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Payment cards are lost most often during holidays

It is during holidays – especially New Years – when banks receive the most calls from clients in regards to lost and found payment cards.

Latvian chemical and pharmaceutical industries predict output growth next year

The past year has been mostly positive for Latvia’s chemical and pharmaceutical industries – most companies working on those two areas have managed to significantly increase turnover. Smaller companies continue developing as well, according to information compiled by Association of Latvian Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry.

Lithuania bans imports of poultry meat from France due to bird flu

Due to increased risks of bird flu in France, Lithuanian authorities have begun taking measures to ensure infected meat does not end up in the country. With that, the country has banned imports of poultry meat from France.

UGF will wait before announcing its PM candidate

The Union of Greens and Farmers has decided not to announce its prime minister candidate, as announced by UGF Chairman Armands Krauze after the meeting with President Raimonds Vejonis.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 5.2%

Compared to the corresponding period of 2014, retail trade turnover rose by 5.2% in Latvia in the first eleven months of 2015.

Police in Estonia sends Christmas cards to traffic offenders

Estonian police administration has sent holiday cards to 920 people, who have violated traffic rules for five or more times in 2015.

Latvian police apprehend person receiving illegal drugs by post

Latvian State Revenue Service’s Customs Police have apprehended a 1992-born Latvian citizen who received illegal drugs from Netherlands by post. A search in the suspect’s apartment revealed several packages containing unknown, possibly, narcotic/psychotropic substances.

Kaunas happy to join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Kaunas City Council in Lithuania has expressed satisfaction on its accession to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of design.

Illuminated walking path set up on Dzintari beach

The end of December 2015 marked the opening of a special walking path in Jurmala. This walking path is fully illuminated, allowing residents and visitors to this Latvian resort to enjoy walks in the evening. The path has been set up on the beach between Dzintari and Majori.

Nearly half of Latvians believe 2016 will be better than 2015

57% of respondents interviewed by SKDS believe 2015 was similar to 2014, 22% believe 2015 was better and 15% - that this year was worse than the last.

Vejonis: Unity should retain the post of prime minister of Latvia

In regards to the distribution of political power in Latvia, it would be best to maintain the unwritten agreement of the coalition in regards to the established areas of influence. With that, Unity should retain the post of prime minister of Latvia, believes Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis.

Russian investigators name alleged mastermind of Nemtsov's murder

The Russia's Investigative Committee, acting under Russian President Vladimir Putin, has announced that Chechen security officer Ruslan Mukhudinov had ordered the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Skudra: Unity may propose a compromise PM candidate

Unity may propose a ‘compromise’ prime minister candidate in order to satisfy coalition partners, believes Prof. Ojars Skudra of the Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Latvia.

Police request criminal prosecution of nine persons in Gan Bei case

Latvian authorities request criminal prosecution to be carried out in regards to nine people in the Gan Bei criminal case, as confirmed by State Revenue Service’s deputy Director General Kaspars Cerneckis.

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