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Weather to become warmer in Latvia in the next couple of days

According to meteorologists, it will not be as cold as it was in Latvia a few days ago. The anticyclone that brought cold nights and windy days will gradually fade above the region.

Opinion: Lembergs needs money as desperately as a drowning man needs a lifebuoy

Why do the Union of Greens and Farmers and Aivars Lembergs need the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry? This ministry is needed to save Ventspils from extinction. Aivars needs money as desperately as a drowning man needs a lifebuoy, believes opera art patron Dainis Kalns.

Italian PM in quarrel with Barroso prior to Eurozone meeting

Heads of government and state of Eurozone countries are on Friday, October 24, meeting in Brussels to discuss budged planning and deficit after the European Commission has warned France and Italy of their budget deficit exceeding EU rules.

New airline to come to Riga International airport this winter; new destinations to follow

With the introduction of a list of winter season flights at Riga International airport, a new airline will enter the airport – Brussels Airlines. It will introduce six flights per week. New destinations will also be added – Cologne, Poprad, Bradford (Leeds) and Brussels (Charleroi).

SP: Imanta paedophile has no prior criminal record

Latvian police continues to search for the so-called Imanta paedophile. Information that has been compiled on him until now suggests he has not been active outside of Riga, notes Chief of Criminal Police Andrei Grishin.

EU leaders agree on new goals of climate and energy policy

After discussions that lasted several hours in the European Council, leaders of EU member states finally reached an agreement on contents of the new climate and energy policy for 2030.

Lithuanian meat producer’s decision to ditch «Soviet» sausage brand stirs uproar in Russia

How to express your disapproval with the Russian President if you are a sausage maker in Lithuania? Make sure you scrap the name of the sausage brand that still sends to many shivers down the spine- «Soviet».

Detonator-2014 exercises to help clear territory of former ammunition depots in Cekule

During the international military exercises Detonator-2014, October 13 – 26, the surface layer of the territories surrounding the former ammunition depots in Cekule will be cleared of all potentially explosive items.

NATO spots another Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Latvia

This Thursday, October 23rd, NATO patrol planes spotted a Russian Il-20 radio-electronic reconnaissance aircraft above neutral waters near the Latvian border, as reported by Latvian National Armed Forces.

Saeima approves significant amendments to the Labour Law

This Thursday, October 23rd, the Latvian Saeima approved significant amendments to the Labour Law, which provide new duties, responsibilities and rights to employers and employees.

Business procurement activity on a rise in the world

Preparedness to perform business merging and sales has reached its highest point in the past three years. 40% of interviewed entrepreneurs admit they have plans to carry out business procurement deals in the near future (35% in 2013 and only 25% in 2012).

Estonia submitts protest to Russia for reconnaisance plance entering airspace

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a demarche to Russian Ambassador over a violation of Estonian airspace commited by a Russian reconnaissance plane on October 21. The incident has attracted increased attention after the abduction of Estonian security official from across the border and amid increased Russian naval activity in the Baltic Sea.

Cold snap in Latvia forces air temperature down to -8° C

This Thursday morning, air temperature in Latvia was recorded at -8° C, as reported by Latvian State Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Food products to have specific requirements on concentration of fatty acids

In order to secure availability of healthier foods, food products will have a new requirement for concentration of fatty acids. This is provided by amendments to the Food Product Circulation Law approved by the Latvian Saeima this Thursday, October 23rd.

Police in Canada in search for possible accomplices of parliament attack

Police in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, is looking for persons that might have taken part in the Wedndesday, October 22, attack at the Canadian parliament.

Microsoft to drop Nokia brand on smartphones

American computer technology corporation Microsoft has decided to abandon the Nokia brand in the new smartphones – the controversial step has been announced less than a year of Nokia's acquisition.

Latvian President gives government one week to divide areas of responsibility

Latvian President Andris Berzins has asked parties of the forming coalition to reach an agreement on the division of ministries by October 29th, as confirmed by Unity’s leader Solvita Aboltina after her meeting with the President.

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