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Sunday 26.02.2017 | Name days: Mētra, Evelīna, Aurēlija

Waze: Latvia is the seventh best country for driving a car

Latvia is the seventh best country in the world for driving a car, according to results of Waze’s Driver Satisfaction Index.

Eurovision organisers in Ukraine quit preparations

This year’s Eurovision pop song competition is facing a significant obstacle after 21 leading employee of this year’s organising committee in Ukraine refused to continue preparations.

Study: Latvia has experienced a decline in indexes for state costs and tax burden

In the Global Economic Freedom rating, Latvia has climbed from 36th and 20th place this year. Nevertheless, the country remains behind Estonia and Lithuania. The study shows that Latvia has experienced a decline in indexes for state expenditures, according to results of a study performed by Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal.

Russia rejects French election interference claims

The spokesman for the Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected accusations from the campaign camp of French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron that Russia was linked to media and internet attacks Macron.

Number of tourists staying in tourist accommodations in Latvia increases every year

In 2016, 2.3 million visitors were hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments, which was 7.7 % more than the year before. The respective indicator has increased by 75 % from the 1.3 million hosted in 2010.

Videos on Facebook will play with sound automatically

The interest of users watching videos has to a large extent increased Facebook’s recent growth and the U.S. firm has notified its investors that it plans to generate income from this trend.

February 14 in pictures

Latvia Tours: last year’s average travel cost per person was EUR 413

Last year’s tendency shows that many Latvian travellers have found new destinations to their liking. This especially applies to Asian countries. This is related to the general improvement of the economic situation, notes Latvia Tours corporate solutions specialist Janis Kolomenskis.

British companies experience deficit of workers

After Brexit vote, British companies have been experiencing problems with filling vacant jobs, according to human resource management data published by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Avalanche claims lives in French Alps’ ski resort

Four snowboarders have died in an avalanche at a mountain resort in the French Alps, while being in an off-piste area.

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