In the 1st half of 2012, the average purchase prices of coniferous tree round timber fluctuated between 1-2 LVL/m3, as compared to the 2nd half of 2011, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.
Google has been recognized as Latvia's most loved brand for the third year in a row. Inbox.lv ranks the second for the second straight year, while Swedbank rounds up the TOP 3.
The world, but particularly Europe, are witnessing growing demand for Latvian education. Ten years ago, there were only four Latvian weekend schools in Europe, but the number is now up to 43.
Today, September 19, the Latvian Parliamentary European Affairs Committee meets with finance and EU policy experts to discuss the European Council's report on possible solutions for closer integration of the Economic and Monetary Union.
On Tuesday, September 18, the Latvian government approved additional funding of 15 million lats ($28.3m) to housing insulation, according to the Ministry of Economy.
XXV Latvian Song and XV Dance Festival will be held next year from June 30 to July 7 in 19 venues across Riga. The opening ceremony will take place simultaneously in the Song Festival Stage in Mezaparks (Riga) and various Latvian regions.
In August, 2012, car registrations rose by 4.4% in Latvia, accounting for the fifth largest increase in Europe, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
The Latvian National Library aka the Castle of Light is still under active construction.
Annual 215.2 million lats ($ 406m) flow into the higher education sector - it is the exact value of the interests endangered by the reforms of Education Minister Roberts Kilis, who has failed the confidence vote of the Latvian Rectors' Council.
From September 16 to September 18, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics is on a working visit in Georgia. He has expressed support for the country's efforts to move closer to Euro-Atlantic structures.
On Monday, September 17, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau searched the Housing and Environment Department of Riga City Council, confirms Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs.