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Monday 02.03.2015 | Name days: Luīze, Laila, Lavīze

Vejonis: news about spying scandal is an attempt to sow distrust among allies

The information published by Russian media about the scandal revolving around Latvian resident Andrejs Dubarevs involvement in a spying attempt only serves to sow distrust between allies and Latvian armed forces, believes Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis.

Seven women die from violence in Europe every day

An average of 45% of women in the European Union have experienced some form of violence. 20-25% of women have been subjected to physical violence at least once in their life. More than 10% of women have been subjected to sexual violence.

SP: nearly 100 organisations in Latvia carry out Russian-speakers’ policy

It is known that anti-fascists in Latvia regularly receive assistance from Russia – support and money for books and different events, confirms Chief of Latvian Security Police Normunds Mezviets.

In pictures: Thousands of people in Moscow take part in rally to mourn murdered prominent anti-Kremlin politician

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Moscow on Sunday, March 1, expressing sorrow and anger over the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Researcher: Nemtsov’s murder will only increase tension for Kremlin

Prof Juris Rozenvalds of the University of Latvia believes that considering the world’s reaction to the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, it is not in any way beneficial for Kremlin. Regardless, he believes Kremlin is undoubtedly responsible for it, as reported by lsm.lv.

Rain and wet snow expected to come to Latvia next week

High atmospheric pressure will increase in strength next week. While Saturday, February 28th, will feature some precipitation in eastern parts of Latvia, Sunday will go by without any notable precipitation to speak of.

Construction costs in Latvia up by 1.4%

Compared to December 2013, the level of construction costs in Latvia in January 2015 had increased by 0.3%.

Russian army corvette and submarine spotted near Latvian waters

This Friday, February 27th, Latvian National Armed forces identified two Russian Navy Parchim-class corvettes and one submarine in Latvian exclusive economic zone, nine nautical miles from territorial waters.

SIHP: changes to Kalku Street should not affect Old Riga’s aura

Development of trade in Riga is good. But it is important to ensure the Old Riga does not lose its aura once new shops start emerging there, said Director of State Inspection for Heritage Protection Juris Dambis.

Kalnmeiers has received «hints» to change his attitude toward some politicians

Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers says he does not feel political pressure of any kind. However, there have been specific «hints», and he expects there will be more of them until his term is up, as reported by lsm.lv.

Prosecutor’s office raises charges against head of Jelgava polyclinic

Zemgale District Court Prosecutor's Office has raised charges against the head of Jelgava polyclinic Anna Ziverte for abuse of power, according to information from LETA.

The majority of Latvians who have higher education live in Riga and Pieriga

According to information acquired from Population Census Data for 2011, territories with typically high share of population with higher education or PhD in Latvia are Riga and Pieriga region, Jelgava, Cesis, Talsi and Kuldiga.

Coalition to discuss next presidential candidate with NGOs

Parties of the ruling coalition in Latvia have agreed to hold joint discussions in regard to the next presidential candidate with non-governmental organisations, as confirmed by Unity leader Solvita Aboltina.

Tourists in Riga are interested the most in shopping, night life and SPA

Last year, Riga’s hotels and other tourist accommodations had been visited by 1,122,926 guests, which is 15.6% more than in 2013. The number of nights spent in Riga has increased by 10% - reaching 1,953,199.

Mist fades; first aircraft finally lands in Riga airport

As the mist continues to gradually fade away, flight restrictions are being lifted as well. The first aircraft has already landed in Riga International Airport, as reported by LETA.

Researcher: chronic dissatisfaction with income is characteristic to Latvians

The level of income of 32% of Latvians has increased over the last five years. Income of 30% of Latvians has decreased. Income of 29% of Latvians has not changed at all.