The State Fire and Rescue Service has received more than 200 calls to locations with burning grass. At the same time, the SFRS' resources are currently deployed at flooded locations to help with rescuing residents.
The Latvian government seems to have adopted a clear course for attracting foreign businessmen. The adoption of a holdings regime and the issue of residence permits is not enough now. This is why the special working group has begun to reconstruct the Immigration Law once again.
The Latvian State Police (SP) has compiled an administrative violation report against Riga City Council for illegal pre-election campaign activities in the office of the Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov.
The next Latvian contingent was sent away to Afghanistan with a festive ceremony at Adazi Military base on April 19. Several units with nearly 150 soldiers were sent away.
Last month's observed increase of household savings continued in March as well. The total monetary offer has reduced, as did the bank deposits. The surplus of domestic credits continued to reduce. The rate of changes in crediting had improved during the year – from minus 10.1% in February to minus 6.7% in March, Bank of Latvia economist Vilnis Purvins notes.
General government budget deficit at the end of 2012 comprised 187.2 million LVL or 1.2 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the general government debt comprised 6309.2 million LVL or 40.7 % of GDP, according to the results of the April 2013 general government budget deficit and debt notification.
Estonian E.L.L. Real Estate property development and management group that is majority-owned by Estonian businessman Toomas Annus plans to develop four office centres in Vilnius with a total leasable area of 44,000 sq.m at a cost of EUR 44 million euros.
Olainfarm has completely recovered from the explosion that took place on April 17. As it is known, two people were injured in the blast.
An agreement was reached during an interdepartmental meeting in regard to the organization of public transport services in a single route system.
The interest of Baltic residents for housing credits has increased this year. It is expected that the housing credit portfolio of Estonia and Lithuania will continue to grow in 2013, while no changes are expected for Latvia's housing credit sector.
Latvia is turning away money that’s fleeing Cyprus as the Baltic nation defends its banking credentials in the run-up to next year’s planned euro adoption.
The flood situation in Ogre has stabilized since the morning of April 19. Daugavpils' situation is made less threatening to the city given the fact that the ice pile near Nicgale has started moving again, reducing the risk of floods. However, the current situation in Plavinas is dire.
While there are blind painters who are able to create masterpieces, have you ever wondered about the rest of the blind or visually impaired population and how they appreciate art? Considering that they cannot see, and since most paintings have a “no touching” policy, it would be almost impossible, right?
Estonia climbed two places to 22nd in the Global Information Technology Report 2013 of the World Economic Forum. Lithuania was ranked 32nd and Latvia was ranked 41st.