The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Latvia had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 12.
There were lists of candidates from 16 political parties. with a total of 1019 candidates. The voter turnout was 41.20%, with 574,674 voters casting votes. It was significantly lower than the usual turnout for Latvian parliamentary elections (which has been between 71% and 73% for previous three elections) but higher than the turnout in the rest of the EU.
Winter crops have already been harvested in Latvia's western regions, while in the east harvesting is still ongoing amid favorable weather conditions, he said. "Farmers cannot complain about weather conditions this summer.
The "Latvia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Latvia's telecom market has been shaped by the European Union, with the EU's2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory Framework being adopted as core components of the sector's regulatory measures.
The Bank of Latvia governor explained that the forecast has been downgraded because of several reasons, including a slowdown of the global economy and weakening external demand in Latvia's key markets, high external volatility, as well as weather conditions' adverse impact on the energy and agricultural sectors.