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Monday 25.09.2017 | Name days: Rauls, Rodrigo

Valdis Dombrovskis could become the head of EU financial regulation

Incoming President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker plans to create an EU financial services directorate. Among candidates to head this new institution is Latvia’s former Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

African swine virus gives jitters to all Lithuanian farmers

With African swine fever (ASF) virus found in a Danes-owned pig complex in the settlement of Rupinskiai in the district of Ignalina, which borders Latvia, the local authorities have declared a state of emergency in the entire district. Along with the specialists of the State Veterinary Service specialists, they also started looking for the culprit of the virus, but so far the source of it remains unclear.

Five pieces of advice how to do sports on a hot summer day

What can be better than doing a bit of exercise on a sunny summer day? Hot weather is not an obstacle for sports and will not have an impact on health as long as the person performing exercises follows five important rules.

Accident with containers at Riga Freeport; chemical substance leaks out

An accident with a secure container at Riga Universal Terminal has resulted in approximately 400 litres of chemicals being leaked out.

Daily joke: what time cannot do

«Don’t you agree that ‘time’ is the greatest healer?»

Vast flooding in Romania

Heavy rainfall in Romania's south-west has caused floods and evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes.

Minister: Russia responds to sanctions with propaganda about «bad times»

Following the introduction of sanctions, active propaganda activity was launched in Latvia. This activity has begun spreading misleading information and concerns about «bad times», says Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

Argentina defaults on debt for second time in 12 years

Argentina for the second time in the last 12 years is unable to pay its dept. The situation might deepen the recession of Latin America's third largest economy and fuel its inflation.

Security Police to investigate possible donation collection for Ukrainian separatists

If some Latvian resident tries to provide military assistance to Eastern-Ukrainian separatists, any attempt to do so will be prevented, notes Latvian Security Police.

Donations of unknown origin cause one of Sudraba’s leaders to leave the party

One of the Board members of Inguna Subraba’s party No sirds Latvijai has announced that he will not take part in the upcoming Saeima elections as part of this political power, criticizing the party’s financing model ‘from unknown sources’.

ASF continues to spread further in Valka and Latgale

Results of laboratory tests confirm the presence African swine fever in two domestic pigs in two farms of Ērģeme parish of Valka Region and two farms in Latgale.

Broka dismisses sworn bailiff Cerbulis

The soon resigning Latvian Justice Minister Baiba Broka has made the decision to dismiss sworn bailiff Artis Cerbulis from his post.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 2.8%

Total retail trade turnover in June 2014 dropped by 0.4%, compared to May. Retail trade in food products reduced by 1.8%, whereas of non-food products - rose by 0.4%.

How to protect your electric devices from sand, water and overheating during summer

When enjoying summer on the beach or during travels, it is important not only to keep yourself from overheating, but also your phone, camera and any other electrical items your carry with you. Experts of Samsung Electronics Baltics explain how to best protect your electrical appliances from heat, sand and water.

Daily joke: using gifts

A couple have not been getting along for years, so the husband thinks, «I’ll buy my wife a cemetery plot for her birthday.» Well, you can imagine her disappointment.