkarīgā cīņa (Independent Fight), which was later shortened to Neatkarīgā. Since 1999 the paper has belonged to the Latvian oligarch Aivars Lembergs, who has been accused of using the paper to pursue his own social and political objectives. Lembergs himself often writes commentaries for Neatkarīgā.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Nationalist
Circulation: 24,000 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Friday
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Riga, Latvia
Publisher: Mediju nams
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1904 / 1990

Cēsu iela 31/2, Riga 1002
Phone: 00371 67 88 67 00
Twitter: @Neatkariga

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1.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 08/12/2015

Exodus to Europe: Hermanis boldly speaking the truth

Latvian theatre director Alvis Hermanis justified cancelling his show at Hamburg's Thalia Theatre with the argument that Germany's policy of open borders represents a threat ... » more

2.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 17/09/2015

Exodus to Europe: Latvia's future is multiculti - so what?

Latvia's government still adamantly rejects proposals for compulsory quotas for taking in refugees. It needs to bring itself up to date, the national conservative daily ... » more

3.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 23/07/2015

Latvian judiciary bows to popular pressure

Protests erupted in the Latvian city of Liepāja last week after a man and his son were sentenced to community service and a fine for ... » more

4.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 11/06/2015

Defy Putin by eating smoked sprats

The Russian food administration authority last week imposed an import ban on Latvian tinned fish. Particularly hard hit are 20 companies that tin smoked sprats. ... » more

5.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 03/06/2015

No one wants to be Latvia's president

Latvia's parliament will elect a new president today. But nobody really wants the job, the national-conservative daily Neatkarīgā observes: "Has the president's chair really become ... » more

6.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 21/05/2015

Lithuanian president loses her magic in Latvia

In a televised interview this week, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė refused to answer two questions which hadn't received her prior approval. She withheld her views ... » more

7.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 25/11/2014

EU Commission leaves dairy farmers in the lurch

Latvia's dairy farmers are suffering losses of at least 10,000 euros per month as a result of the Russian import ban, the national-conservative daily Neatkarīgā ... » more

8.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 10/07/2013

Latvians plunge blindly into euro adventure

The finance ministers of the EU on Tuesday gave the green light for Latvia to join the Eurozone in 2014. The conservative daily Neatkarīgā doesn't share ... » more

9.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 05/03/2012

Latvia's economic problems homemade

After a trip to Tanzania the editor of the daily Neatkarīgā, Bens Latkovskis, compares the East-African country with Latvia: "It's true, you can't compare living ... » more

10.  Neatkarīgā - Latvia | 04/04/2011

Latvians may speak broken English

A public debate in Latvia on the need to speak better English has intensified. But there's no point getting carried away, the conservative daily Neatkarīgā ... » more


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