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Ceturtdiena 24.07.2014 | Name days: Krista, Kristiāna, Kristiāns, Kristīne

Riga Circus denies allegations about use of wild animals in performances

Riga Circus denies allegations voiced by Animal Freedom organization about illegal use of wild animals in performances.

Usually Crimea-bound Belarusians swarm Lithuanian resorts this summer

The Crimean annexation by Russians has played out big for Lithuania: for holiday Crimea-bound Belarusians this summerhave been swarming Lithuanian resorts instead. The numbers of the neighbors in Lithuania could be considerably higher if not the lengthy and often human-dignity-hurting visa procedures.

Landmanis: Latvian leaders need to stop acting in the interest of KGB

Leaders of Latvian government have to start acting in national and European interests, not in the interest of KGB, believes Ventspils City Council deputy Aivis Landmanis.

Latvian Saeima approves the expansion of emergency zone due to ASF

This Thursday, July 24th, the Latvian Saeima approved the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision to expand the territory of the emergency zone in relation to African swine fever combating measures, as reported by Saeima press-service.

SRS: taxpayers are becoming more and more responsible before the state

Lately, there has been an increase of taxpayers in Latvia, which demonstrates an ‘emergence from hiding’ and the fact that people are becoming more responsible before the state, notes the head of the State Revenue Service Ināra Pētersone.

Tragic plane crash in Taiwan

In Taiwan, a tragic plane crash has taken place on July 23 – a passenger plane in stormy weather fell in Penghu archipelago taking the lives of 48 people.

NAF: combat capabilities of Latvia’s army are very limited in some areas

Even though Latvian soldiers are well-prepared for participation in international mission, combat capabilities are limited in some areas, notes Commander of National Armed Forces Raimonds Graube.

Lithuania is given final approval for joining euro in 2015

The EU General Affairs Council has given the final approval for Lithuania’s addition to Eurozone next year.

New Board of Pasažieru vilciens stops train procurement process

This Wednesday, July 23rd, the new Board of Pasažieru vilciens made the decision to stop the new train procurement process, because its continuation allegedly does not comply with the company’s interests and financial capabilities.

Meteorologists warn about heat up to +32° C in Latvia

From Wednesday and up until the end of the week, Riga is expected to experience intense heat, meteorologists say.

Estonia's employee register helps uncover working jobless

As of July, it is mandatory for Estonian employers to register employees in an employees' register. It has helped the national Tax and Customs Board to uncover working people, who have registered as unemployed and receive unemployment benefits.

Many Ukrainians ask for residence permits in Latvia

Lately there has been a sharp increase in the number of Ukrainian citizens asking for residence permits in Latvia, admits Deputy Director of Latvian Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office Maira Roze.

MH17 victims to be transported to Netherlands, third of remains are missing

Amid preparations to fly the mortal remains of first MH17 victims to the Netherlands, investigators have noted that 98 of 298 victims have not been received.

Scandinavians express interest for NP Foods

Scandinavian company Orkla is interested in Latvia food production company NP Foods and the potential purchase of this company, as reported by LNT with reference to unofficial information.

Russian deputies propose relocating New Wave to Crimea

Deputies of Russian State Duma Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov, who represent the Communist party, have turned to organizers of New Wave concert contest Igor Krutoy and Aleksandr Rumyantsev with a proposal to relocate the festival to Crimea.