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Tuesday 26.09.2017 | Name days: Kurts, Knuts, Gundars

Advice to protect your smart-phone against viruses

We live in a time when mobile phones are no longer limited to their intended use – there are now similar to small computers that can be used to process money transfers, important job correspondence and other everyday tasks. Unfortunately, along with increased functionality there is also an increased risk of viral infection.

Eurostat June data: Latvia has the sixth highest unemployment level in the EU

In June 2016, Latvia’s unemployment level was 9.9%, which is the sixth highest level among European member states for which data is available, according to the latest data published by Eurostat.

Biggest punishments requested for Lage Ko co-owner and financial director in Gan Bei case

On Friday, 29 July, during the viewing of the Gan Bei criminal case at Riga City Vidzeme Suburb Court, the prosecutor requested the accused to be sentenced to conditional imprisonment and a fine of tens of thousands euros.

Proportionally more traffic accidents without OCTA take place in Latgale

Statistical data from Motor Insurers' Bureau of Latvia shows that there are certain regions in Latvia where traffic accidents involving non-insured vehicles take place more often.

Polar Nunavut like Latvia

Canada just as the Baltic States spends some time comparing its success to that of other countries. Researchers in the North American country sought to evaluate differences in the living standards of its territories and provinces and found that people in Nunavut live like Latvians do.

Search for missing boy continues in Saulkrasti

The search for the boy that went missing in Saulkrasti continues. The recently reported information regarding the missing three-year-old boy named Rudolf turned out imprecise. Efforts to find the boy continue, as reported by State Police.

Spain under acting government for 7th month, turmoil solution - unlikely

Following the country’s second indecisive election in half a year, the Spanish King has invited acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to form a government, but part of elected parties have pledged not to support his cabinet.

Lido concluded 2015 with revenue of EUR 1.9 million

Last year, Lido Group’s turnover grew by 9% and reached EUR 38 million. Lido Group’s net revenue reached EUR 1.9 million in 2015. Lido Group’s companies paid the country EUR 10.7 million in taxes, putting the company among Latvia’s 100 biggest taxpayers.

Latvian authorities intercept a shipment nearly 759,000 contraband cigarettes

During a routine inspection at a border checkpoint connecting Latvia with Russia and Belarus, officials of State Revenue Service’s Customs Administration intercepted 794,960 contraband cigarettes.

Weddings in Vilnius held near WWII concentration camp

Historic military compound the Seventh Fort in Vilnius, Lithuania has become a popular site for weeding parties and children summer camps, but, according to Israeli press, a Nazi German concentration camp had once stood there.

Kolegova is confident businessmen will support her as head of SRS

Inga Kolegova, head of State Environmental Service, who has agreed to become a candidate to lead Latvia’s State Revenue Service, is confident that businessmen will support her, as she told journalists after her meeting with the Latvian Employers’ Confederation and Latvian Free Trade Unions Association.

Things to know to build a smart home

Smart houses are becoming more and more popular around the world. Baltics are no exception. Smart houses can help reduce energy consumption and enhance the level of comfort for the people living in them.

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