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Tuesday 27.01.2015 | Name days: Ildze, Ilze, Izolde

Opposition: almost all reserves of Riga municipality have been «eaten away»

Budget deficit of Riga City Council has reached more than EUR 50 million, which points to unprofessional management of those in power there, as noted by deputies of the National Alliance.

Pabriks: election results in Greece are a dangerous turn for Europe’s future development

The victory of left-wing extremist Syriza in the recent elections in Greece is a dangerous turn for EU’s future development, because this could pave the way for left and right-wing extremists on the south of Europe as well, believes MEP Artis Pabriks.

Typical winter weather to settle in Latvia this week

This week, Latvia will be ruled by typical winter weather, but without strong frost. There will be little precipitation during weekdays. On weekends, however, snowfall intensity will increase.

Latvian embassy in Ukraine has no information on allegedly killed militant from Latvia

According to press-secretary of Latvian Interior Ministry Karlis Eihenbaums, Latvian embassy in Ukraine has no information about the allegedly killed militant from Latvia.

Oil price falls one percent as leftists win Greece’s parliamentary election

Oil prices globally fell more than one percent on Monday, January 26, with markets reacting to the results of Greek parliamentary election, where nearly half of seats were won by SYRIZA party that intends to renegotiate Greece’s massive bailout with its international lenders.

Anti-austerity party wins nearly half of seats in Greece’s snap parliamentary election

In Greece’s snap parliamentay election held on Sunday, January 25, the anti-austery Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is likely to have won 149 out of 300 seats in the Greek parliament.

Volkswagen dealers had organized procurements in officials’ stead

E-mail correspondence of Volkswagen dealers reveals that companies had been organizing public procurements on their own.

Women in Latvia are worried about military safety more than men

Residents in Latvia are concerned the most about economic and social security. Residents are also highly concerned about Latvian military and political security.

Latvia to send nine electric generators and 4,000 blankets to Ukraine

In response to Ukraine’s plea for help, Latvia will send nine electric generators and 4,000 blankets as humanitarian aid. This and transport expenses will cost Latvia EUR 103,000.

The first militant with ties to Latvia may have been killed in Ukraine

According to information posted on a website dedicated to the conflict in Ukraine, the first Latvian citizen who decided to join the ranks of Ukrainian separatists may have been killed.

Exceeding milk quotas could result in a two-million euro fine for Latvia

This year’s milk quota is expected to be exceeded by 101%, which may result in a fine of more than EUR 2 million for Latvia, as confirmed by deputy director of Agricultural Data Centre Erna Galvanovska during the meeting of the Agricultural Organizations Cooperation Council.

Latvia to export oatmeal porridge to China

Rīgas Dzirnavnieks grain processing company has begun exporting oatmeal porridge products to China. The first products are set to be delivered to Hong Kong, which marks the farthest destination for the company’s products to date.

Demonstration in support of arrested Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to be held in Riga

Latvian Ukrainians Congress invites Latvian residents to support Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who is currently kept under arrest in Russia. A special demonstration will be held on Monday, January 26th, the day of the opening of the European Council’s parliamentary assembly.

Driving conditions satisfactory on main roads and complicated on regional roads

According to reports, driving conditions on main roads in Latvia are satisfactory as of Friday, January 23rd. Meanwhile, the situation on regional roads is made complicated by ice.

Experts: Strelchenok’s evaluation would benefit everyone

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau must not be divided. Its possible transition under the wing of Internal Ministry would terminate the bureau. But if Yaroslav Strelchenok’s compliance with requirements of his post is finally carried out, everyone would only benefit from it, say experts of NGO sector.