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Spolitis applied with reprimand for statements addressed to Kaimins

Saeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee concluded on Wednesday, 1 February, that statements voiced by Unity deputy Veiko Spolitis and addressed to parliamentarian Artuss Kaimins were in violation of the Ethics Code. Spolitis was then given a reprimand.

Latvia to develop computer game to help children learn to read

Development has commenced in Latvia on a computer game to help develop reading skills. It is intended for children of the age of three, as confirmed by the developer Janis Abele.

Experts assess RNP’s actions to ensure residents don’t have to pay for water loss

On Thursday, 2 February, Riga City Council’s Housing and Environmental Committee will review the request submitted by Unity faction deputy Valdis Gavars and Nils Josts to view the matter regarding actions of Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks in its request to cover litigation expenses from a client who sued the company and won, as reported by rapporteur of Unity’s Riga City Council faction Edgars Ikstens.

SLI to perform inspections in food and drink production companies

On Wednesday, 1 February, the State Labour Inspectorate will commence technical inspections at food product and beverage production companies to check compliance with labour safety requirements, BNN was told by SLI representative Dace Aleksane.

PHOTO: vision for Mukusala’s view promenade in a couple of years

The tender announced by Riga City Council for Mukusala’s view promenade towards Old Riga and Daugava islands has been won by RUUME project team in cooperation with Olga Trebuhina, Marcis Kalnins and Baltex Group. They offer a look at how the location could look in a few years.

TM: TEN-T railway network’s improvements to be co-financed from Cohesion Fund

On Tuesday, 31 January, the Cabinet of Minister approved rules for the use of co-financing provided by the Cohesion Fund for the railway electrification project.

Survey: residents find it difficult to pick the right diet to start workouts

33% of Latvian residents are dissatisfied with their physical appearance. 5.7% of them are completely dissatisfied. When asked why they wouldn’t take up sports, 40% mentioned having no time, 17% said they have yet to find an appropriate type of sport they like and 19% said they suffer from lack of energy, according to results of a survey by 4F sports clothes brand.

Balsts: average price per 1 m2 increases for standard apartments

At the beginning of the year, average price of standard apartments per m2 increased by a minimal amount. The highest standard apartment price at the beginning of the year was noted in Teika – EUR 865 per 1 m2. Prices remained the lowest in Bolderaja – EUR 486 per 1 m2, as reported by real estate company Balsts.

Study: nearly half of cyber-crime victims never get their money back

52% of internet users whose money was stolen by cyber-criminals only got back some of the money or none at all, according to a study performed by Kaspersky Lab.

Greiskalns: flaws in construction regulations scare away foreign investors

There are multiple reasons for the drop in direct foreign investments in Latvia in recent years – foreign investors are scared off by the still existing problems like grey economy, corruption, risks of abuse of insolvency procedures and Latvia’s unpredictable tax environment. There are also flaws in construction regulations, says foreign investments expert Girts Greiskalns.

Dry weather expected in Latvia; nights will be especially chilly

On Monday, 30 January, weather in Latvia will remain cloudy as a precipitation zone crosses the country. This will ensure wet snow and snow for the most part. Roads may ice over as well, as reported by the State Environmental, Geological and Meteorological Centre.

Survey: Latvian residents do not dedicate enough time to sleep

54% of women admit spending 5-7 hours on sleep. 14% say they do not sleep more than five hours every night. The majority of men also do not devote sufficient time to sleep. 30% spend 5-7 hours sleeping at night. 22% sleep no more than five hours every night, according to results of a survey by Benu pharmacy.

Weekend destination: sports, food and live music in Sigulda

World junior championship in skeleton will be held for the first time at the Bobsleigh and luge track in Sigulda this Saturday. The castle of the Livonian Order in Sigulda will host the opening event of the European Gastronomy region with the Winter Tastes celebration. All people who enjoy fine meals, great music and good atmosphere are invited to come. People who enjoy active leisure are also invited to try out Sigulda’s skiing tracks, as reported by representative of Sigulda municipal council Ginta Ziverte.