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Sunday 26.02.2017 | Name days: Mētra, Evelīna, Aurēlija

Moscow to expands demolition of Khrushchev-era blocks of flats

Moscow city local government in Russia has decided to demolish some 8,000 blocks of flats built in the 1950s and 1960s in a massive programme that plans to rehouse 1.6 million people over the coming years.

Popular Dutch anti-Islam politician sees his security information leaked

The leader of nationalist Dutch Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, which is expected to emerge as the most popular party in upcoming Dutch parliamentary election, has seen his location allegedly leaked to a Moroccan criminal gang.

EC: Latvia’s tax structure does not contribute to growth

«Latvia’s economic growth will be relatively rapid, but income inequality is a major problem that needs to be prevented,» concluded the European Commission in the latest report on economic development of member states.

Study in schools proves connection between health problems and classroom air

Microbiologists in Finland have extensively analysed the health of school teachers and stated that it has been scientifically proved for the first time that there is a direct connection between the quality of air in rooms and human health.

Recommendations on making waste sorting a habit

«Waste sorting will become an everyday habit in households in Latvia in the next several years,» says waste management company Ragn-Sells representative Inese Letinska.

Ascendum: the country needs a strong NGO sector

Non-governmental organizations do not wish to play the role of a guard dog in the work with the government and state administration, because Latvia’s civil society is mature enough to the an equal cooperation partner for the government, states Ascendum association.

State has to register adoptions by same-sex couples, Estonian court rules

According to a ruling by the Tallinn administrative court, the Estonian Interior Ministry should have made entered in the population register adoptions made by a same-sex couple that has registered its partnership.

Dobeles dzirnavnieks: organic animal feed – Latvia’s potential export product

Latvian grains processing company Dobeles dzirnavnieks has commenced production of organic animal feed, adding that it is a potential export product.

CAMART2 – most massive project in Latvia’s scientific history

The biggest project in Latvia’s scientific history – CAMART2 – has been opened in a positive atmosphere. «Commencement of the largest international scientific project in our country’s history once again proves the high level of competence of our scientists. With CAMART2, Latvia becomes a Baltic Silicon Valley,» says Latvian Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis.

90 years – such average life expectancy forecast for women in South Korea

Women in South Korea would be the first among other countries to reach an average life expectancy of over 90 years, scientists conclude.

Swedish police investigate riot in Stockholm

Police in Sweden has started an investigation into a riot that broke out this week a mainly immigrant part of Stockholm.

Expert: Latvia still has the highest unemployment level among Baltics

«Tendencies on the labour market will become more positive this year. Queues of unemployed people are expected to decline more quickly. Unemployment will be reduced by negative demographic trends too, but there will not be any sharp changes.

Non-declaration of cash to be applied with fine equal to 5% of the amount

In the event of non-declaration of cash money when crossing the border of the Republic of Latvia, a fine equal to 5% of the amount will be applied. This was decided by the Cabinet of Ministers during the viewing of Finance Ministry’s amendments to the Law on Declaration of Cash at the State Border.

Estonian anti-humantrafficking helpline contacted by 420 people last year

As human trafficking-related crime is on the rise in Estonia, a special helpline, received calls from 420 people last year, with people reporting mostly, when they are already in trouble not preventively.

Survey: meat remains one of the main food products in Latvia

90% of Latvian residents aged 20-74 regularly eat meat. For 80% of them, meat is one of the main everyday food products, BNN was informed by meat processing company Forevers.

State Border Guard apprehend 32 perpetrators

On Monday, 20 February, officers of the Latvian State Border Guard apprehended 32 perpetrators attempting to illegally cross the state border.

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