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Latvia has the largest proportion of illegal cigarettes in Europe

Last year, illegal cigarette trade in Latvia had dropped to 28.9% in comparison with 2012 (30.7%). Nevertheless, Latvia remains a negative leader in illegal cigarette trade in the European Union.

Exam results in Latvia: best results in Russian and French languages, worst results – history and maths

Latvian schoolchildren received the worst results in history and mathematics exams. The best results are said to be in English and French language exams, as reported by the State Education and Contents Centre.

July programme of open air film nights in Esplanade

Continuing the tradition that was launched last year, the cultural chalet Esplanade will be featuring film nights for residents throughout summer until mid-September.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia grows 2.1%

Compared to April, the total retail trade turnover in May 2014 dropped by 3.0%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products has remained the same, whereas of non-food products reduced by 5.0%.

Daily joke: the things we learn

How I learned to mind my own business. I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, "13! 13! 13!"

Estonian Song and Dance Celebration touches hearts

Estonian Song and Dance Celebration is a unique event that brings together a giant choir of 25 000 people every couple of years for a weekend in July. Almost 100 000 people enjoy the concerts and join in with most popular songs.

Sensitive data vulnerable in 86% of Android phones

A flaw in Android operating system makes it possible to access sensitive data used for logging into online banking and private networking services in 86% of Android phones.

Weekly horoscope (30.06 – 06.07): don’t miss your chance

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for June 30th – July 6th.

Member state leaders select Juncker as head of European Commission

European Union heads of state and government on June 27 voted in favour of Jean-Claude Juncker nominating him as the candidate for the post of the President of the European Commission.

Political calendar of Latvia. June 30 – June 6, 2014

Calendar of political events in Latvia for June 30th – July 6th...

Economic calendar of Latvia. June 30 – July 3, 2014

Economic calendar of Latvia. June 30th – July 2nd 2014...

Authorities impose restrictions on transport of Latvian pork to Belarus

Belarus has temporarily introduced restrictions on transport and transit of Latvian pork. This measure was introduced after International Office of Epizootics published information that there have been cases of African swine fever infections in Latvia.

Lithuania’s political diary. Lithuania increasingly wary of Russia

Lithuanian MPs won’t attend Moscow forum as an invitation to a parliamentary forum to be held in the Russian capital was declined by the Board of the Lithuanian Seimas.

Next week in Latvia will remain rainy

Weather in Latvia will remain under influence of a cyclone: air temperature will be low and there will be plenty of precipitation.

Repše’s party spent EUR 500,000 on failed European Parliament elections

For Latvia’s Development Party spent a total of EUR 508,299 on European Parliament elections, according to Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau’s compiled information from the party’s income and expense declaration.

Five pieces of advice how to achieve better results at running

More and more people in Latvia are taking up running regardless of their age. Any runner feels the spirit of competition from time to time during marathons. Soon, July 5th, there will be the Liepaja half-marathon.

European Council signs association treaties with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

This Friday, June 27th, leaders of EU member states signed association treaties with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This will allow these sides to deepen political relations and improve economic integration.

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