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Adrians Davis decides to leave Latvijas Gaze

Adrians Davis, the head of Latvijas Gaze, has decided to leave his post in the company, as confirmed by Chairman of Itera Latvija – one of the shareholders in Latvijas Gasze – Juris Savickis.

Photo: book lovers gather for special Reading flash mob

In order to remind people of the value of reading and its role in development of personality, a special Reading flash mob took place in Latvia at 12:15 this Friday. The point of this small event was to encourage young and old to pick up their favourite books for at least a couple of minutes.

Latvia’s gross domestic product up by 1.9%

Compared to Q4 2014, gross domestic product at constant prices, rose by 0.3% in Q1 2015. Compared to Q1 2014, however, GDP increased by 2.0%.

Retail trade turnover up 6.6% in Latvia

Compared to March, the total retail trade turnover rose by 0.1% in April 2015. Retail trade in food products rose by 0.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products dropped by 0.2%.

Volcano erupts in Japan

In southern Japan, early on Friday, May 29, a volcano erupted prompting the evacuation of 140 people.

Baltic armed forces carry out sniper training in Adazi

Over the course of 25 May – 6 June, snipers of Baltic armed forces will be undergoing training at Adazi landfill. The goal is to improve skills and cooperation during joint operations.

Estonia to focus on social effect of science in allocation of 359 million euros of science funding

Estonian Ministry of Education and Research has announced a plan for investing the 359 million euros of structural fund money saying that the key priority will be science activity with a social and economic impact.

Latvian oatmeal to be exported to Africa

Latvian grain processing company Rigas Dzirnavnieks has expanded exports to Africa by shipping the first container full of its products to Kenya. The company exports oatmeal to this country.

Reirs: not re-activating Liepājas metalurgs would be unreasonable for investors

Investors of Liepājas metalurgs have completed their obligations before the state, said Finance Minister Janis Reirs in an interview to Rīta panorama programme of LTV.

Majority of Latvian politicians are against refugee quotas

The majority of representatives of parties present in the Saeima are against refugee quotas for Latvia. The only party that is not against is opposition party Harmony. Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma expresses support to the idea of voluntary acceptance of refugees.

LG G4 smartphone to appear on shelves in Latvia next week

The LG G4 smartphone will become available to Latvian residents starting next week. One of the most notable features of this smartphone is the combination of F1.8 aperture lens with 16MP camera.

Daily joke: don't believe everything you hear

Q: Why did the boy eat his homework?

Average wage in Latvia grows by EUR 45

In Q1 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries accounted for EUR 785. The average wages and salaries kept increasing; however, growth rate has been slowing down. While wages and salaries grew by 7.4% in Q1 2014, in Q1 2015, on the other hand, wages increased by 6.1% or 45 euros.

Lithuania scowls at EU request to ease Greece and Italy migrant deluge

With nearly one-third of the national budget coming from the EU coffers, Lithuania basks in the European support, but when it comes to helping the old continent buffer the illegal migrants’ deluge Lithuania says «no».

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