The Reform Party (RP) has voiced a request for the Rectors Council to act responsibly and take care of the development of Latvia's higher education by dismissing the Chairman of the Higher Education Council (HEC) Janis Vetra.
In the next three weeks, Saturday, February 23 to March 17, business, public speeches, all kinds of contacts, communication, trading and transport influencing plant Mercury will be moving in a retrograde motion. It means that all processes related to these fields and their development will not go as planned.
On Thursday, February 21, the Saeima conceptually supported the Cabinet of Ministers' submitted Municipalities Referendum draft law. It will dictate the order by which municipal elections are initiated and held.
The three months of springs will be warm in Latvia – the average air temperature is expected to be by 2° C higher than the norm, according to the prediction of the Norwegian Meteorology Institute.
When carrying out a number of inspections in Riga and Liepaja, officers of Finance Police of the State Revenue Service (SRS) managed to stop a criminal group. It was responsible for defrauding nearly 500 000 LVL in Value Added Tax (VAT).
The amount saved in the planned investment capital for pensions exceeded 1 million LVL in 2012. This by 17% more than there was in the end of 2011, as reported by the results of the State Funded Pension program management.
On Tuesday, February 19, the Great music award of 2012 was given to accordionist Ksenya Sidorova for her solo in the Prophecy opus of Erki Sven Tir in the Large Guild on May 31 and her solo concert at the Spikeri concert hall on November 23.
On Wednesday, February 20, the Saeima National Economy, Agriculture, Environment and Regional Policy commission will be reviewing amendments to the Construction Law. They provide shorter terms for challenging construction permits, as well as a regulation for builder certification.
“The statement of the Riga Mayor candidate from the National Union (NU) Baiba Broka in regard to party cooperation on the Riga municipal elections divides society and ruins the belief that Latvian parties are capable of cooperating at all,” - notes Reform Party's (RP) Riga Mayor candidate Inga Antane.
Decreasing air temperature and increasing snow thickness present a big challenge to wild animals, especially ungulates – roe deer and red deer. This is why residents are being encouraged to help forest animals during the tough winter period, when food is especially scarce.
AS Reverta has submitted a plea to the Riga Regional Court with a request to collect 547 000 LVL from political technologist Jurgis Liepnieks.
Since, Sunday, February 17, it has been snowing the most in Kurzeme, where the layer of snow has increased by 10 cm in some areas.
In 2012, for the first time in history the harvested production of grain in Latvia reached 2.1 million tons, with the yield of cereals growing till 37.0 quintals from ha. The total production in 2012 exceeded the production of 2011 by 712.5 thousand tons or by 50.5%.
On February 17, Latvian hockey club Dinamo Riga has won the last match of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) season 2012/13 against Slovak Slovan with a score of 3:1 (1:1, 1:0, 1:0).
A cyclone will form above the Baltic Sea this week. It will move toward the south. Latvia's weather will dictated by the eastern region – wind current to become stronger; it is expected to snow.
Members of the two largest enterprises owned by Riga are currently being attempted to be united by one trade union – LABA, which is loyal to Harmony Centre (HC). This trade union is also being generously financed by Rigas Satiksme (RS), which is dependent on grants from Riga City Council, De Facto programme of Latvian Television reports.
Calendar of political events in Latvia. February 18 - 22, 2013...