Looking at the main factors that create the most pollution to Latvia’s environment, 53% of Riga residents mentioned pollution caused by vehicle exhaust gases, according to results of Baltic International Bank’s Latvian barometer data.
«We have to demonstrate the unity of 27 EU member states in Brexit talks,» says Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
April in Latvia will conclude with rainy and cold weather, whereas the first days of May are expected to be different, as reported by Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
According to data of Association of Latvian Commercial Banks, compared to 2015, the number of POS terminals in Latvia increased 16% in 2016, reaching 41,613 terminals in total. On average, 494 new POS terminals are released in the country.
Citadele Bank has signed a contract for long-term cooperation with global payment technology company Visa. The contract provides for close cooperation in the development of new and innovative payment cards and other payment products in all three Baltic States in the next six years.
A mutual contract on the purchase of M109A5Oe-type self-propelled howitzer system, fire support and training platform has been signed by Latvian Defence Ministry and Austrian Defence and Sport Ministry.
Riga City Council intends to hold a meeting of the Education, Culture and Sports Committee. The agenda of this meeting includes Unity faction deputy Baiba Brigmane’s request to include the matter regarding Education and Science Ministry’s study performed in Riga’s secondary schools. The meeting will take place at 11:00 on Thursday, 27 April.
Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has commenced a criminal process in relation to possible corruptive behaviour of a state official, requesting a bribe.
On Thursday, 27 April, Latvia’s Saeima supported the legislative draft regarding the provision of Latvian citizenship to world-famous artist Mikhail Baryshnikov for his contribution to Latvia’s culture, as BNN was informed by Saeima’s press-service.
Compared with Europe’s southern territories, vegetable and fruit production in Latvia has a future, says manager of Mūsmāju dārzeņi association Edite Strazdina.
«Social network accounts of Riga municipality were created using money of Riga residents. They cannot be illegally privatized to then be used to accomplish political goals,» says Riga City Council’s Unity faction deputy chairman Olafs Pulks.
Every third Latvian resident would experience difficulties covering monthly expenses if they suddenly lost their job, according to results of Swedbank Insurance study.
There are many different measurements in the world that seem impossible to measure – our quality of life and development progress, says Bank of Latvia economist Daina Paula in a publication of makroekonomika.lv, commenting on different measurements that help characterize development of national economy and people’s quality of life.
Among candidates that intend to participate in the upcoming municipal elections in Latvia are several people who are closely associated with the media environment. Not all of them, however, have direct ties to journalist work.