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Monday 28.07.2014 | Name days: Cecīlija, Cilda

Latvian State Police leave Maxima ruins in Zolitude

This Monday, July 28th, Latvian State Police made the decision to leave the ruins of Maxima supermarket to its owner. Maxima Latvia has been given authority to perform cleanup of the territory on behalf of SIA Tineo.

Kalniete: if Ukraine loses the war, Putin’s appetite will turn towards Baltic States

The current war in Eastern Ukraine is crucial to Russian President Vladimir Putin, his intentions and the safety of Baltic States, believes Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete.

International court rules in favour of Yukos, orders Russia to pay EUR 37 billion

The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands, is expected to announce on July 28 that has ruled in favour of a group of shareholders in a claim of the defunct oil giant Yukos against Russia, awarding compensation of about EUR 37 billion.

Latvian Justice Minister remains without access to official secrets

Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers has not changed Constitution Protection Office’s decision regarding the decline to provide Latvian Justice Minister Baiba Broka access to official secrets, as confirmed by the minister’s press-secretary Inese Auniņa.

Meteorologists warn: heat in Latvia to reach +32° C

This Monday, July 28th, Riga is expected to experience intense heat, warns Latvian Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Israel and Palestine criticise ceasefire demanded by UN

The UN Security Council on July 28 called on warring sides in Gaza to enact immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire.

Krutoy: I say one word and there won’t be a New Wave

This autumn, organizer of the New Wave contest Russian composer Igor Krutoy will decide if New Wave remains in Jurmala for the future.

Air temperature in Latvia to rise to +33° C on weekends

Weather in Latvia will remain influenced by an anti-cyclone in the next couple of days. Therefore, weekends will be sunny and dry.

Lithuania may establish a nation-wide state of emergency due to African swine fever

Lithuanian authorities consider the possibility of announcing a nation-wide state of emergency because of the recent outbreak of African swine fever at one of the largest pig breeding company in the country – Idavang, said Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virginia Baltraitiene.

Construction costs in Latvia up 0.7%

Compared to May, level of construction costs in Latvia in June 2014 decreased by 0.1%. Prices of building materials dropped by 0.3% and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment dropped by 0.1%. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 0.3%.

Board of Pasažieru vilciens weighs options: to buy new trains or to rent them

The new Board of Pasažieru vilciens plans to decide in the nearest future whether or not it will buy new trains or rent them, notes Chairman Andris Lubāns.

Veshnyakov: Latvia’s representatives voice biased statements about events in Ukraine

Relations between Russia and Latvia have become more complicated in the context of Ukraine, believes Russian ambassador in Latvia Aleksandr Veshnyakov.

Latvian police continue to search for owner of garage packed with explosives

Latvian police is still searching for the man who stored a significant stash of explosive objects in a rented garage in Riga, says Chief or Criminal Police in Riga Region Andrey Sozinov.

More and more Russians and Ukrainians become interested in buying real estate in Latvia

Following an escalation of the situation in Ukraine, more and more citizens of this country begin to ask for residence permits in Latvia. They also become more interested in receiving residence permits in exchange for investments in real estate, banks or companies.

Missing Air Algerie plane found crashed in Mali

The Air Algerie plane that went missing on July 24 with 116 people on board while on its way from Burkina Fasto to Algeria, has been found crashed in Mali.

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