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Tuesday 26.09.2017 | Name days: Kurts, Knuts, Gundars

Retail trade turnover up 4.7% in Latvia

Compared to September, the total retail trade turnover in Latvia rose by 1.5% in October 2014. Retail trade in food products grew by 0.4%, whereas of non-food products – by 2.2%.

Latvia’s Gross Domestic Product up 2.4%

In Q3 2014, compared to Q2 2014, Latvia’s gross domestic product at constant prices grew by 0.5%. Compared to Q3 2013, on the other hand, it has risen by 2.4%, according to data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

Landmanis: we live in a country of «traitors»

«Traitors» sit in the Saeima, Cabinet of Ministers and hold different official posts. Laimdota Straujuma’s Cabinets of Ministers can be freely called «traitorous» Cabinets of Ministers, because in all cases these structures had been formed and «fathered» by criminally accused and legally restricted Aivars Lembergs, said Ventspils City Council deputy Aivis Landmanis in his interview to BNN.

EC asks Latvia to clarify its next year’s budget plan

The European Commission has asked eleven countries, including Latvia, to carry out necessary measures in order to make their next year’s budgets comply with fiscal requirements of the European Union.

Daily joke: love has no bounds

A newlywed husband is discouraged by his wife’s obsession with mathematics.

Ērglis: there should be a university law, not an association to aid a monopoly

The initiative to create a medical resources association and excluding from it University of Latvia, which contributes a lot to the country’s medicine by developing the founding disciplines of chemistry, biology and physics, is a direct threat to the development of Latvian medicine, said Latvia’s leading specialist in cardiology Andrejs Ērglis in his interview to BNN.

European Parliament adopts Google breakup resolution

The European Parliament on Thursday, November 27, adopted a resolution suggesting Google to break up in separate companies to avoid competition law violations.

Frost to become stronger in Latvia; no snow yet

Latvia’s eastern regions will experience moderate frost this week – air temperature is expected to drop to -3° C…-6° C at night. Daytime air temperature is expected to rise to -1° C…-3° C. This marks the beginning of winter.

New Wave plans to leave Latvia and move somewhere else

Organizers of the world popular New Wave contest promise to decide on a new location for the contest before the end of 2014. The contest’s representatives in Latvia have yet to confirm this information.

Vita Matisa: Latvia is riddled with weak points

Latvia is currently on the last or next to last in Europe in terms of trust level of politicians and political system in general, said Politologist Vita Matisa in her interview to 1:1 programme of LTV. «This fact, which formed over the past twenty years, is a very weak point in Latvia’s defence,» – said Matisa.

Kūtris to be put in charge of Saeima Citadele Sale Investigation Committee

This Thursday, November 27th, Saeima deputy Gunārs Kūtris from To Latvia from the Heart was chosen as the head of the parliamentary commission for the investigation of the sale of Citadele Bank.

Altum provided EUR 38 million to Latvian businesses this year

In the nine months of 2014, Latvian development financial institution ‘Altum’ provided Latvian enterprises with loans worth a total of EUR 37.9 million.

Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-supported selfie start-up

Media report that microblogging site Twitter is in talks to acquire Shots, a selfie app start-up supported by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

9 pieces of advice how to extend your iPhone’s battery life

One of the main reasons for quick discharge of iPhone batteries is that default iOS settings are set to provide maximum use of the operating system’s functionality, not power-saving functionality. Here are some pieces of advice provided by experts how it is possible to help the device consume less energy.

PHOTO: hundreds of belts and wickerwork at VEF Culture Palace

The Belts and Wicker work exhibition will remain open for visitors at VEF Culture Palace until December 18th. This exhibition features 230 belts produced in different regions of Latvia: Lielvarde, Zemgale, Vidzeme and others; all unique in their colours and ornaments.

Daily joke: universal cure

A boy walked into a pharmacy and asked the pharmacist to give him something to cure the hiccups. The pharmacist merely leaned over and slapped the kid on the back.

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