Latvian State Revenue Service’s Customs Police managed to catch a group of smugglers in the act, as they were carrying a shipment of illegal cigarettes from Latvia to Norway on 28 April.
A new suspect has surfaced in the murder case of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. The suspect is a Chechen resident Ruslan Mukhadinov. Investigators believe he may be the one behind the murder.
As part of Latvia’s presidency over the EU Council, the Eastern Partnership Summit will continue on 22 May. During the summit, traffic organization around Riga International Airport will be changed. Traffic lights will be turned off on K.Ulmana Gatve all the way to the airport (P133) until 17:00. Road traffic will be regulated by Latvian Road Police.
Throughout 19-21 May, Adazi landfill was holding joint combat exercise with U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and Latvian National Armed Forces.
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has partly agreed to the demands of the company's train driver trade union, thus reaching an end to this week's strike, which has been the ninth in the 11-month-long dispute between Deutsche Bahn and the trade union.
The Riga Summit is not about announcing giant steps forward, said President of EU Council Donald Tusk prior to the meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins.
During the meeting of state secretaries this Thursday, 21 May, officials announced Healthcare Ministry’s draft regarding tobacco products, herbal smoking products, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking devices, their realization, advertisement and usage restrictions.
Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis has been officially nominated as one of the presidential candidates in Latvia. This makes him the third officially nominated candidate in the country.
The leading meat processing company in Estonia - HKScan Estonia - has received approval to start exporting chilled and frozen poultry to Hong Kong, China.
Five internationally leading banks have announced they would plead guilty in charges for manipulations in the foreign currency market.
A very large portion of Unity’s Saeima faction deputies are prepared to support the presidential candidate nominated by the Union of Greens and Farmers – Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis, notes Unity leader Solvita Aboltina.
In order to complete the contract signed between Skonto buve and State Environmental Service, the former still has 1,000 tons of tar to extract from Incukalns tar ponds.
This Wednesday, 20 May, Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee supported new proposals for limiting fast loan interest rates proposed by Latvian Economy Ministry.
Cyprus, Greece and Hungary - countries that have criticised the sanctions imposed on Russia – would be first in line to see Russia's ban on food exports lifted against them if relations improve at the political level, head of food safety authority has said on Tuesday.