The Saeima State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission approved amendments to the Law on Kemeri National Park. These amendments provide for changes to the park's territorial status.
There are currently 10 285 people named Janis in Latvia who hold managing positions in 9 945 registered companies. Women named Liga seldom take managing positions – currently a total of 730 managers named Liga in Latvia.
On Wednesday, June 19, a festival starts in Esplanade to popularize the Riga 2014 creative information space. Throughout the whole of summer, Riga residents and visitors of the capital will be offered a wide variety of activities that will offer them a taste of what it is like to be Europe's cultural capital.
On Wednesday, June 19, Latvian residents were presented with a new deposit option – savings bonds. The point of this deposit initiative is to offer any resident an opportunity to purchase state bonds and invest money in Latvia.
An active leisure area was opened in Kipsala, near the Cable Stayed Bridge not long ago. Authorities also performed survey of the river-bed and water quality analysis. According to the results – swimming is allowed there.
The global coffee prices are falling. Latvia, however, is not experiencing anything of the sort. This is mainly due to the excise tax. Experts believe this situation was made possible because the current supply of coffee in the world exceeds the total demand.
Melna kafija (Black coffee) producer has decided to invest LVL 30 000 in the creation of a new brand in order to strengthen its position on the market. The new Melnā coffee brand is called to increase the retail market share in the Baltics and export markets – Russia, Denmark, Finland and Belarus.
On Tuesday, June 28, a Laima embassy was opened in Riga, Kalku Street 28. It was created specifically to allow the company to communicate with society more openly. It will also symbolize the company as a confectionery legend in Latvia since 1870 and help the guests of the capital to learn more about Riga's Queen of Chocolates.
Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks has appointed the Deputy State Secretary Baiba Bane as the ministry's representative in the Board of Riga Free port.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) has submitted a request to the Prosecutor General's Office to initiate criminal proceedings against nine officials for possible criminal activities in relation to contracts of the Road Administration.
88.7% of Latvian residents that bought cars in the past few months were largely interested in used cars. According to them, their prices and maintenance costs are more efficient. Buyers of new cars, however, say they prefer new cars because of their top quality and technical state, as well as fuel and maintenance costs.
Due to the neglect of its owners, one of the oldest Art Nouveau buildings in Riga is falling apart. It was built in 1899. Its architect is Rudolf Heinrich Von Zirwitz. The building situation on Vilandes Street 11 in Riga is a national architectural and cultural landmark.
According to Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss, negotiations with two potential investors are currently being held in regard to Latvia's National airBaltic airline.