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Rain and wet snow expected to come to Latvia next week

High atmospheric pressure will increase in strength next week. While Saturday, February 28th, will feature some precipitation in eastern parts of Latvia, Sunday will go by without any notable precipitation to speak of.

Construction costs in Latvia up by 1.4%

Compared to December 2013, the level of construction costs in Latvia in January 2015 had increased by 0.3%.

Russian army corvette and submarine spotted near Latvian waters

This Friday, February 27th, Latvian National Armed forces identified two Russian Navy Parchim-class corvettes and one submarine in Latvian exclusive economic zone, nine nautical miles from territorial waters.

Photos of the week, 27.02.2015

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

SIHP: changes to Kalku Street should not affect Old Riga’s aura

Development of trade in Riga is good. But it is important to ensure the Old Riga does not lose its aura once new shops start emerging there, said Director of State Inspection for Heritage Protection Juris Dambis.

Weekend destination: Latvian Books exhibition in Kipsala

For three days, February 27th – March 1st, Kipsala will be holding a real celebration for avid Latvian readers. Latvian Books exhibition 2015 will gather publishers, writers, translators, children, book-lovers and other people who enjoy reading very much.

Kalnmeiers has received «hints» to change his attitude toward some politicians

Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers says he does not feel political pressure of any kind. However, there have been specific «hints», and he expects there will be more of them until his term is up, as reported by lsm.lv.

PHOTO: soldiers practice survival skills after being submerged in ice-cold water

More than 50 soldiers from Latvia, USA and Canada are engaged in Winter Survival Training this week.

Prosecutor’s office raises charges against head of Jelgava polyclinic

Zemgale District Court Prosecutor's Office has raised charges against the head of Jelgava polyclinic Anna Ziverte for abuse of power, according to information from LETA.

February 26 in pictures

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

The majority of Latvians who have higher education live in Riga and Pieriga

According to information acquired from Population Census Data for 2011, territories with typically high share of population with higher education or PhD in Latvia are Riga and Pieriga region, Jelgava, Cesis, Talsi and Kuldiga.

Coalition to discuss next presidential candidate with NGOs

Parties of the ruling coalition in Latvia have agreed to hold joint discussions in regard to the next presidential candidate with non-governmental organisations, as confirmed by Unity leader Solvita Aboltina.

Research: meals prepared up in the mountains are tastier and healthier

A holiday in the snowy mountains spoils people not only with beautiful landscapes and exhaustion after a long day of skiing, but also with especially healthy meals. Meals prepared high up in the mountains are much tastier than meals prepared at the base of the mountains.

Tourists in Riga are interested the most in shopping, night life and SPA

Last year, Riga’s hotels and other tourist accommodations had been visited by 1,122,926 guests, which is 15.6% more than in 2013. The number of nights spent in Riga has increased by 10% - reaching 1,953,199.

Daily joke: making words

Q: What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has a 1,000 letters?

Mist fades; first aircraft finally lands in Riga airport

As the mist continues to gradually fade away, flight restrictions are being lifted as well. The first aircraft has already landed in Riga International Airport, as reported by LETA.

Researcher: chronic dissatisfaction with income is characteristic to Latvians

The level of income of 32% of Latvians has increased over the last five years. Income of 30% of Latvians has decreased. Income of 29% of Latvians has not changed at all.

Saeima to decide on changes to vocational education regulation

This Thursday, February 26th, the Saeima will discuss amendments to the Vocational Education Law that are aimed to provide a closer link between this education system and the needs of the market.

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