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Wednesday 23.05.2018 | Name days: Leontīne, Ligija, Lonija, Leokādija

Latvia’s Saeima to form work group to restrict access to propaganda TV channels

On Tuesday, 15 May, Saeima’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee decided to form a work group to develop an alternative legislative draft to help limit access to propaganda television channels and reduce their proportion in offers of television service providers.

Number of foreign tourists hosted in Latvia’s tourist accommodations up 15.3%

A total of 454.2 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in Q1 2018, which is 14.3 % more than in Q1 2017.

Rail freight volume in Latvia down 10.9% in four months

Compared to the same period of last year, rail freight volume in Latvia dropped by 10.9% in the first four months of 2018 and was 15.673 million tonnes, according to data compiled by Transport Ministry.

Media Council: restriction of propaganda will yield results if we use a systematic approach

Restriction of Russian propaganda in Latvia’s information space will become effective if we oppose it as though it were a system, deputy chief of National Electronic Mass Media Council Ivars Āboliņš told journalists, explaining the new proposals for protection of information space.

SFRS: to make sure bathing season does not start with tragedy, residents urged to be careful

15 May marked the beginning of the official bathing season in Latvia. To make sure it does not start with tragedy, the State Fire and Rescue Service urges residents to follow safety precautions when staying near water.

Court satisfies SIA Lidl Latvija’s request – construction work to continue

Administrative District Court has satisfied the request from SIA Lidl Latvija regarding temporary protection and has restored the permit issued by Riga City Construction Office in July 2017 regarding the construction of a logistics centre on Ulbrokas Street, Riga, says Administrative District Court judge’s assistant Ilze Butkus.

Women make savings for children's future more often than men

Among Baltic States, mothers living in Latvia prepare for their children’s future more actively. Parents in Estonia, on the other hand, are more generous when it comes to diverting money for their children’s future, according to SEB Life Insurance data.

Citadele Index: grey economy has declined in Latvia’s construction sector

Compared to last year, the proportion of construction businesses that point to large and more likely large presence of grey economy in the country’s construction sector has dropped to 12%, according to information from the latest Citadele Index.

Unemployment in Latvia down to 6.7% in April

The unemployment level in Latvia declined to 6.7% in April, which is 0.3 percentage points less than the level recorded in March, according to information compiled by Latvia’s State Employment Agency.

FCMC to announce decision regarding ABLV Bank’s self-liquidation plan in May

Finance and Capital Market Commission plans to announce its decision regarding ABLV Bank’s self-liquidation plan in May, as confirmed by FCMC Communication Office manager Ieva Upleja.

For Latvia’s Development slowly changes its critical views of Harmony and Honour to Serve Riga

A crack has appeared in Riga City Council’s opposition ‘monolith’ against Nils Ušakovs. For Latvia’s Development political party has started slowly changing its critical views of Harmony and Honour to Serve Riga and has started looking to ‘contact points’, Nekā Personīga programme reports.

Estonian women earned 21% less than men last year

The gender pay gap on Estonia that has previously decreased for three consecutive years has remained unchanged at about 20,9% between October 2016 and October 2017, Estonian statisticians have calculated.

Military exercises showed Estonian readiness to defend country, says Minister

As the Estonian large-scale military exercises Siil concluded on Sunday, May 13, Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik evaluated that the Estonian readiness to protect their country has been demonstrated.

Prices of mineral water from Georgia on a rise in Latvia

Over the last few weeks, the price of certain brands of Georgian mineral water in Latvia’s stores have increased by an average of 37%.

Weather to change in Latvia – rain to replace heat

The anticyclone active in the region will slowly back away this week. Because of that, rain and thunderstorms are expected in certain regions of Latvia. Although it will no longer be as hot next week, it will remain moderately warm, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.