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Tuesday 23.05.2017 | Name days: Leontīne, Ligija, Lonija, Leokādija

93% of respondents say rivers and lakes are some of Latvia’s biggest treasures

On 22 March – World Water Day – a survey was performed to determine residents’ views towards Latvia’s natural treasure – water. 93% of respondents admit that rivers and lakes are some of Latvia’s biggest treasures. Only 3% of respondents either disagree or mostly disagree with this statement.

Eastern Hospital’s Gynaecology Clinic to be provided with 500,000 euros to reduce queues

Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital’s Gynaecology Clinic will be provided with funding of EUR 513,622 from the state budget to help reduce queues.

In pictures: Victims of Brussels’ terror attacks remembered in first anniversary

Remembering those killed and injured in last year’s terror attacks, remembrance events are held on Wednesday, March 22, in the Belgian capital.

National Alliance does not support increased ticket prices in Riga shuttle buses

On Tuesday, 21 March, Riga City Council’s faction of the National Alliance voted against Transport Department’s proposal to set one ticket price for Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme shuttle bus services – EUR 1.15.

Rimi Baltic commences construction of a major logistics centre in Riga

Rimi Baltic has commenced construction of a retail trade industry project in Riga. This project will attract investments of EUR 75 million and make Latvia a Baltic logistical hub, as BNN was informed by the project’s representatives.

CC: largest amounts of Latvian milk are exported to Lithuania and Poland

After assessing the situation on the market after last year’s publicly voiced announcements regarding the possible price rise on dairy products, Latvia’s Competition Council has concluded – the price rise noted in the second half of 2016 was only temporary and is not expected to continue.

LMT installs the first mobile 5G connection station in Latvia

Latvijas Mobilais Telefons has installed the first 5G technologies compatible mobile communications station in Latvia, as confirmed by the company.

Tuberculosis infection rates in Latvia remain some of the highest in EU

Tuberculosis infection rates in Latvia continue to decline. Nevertheless, specialists say that Latvia’s indexes remain some of the highest in the European Union, as reported by Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Cigane: Latvia is co-responsible for Eurozone’s economy; reforms are needed

«Latvia, as a Eurozone member state, is co-responsible for the economic situation in the European Union. We cannot afford to sleep on the laurels of rapid growth started in post-crisis years. Latvia has to be responsible in the realization of recommendations provided by the European Commission,» says chairperson of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Cigane.

French presidential candidates defend opposing views in TV debate

With the April French presidential election nearing, two leading candidates of the post have positioned themselves in a televised debate.

LDDK: national economy lost nearly 800 million euros because of bad roads last year

«Vehicle mass restrictions that are imposed on gravel roads are not a solution – they present an additional obstacle for the national economy,» says Latvian Employers’ Confederation.

Russian authorities readying for construction around Nemtsov’s informal memorial

Since Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed in 2015 near the Kremlin, a group of anti-Kremlin activists has there cared for his makeshift memorial, but authorities are now planning to close the site on a bridge opposite Moscow's Red Square for repair construction works.

RPIVA to organize one final piquet outside of Cabinet of Ministers – Living Chain

On Tuesday, 21 March, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy will organize a piquet outside the Cabinet of Ministers building with students, employees and supporters taking part in the Living Chain at the end of the piquet. The goal of this protest is to demand the cancellation of RPIVA’s liquidation process.

Lembergs admits in court having discussed allegations with Supreme Court judges

On Friday, 17 March, Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes, admitted during a court hearing having discussed allegations with five former judges of the Supreme Court, as reported by TV3.

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