A study of Baltic business climate made by the Swedish Trade Council based on interviews made in 147 Swedish companies that operate in the Baltic countries showed that they were generally satisfied with this region as a place for doing business.
In 2012, for the first time in history the harvested production of grain in Latvia reached 2.1 million tons, with the yield of cereals growing till 37.0 quintals from ha. The total production in 2012 exceeded the production of 2011 by 712.5 thousand tons or by 50.5%.
On February 17, Latvian hockey club Dinamo Riga has won the last match of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) season 2012/13 against Slovak Slovan with a score of 3:1 (1:1, 1:0, 1:0).
A cyclone will form above the Baltic Sea this week. It will move toward the south. Latvia's weather will dictated by the eastern region – wind current to become stronger; it is expected to snow.
Members of the two largest enterprises owned by Riga are currently being attempted to be united by one trade union – LABA, which is loyal to Harmony Centre (HC). This trade union is also being generously financed by Rigas Satiksme (RS), which is dependent on grants from Riga City Council, De Facto programme of Latvian Television reports.
Calendar of political events in Latvia. February 18 - 22, 2013...
Calendar of economic events in Latvia. February 18 - 22, 2013...
On February 18, Soldiers and the national guardsmen will participate in an international friendship run in response to the invitation from the International Military Sports Association to celebrate the anniversary of its foundation.
On Friday, February 15, Shrovetide (Mēteņi) comes to Riga's Central market. Farewell to winter is being offered on the largest European market Negu Street Square with musical performances, games and contest.
Since the beginning of February, BTA Insurance Company SE has received thirty insurance claims for transport damage due to holes in the roads. Experts admit – this number of complaints usually comes in three months.
Currently, construction works are being held at Dzintari concert hall: reconstruction and restoration works of the Small hall. If everything goes according to plan, Jurmala residents and guests of the city will be able to enjoy the first concerts in the beginning of June.
Even though the total crime rate had decreased, there was a 30% increase of especially serious crimes in 2012. This is stated by work results of State Police (SP), which were presented by Chief of SP Ints Kuzis on February 14.