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Unemployment in Europe down by 0.7%

Seasonally adjusted data on employment level in the European Union shows that it was 10.1% this September.

Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 to be made available in Latvia next year

This Friday, October 31st, Samsung Electronics presented Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 – the thinnest smartphones in the Galaxy series. Cases of both smartphones are metallic. Both models have 5 mega-pixel cameras and modern social network functions.

Politologist: relations of coalition parties have become more complicated

The situation in the ruling coalition has changed, because there is still no established leader after the Saeima elections, notes politologist Juris Rozenvalds.

Prices on a rise for oatmeal and pasta; prices decline on potatoes

Compared with September, this October there were no changes on prices for the majority of goods sold in Latvia. No changes were observed in 86.4% of all cases. Price increase has been noted in 6.4% of cases and price decline in 7.2% of cases.

Ryanair serviced nearly 15 million passengers in ten years of working in Baltic States

European low-cost airline Ryanair celebrates its tenth anniversary of working in Baltic States this Friday, October 31st. Ryanair started serving flights from Riga International airport to London and Frankfurt in October 2004.

Video: How to paint pumpkin with knife?

People in English-speaking countries and elsewhere will mark the Halloween on Friday, October 31. In this video, you can see how masters of their trade turn a pumpkin in a painting with a little help of a knife.

Ten of the most amazing magic tricks in the world

As Halloween draws closer, many Latvian residents are preparing to celebrate this day – some plan to dress up as ghosts to scare neighbours, some want to go trick or treating and others – take part in a zombie procession.

Kaimiņš: I want to bring healthy reason to this country of wonders

Actor and Saeima deputy Artuss Kaimiņš from the Latvian Regional Alliance has decided to work in the government to bring healthy reason to this country of wonders.

Black economy kills Lithuania’s small business in hinterlands

Are Lithuanians not enough entrepreneurial? This is to put it mildly, as the Eurostat statistics has thrown Lithuania in that regard to the very bottom of the EU index of entrepreneurialism - only a meager 9.7% of the compatriots work for themselves. The actual level of the self-employed, some Lithuanian economists insist, is a lot higher, but is overshadowed by black economy.

Politologist: government formation is more emotional than it has ever been

Emotions flowed in high tides during the government formation process, comments politologist Filips Rajevskis.

Apple CEO admits being gay, encouraging others to follow their own path

«So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is (..) or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy,» Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed in an article published on Bloomberg Businessweek.

Russia-Ukraine gas deal reached

According to an agreement brokered by the EU, Russia has promised to renew gas supplies to Ukraine from November until March. The deal will also allow countries in Eastern and Central Europe to receive gas through the territory of Ukraine.

Signing of Citadele Bank’s sale contract may be put off

The signing of the contract for the sale of Citadele Bank is under question, said Latvian Economy Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovskis this Thursday, October 30th.

Six officials leave Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau

Six officials have decided to leave Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, including one experienced manager of the bureau’s Corruption Prevention Office Diana Kurpniece.

Stradins Clinical University Hospital now has new medical staff pre-surgery preparation premises

This Wednesday, October 29th, Stradins Clinical University Hospital opened a new interventional radiology laboratory preparation room for hospital personnel, as reported by Paul Stradins Clinical University Hospital’s public relations specialist Lāsma Sīle.

October 30 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Names of alimony avoiders to be published in Latvia

From now on, names of alimony avoiders in Latvia will be made publicly available. This is provided by amendments to the Maintenance Guarantee Fund Law approved by the Saeima this Thursday, October 30th.