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Priority of Estonian MEPs – development of digital single market

Currently, six MP's represent Estonia in the European Parliament. Although they represent four different political parties, most have similar priorities, with the development of the digital single market being on top of the agenda.

Latvian border guards discover cocaine shipment worth 500,000 euros

Last week, Latvian border guards discovered and confiscated approximately 8 kg of cocaine. The total value of this shipment may reach EUR 500,000 on the black market.

Retail trade up 3.9% in Latvia

The total retail trade turnover in August 2014 dropped by 0.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products reduced by 0.9%, whereas of non-food products - rose by 0.3%.

Latvia’s GDP grows by 2.3% in Q2 2014

According to seasonally non-adjusted data, in Q2 2014, compared to Q2 2013, GDP at constant prices has grown by 2.3%. But compared to the 1st quarter of 2014, it has risen by 0.9%. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices in Q2 2014 was 5.9 billion euros.

Antique vehicles will no longer have to undergo technical inspection

Vehicles that were produced before December 31st, 1944 and have the status of antique will no longer have to undergo technical inspection.

Study: Human activity has cut wildlife populations by half in last 40 years

Over the last four decades, wildlife populations in the world have decreased more than previously estimated, London Zoological Society has found.

Daily joke: reverse training

Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the edge of their pool and throw them fish?

Experts predict price drop for properties worth 150,000 euros

Augusts was an active month for Riga’s apartment segment in terms of the number of deals and in terms of price rise. The activity of the real estate market can be explained with the fact that August 2014 was the last month when it was possible for non-residents to purchase real estate properties in Latvia in exchange for residence permits before amendments to the Immigration Law came into force.

Economist: Lower oil prices could add to global GDP

Since mid-June, oil prices in the world have decreased by 16%, resulting in one of its steepest selloffs since the financial crisis. Although it is unclear, whether the fall in prices has been caused by oversupply or falling demand, the global economy might benefit from the present situation.

This week expected to be sunny and cold in Latvia

Under the influence of an anti-cyclone, the sky will remain clear for most of the week. Some rain is expected to come down at the end of the week.

PHOTO: France wins in the Motocross of Nations in Ķegums; Latvia scores 12th place

At the end of September, Ķegums Golden Horse moto-centre held the Nations’ motocross – an event that featured competitions of teams from thirty four countries of the world. The French team proved the most successful of them all.

Politologist: Sudraba’s party is dangerous

The next Saeima elections will be a decisive challenge for western and eastern oriented parties. Inguna Sudraba’s party No sirds Latvijai is dangerous because it is a new and unknown power, believes politologist Daina Bāra.

Ventbunkers continues donating thousands to child healthcare industries

In order to provide patients with quality and modern medical care, medical personnel need to constantly improve their skills and knowledge of the medical field. In order to assist in this endeavour, AS Ventbunkers donated LVL 10,000 to doctor and nurse education programme last year.

Weekly horoscope (29.09 – 05.10): act!

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for September 29th – October 5th…

Calendar of Lithuania’s cultural and sports events. Vilnius Festival of Sports 2014

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week from September 29 to October 5.

Economic calendar of Latvia. September 29 – October 2nd, 2014

Calendar of economic events in Latvia for September 29th – October 4th, 2013...

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