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Sunday 26.03.2017 | Name days: Eiženija, Ženija

Eurovision host Ukraine to consider entry of Russian contender

Ukraine, the host of the 2016 Eurovision song contest, is to consider, whether to allow in a Russian singer, who has performed in Crimea after it was land-grabbed by Russia.

Namibia wishes to form more active trade cooperation with Latvia

Latvia and Namibia wish to improve mutual cooperation in trade and education, said Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s state secretary Andrejs Pildegovics and ambassador of Namibia in Latvia Bonny L. Dumeni Tuufilwa Haufiku during a meeting in Riga on Tuesday, 13 March.

Turkey angry over campaign restrictions in EU states with Turkish community

The Netherlands have received an angry reaction from Turkey after it – following similar steps by a number of EU countries with a large Turkish community - blocked in its territory political campaigning in favour of a referendum.

Iceland to lift 2008 money flow controls, as tourism surges

The government of Iceland has decided to end from Tuesday, March 14, the capital controls on its population, companies and pension funds.

TM: demand for container transports within Eurasian supply networks increases

«Demand for container cargo transports within Eurasian supply networks continues to increase. A major increase was noted in 2016 for container cargoes in existing transport routes,» notes Latvian Transport Ministry's state secretary Kaspars Ozolins.

Several flights cancelled at Riga airport due to strikes in Finland and Germany

Airport workers' strike, which are currently taking place at airports in Finland and Germany, are having an impact on the work of Riga International Airport. Because of this, multiple departing and arriving flights have been cancelled, as reported by the airport's representative.

Election interference should be viewed as act of war, Ilves says

Now, when U.S. intelligence services have confirmed there had been Russian meddling in the elections and when their German counterparts have confirmed breaking into IT systems of the German parliament by same groups of hackers, all liberal democrats needed to reconsider how their electoral processes could be defended, Estonian ex-president Toomas Hendrik Ilves has stated.

Tusk re-elected contrary to will of his native Poland

To the post of the head of the European Council Donald Tusk has been re-elected despite solitary opposition of the government of his native Poland.

Study: Taking yellow taxi is safer than blue one

When choosing a yellow taxi over a blue one, we can lower the possibility of suffering in a traffic accident, a research in Singapore has found.

Most investment funds in Latvia functioned with positive yield last year

The majority of investment funds present in Latvia worked with positive yield last year. Their performance was greatly influenced by the investment fund currency – better yield in euros was demonstrated by funds operating with Russian rouble or US dollar, as reported by the Finance and Capital Market Commission.

Kaspersky Lab: one-tenth of users distort the truth on social networks to feel good

One-tenth of social network users distort the truth in hopes of ingratiating themselves to as many people as possible, as stated in a study by Kaspersky Lab.