The joint candidacy of Latvia and Denmark to host the 2017 World Ice Hockey Championship was declined by the International Ice Hockey Federation's Congress on May 17.
The airBaltic Bergen-Riga flight that was scheduled to depart on May 15 was delayed. It still has not departed, because someone had “made a bad joke”, notes the airline’s representative Janis Vanags.
On Tuesday, May 14, the British police arrested a mob of Russian Mafia, which managed an entire network of prostitution and human slave traffic in some apartment block in West London.
On Tuesday, May 14, Latvia’s national hockey team concluded its participation in the World Championship with a score of 2:3 (1:1, 0:1, 1:0, 0:1), allowing Finland to remain in the championship.
On Tuesday, May 14, the Central Elections Commission (CEC) decided not to register the signature collection bill for amendments to Latvia’s Constitution to set Lat as Latvia’s national currency in Section 4 of the Constitution.
Opposition parties make sure that deputies accused of serious crimes will continue to remain in their posts. In spite of the fact that the vote took place on “an emotionally sensitive” date – May 9 – representatives of Harmony Centre, Union of Greens and Farmers and the National Alliance managed to go through this issue without conflicts.
The problems in the education industry are grave and unstable, believes Education and Science Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovskis. Nevertheless, he calls teachers to cooperate and keep a cool head about the situation.
Life is best for mothers and children in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The situation with Latvia's welfare of this segment keep getting worse every year.
On Tuesday, May 7, representatives of the World Bank criticized Riga and Ventspils ports in their assessment of the Latvian port sector's competitiveness and management.
On Tuesday, May 7, the largest shareholders of Liepājas metalurgs (LM) – Sergei Zakharin, Ilya Segals and Kirov Lipman – are expected to submit their reply to the offer of LM's creditors to sell their shares – a total of 93% - to the largest creditors or their representatives for 1 LVL each.
A series of British Financial Times articles have turned into a discussion between experts and commentators about Latvia's economy and its crisis overcoming model.
Moody's Investors Service warns about the growing volume of non-residents' deposits in Latvian banks.
No wonder people don't trust politicians – they don't trust each other and tend to abandon one another in a span of five minutes, the now former Education and Science Minister Roberts Kilis said in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.
Liepājas metalurgs (LM) has performed the state guaranteed loan interest payment to the Italian UniCredit S.p.A in the full amount – 1 855 867.42 EUR, as reported by LM representative Simona Laiveniece.