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RP: consolidation of right-wing parties is necessary

‘Right now we need to use all of our known methods to achieve a pragmatic and close cooperation of right-centrist political forces in order to overcome challenges in social, economic and security matters,’ – says Chairman of Reform Party Vyacheslav Dombrovskis.

Weather in Latvia to become warmer this week

Weather in Latvia will be dictated by a cyclone at the beginning of this week. Skies will clear only for short periods of time. Rainfall is expected. Latvia’s eastern parts will experience volumes of precipitation equal to more than half of the norm for the ten-day period.

Thousands of protesting teachers ‘paralyse’ road traffic in Riga

It is likely there will not be a rapid growth of teachers’ salaries, said Education and Science Minister Ina Druviete during her meeting with protesting teachers this Monday, May 12th.

Inflation in Latvia up 0.7%

The average consumer price level rose by 0.7% in April 2014. Prices of goods did not change, while prices of services grew by 2.6%. Compared to the previous 12 months, the average consumer price level increased 0.1% over the last 12 months.

Environmental Minister turns against Antane’s colleague in Ventspils Freeport Board

Following the dismissal of Inga Antāne form her post as representative of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry in the Board of Riga Freeport, minister Romāns Naudiņš plans to perform changes in the Board of Ventspils Freeport.

Programme of events of Shakespeare festival in Riga

Throughout May 16th – 20th, Shakespeare festival will be held in Latvia. This special event is organized in order to celebrate Shakespeare’s jubilee. The ‘Shakespeare 450’ programme of events in Riga includes a video contest of youngsters, a multimedia exhibition, lectures and discussions, theatrical shows, films and other activities.

Weekly horoscope (May 12th – 18th): think twice

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for May 12th – 18th.

Political calendar of Latvia. May 12 - 15, 2014

Calendar of political events in Latvia for May 12 - 15...

Urbanovich denied access to official secrets due to his ties with Russian political technologists

Prior to the 11th Saeima elections Harmony Centre had used services provided by Russian political technologists, which may have cost several thousand lat. This cooperation was coordinated by one of the party’s leaders Janis Urbanovichs.

Latvian MEPs are guaranteed pensions of EUR 1,000

Latvian MEPs will all receive an additional amount of EUR 1,000 to their retirement pensions. Those who were elected to the parliament repeatedly will receive an even larger additional amount.

Aggression against Ukraine: Separatists announce victory in referendum deemed illegal by Kyiv and Europe

In Ukrainian eastern Donetsk Oblast, pro-Russian separatists have announced that 89% ballots have been cast in favour of the self-rule of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk.

Family Day programme of events in Riga

Throughout May 13th-18th, residents of Riga and its guests will be able to attend events dedicated to Family Day – musical shows, theatrical exhibitions, creative workshops and concerts.

PHOTO: gathering of moto freestyle riders in Riga

This Saturday, May 10th, the Ghetto Streetbike Freestyle championship in Eastern Europe will start off in Riga with freestyle parade from Grizinkalns sports complex.

815 tons of lat coins remain unexchanged for euro

A rather large volume of lat coins remains in possession of Latvian residents. A total of 354 million lat coins (815 tons) remain unexchanged for euro in Latvia.

With risk of deflation remaining strong in eurozone, ECB hints on cutting interest rates

Economic growth has returned even to Europe's south, but in relation to the strengthening euro, the risk of deflation in eurozone remains high just as pressure against the European Central Bank (ECB) with demands to avert it.

What should athletes eat to prepare for a marathon?

As the Riga Nordea Marathon draws closer, Rimi healthy diet movement Aikāgaršo Chef Normunds Baranovskis and dieting specialists have compiled a list of important food products athletes are recommended to consume to maintain strength during periods of extended physical activities.

Strīķe considers turning to European Court of Human Rights

Deputy Chief of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau Juta Strīķe has to report daily to her superior about each and every task. On top of that, she is allowed to work only from her office. Because of such an attitude towards her and only her, Strīķe considers turning to the European Court of Human Rights.

Latvian authorities arrest illegal drug carrier group

Officers of the State Revenue Service’s Customs Criminal Office in cooperation with State Police have managed to disrupt activities of an illegal drug carriers group by detaining and later arresting one person.

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