The construction industry is rapidly recovering. However, it remains behind its pre-crisis achievements. The recovery of this industry has now become a state priority.
On Tuesday, May 7, the largest shareholders of Liepājas metalurgs (LM) – Sergei Zakharin, Ilya Segals and Kirov Lipman – are expected to submit their reply to the offer of LM's creditors to sell their shares – a total of 93% - to the largest creditors or their representatives for 1 LVL each.
Latvian residents often insure their property against fires and thefts (84%), as well as possible damage caused by neighbours (55%).
Looking back at the events of this week, one would think the situation in Latvia is improving: the turnover of retail trade is gradually increasing, salaries are expected to follow soon.
Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies. In Britain and the Commonwealth, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day, when perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent began. Nowadays pancakes are considered one of the most favourite breakfast dishes. So, without further ado:
Series of creative illustrations by Rob Osborne features popular Star Wars characters in various yoga poses. Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Yoda, and other iconic Star Wars characters love to do “Star Wars Yoga” in their spare time.
The winners of the 2013 National Magazine Awards were announced in a ceremony held in midtown Manhattan Thursday, May 2, night. National Geographic, which nabbed the most nominations of any magazine, also picked up the most awards, including two for its digital media efforts.
A series of British Financial Times articles have turned into a discussion between experts and commentators about Latvia's economy and its crisis overcoming model.
Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said at a government press conference that the development of the Visaginas nuclear power plant project can be continued once the Lithuanian people have endorsed it.
Current standard apartment prices in Riga are nearly 65% lower than there were during the so-called “real estate bubble” era of 2007.
The spire that will make the One World Trade Center the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was raised to the top of the structure Thursday, May 2, like a giant candle on a towering cake.
Latvia is on course to join the euro region’s only three members that satisfy thresholds for public finances as it awaits a decision on its bid to adopt Europe’s common currency in 2014.
Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
Last year was the ninth warmest year since the foundation of global meteorological monitoring. Air temperature on the surface of the earth and the ocean was generally 0.45° C higher that the average index of 1961-1990 and was +14.45° C.
Turns out that the elusive Fountain of Youth may exist after all … in our heads. Scientists at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine say they’ve discovered a brain region that may control aging throughout the entire body.
The website created by journalists of China Daily about Latvia last year, has been visited by more than nine million people since then.
The number of people that have access to free mass media has dropped to the lowest index in the last 16 years, according to the latest annual report of the American non-governmental Freedom House organization.
Starting with May 10, 2013, Ringolds Balodis is stepping down as the state notary at the Enterprise Register (ER). This is provided by the May 3 agreement between him and Justice Minister Janis Bordans.