The U.S. has warned Russia that Washington would stop cooperation with Moscow in Syria if Moscow would not stop the bombardment of besieged Aleppo.
73.5% of girls and 49.1% of boys in Riga do not see their future associated with exact sciences, according to results of Jaunieši IT study carried out in Riga’s schools.
To ensure more transparent procurements, businessmen urge government to introduce an electronic procurement system as soon as possible. This system is expected to ensure honest competition and help resolve other problems that are often present in state and municipal procurements.
Lately there has been an increase in infection cases involving one of the most dangerous ransom computer viruses – Cerber. Specialists of eScan anti-virus programme warn that this is the most active ransom virus. Its infection spread rating reaches 25.97%.
To enhance the democratization of science and develop the so-called Citizen Science method in Latvia, an international discussion titled ‘Discussion on Citizen Science Development in Latvia’ will take place in Vidzeme’s Cesis Concert Hall on Friday, 30 September.
On Tuesday, 27 September, the Latvian government accepted amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Self-government Authorities that relieve 233 state institutions from the duty to report information about remuneration of their employees.
On 27 September, Riga District Court decided to put off the viewing of the criminal case regarding the incident at Adazi military base involving two Russian citizens until 24 July 2017.
A study performed in the UK on addiction to smartphones found that a third of its adult population look into their devices at night, which often causes quarrels with their other halves.
27 September is celebrated around the world as Tourism Day. This day marks the end of the tourism season in the northern latitudes and the beginning of the season for southern latitudes. For this event, Tourism Research Centre’s manager Eriks Lingeberzins explains the topical tourism trends and what has changed under influence of terrorism.
Finance Ministry’s prepared amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Self-government Authorities that provide for refusal of keeping compensation records for state and municipal capital association officials will negatively influence the principles of the single compensation system, as noted by Unity.
European Union heads of state and government are to consider ways to improve relations with Russia as some member states are increasingly sceptical over official- and company-specific sanctions.
Baltic capitals have different town development strategies: Tallinn intends to focus on renovation and development of the city centre. Vilnius and Riga, however, consider realizing development projects outside of the city centre, as told on Monday, 26 September, by head architects of the three Baltic Capitals.
The recent State Duma elections in Russia concluded with United Russia crushing the opposition in terms of popularity. Experts interviewed by De Facto programme of LTV believe the consequences will be even worse for the opposition – stricter policy against differently-minded people and fractured society.
A mass demonstration took place in Warsaw over the weekend, as thousands of people demanded Poland’s right-wing government to improve its conduct as, according to protesters, it has acted against the constitution and laws.
Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau will provide an explanation about the disappearance of classified documents once Yaroslav Strelchenok, the current head of KNAB, returns from sick leave, as BNN was informed by KNAB.
The European Commission has stated that there will be no new talks on the disputed EU-Canada free trade deal CETA, even though many Europeans are against it.
Latvia and Baltic States in general are perfect for military defence, believes Potomac Foundation president Philip Karber. He is a teacher at Georgetown University and a hired military consultant for Latvian Defence Ministry.