On Friday, 17 February, an incident involving Vim Airlines charter flight from Ufa took place at Riga International Airport. The aircraft slid on the runway before take-off.
Latvenergo remains Latvia’s most desired employer for the fifth consecutive year. Latvijas Mobilais Telefons is on the second place and Rimi Latvia is on the third, according to results of a survey performed by cvmarket.lv.
Latvia is the seventh best country in the world for driving a car, according to results of Waze’s Driver Satisfaction Index.
The Latvian school bag is the biggest present to Latvian schoolchildren for Latvia’s 100th birthday, said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis at a press-conference. EUR 13.5 million is planned to be allocated for the education programme. As part of it, children will be able to study outside of schools to learn about important affairs in Latvia.
On Friday, 17 February, an incident took place at Riga International Airport involving Vim Airlines aircraft slid on runway before take-off.
The amount of cargoes handled at Estonian ports managed by the state port company Tallinna Sadam has fell by 38.7% comparing January 2017 to January 2016.
This week the Fiscal Discipline Council provided confirmation to Finance Ministry’s macroeconomic outlooks the government will use as the basis for the development of the next year’s budget, as BNN was told by the council.
At the end of this week most of precipitation in Latvia will consist of rain and wet snow. On Saturday, 18 February, atmospheric pressure above Latvia will increase for a short while and the sky will become clear, as reported by the State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
Average gross monthly wages of people employed in the country could exceed EUR 1,000 in 2020, as mentioned in Finance Ministry’s macroeconomic indexes outlook.
Radām Novadam business project contest has commenced. As part of this contest, teams of youngsters will compete in different regions in Latvia by realizing business ideas to provide the biggest possible economic benefit to those regions, as reported by Radām Novadam organizers.
On Thursday, 16 February, the Saeima conceptually supported the legislative draft intended to ratify the intergovernmental agreement between Latvia and USA on cooperation in the field to defence.
Luxembourgh will deploy 22 troops to Lithuania in July 2017, the parliament of the parliament of the Benelux country decided this week. Its 22 soldiers will be included in a NATO battalion being built in Lithuania along with troops from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.
Five years have passed since residents had initiated a referendum to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia to make Russian language as the second official language in the country.
«Security is not cheap. Otherwise the price is the entire country,» said Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.