bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Ceturtdiena 30.10.2014 | Name days: Ulla, Nadīna

October 30 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Names of alimony avoiders to be published in Latvia

From now on, names of alimony avoiders in Latvia will be made publicly available. This is provided by amendments to the Maintenance Guarantee Fund Law approved by the Saeima this Thursday, October 30th.

Use of ‘spice’ to be charged with administrative liability

From now on, penalties for use of new psychoactive substances will include either a warning or a fine up to EUR 280.

Estonian President shows example in uniting ethnic groups

Society should not divide people living in Estonia in «locals» and «outsiders», and the word «non-Estonian» should not be used, said the country's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at a naturalisation ceremony this week.

Latvian National Museum of Art celebrates ongoing reconstruction

This Wednesday, October 29th, the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art on K.Valdemara Street 10a in Riga celebrated the progress of reconstruction of the main roof and its structures.

Aboltina: the new government is formed to last a long time

The forming government, for which the Saeima will vote next week, is being formed for a long time, notes Solvita Aboltina.

Ebola: Observers report on epidemic slowing down

Liberia, which is the worst affected country of the current Ebola epidemic, the rate of new cases of the virus is slowing down, says the World Health Organisation.

Electricity price for households expected to experience 16%-43% increase

Following the liberalization of Latvia’s electricity market on January 1st, 2015, electricity prices for households may grow by 16% to 43%, depending on electricity consumption, according to Swedbank Private Finances Institute expert Evija Kropa.

Latvian President has no objections against new government’s minister candidates

During his meeting with partners of the forming coalition this Wednesday, October 29th, Latvian President Andris Berzins did not voice any objections against any of the proposed minister candidates.

More than half of newborns in Latvia were born outside of marriage last year

In 2013, a total of 20.6 thousand children were born in Latvia1, 9.2 thousand or 44.6% of which were extra-marital births. The majority or 53% of the first-born children were born outside marriage.

October 29 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Facebook reports boost in revenue, plans large investments in new products

American social media giant Facebook has been able to increase its revenue by 59% in the third quarter of 2014 and plans to make large investments in products the company has acquired.

U.S. space rocket explodes after launch

In the U.S., an unmanned space rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded shortly after launch.

Zatlers: Latvia has to deal with provocations from Russia

The new Chief of Latvian Security Police Normunds Mežviets is a ‘dry professional’ who concentrates on work and is not politically influenced, believes the head of Saeima National Security Committee Valdis Zatlers.

Ukrainian parliamentary election: 90% of votes counted

With 90,29% of votes counted, the pro-European forces led by Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and President Petro Poroshenko are leading the Ukrainian parliamentary election.

Latvian dairy industry loses nine million euro per month because of Russian embargo

Under impact from the Russian embargo, reducing procurement prices for Latvian dairy producers cause losses worth EUR 7 – 9 million every month. With that, it is likely that many dairy farms will be forced to close down by the end of 2014, as reported by Chairman of Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre Mārtiņš Cimermanis.

War in Ukraine: Results of separatist elections to be recognised by Russia

Russia has announced it would recognise results of separatist elections to be held in the rebel-controlled territory of Ukraine on November 2.

Latvian municipalities to be provided with EUR 48,898 for ASF combating measures

This Tuesday, October 28th, the Latvian government decided to allocate funding to municipalities in order to cover expenses related to combating measures of the African swine fever.

Latvia has one of the largest proportions of female managers

Latvia has the highest proportion of female managers in businesses among European countries that do not have specific representation quotas.