The supervisory state institution and road builders believe intense road repair work is not efficient, pointing out that shifts and working at the weekends boost costs and are likely to leave a negative impact on the quality.
Two dead Chinese citizens were found along with baby toys by Moscow customs officers when opening a container travelling via Latvia.
Russia has granted permission to import vegetables from the Czech Republic and Greece, based on certificates guaranteeing safety of imported goods.
Medical institutions or patients will have to return 232 thousand lats to the health care budget for infringements detected during the inspections by the Health Inspectorate.
Spring reported higher activity in commercial space rent segment than winter, with the biggest tenant turnover recorded in April. Overall, the rental rate growth in spring was poor.
With the arrival of warm weather, ice cream and soft drink sales have risen in Latvia. For example, compared to April, ice cream sales at Rimi stores soared 60% in May 2011.
On Sunday, July 10, a cruise ship sank in the river Volga in Russia, Tatarstan region, killing six people, one of whom was a child. Nearly hundred people are feared dead.
If the government leaves law amendments to regulations of advertising objects and information placement by roads in force, ignoring objections from the part of the industry, it will leave an absolutely destroying impact on the advertising sector, according to the Outdoor Advertising Association.
Latvia spends ten times less on children and parent benefits than on pensions, says Ilmars Mezs, demographer, adding that the current pension system is too big of a burden to the poor economy of the country. Nevertheless, also pensioners are facing difficult times, he says.
During the last year, foreign buyers spent 96.4 million euro (LVL 66.3 mln) on properties in Estonia, making a total of more than 3.1 thousand transactions.