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Tuesday 19.06.2018 | Name days: Nils, Viktors

SFRS: to make sure bathing season does not start with tragedy, residents urged to be careful

15 May marked the beginning of the official bathing season in Latvia. To make sure it does not start with tragedy, the State Fire and Rescue Service urges residents to follow safety precautions when staying near water.

Court satisfies SIA Lidl Latvija’s request – construction work to continue

Administrative District Court has satisfied the request from SIA Lidl Latvija regarding temporary protection and has restored the permit issued by Riga City Construction Office in July 2017 regarding the construction of a logistics centre on Ulbrokas Street, Riga, says Administrative District Court judge’s assistant Ilze Butkus.

UN calls on Israel to stop Gaza killings, Netanyahu insists on right to self-defence

After Israeli troops killed 55 people as they approached the border of Gaza, Palestine and Israel the UN high commissioner for human rights urged to stop the killings.

Middle East conflict escalates, Palestinian protesters killed

With the Middle East conflict escalating again, not less than 28 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, according to health workers, when large numbers of protesters neared the border separating the Gaza strip, Palestine from Israel.

Women make savings for children's future more often than men

Among Baltic States, mothers living in Latvia prepare for their children’s future more actively. Parents in Estonia, on the other hand, are more generous when it comes to diverting money for their children’s future, according to SEB Life Insurance data.

Citadele Index: grey economy has declined in Latvia’s construction sector

Compared to last year, the proportion of construction businesses that point to large and more likely large presence of grey economy in the country’s construction sector has dropped to 12%, according to information from the latest Citadele Index.

For Latvia’s Development slowly changes its critical views of Harmony and Honour to Serve Riga

A crack has appeared in Riga City Council’s opposition ‘monolith’ against Nils Ušakovs. For Latvia’s Development political party has started slowly changing its critical views of Harmony and Honour to Serve Riga and has started looking to ‘contact points’, Nekā Personīga programme reports.

Estonian women earned 21% less than men last year

The gender pay gap on Estonia that has previously decreased for three consecutive years has remained unchanged at about 20,9% between October 2016 and October 2017, Estonian statisticians have calculated.

Military exercises showed Estonian readiness to defend country, says Minister

As the Estonian large-scale military exercises Siil concluded on Sunday, May 13, Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik evaluated that the Estonian readiness to protect their country has been demonstrated.

Prices of mineral water from Georgia on a rise in Latvia

Over the last few weeks, the price of certain brands of Georgian mineral water in Latvia’s stores have increased by an average of 37%.

Italian populist parties agree on coalition programme to avoid snap election

In Italy after long coalition-building talks, the leading parties of the March election have agreed on a coalition programme, seemingly in time to avoid a repeated election.

Paris knife attacker described as French national of Chechen origin

In Paris, after four people suffered in a terrorist attack on Saturday, media have named the attacker as a 21-year-old French citizen from Chechnya, which is part of the Russian Federation.

Weather to change in Latvia – rain to replace heat

The anticyclone active in the region will slowly back away this week. Because of that, rain and thunderstorms are expected in certain regions of Latvia. Although it will no longer be as hot next week, it will remain moderately warm, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

43% of residents went on trips outside of Latvia last year

In 2017, 43% of Latvian residents went on trips outside of the country, according to the latest data from Latvia Tours Travel Index. In 26% of cases, residents went on a leisure trip, 7% - on a business trip, whereas 13% of respondents said they travelled outside the country for personal reasons.

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