Compared with other countries, our country’s human capital in the forest industry has low productivity. This can be explained with faster technological development speed in other countries, says CEO of Latvian Forest Industry Federation Kristaps Klauss.
Around a third of school-age children in Finland have posture problems earlier associated more with handicraft-loving grandmothers, physiotherapists in the Nordic country have found.
American forces stationed in Latvia and its neighbouring countries will respond to Russia’s aggressive behaviour, announced NATO forces Supreme Commander in Europe General Curtis Scaparotti announced after his meeting with Latvia’s Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis on Wednesday, 15 March.
«It is pitiful that the person chosen as the brightest representative of Latvia’s political world is none other than Aivars Lembergs,» TVNET was told by Girts Kristovskis, who intends to compete in upcoming municipal elections to become mayor of Ventspils.
Insurance claims for cases of critical diseases like cancer, heart attack and stroke have grown by nearly 70% over the course of the past year, according to data from ERGO.
As Lithuanians’ purchasing power declines, emigration remains and many residents decide to go on shopping tours in Poland, the famous Gariunai market is largely sustained by Latvian and Estonian small traders, Verslo žinios writes.
In 2016, population perception of the ability to make ends meet, namely, to pay for usual necessary expenses, has changed positively.
Girts Valdis Kristovskis has confirmed his readiness to participate in municipal elections in Ventspils as one of the candidates. Elections are planned to take place on 3 June 2017.
Members of the European Parliament want to reduce the volume of waste buried in landfills to 5% and reduce the volume of food product waste to 50% by 2030, as noted in the document.
Madona regional office of the State Environment Service has applied a fine to Latvenergo for causing environmental pollution at Plavini Hydro Power Plant in January, as confirmed by SES.
The majority of Latvian residents – 57% – believe it is now far more economical to buy a home rather than rent, according to a survey by Swedbank.
Tallinn’s Vice Mayor Arvo Sarapuu, who has garbage disposal management and awarding contracts among his duties, is seen by Estonian press as linked to the capital’s leading waste disposal firm via his son-in-law.
To ensure protection of state interests in situations when shares are disposed in companies important for Latvia, the Saeima plans to establish restrictions for commercial companies important for national security.
Finance Ministry’s proposal to raise excise tax will create several major risks, notes Virši-A board member Janis Prieditis.
Truck drivers, who transport in Western Europe produce of Swedish furniture retail giant Ikea live for several months at a time and are paid less than a third of what their local peers earn.
Dutch voters are selecting their national MPs on Wednesday, March 15, and an eurosceptic, anti-Islam and anti-immigration party leading opinion polls in the country.
Last year, 88 children were placed under foster care. In total, however, 337 children of the municipality were living under foster care in 2016. This is the lowest index for the past decade, according to information from Riga Orphan’s Court.
Latvian Traders Association has turned to Security Police with a request to assess the matter of delegation of state functions to foreign companies and the matter of possible corporate espionage in relation to Latvian-made software and technologies.
Latvia has the third highest share of renewable energy in the European Union, according to the latest data compiled by Eurostat for 2015.
Compared with the current minimal rate for 30 hours of work for teachers, the increase should be EUR 30 to reach EUR 710 for minimal teachers’ pay rate, according to the schedule for teachers’ pay rise developed by Latvian Education and Science Ministry.
On Monday, 13 March, UK House of Lords approved the bill for providing authority to Prime Minister Theresa Mary May for the official commencement of talks for United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. A couple of hours prior to that, the bill had been approved by the House of Representatives.