Rimi Baltic has commenced construction of a retail trade industry project in Riga. This project will attract investments of EUR 75 million and make Latvia a Baltic logistical hub, as BNN was informed by the project’s representatives.
Town and city governments in the European Union spent a total of around 7.6 billion euros on public street lighting in 2015, but the expenditure could be reduced by even 70% if local governments are willing to invest considerably in new lighting.
After assessing the situation on the market after last year’s publicly voiced announcements regarding the possible price rise on dairy products, Latvia’s Competition Council has concluded – the price rise noted in the second half of 2016 was only temporary and is not expected to continue.
Latvijas Mobilais Telefons has installed the first 5G technologies compatible mobile communications station in Latvia, as confirmed by the company.
Latvia is an attractive place for investments. It has a great potential for foreign investments, comments U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Riga this week to learn more about the situation in Latvia and consider investment options.
The criminal process in the so-called Oligarchs case was launched by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau with good reason, but it was ended abruptly because of lack of evidence. On top of that, information was leaked to the accused, as Diena was told by the prosecution’s representatives.
Estonian Minister of Finance Sven Sester has stated that a priority of this year’s upcoming Estonian presidency at the Council of the European Union will be changing of the bloc’s value-added tax.
During a joint operation by Latvian and other EU navy and air forces, three high-speed crafts attempting to transport nearly three tonnes of marijuana were caught in the Mediterranean region.
Tuberculosis infection rates in Latvia continue to decline. Nevertheless, specialists say that Latvia’s indexes remain some of the highest in the European Union, as reported by Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
«Latvia, as a Eurozone member state, is co-responsible for the economic situation in the European Union. We cannot afford to sleep on the laurels of rapid growth started in post-crisis years. Latvia has to be responsible in the realization of recommendations provided by the European Commission,» says chairperson of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Cigane.
With the April French presidential election nearing, two leading candidates of the post have positioned themselves in a televised debate.
A petition signed by more than 26,000 people ‘On humane circus’ has been submitted to the Saeima. This petition asks the government to put an end to the use of wild animals in circus performances, as reported by Animal Freedom movement.
Alleged interference by Russia into the 2016 U.S. presidential election is being investigated, the leadership of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has stated.
«Vehicle mass restrictions that are imposed on gravel roads are not a solution – they present an additional obstacle for the national economy,» says Latvian Employers’ Confederation.
Since Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed in 2015 near the Kremlin, a group of anti-Kremlin activists has there cared for his makeshift memorial, but authorities are now planning to close the site on a bridge opposite Moscow's Red Square for repair construction works.
Guntars Markitans, deputy chief of State Police’s Riga Regional Department, decided to leave his post in police force on Thursday, 23 March, because of reaching appropriate pension age.
On Tuesday, 21 March, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy will organize a piquet outside the Cabinet of Ministers building with students, employees and supporters taking part in the Living Chain at the end of the piquet. The goal of this protest is to demand the cancellation of RPIVA’s liquidation process.
On Friday, 17 March, Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes, admitted during a court hearing having discussed allegations with five former judges of the Supreme Court, as reported by TV3.
Latvia’s political environment has fused very closely with entrepreneurship, Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers told Diena.
With a year coming to pass since the Brussels’ terror attacks, events will be held this week in Belgium to remember the dead and the injured and to express the defiance of the unofficial capital of the European Union.
Over the course of the past several years, scores given by residents to workers of the State Revenue Service in culture and professionalism control measures have declined, as concluded in SRS’ ordered study about the quality of service provided to taxpayers.
Not long ago Nekā personīga had acquired information that Chief of Riga Region Police Department Guntars Markitans had exceeded the permitted speed limit while driving a police car. A police patrol that was nearby when it happened stopped him. Markitans made it look as though he was performing a police inspection and left the scene without getting punished.
The producer price index of industrial output in Estonia in the period from February 2016 to February this year has climbed 3.9%, but it has remained unchanged from January to February this year, Estonian statisticians have estimated.