Even though most residents had deposited their remaining cash prior to currency conversion, there are still some Latvian residents who still have some money left to deposit. The transition period will last for two more weeks – until January 14.
This New Year’s Eve was the most profitable once in Latvia for organizers of festive events, restaurants and hotels since the end of the crisis, as it was confirmed by interviewed organizers.
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Residents have not been rather active in regard to money withdrawal from ATMs one day after Latvia’s joining of Eurozone. Citadele Banka reports residents withdrew three times less money from ATMs on January 1 than any other day.
‘I hope the new government will start working within the next two or three weeks,’ – said Valdis Dombrovskis, who had announced his resignation shortly after the Zolitude tragedy.
Throughout December 31 and January 1, residents will be able to use public transport services free of charge. This does not apply to minibus and night routes.
Due to the New Year’s celebration, all traffic along November 11 Waterfront will be closed off for 06:00 December 31 – 15:00 January 1. This applies to all transport except for those with special permission.
A total of 130 portraits of Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis complete with his signature were sent to private collectors in 2013.
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The request to provide information on the current state of health of President Andris Bērziņš has been received and will be reviewed, as reported by the State President’s Chancellery. However, representatives could not explain why a whole month is required to provide a reply to such a simple question.
The agreement that was reached between Unity and Reform Party will not lead to the latter end up being liquidating. It will only make the two parties closer to one another, says Chairman of RP Edmunds Demiters.
The trade union of Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau will ask Chief of CPCB Yaroslav Strenchenok to cancel his decision to dismiss Deputy Chief of CPCB Juta Strīķe.
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.