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LMT tests new download frequency for introduction of 5G

Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) in cooperation with state company Elektroniskie sakari, started tests within 1,500 MHz range for the first time in Latvia on Thursday, 1 February.

Weather to become colder in Latvia on weekend and beginning of next week

On Friday, 2 February, weather in Latvia will remain cloudy in Latvia. Some snowfall is expected for the end of the week, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

airBaltic commences cooperation with Air Malta

Latvian airline airBaltic and Malta’s national airline Air Malta have signed an agreement for joint flights. This partnership will provide airBaltic passengers with the opportunity to reach Malta from airports around Europe and travel to other destinations around the world from Malta.

Cancer kills more than a million people in Europe every year

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the European Union. Still, there are multiple factors that can help reduce the risks of malignant tumours, as noted by Euroaptieka experts.

Saeima to view draft on publication of Oligarch talks and criminal process materials

Latvia’s Saeima has submitted a legislative draft developed by Latvian Association of Regions (LAR) to committees for review. This legislative draft details public accessibility of materials from the Oligarch case criminal process.

Latvian Education Committee gives green light for further improvement of anti-doping rules

Saeima’s Education, Culture and Science Committee has conceptually supported amendments to the Sports Law that will allow further improving Latvia’s anti-doping regulations and ensure higher autonomy for state anti-doping organizations by creating Latvian Anti-doping Bureau, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Latvia to improve low-level radiation measuring capabilities

Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre, in cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency, has commenced a project to help improve calibration of radiation-measuring equipment and radiation dosimetry for workers in Latvia.

SEMS: people with flu should remain indoors for the duration of influenza epidemic

People suffering from influenza or other illnesses of the upper respiratory system should stay home and contact their family doctor as soon as the first symptoms appear to commence treatment as soon as possible, as noted by State Emergency Medical Service (SEMS).

Bank: most Latvian residents do not follow their pension profitability

36% of Latvian residents are unaware as to where they can acquire information about the profitability of their 2nd level pension plan. Every tenth respondents honestly admitted not knowing who manages their pension, according to data from a survey performed by Norvik Bank.

Ministry: fuel and food trade secured the biggest retail trade growth in the last 2.5 years

Retail trade turnover in December 2017, when compared with the same month of 2016, had increased 6.4%, demonstrating the most rapid growth since June 2015. This increase was largely secured by growing trade of fuel and food products – 8.3% and 8.8% respectively, as detailed in Finance Ministry’s report.

Saeima members: healthcare budget’s increase should be used to help cancer patients

The oncological field in Latvia is going through revival now. A green corridor system has been adopted, and cancer patients will soon have access to new and innovative state-financed cancer treatment drugs. Nevertheless, there are still many problems that need resolving, says chairman of Saeima’s Public Health Sub-Committee Romualds Ražuks.

SEB survey: 23% of residents would like to change housing, but cannot afford it

Nearly 23% of Latvia’s residents would like to change their current housing, but are unable to afford it. This is because they either have not money to do it on their own, or cannot afford a loan, as concluded in SEB Bank’s survey.

Latvia’s retail trade turnover increased 4.2% in 2017

Compared to 2016, total retail trade turnover rose by 4.2 % in 2017. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 3.9 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 5.1%, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 2.9 %.

Maxima sees surge of sales of vegetarian and vegan food products

Sales of vegetarian and vegan food products have grown more than 70% in Maxima Latvia stores, as BNN was informed by the company.

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