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Saturday 19.08.2017 | Name days: Melānija, Imanta

Precipitation to back down in Latvia and weather to become warmer this week

There will be a high atmospheric pressure area hovering above Latvia at the beginning of the week. Although there will be some rain in the first half of 14 August, no more precipitation is expected until the middle of the week, and most of Latvia will likely experience dry weather, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

SEA: most often youngsters face unemployment because of lacking education

So far a total of 14,616 youngsters have been provided with assistance from Latvian State Employment Agency’s realized EU fund project Guarantees for Youngsters, says SEA Director Evita Simsone.

Construction output in Latvia up 16.9% in Q2 2017

Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, construction output had increased by 15.9 % in Q2 2017. Construction production output at current prices amounted to 384.4 million euros.

Savisaar trial: Defendant rushed to hospital from court

During the trial against the former long-time head of Estonia’s ruling Centre Party, corruption-accused Edgar Savisaar, a court in Tallinn has called for medics as the health of the politician began to worsen.

Agricultural centre: there is no reason for a major butter price rise

There is no reason for a major butter price increase at the moment, said manager of Agricultural Market Promotion Center Inguna Gulbe in an interview to Rīta Panorāma.

Estonia seeks modernising law on payment and E-money institutions

As the Estonian government pushes to regulate emerging payment services and increase the security requirements of online payments, the Estonian cabinet of ministers have backed a bill of amendments to the Baltic country's Payment Institutions and E-money Institutions Act.

Expert: illegal online content creates major losses for State Treasury

Illegal online film and television services seriously hurt content owners and legal service providers, as well as cause major losses for the State Treasury, industry specialists say.

Expert: Latvian farmers have high potential in cultivation of oats

Latvian farmers have high potential in the cultivation of oats, which is contributed by appropriate weather conditions and farmers’ efforts to cultivate high-quality oats. Continued efforts may result of Latvia gaining the reputation of a major oats producer in the world, says an agricultural specialist.

Canadian soldiers increase activity on Riga’s apartment market

Compared with Q1, clients’ interest for apartment rent on Riga’s market has grown in Q2 2017, as detailed in Ober-Haus housing market report.

U.S. congressman voices support for Latvia’s security; says cooperation should continue

Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s state secretary Andrejs Pildegovics met with Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives Ed Royce on Thursday, 10 August. During their meeting, the congressman voiced strong support for Latvia’s security.

Weather to become hot in Latvia – up to +32° C in some areas

On Friday, 11 August, weather in Latvia will be dictated by a high atmospheric pressure area. Because of that, air temperature will climb to +27° C… +28° C, according to State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Rinkevics and Aboltina discuss her return to diplomatic service

Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Unity Saeima faction chairperson Solvita Aboltina intend to discuss the politician’s return to the diplomatic service, said the minster’s advisor Martins Dregeris.

Court decides to keep insolvency administrator Durevskis under arrest

Riga City Latgale Suburb Court decided on Thursday, 10 August, to decline the request for change of security measure applied against insolvency administrator Nauris Durevskis. With that, he will remain under arrest, as confirmed by the court.

Latvian Association of Traders: how much does food cost in Riga’s stores?

The price rise for butter in Latvia was affected by multiple factors. As a result, the price of butter grew to EUR 3 – 4.5 thousand per 1 ton in the second half of 2016. This year, however, the price has already grown to EUR 6.3 thousand per 1 ton, as reported by Latvian Association of Traders.

Qatar cancels visa requirement for nationals of 80 countries, Latvia included

On Wednesday, 9 August, Qatar cancelled visa requirement for nationals of 80 countries, including Latvia. According to the new scheme for citizens of 33 countries, mainly from the Schengen Area, there is no need for them to buy a visa. Those residents are also allowed to stay in Qatar for up to 90 days.

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