From now on, names of alimony avoiders in Latvia will be made publicly available. This is provided by amendments to the Maintenance Guarantee Fund Law approved by the Saeima this Thursday, October 30th.
From now on, penalties for use of new psychoactive substances will include either a warning or a fine up to EUR 280.
Society should not divide people living in Estonia in «locals» and «outsiders», and the word «non-Estonian» should not be used, said the country's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at a naturalisation ceremony this week.
This Wednesday, October 29th, the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art on K.Valdemara Street 10a in Riga celebrated the progress of reconstruction of the main roof and its structures.
The forming government, for which the Saeima will vote next week, is being formed for a long time, notes Solvita Aboltina.
Following the liberalization of Latvia’s electricity market on January 1st, 2015, electricity prices for households may grow by 16% to 43%, depending on electricity consumption, according to Swedbank Private Finances Institute expert Evija Kropa.
During his meeting with partners of the forming coalition this Wednesday, October 29th, Latvian President Andris Berzins did not voice any objections against any of the proposed minister candidates.
In 2013, a total of 20.6 thousand children were born in Latvia1, 9.2 thousand or 44.6% of which were extra-marital births. The majority or 53% of the first-born children were born outside marriage.
American social media giant Facebook has been able to increase its revenue by 59% in the third quarter of 2014 and plans to make large investments in products the company has acquired.
The new Chief of Latvian Security Police Normunds Mežviets is a ‘dry professional’ who concentrates on work and is not politically influenced, believes the head of Saeima National Security Committee Valdis Zatlers.
With 90,29% of votes counted, the pro-European forces led by Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and President Petro Poroshenko are leading the Ukrainian parliamentary election.
Under impact from the Russian embargo, reducing procurement prices for Latvian dairy producers cause losses worth EUR 7 – 9 million every month. With that, it is likely that many dairy farms will be forced to close down by the end of 2014, as reported by Chairman of Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre Mārtiņš Cimermanis.
Russia has announced it would recognise results of separatist elections to be held in the rebel-controlled territory of Ukraine on November 2.
This Tuesday, October 28th, the Latvian government decided to allocate funding to municipalities in order to cover expenses related to combating measures of the African swine fever.
Latvia has the highest proportion of female managers in businesses among European countries that do not have specific representation quotas.