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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 | 16/07/2015

Joint airline a Baltic acid test

Latvia's transport minister wants Estonia and Lithuania to be shareholders in the Latvian carrier Air Baltic, establishing a joint Baltic airline company. The liberal daily ... » more

2.  Diena - Latvia | 26/05/2015

Latvia wants a president who speaks English

The Latvian parliament elects a new president on June 3. Of the four candidates Defence Minister Raimond Veijonis and ECJ judge Egils Levtis have the ... » more

3.  Diena - Latvia | 19/05/2015

Latvia needs more immigration, not less

Whereas Latvia's politicians have spoken out against the quota system for refugees, the country is in fact suffering from the effects of emigration and shortage ... » more

4.  Diena - Latvia | 07/05/2015

Latvia must take in migrants

The Latvian parliament on Thursday started a debate on whether to take in refugees. The country has yet to adopt a clear stance on the ... » more

5.  Diena - Latvia | 23/04/2015

Don't lump all Russians together on May 9

The celebrations on May 9 marking the anniversary of the end of World War II remain controversial in Latvia. Every year hundreds of Russians celebrate ... » more

6.  Diena - Latvia | 07/04/2015

Loyal Russians sought for new TV programme

After Latvia's National Electronic Media Council gave its approval for a new Russian-language TV station the liberal daily Diena wonders who will be responsible for ... » more

7.  Diena - Latvia | 29/03/2015

Don't make schools islands of puritanism

The Latvian parliament is discussing a draft law banning school textbooks that could negatively affect pupils' development. Such methods are reminiscent of neighbouring Russia, where ... » more

8.  Diena - Latvia | 27/03/2015

Latvia right to introduce the euro

Latvia's Economics Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola said in a televised interview this week that the Baltic state would have avoided a financial disaster even if it ... » more

9.  Diena - Latvia | 21/03/2015

The West must learn to play by Putin's rules

Valdis Zatlers, president of Latvia from 2007 to 2011, on the weekend became the first former head of state in his country to publish his ... » more

10.  Diena - Latvia | 24/02/2015

Latvian restaurants ignore misery in Ukraine

As they do every year, Latvian restaurants and cultural centres celebrated the "Defenders of the Fatherland Day" on February 23. Until the collapse of the ... » more


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