On the International Museum Day (May 18) Latvia will hold the Museum Night event in its largest cities. This year's topic is “Green colour – the forest”.
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.
In 2012, in Latvia there were 133 active combined heat and power (CHP) plants with total electrical capacity 1021.0 megawatts (MW).
Latvian bath manufacturer PAA has finished its production plant modernization project in Kekava. As a result the company managed to create an innovative new material – Silk Stone.
Latvia's representatives – PeR group – failed to enter the finals of Eurovision on Thursday, May 16.
The Latvian state budget is suffering enormous losses because the saving of drowning companies attracts financial consultants not by means of open contests, but based on the fact whether or not they are related to the ruling political party, experts believe.
The unemployment of young people is a serious problem faced in Latvia, as unemployment among youth is notably higher than in other age groups, as it can be concluded based on the Labour Force Survey results compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
Unlike previous years, there was a fewer number of insurance claims submitted to insurance companies in regard to thefts of brand new cars. Compared to last year, mirrors of expensive cars seem to be stolen a lot less in recent times. This is because the items are often marked, and therefore are a lot harder to sell.
On Thursday, May 16, Latvia's representatives – PeR group – will be performing in Sweden's city of Malme with their song Here We Go in the second semifinal of Eurovision.
On Wednesday, May 15, the official bathing season was opened in Latvia. It is now allowed to swim in all official locations, because, according to the results of the analysis carried out by specialists of the Health Inspection, the general water quality is good.
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.
Following a survey of traders and an in depth investigation into market data, 31 products were declared the Product of the Year in Latvia. New leaders appeared in the Top list. Older products also retain their positions.
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.
Even though the security measure imposed against Aivars Lembergs by the prosecutor’s office to perform the duties of Chairman of Ventspils City Council, the city is formally being managed by the For Latvia and Ventspils party. His kingdom may have clean streets and environment, but life is poor there.