bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Friday 28.11.2014 | Name days: Rita, Olita, Vita

73% of Riga residents approve of Usakovs

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(+1 of 1)

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs

Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs

73.3% of Riga residents approved of Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs work in December 2010. Since he is the Mayor of the city, people regard him more and more positively.

Only 53.1% of Rigans approved of Usakovs activities in August 2009, while the figure had reached 56.2% in December already, 61.4% – in February 2010, 68.2% in May 2010 and 71.1% in August 2010, according to the research centre SKDS data.

This is the highest approval Riga mayors have ever got since March 1997, when the sociological studies were launched.

Previously Andris Bērziņš was the leader with 70%, followed by Andris Ārgalis – 61.6%, Gundars Bojārs – 62.6% and Jānis Birks – 40.3%. No sociological studies were carried out at the time with Aivars Aksenoks as Riga Mayor.


Leave a reply

New Wave plans to leave Latvia and move somewhere else

Organizers of the world popular New Wave contest promise to decide on a new location for the contest before the end of 2014. The contest’s representatives in Latvia have yet to confirm this information.

UK to outline plans to reduce influx of immigrants

The Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, will on Friday, November 28, outline a plan to curb allocation of benefits to immigrants in order to reduce their influx that, as regarded by British politicians, is alarmingly high.

Vita Matisa: Latvia is riddled with weak points

Latvia is currently on the last or next to last in Europe in terms of trust level of politicians and political system in general, said Politologist Vita Matisa in her interview to 1:1 programme of LTV. «This fact, which formed over the past twenty years, is a very weak point in Latvia’s defence,» – said Matisa.

Kūtris to be put in charge of Saeima Citadele Sale Investigation Committee

This Thursday, November 27th, Saeima deputy Gunārs Kūtris from To Latvia from the Heart was chosen as the head of the parliamentary commission for the investigation of the sale of Citadele Bank.

EU adds people and organizations with ties to Eastern Ukrainian militants to its blacklist

This Thursday, November 27th, the European Union added 18 private and legal persons with ties to East Ukrainian militants to the union’s official blacklist, as confirmed by diplomats.

Altum provided EUR 38 million to Latvian businesses this year

In the nine months of 2014, Latvian development financial institution ‘Altum’ provided Latvian enterprises with loans worth a total of EUR 37.9 million.

Five judges of Riga Regional Court may end up in sights of law enforcers

Latvian law enforcement authorities may have been watching five judges of Riga Regional Court for a long time, according to information from Ir magazine.

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-supported selfie start-up

Media report that microblogging site Twitter is in talks to acquire Shots, a selfie app start-up supported by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

AS Capitalia: Latvia lacks long-term planning on a national scale

The government lacks long-term planning in its efforts to realize an economic policy to improve the situation in Latvia. A more stable tax policy is necessary in order to improve the business environment in the country, said Manager of AS Capitalia Juris Grišins in his interview to BNN.

CV-Online survey: demand for employees down in Latvia

Employers in Baltic States will actively seek new employees and increase their wages next year. However, they will be more cautious than they are now, according to results of a survey compiled by CV-Online on employment in Baltic States.

Rinkevics: it is necessary to work on making visa regime easier with Georgia

«Georgia and Moldova are countries that have used opportunities provided by the EU Eastern Partnership initiative most successfully. They have definitely become leader states,» – said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics during his meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Baruchashvili in Tbilisi.

12th Saeima deputies to decide on continuing drafts launched by previous parliament

During the November 27th meeting of the 12th Saeima, deputies will discuss a total of 18 matters of unfinished drafts left from the previous parliament.

SEB: Eurozone is a child under the care of the global economy

«The largest headache for the world’s economies is the ruling cautiousness. The wide range of economic policies and different economic measures is becoming thin. The efficiency of the current ones is in decline as well. However, it is not too late,» – says SEB Bank economist Dainis Gašpuitis.

State Police files administrative breach reports for Straujuma and Ushakov

Latvian State Police has filed two administrative breach reports: one for Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and the other for Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov. Both reports have been compiled for the breach of election campaign procedures, as confirmed by State Police press-representative Toms Sadovskis.

Every fourth person in Europe dies of some form of cancer

In 2011, every fourth cause of death in Europe was tied to one or another form of cancer. In Latvia, on the other hand, cancer caused every fifth death that year.

Latvia’s new Saeima not in a hurry to apply more legislative restrictions on fast loans

Deputies of Saeima’s Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee have yet to discuss the matter regarding the continuation of amendments to the Consumer Rights Law, especially the matter related to reasonable application of penalties for delayed loan repayments.

Riga City Council to try and reconstruct Island Bridge using EU funding

This Wednesday, November 26th, deputies of Riga City Council’s City Development Committee supported the initiative to submit a project draft in order to acquire funding from the European Cohesion Fund to afford the reconstruction of the Island Bridge complex.

Norwegian tourists: Riga’s beauty is overshadowed by low prices

29% of foreign tourists mention Old Riga as the most interesting place in the capital city of Latvia. Other noteworthy locations include Freedom Monument and the National Opera.

EC unveils its «rescue» investment plan of EUR 300 billion

In Strasbourg, France, the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, unveiled, on November 25, a long-expected investment plan, which is both estimated at 300 billion euros and comes with no new funding from the member states.

Tax proportions in Latvia and Estonia – some of the lowest in Europe

The general tax rate in Latvia continues to decline and is 35% at the moment, which is 11th lowest index in the European Union and European Free Trade Association and the lowest among Baltic States.

Prior to OPEC meeting, value of Russian ruble stumbles after a sudden jump

Shortly before world's oil exporters are expected to meet at a OPEC meeting, the Russian ruble has seen swift fluctuations.

USA could deploy tanks in Eastern Europe

The U.S. Army plans to deploy 150 tanks in other NATO countries next year. Some of these tanks could be deployed in Eastern Europe, as reported by Lieutenant General Ben Hodges of U.S. Army Europe.

Enefit: Latvia is not expected to have big price differences among energy traders

We do not expect there to be any major price differences among different energy traders in Latvia in the future, notes Enefit CEO Janis Bethers.

Europe considered «somewhat elderly», Pope Francis says at European Parliament

Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on November 25, the Roman Catholic Pope Francis stressed that Europe is regarded as being «somewhat elderly and haggard».

One-third of Latvian schoolchildren have tried alcohol more than 40 times

The most patients treated by the Narcology Centre are insolvent and are usually released after the first day after receiving treatment, as confirmed by Narcology Emergency Centre’s manager Astrida Stirna during Latvian Medical Association’s conference «On reduction of alcohol-related harm in Latvia».

Newest comments