The holidays are one of the most active periods for thieves. This is why security experts call residents to be careful when publishing information in social networks and leaving home to celebrate. Experts also recommend parents to talk to their children about staying safe while remaining outdoors.
After joining the Eurozone, the rate of counterfeit money is expected to rise in Latvia. Nevertheless, the situation will not be too dramatic, Bank of Latvia money technology department lead Andris Taurins predicts.
The Food and Veterinary Service (FVS), while carrying out an inspection at one of the warehouses owned by Dekšņi in Tukums, discovered that markings of different cheese products imported from Poland and Lithuania were being replaced there. As a result – cheese products from those two countries turned into Holandes and Eden brand cheeses.
Recently, Prime Minister Valdis Dombbrovskis mentioned that Education Minister Roberts Kilis should review his work and communication style. However, what can the Prime Minister say about ministers from his own party?
If Valdis Dombrovskis is, indeed, the head of the government, then I call him to change his work style and act as a leader should. He should unite the team of ministers, not break it apart. Discuss the disputes within the coalition, not use public criticism against ministers, believes Reform Party's Saeima faction's Chairman Vyacheslav Dombrovskis.
During the Easter week, starting from Thursday, March 28, Riga residents and the city's guests will have an opportunity to visit cultural events. This includes concerts, workshops, national Easter rituals, as well as creative activities for children.
Following Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee meeting, the Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov told members of the press that Russia has officially informed Latvia about Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev's intent to have a bilateral meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.
Latvia still has only one enterprise with the word Easter in its registered name – the 1996 founded Ziemassvētki un Lieldienas (Christmas and Easter) individual trading company owned by one Kaspars Skrabans.
“The current map is incomplete. Latvia's regions should be larger and stronger. We all want our regions to develop and be comfortable for Latvian residents to live,” - Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs says.
The government has accepted the Culture Ministry's (CM) submitted requirements to the state budget's co-funding of foreign films in Latvia. It is planned to allocate 300 000 LVL from the emergency budget.
The latest weather forecasts state that the rapid thaw of snow and the rise of the water level in Latvia's rivers will begin in April.
“The question of a full opening of the electric energy market will be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers once again only after real progress is made in the reduction of the compulsory procurement component (CPC),” - Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts said.
In order to warn authorities not to accept the Russian money that is leaving Cyprus, officials of the European Central bank have contacted Latvia, which has received a large portion of Russian money, according to well informed sources.
There were at least 18 different kinds of corruption scandals that hit Riga City Council and its institutions in the last 18 years. Deputy Chief of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) Juta Strike believes that there are no practical initiatives currently in play by Riga City Council to combat corruption.
On Sunday, March 24, the annual closing of the season event of the Dinamo Riga Kontinental Hockey League club was carried out.