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Sunday 25.06.2017 | Name days: Maiga, Milija

Baltic States and Slovenia refuse to become hosts for UK-based EU agencies

Only four EU member states – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia – do not want to become new host countries for the currently UK-based EU agencies.

CSB: demand for labour force continues growing

At the end of Q1 2017, there were 15.7 thousand job vacancies in the country, and the indicator has risen by 1.9 thousand or 13.6 %, as compared to Q1 2016, and by 1.3 thousand or 8.7 %, compared to the end of 2016.

Defendant Savisaar intends to run in Estonian local government election

The graft-accused former mayor of Tallinn and ousted leader of Centre Party has stated that he intends to run in Estonian local government elections due this autumn.

Latvian residents have weak knowledge of personal credit history

A quarter of Latvian residents do not know what private credit rating is, according to results of a study performed by the Credit Information Bureau and Snapshots.

CAA: Latvia does not have any real punishments for improper use of UAVs

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs in Latvia is governed by regulations. However, there are no special punishments for violations associated with use of UAVs, said Director of Civil Aviation Agency Maris Gorodcovs in an interview to LTV.

Family of suspected London van attacker shocked about attack on Muslims

Relatives of the man in London taken in custody following a terror attack near a mosque in the British capital, have said they are shocked and devastated after the events.

Latvian board game declared the best children’s board game of the year

On 19 June in Hamburg, Germany, winners of the world’s most prestigious board game award Spiel des Jahres in child board game category Kinderspiel des Jahres were announced. Latvian board game Ice Cool, published by Brain Games, was declared as the best board game for children of 2017.

Roberts Zile criticizes Juncker Fund operations

Although the European Commission continues talks about accomplishments of Juncker Fund, the grim reality is that most of the money ends up in wealthy EU member states, where there is no lack of investments.

Amendments to street trading approved to combat grey economy in Latvia

To reduce grey economy in agricultural and food products trading, the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday, 19 June, approved Economy Ministry’s amendments to Cab. Req. for the organization of trade at markets and street vending.

NAF Commander: provocations against NATO troops in Latvia are possible

With the new NATO battalion now stationed in Latvia there are concerns about possible provocations, said Latvian National Armed Forces Commander Leonids Kalnins told Latvijas Radio on Monday, 19 June.

U.S. pledges to deploy troops in Baltics for duration of Zapad

U.S army would deploy three military units totalling up to 600 troops in the Baltic states during the large-scale Russian military exercise Zapad taking place this autumn, the commander of the U.S. army in Europe stated.

Air temperature to decline gradually in Latvia this week

At the beginning of the week, weather in Latvia’s western parts will be dictated by high atmospheric pressure area. Under its influence, weather will be somewhat cloudy. Nevertheless, it will be remain appropriately summer-like and dry.

French legislative election ends with Macron’s liberals winning majority

After the second round of France’s legislative election held on Sunday, June 18, French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist liberals look set to have won majority in the lower house of the country’s parliament.

London pedestrians ran over by vehicle

A van has been driven onto pedestrians near a mosque in London, killing one person and injuring eight. The van drove onto the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near a mosque in the British capital on the night to Monday, June 19.

Signature collection campaign launched to reorganize Brivibas Street in Riga

Association City for the People and manabalss.lv have begun collecting signatures for the establishment of a cycling lane and public transport lane on Brivibas Street in Riga.

Latvia had fourth highest inflation among EU member states in May

Compared with the same month of last year, Latvia had the fourth highest inflation index among EU member states in this year’s May, according to data from Eurostat.

airBaltic receives fifth CS300 aircraft

On 16 June, Latvian airBaltic airline received the fifth Bombardier CS300 aircraft. By the end of 2017, airBaltic is planning to have eight CS300 aircraft, BNN was told by the company.

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