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SP: Russia will continue using myths about fascism in Latvia on Legionnaires Day

It is can be predicted that Russia will likely use Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires to propagate the myth about the resurrection of fascism in Latvia to try and discredit Latvia on the international stage, said Security Police Chief Normunds Mezviets in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Number of insurance cases against critical disease increases significantly

Insurance claims for cases of critical diseases like cancer, heart attack and stroke have grown by nearly 70% over the course of the past year, according to data from ERGO.

Residents’ ability to cover everyday expenses improves in Latvia

In 2016, population perception of the ability to make ends meet, namely, to pay for usual necessary expenses, has changed positively.

Food waste volumes in the EU reach 180 kg per capita annually

Members of the European Parliament want to reduce the volume of waste buried in landfills to 5% and reduce the volume of food product waste to 50% by 2030, as noted in the document.

SES fines Latvenergo for environmental pollution at Plavini HES

Madona regional office of the State Environment Service has applied a fine to Latvenergo for causing environmental pollution at Plavini Hydro Power Plant in January, as confirmed by SES.

Expert: residents want to buy homes, but lack the money

The majority of Latvian residents – 57% – believe it is now far more economical to buy a home rather than rent, according to a survey by Swedbank.

Number of children living under foster care reduces in Riga

Last year, 88 children were placed under foster care. In total, however, 337 children of the municipality were living under foster care in 2016. This is the lowest index for the past decade, according to information from Riga Orphan’s Court.

Eurostat: Latvia has the third highest share of renewable energy in the EU

Latvia has the third highest share of renewable energy in the European Union, according to the latest data compiled by Eurostat for 2015.

UK House of Lords approves Brexit bill

On Monday, 13 March, UK House of Lords approved the bill for providing authority to Prime Minister Theresa Mary May for the official commencement of talks for United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. A couple of hours prior to that, the bill had been approved by the House of Representatives.

Survey: Latvians criticize Kucinskis' vote on giving away Abrene to Russia

According to results of RAIT Agency’s survey data, 42% of Latvian respondents criticize Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis vote on giving away Abrene to Russia.

Oil prices suffer decline on the world market

On Monday, 13 March, oil prices on the world market suffered a decline, which is largely associated with investors’ concerns over whether or not crude supply from USA can impact effort of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to limit oil production and reduce excessive energy supplies.

Latvia Tours concluded 2016 with turnover of EUR 18 million

Outgoing tourism was the priority turnover creation engine. It was EUR 15 million last year. Ingoing tourism secured turnover of EUR 1.8 million, according to data from Latvia Tours for 2016.

Namibia wishes to form more active trade cooperation with Latvia

Latvia and Namibia wish to improve mutual cooperation in trade and education, said Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s state secretary Andrejs Pildegovics and ambassador of Namibia in Latvia Bonny L. Dumeni Tuufilwa Haufiku during a meeting in Riga on Tuesday, 13 March.

Misleading information reported about free movement of armed NATO troops in Latvia

«Last week, misleading information about NATO troops being allowed to move around Latvia with firearms loaded with live ammunition was reported in the public space,» as reported by Latvia’s Defence Ministry.