Because of the upcoming elections in Latvia next year, there may not be a foreign policy to speak of, says Director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs Andris Sprūds.
Economy Minister Daniels Pavļuts and Consumer Rights Protection Centre manager Baiba Vītoliņa have sent an official letter to fast loan companies and their associations, asking not to apply fines to consumers if their solvency wan not evaluated properly prior to allocating a loan.
Meteorologists in the Britain have warned about coming storms just days after strong winds and heavy rainfall left 43,000 people without electricity and 1,200 homes flooded.
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš believes he has no obligation to comply with regulations of the Law on Official Secrets regarding his obligation as President to publish information about the state of his health.
New Year’s celebration cannot be imagined without a rich table with many dishes served. Champagne is also a frequent guest. What to do if you had just a bit too much food or alcohol the other day? How to recover from unpleasant side-effects of a rather pleasant evening? Pharmacists Oksana Gehtmane and Ligita Kukula of BENU pharmacy provide useful advice.
According to results of a survey on Christmas shopping habits of Latvia’s residents, the majority of the population cannot resist having pork roast on New Year’s.
This week’s weather in Latvia is more reminiscent of autumn than it is of winter – warm temperatures, cloudy sky and frequent rains (seldom snow). Meteorologists do not expect there to be any significant changes in weather conditions next week – weather is expected to remain warm and windy.
Latvia’s resigning Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is away in Brussels, where a meeting of EU leaders is being held. It is during this meeting that leaders of EU member states will decide on a common mechanism for resolving bank financing problems. However, foreign journalists were no less interested about Latvia’s upcoming membership in Eurozone.
After evaluating a number of regulations issued by Riga City Council in regard to public transport ticket fare discounts, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry concluded that several of those regulations are, in fact, illegal. Municipality has been asked to provide explanations.
The Prime Minister candidate that could be announced by President Andris Bērziņš next year is likely Latvia’s NATO representative Māris Riekstiņš, says Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Āboltiņa.
Audience of Apollo Theatre in London was showered with debris from the theatre’s ceiling during a Thursday play. More than 80 people were injured. Authorities say there were many families with children there that day.
In the Republic of South Sudan, ethnic Nuer rebels have stormed a UN base killing ethnic Dinka civilians and three Indian peacekeepers.