2013 in Latvia

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The following lists events that happened during 2013 in Latvia.




  • March 4 - Latvia applies to enter the eurozone in 2014, in a move which could see it become the 18th member of the bloc.[1]
  • March 29 - More than 220 people are rescued from two ice floes that broke off of Latvia and were blown into the Gulf of Riga.[2]


  • June 20 - A major fire breaks out at the Riga Castle, the Latvian presidential palace.[3]
  • June 21 - Riga Castle fire
    • Latvian authorities say the overnight fire has extensively damaged Riga Castle, the medieval fortress that houses the Baltic nation's National History Museum, and presidential residence.[4]
    • President Andris Bērziņš describes the fire as a "national disaster" during a morning visit to inspect the damage.[5]



  1. ^ "Latvia applies to enter eurozone". 4 March 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ "More than 220 rescued from ice floes off Latvian coast". 29 March 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Latvia's Riga Castle damaged by fire". 21 June 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Riga Castle damaged in blaze". 21 June 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Worst fire in years hits Latvian president's residence, medieval castle damaged (VIDEO)". 21 June 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Supermarket roof collapse kills six, injures 35 in Latvian capital Riga". 22 November 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
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