Negotiating sides of the EU Council and European Parliament have reached a budget deal that might allow the Parliament to give its formal and final go-ahead to the bock's multiannual budget.
On June 20, wildlife protection organizations Animal Freedom and Animal Friend organized a protest act to oppose the legalization of bow hunting. On this day, the Latvian parliament plans to review amendments to the Hunting Law that would allow hunters to use bows and arrows to hunt for animals such as hares, beavers, crows, stray dogs and cats.
It is prohibited to use symbols of USSR and Nazi Germany in Latvia from now on. This includes flags, coats of arms, national anthems and other kinds of symbols. This will apply to public entertainment and festive events.
Euro adoption in Latvia will strengthen the country's national economy. This will contribute to the growth of Latvia's GDP to 4.2% in 2014, followed by 5.2% next year and 5% the year after that.
The Tukums terminal is planned to be finished this July. However, specialists are unable to predict when the general environmental impact assessment process will end, Tukums Airport Business Manager Ilze Lontona says.
The Saeima State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission approved amendments to the Law on Kemeri National Park. These amendments provide for changes to the park's territorial status.
During the Paris Air Show, Skytrax airline audit presented Turkish Airlines with the following awards: the Best Airline in Europe, Best Airline in South Europe and Best Business Class Catering Service.
On Wednesday, June 19, Latvian residents were presented with a new deposit option – savings bonds. The point of this deposit initiative is to offer any resident an opportunity to purchase state bonds and invest money in Latvia.
The global coffee prices are falling. Latvia, however, is not experiencing anything of the sort. This is mainly due to the excise tax. Experts believe this situation was made possible because the current supply of coffee in the world exceeds the total demand.
The number of refugees and asylum seekers in the worlds is at its peak since 1994. The crisis in Syria plays a large role in this, as stated in the UNHCR report on global forced displacement.
Leaders of the G8 countries have agreed to abolish the practice of paying terrorists ransom money for hostages, as reported by the British Prime Minister David Cameron.