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The newspaper was originally published in Latvian and Russian but now only appears in Latvian. Its readership consists mainly of urban intellectuals. In 2008 the publisher was acquired by the British family-owned company, Rowland Company. Many members of the editorial staff left the paper in protest and founded the competing product Cita Diena, which has now merged with the online paper Ir. The newspaper Diena now belongs to Riga Commercial Port.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: liberal
Circulation: 31,000 (2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Friday

Location: Riga, Latvia
Publisher: Riga Commercial Port
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1990

Mūkusalas ielā 15
LV - 1004 Rīgā
Phone: 00371-6706 3300

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1.  Diena - Latvia | 29/03/2014

Putin has no business in Latvia

Speaking on the private television station LNT, Latvian President Andris Bērziņš has repeated an invitation to Vladimir Putin issued by his predecessor in 2010. Andris ... » more

2.  Diena - Latvia | 23/03/2014

Penalising punters won't work in Lativa

The European Parliament in February spoke out in favour of adopting the "Nordic model" against prostitution. In Sweden, Iceland and Norway punters are penalised for ... » more

3.  Diena - Latvia | 09/03/2014

Latvia's anti-mole faction gaining ground

The Latvian parliament last week passed a legal amendment in first reading that would classify the mole as vermin that can be exterminated. The liberal ... » more

4.  Diena - Latvia | 02/03/2014

German cake song goes down well with Latvians

Jöran Steinhauer, a student and the son of a parish priest from the German city of Bochum, is Latvia's contender in the European Song Contest ... » more

5.  Diena - Latvia | 11/02/2014

Save Latvians from high energy prices

Electricity prices are expected to go up in Latvia on April 1, when the country's electricity market opens to private and foreign energy companies. Politicians ... » more

6.  Diena - Latvia | 04/02/2014

Drink and gamble for the good of culture

The Latvian Culture Minister Dace Melnbārde has suggested using revenues from taxes on casinos, tobacco and alcohol to fund culture. The daily Diena has its ... » more

7.  Diena - Latvia | 30/01/2014

Latvia's ex-PM still needed

Valdis Dombrovskis, the former prime minister of Latvia who resigned after the collapse of a supermarket roof in Riga last November, may now, as an ... » more

8.  Diena - Latvia | 23/01/2014

Latvia fears for its smoked sausages

Companies that produce meat in Latvia are concerned because the deadline for implementing an EU directive that forbids traditional methods for smoking and curing meat ... » more

9.  Diena - Latvia | 19/01/2014

Riga can surprise as cultural capital

Latvia's capital Riga inaugurated its year as European capital of culture 2014 on the weekend with three days of celebrations. Over the course of the ... » more

10.  Diena - Latvia | 02/01/2014

Latvians don't need formal New Year's address

When Latvia joined the Eurozone many Latvians expected Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis to add a special note to his New Year's speech to mark the ... » more


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