Compared to that of 2012, the number of employed people in Latvia increased by 4.8% in Q1 of 2013. This is currently the most rapid increase of employment in the EU.
18% of Latvia's economically active population age 18 to 55 plan to spend up to LVL 50 on entertainment this summer. This amount is stated most often by residents whose monthly income ranges from LVL 101 to LVL 200 per family member, according to a joint survey by TNS and 900 seconds programme of LNT.
June 15 is celebrated around the world ans the Global Wind Day. The Latvian Wind Power Producers Union (LWPPU) calls Latvian residents and politicians to consider using the wind's potential.
39 GE Money ATMs will be disassembled in Latvia during the course of summer of 2013.
Latvian ministries and their entities plan to request an additional amount of nearly LVL 492.5 million or 8.7% of the total state budget of 2013. This confirms Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis' concerns about talks regarding the 2014 budget being complicated.
Latvian ice hockey player Kristiāns Pelšs (born 1992) has gone missing this week. According to unofficial information, he may have gone missing after jumping into Daugava River from the Stone Bridge. This version, however, has yet to be confirmed.
The European Parliament (EP) supports Latvia in its endeavour to join the united monetary union, as stated in the draft of EP's report. It is stated in the documents that the EP joins the European Commission and the European Central Bank in the endorsement for Latvia to adopt euro in 2014.
In 2012, households had the easiest accessibility to public transport (83.5%) and grocery services (80.7%). Survey data indicates that almost all households (96.3%) are using grocery and primary health care services.
Adazi firing range will be holding the Saber Strike 13 field tactical exercise until Friday, June 14.More than 900 soldiers from USA, Estonia, Latvia, the UK and Lithuania are participating.
According to the Saeima's supported amendments to the Law On the Handling of Weapons and Special Means, firearms licence requirements will be made stricter than they are now.
Latvians have increased their financial stability last year. Precautions for unforeseen events have become a rather popular emergency instrument among residents lately. Nevertheless, Latvians remain the least financially protected residents of Baltic States.
Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has asked the State Audit to consider performing an audit at the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) to evaluate the institution's general activities, as reported by the PM's press-secretary Martins Panke.
The Natural History Museum of Latvia holds a special exhibition - “Iris – garden wonder of June”. It will be available from June 12 to June 16. It is organized by the Latvian Gladiolus and Iris Society.
Only the participants of the Latvian Song and Dance Festival will be allowed to take a day off after the conclusion of the festival. This offer was proposed by the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Commission on June 12.
In 2012, population number in Latvia continued to reduce; however, the decrease was slow. On 1 January 2013 the number of resident population comprised 2 million 22 thousand, of which females accounted for 1 million 95 thousand, while males – for 927 thousand.
Three finalists of the Euro adoption communication strategy contest have been chosen. The goal of the information campaign is to inform Latvian residents about the benefits of the united European currency and answer any questions residents may have regarding the measures that are necessary in order to adopt euro.