Most of Latvian parents (38%) want their children to become businessmen. The TOP 10 has a new addition this year – IT specialist. The artist's profession, however, is no longer in the TOP 10.
A Kremlin spokesman has said Russia might consider granting asylum to Edward Snowden, who has made public the U.S. practice to perform secret surveillance on its citizens
In the first five months of 2013, soldiers of the National Guard's Undetonated Munitions Disposal Company of the 54th Civil Engineering Battalion have neutralized 1 103 units of explosive objects found on the territory of the Republic of Latvia.
In 2012, total consumption of energy resources in Latvia comprised 183 petajoules (PJ) – 0.9% less than a year before. In comparison with 2011, total import of energy resources has risen by 3.9%, while export has increased by 10.9%.
The high-tech trailblazer Apple has unveiled several new products: operating systems Mavericks OS X 10.9 and iOS 7, as well as iTunes Radio and a cylinder-shaped computer.
The administrator of Latvijas Krājbanka, KPMG Baltics, has sold part of the bank's loan portfolio to B2Kapital – daughter company of the Norwegian B2Holding.
If P&C Insurance AS managed to recover LVL 2.5 million thanks to its investigations into insurance fraud in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania during the period between 2010 and 2012.
Latvia's Central Election Commission (CEC) has ordered its Daugavpils City division to organize the review of all ballots submitted to the region's election sites by June 20, 2013.
As the Central European floods have hit Hungary and new parts of Germany, a total of 24,000 people have fled from their homes.
Seasonally adjusted data (at current prices) of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to March 2013, manufacturing turnover in April 2013 has dropped by 5.1%, of which by 5.9% in domestic market and by 4% in export.
Compared to March of this year, exports value of goods at current prices rose by 5.0%, but imports value of goods – reduced by 0.5%. In April foreign trade balance improved as exports in total foreign trade value increased to 44.9% (in March of this year – 43.6%).