«We do not recede from the 16th of March, and we do not intend to dodge, we only suggest a discussion on how to remember fighters for our freedom at the highest level,» said Imants Paradnieks commenting on the party’s idea to put stress on the 17th of March.
A relatively large part of the Latvian economically active residents (44%) ranging from the age range of 18 to 55 years support the intention of the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS) to carry out a protest march on February 29th, thereby joining other EU Trade Union protests against the austerity measures.
In the general meeting of Zatlers Reforms’ Party on March 31 three new board members are planned to be elected, as two posts have been vacant since the party’s split in autumn. One of the new bord members of ZRP will probably be Romualds Razuks.
"All the time I am being confronted with a variety of shameless things. I get dragged into all sorts of cases unpleasant to me. My name is there and I cannot do anything about it," says the most famous Latvian composer Raimonds Pauls.
The goal of the zero [initial] declaration is to see the link between people and their actual income. Besides, people are given a chance to declare savings by paying a 15% tax. Yet another task is to tackle the informal economy, says Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.
Wounded British journalist-photographer Paul Conroy has finally been transported to a safe place in Lebanon. He was trapped in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. The risky trip out of the country claimed 13 lives of rebels who helped Conroy escape from the relentless shelling.
February 29 marks the day of the Saint Oswald, which is also known as the Leap Day. It is celebrated only once in every four years. Saint Oswald is said to have been a very kind Irish monk who died many years ago exactly on this day.
While social services compile questionnaires of the people’s trust of the candidates for the post of the President of the Russian Federation, European bookmaker agencies take bets for the outcome of the elections, which are set to start this Sunday, March 4th.
Right after the accident on the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government of Japan began projecting the worst possible scenarios, preparing for reactors exploding, and the evacuation of Tokyo.
In Colorado State in the United States of America a referendum is to be organized in order to decide whether to legalize marijuana. The referendum is going to take place on November 6 this year – on the President’s election day.
The government of Spain failed to achieve the goals set for restoring the country’s budget. In 2011, the State budget deficit reached 8.5% from the GDP, while the indexes were originally set to be 6%, Spanish Minister of finance Cristobal Montoro claims.
Holiday in orthodox Christmas would cut budget income by 0.7%, according to Evita Urpena, representative of the Economy Ministry (EM)
53% of the Latvian economically active population aged 18 to 55 years do not welcome the intention to turn Russian into a working language in some Latvian municipalities.
The European Court of Human Rights has fined Latvia with 7 000 euro (4 919 lats) for inhuman prison conditions, according to information available on the Court's website.
Although the German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends hundreds of events every year, she certainly will never forget one organized by the Christian Democratic Union. The waiter behind her lost balance and poured five beers down her neck.