Businessman Kirov Lipman is one of two potential buyers for the bankrupt Liepājas metalurgs company with whom talks regarding the company’s purchase have been discontinued, admits Lipman. The other excluded potential investor is some Western company, says LM insolvency administrator Haralds Velmers.
Authorities have launched yet another criminal process against the criminally accused Mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs for stating false information in a state official’s declaration.
This Thursday, August 21st, the Saeima expressed its trust in now the Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Bērziņš.
In Brazil on August 20, the Socialist Party officially named Marina Silva, an acclaimed environmental activist, as the new candidate for the October 5 presidential elections.
Latvian State Auditor Elita Krūmiņa believes the situation at Riga Freeport in regard to misuse of financial resources has not changed at all. She believes this is because both the Board of Riga Freeport and Transport Ministry lack the will to change anything.
Construction volumes in the European Union reduced by 0.5% this June, compared to the same months of 2013, according to data compiled by Eurostat.
After the failed first attempt to build an «ice wall» for stopping massive radioactive leaks from Fukushima power plant, it seems unlikely that the second attempt will stop the ongoing natural disaster of the Pacific Ocean.
Baltic Association Transport and Logistics has turned to state officials and Latvian MEPs with a request to immediately turn attention towards making sure proper management is provided to the segment of Latvia’s transit corridor, Boards of Riga and Ventspils Freeports and their decisions.
Victims of Zolitude tragedy believe that all structures at the ruins, including the 12-storey apartment building, must be demolished and a memorial erected in their place, as representative of Zolitude 21/11 association Regīna Ločmele told journalists this Tuesday.
Militant group «Islamic State», which has proclaimed a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has published a video online with footage of the beheading of a U.S. journalist.
In the strategic eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, street battles are taking place. Meanwhile, Russian and Ukrainian presidents are to meet.
In order to provide support to food producers who were impacted by Russian embargo on food products, the Latvian government has decided to create an additional financial instrument by means of a partial interest rate redemption programme.
Rates of oncological diseases in Latvia remain very high. Cancer remains the second main cause of death in the country. According to statistical data of the Disease Prevention and Control Centre, infection rates with oncological diseases have increased by 39% in Latvia over the past ten years.
This Monday, August 18th, an approximately 80-year-old woman was delivered to Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital suffering from a possible case of stroke. The patient could not speak properly and had impaired movement.
Pope Francis has annulled the ban to beatify late Salvadorian archbishop Oscar Romero, who has been criticised for expressing support of Marxist ideas.