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Tuesday 25.07.2017 | Name days: Jēkabs, Žaklīna

Cigane: Latvia should actively use Eurozone’s provided opportunities

«Joining Eurozone has brought Latvia many positive benefits, including strengthened economic stability. Membership in Europe’s single currency area offers many opportunities, but it is up to use to use them,» says Saeima’s European Affairs Committee chairperson Lolita Cigane.

Mobile put lives at risk; people know this

Ten accidents took place in Latvia in the first five months of 2017. Eleven people were injured and eight of them were killed in those accidents. Last year, there were 28 railway accidents in Latvia with twenty eight victims and twenty four of them were killed.

Authorities continue investigating possible election violations in Latvia

Security Police has received information about possible violations committed during the recent municipal elections. Authorities say most of those signals are unconfirmed. Nevertheless, inspections will continue.

Industrial production output in Latvia up 9.6% in April

Compared to April 2016, industrial production output increased by 9.6 % in April 2017. Industrial production output in manufacturing grew by 6.2 %, in mining and quarrying by 20.7 %, and in electricity and gas supply by 18.8 %.

Citskovskis promises clarity in small state institutions’ reformation matter

The majority of measures included in the state administration reform plan are already being realized. As for the rest of the measures – reduction of state administration employees and the reformation of small state institutions – clarity is expected to come this month, said State Chancellery’s Director Janis Citskovskis.

Most Latvian residents plan to spend summer free time with their family

More than half of Latvia’s residents plan to spend their summer free time with their family, according to data from a study by Kantar TNS.

LAR, NCP, NA and Unity have no plans for cooperating with Harmony/HSR

Political parties election to Riga City Council – Latvian Association of Region/ For Latvia’s Development, New Conservative Party, National Alliance and Unity – deny the possibility of cooperating with Harmony/Honour to Serve Riga in the capital.

Municipal elections in Latvia over – 50.41% of residents voted

Voting period for the municipal elections 2017 is over in all election sites in Latvia. Data from the Central Election Commission states that residents’ overall activity in Latvia during elections was 50.41%. A total of 727,806 Latvian residents with voting rights participated in elections.

Municipal elections in Latvia bring little change in 7 largest cities

Throughout this week municipal elections took place in Latvian cities, towns and rural districts. BNN has compiled a summary of preliminary election results in the capital Riga and six other largest cities, as released by the Central Election Commission of Latvia on Sunday, June 4.

27.35% of Latvian citizens have taken part in municipal elections so far

The proportion of Latvian citizens that have taken part in municipal elections reached 27.35% or 394,850 people by 15:30 on 3 June, according to the latest data from the Central Election Commission.

Latvian State Police registers multiple cases of possible election violations

On Saturday, 3 June, Latvian State Police registered nine case associated to possible election violations. The majority of those cases were associated with failure to remove political parties’ election campaign posters and such, as reported by State Police press-representative Ilze Jurevica.

Kurzeme – Latvia’s most active region in elections

So far 393,145 people have taken part in municipal elections in Latvia. The total number of Latvian residents with voting rights is 1,443,801. Latest data from the Central Election Commission states that 27% of all voters in Latvia have taken part in elections so far.

Municipal elections begin in Latvia. Voters’ activity estimated at 11.59% for previous days

Today, 3 June, election sites around Latvia will be open for voters from 07:00 to 22:00. A total of 167,391 residents with voting rights have already used their right to vote as part of early election, according to data compiled by Central Election Commission.

airBaltic receives fourth CS300 aircraft

On Friday, 2 June, Latvian airline airBaltic received the fourth out of twenty ordered Bombardier CS300 aircraft, as BNN was informed by the company.

Justice Ministry proposes reducing first home purchase state fee for large families

Latvian Justice Ministry plans to propose amendments that provide for reducing the state fee for registration real estate rights in the Land Book for large families from 2% to 0.5%, as noted in the ministry’s announcement.

Murniece to employers: employees with children are an investment for Latvia’s future

Saeima speaker Inara Murniece urges employers to look at employees with children not as a burden, but as an investment for the country’s future.

Family physicians association: government spends residents’ taxes irresponsibly

Latvian Association of Family Physicians, which represents 1,163 physicians practising in Latvia, asks the government to secure appropriate funding for healthcare by increasing healthcare expenditures to at least 12% of all state expenditures, BNN was informed by the association.

Friday to be cold and rainy in Latvia; air temperature to reach +25° C next week

Weather in Latvia will remain unstable in the next seven days. Next week, air temperature will increase, as reported by Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.