In Q1 of 2013, Latvian residents complained the most about the service of SEB and DNB banks. According to the Consumers Rights Protection Centre (CRPC), a total of five complaints each were received in regard to SEB and DNB banks. Citadele and Nordea banks both have four complaints each.
As though a gentleman, the Latvian National Alliance (All For Latvia!" – "For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK) has given the first place in its list of Riga mayoral candidates to a lady – Baiba Broka.
The average GDP increase in Latvia per quarter was 1.4% in the last couple of years. This suggests that, in spite of some unfortunate events in the domestic and foreign environment, Latvia's GDP increase of Q1 of 2013 had only a slight increase.
Twelve meteorological stations in Latvia registered new temperature records on May 9.
Given the fact that the majority of Saeima deputies supported the deputies that are accused of serious crimes this Thursday, May 9, deciding not to limit their authority in the government, Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs questions his remainder in the ministerial post.
“We can, of course, look for different judicial nuisances, excuses and arguments, replace commas here and there. But politicians need to understand that they need to look past their personal interests and money and take decisive action for the good of society”, - Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs said.
Opposition parties make sure that deputies accused of serious crimes will continue to remain in their posts. In spite of the fact that the vote took place on “an emotionally sensitive” date – May 9 – representatives of Harmony Centre, Union of Greens and Farmers and the National Alliance managed to go through this issue without conflicts.
On Thursday, May 9, Latvia is expected to have one of the highest air temperature readings in Europe. The air temperature is expected to rise to +24° C...+29° C during the day. It is expected to be as warm as +19° C...+23° C along the coast.
Children and young people in Latvia do not have the same level of welfare and quality of life children from the EU and OECD countries have, said in the “Child welfare in rich countries” edition of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) research centre.
The problems in the education industry are grave and unstable, believes Education and Science Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovskis. Nevertheless, he calls teachers to cooperate and keep a cool head about the situation.
Most Latvian residents believe immigration is the largest threat to Latvia's demography. 60% of respondents agree with this statement, which is 6% more than there were in 2010 (54%).
The European Commission (EC) has approved Latvia's offer to use the money that was previously planned to be used for the train procurement project on other railway transport investment projects.
The proposed mayoral candidate from the Union of Greens and Farmers is one Armands Krauze – largely unknown to the residents of the Latvian capital. He has no prior experience in city management. This is probably the reason why he easily gives pre-election promises that are very hard to implement in reality.