The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) has requested the Prosecutor General's office to prosecute former Riga City Council Housing and Environment Department Chief Arija Stabina for bribery and other crimes.
The number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in Q1 of this year comprised 301.3 thousand people. That is 5.9% more than in Q1 of 2012.Of which 34.3% were residents of Latvia and 65.7% – foreign tourists. Previously share of visitors was similar.
In Q1 of 2013, compared to Q1 of 2012, the number of clients that chose voluntary car insurance (KASKO) doubled.
Latvian Education and Science Ministry (ESM) plans to allocate an additional 2.3 million LVL for salaries of school coaches.
Latvia is a leader in the creation of a “New silk road”, which could be used after the end of the mission in Afghanistan, notes U.S. transportation command Commander Gen. William Fraser. He highly praised Latvia's contribution to the function of the Northern Distribution Network.
Latvian residents overpaid a total of 12 million LVL when purchasing expensive compensated medications last year, as reported by the director of the National Health Service Maris Taube at the opening of the “Ārstējies nepārmaksājot” (Don't overpay for treatment) informative campaign.
Compared to March, the overall level of producer prices in Latvian industry in April 2013 increased by 0.1%. The producer prices of products sold on the domestic market rose by 1.1%, whereas prices of exported products reduced by 0.9%.
I deny the information that the whereabouts of the suspended director of the Customs Criminal Office of the State Revenue Service Vladimir Vaskevics are unknown, says his wife business woman Inara Vilkaste.
On Wednesday, May 22, the main building of the Latvian National Arts Museum (LNAM) had an open doors day, so that all interested people would be able to have a look at the progress of construction works.
The Baltic States continue to come close to the average level of the European Union – in the middle of 2011, the average income per capita in the Baltic states were above the peak of the pre-crisis period.
On Tuesday, May 21, participants of the Gumball 3000 rally arrived in Riga. 2013 marks the 15th jubilee of the rally, which is known to the general public with exquisite cars, fabulous parties and world class celebrities. Every year, they gather and go off on a seven-day tour, covering 3 000 miles following a special route. This year, it includes Riga.