Education and Science Ministry has concluded its talks with nine Latvian universities in regard to the division of budget places for the next school year.
On Thursday, November 28, five men fell from 8-10 m height at a construction site in Riga, as reported by Emergency Medical Service representative Inga Vitola.
A number of construction violations have been uncovered at Maxima building in Imanta, Dammes Street 35a. Construction permit has been revoked, says Riga City Construction Office manager Inguss Vircavs.
Riga City Council's Welfare Department has received a total of 50 requests to be provided with the LVL 10,000 compensation to families of victims of Zolitude tragedy. The department has also received 43 requests to help cover funeral expenses.
Sunday, December 1, Riga's main Christmas tree will be in full light at Dome Square. The event will be accompanied by children's ensemble Knīpas un Knauķi and Daumants Kalnins with a Jazz quintet.
A new supervisor to the investigation of the Zolitude tragedy has been appointed in the place of prosecutor Ando Skalbe. A total of three prosecutors will supervise the investigation, notes Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers.
Instead of Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, other people should have resigned or, at least, should have considered doing so, says Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina.
State Secretary to Economy Ministry Juris Puce has decided to resign from his post. The government will decide on his resignation next week.
Wednesday, November 27, the Dome Cathedral in Riga held a farewell ceremony dedicated to rescuers who died during rescue operations in Zolitude. Hundreds of people came to bid farewell to Vilnis Steinitis, Edgars Reinfelds and Sergei Izhik.
The conditions for global GDP growth will continue to improve during the next couple of years. But it will remain a modest recovery, hampered by ongoing economic and financial "healing" processes, says SEB Bank macroeconomic expert Dainis Gaspuitis.
Maxima Latvia is one of the leaders in terms of labour rights and labour security violations, says Director or State Labour Inspection Renars Lusis.
On Tuesday, November 26, Chief of Latvia's State Fire and Rescue Service Oskars Abolins made a statement that the state should consider demolishing the building that was being built right next to the recently collapsed Maxima building in Zolitude, Riga.
Tuesday, November 26, the Latvian government allowed the allocation of LVL 666,918 from the funding provided by the European Social Fund to professional and informal training of former Liepājas metalurgs.