Russian propaganda media Sputnik has begun working in Latvia – sputniknews.lv. News published on the portal detail events in Latvia, Russia and elsewhere in the world in Latvian and Russian languages. The news portal promises to talks about things others rather not speak of.
The global economy has the potential to become stronger. This growth, however, will be unbalanced and brittle. Risks of recession remain dominant in spite of lasting expansive monetary policy and significantly reduced energy prices, notes SEB Bank economist Dainis Gaspuitis.
Latvijas Gāze and Dzintars have begun negotiations to try and reach an agreement in regards to the repayment of Dzintars’ debt for gas supplies.
72% of Latvian businesses use simple or moderately complex passwords to access internet banking, according to Citadele Index study carried out by Citadele and SKDS.
Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis welcomes the decision of NATO member states’ defence ministers to increase the presence of allied forces along the eastern borders of the European Union, including Latvia.
The countries and country associations comprising the International Syria Support Group have on February 11 agreed on the cessation of hostilities in the Syrian civil war, which, however, would not apply to attacks on groups Islamic State and al-Nusra Front.
«In order to restore the trust of Latvia’s residents in state power, the government has to put in a lot of effort into realizing objectives detailed in the government declaration,» – said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in his speech to the new government recorded from the hospital on Thursday, 11 February.
Over the course of the past two years, Latvian businessmen have had to deal with increased risk of cyber attacks, which were mentioned as increased risks by 62% of respondents. The risk of cyber attacks is followed by bribery and corruption risks, mentioned by 44% of respondents. 42% of respondents also mentioned the risk of internal fraud.
In a strongly-worded speech on actions of the West in the Middle Eastern refugee crisis, the Turkish President has warned Ankara could take several million refugees directly to the borders of Greece and Bulgaria.
In February, following a decline of the gas price to 192.09 EUR/1,000 m3, heating tariffs, which are calculated based on the gas price, are expected to be up 19% lower in comparison with last year’s February.
Maris Kucinskis’ forming government’s average age will be slightly bigger than that of Laimdota Straujuma’s government at the moment of its approval. Most of the ministers of the new government in Latvia have children.
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has warned Kyiv the fund could stop its bail-out programme over «slow progress» in state reforms and fighting corruption.