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Strīķe thinks Jakrins can be dismissed because of ongoing street repairs in Riga

The possibility for Riga City Council opposition to accomplish the dismissal of the Transport Department’s acting director Emils Jakrins from his post because of the ongoing street repairs is entirely possible, said opposition deputy Juta Strīķe in an interview to Rīta panorama.

top!: Lidl entry to Latvia’s market will impact low-price stores the most

The entry of German low-price network of stores Lidl to the Latvian market will affect local low-price stores the most, says top! marketing and public relations manager Ilze Priedite.

Estonian local elections: Savisaar ready for any coalition in Tallinn

With the autumn Estonian municipal election nearing, the former long-time head of Estonia's ruling Centre Party, corruption-accused Edgar Savisaar, has expressed readiness of his separate election list to form a coalition with every other political force, if elected in the Tallinn local government.

Liepaja Airport certified for year-round flights

The Civil Aviation Agency has certified Liepaja Airport for year-round flights, as reported by Liepaja municipality.

Antane: by helping neighbours build up their economy, we are sinking our own

«The contribution to the state budget from raising duel excise tax cannot be calculated purely mathematically because the increase of fuel prices leaves a negative impact on every sector of Latvia’s national economy, as well as every Latvian resident’s level of welfare,» said President of Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics Inga Antane.

End of the week in Latvia expected to be windy

This week in Latvia had very summer-like weather. The end of the week, on the other hand, will not be as warm – cyclones from the west will become active, bringing in cooler masses of air to the country, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

U.S.-Russian relations at all-time low, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump has evaluated that after the adoption of new sanctions against Russia the relations between the two countries are at an all-time lowest point.

Latvia’s retail trade growth in June was slightly faster than the average in EU

Latvia’s retail trade volume this June, as compared with the same month of 2016, grew 3.2%, which is slightly more than the average in the European Union, according to data from Eurostat.

Reirs: modern labour market requires innovations

The biggest challenge for cross-border cooperation and employment is present specifically for municipalities, says Latvian Welfare Minister Janis Reirs at the opening of the cross-border market integration project.

Non-contact cards for travel: five pieces of advice for secure payments

Non-contact cards offer a convenient payment method, especially for travel – they can be used to perform purchases in stores, restaurants and even public transports. In addition, non-contact payments are more secure and quicker than cash, which is especially important for locations overflowing with tourists.

Restrictions planned for concealment of faces in public places

On Monday, 7 August, the Cabinet of Ministers Committee will view the legislative draft for the Face Concealment Restriction Law. Officials will decide on the legislative draft’s submission further to the Cabinet of Ministers for review.

Experts: Lidl entry in Latvia will intensify competition for employees

German low-price store network Lidl entry into Latvia’s market will intensify competition for employees, said CEO of Latvian Association of Food Traders Noris Kruzitis in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

Riga City Council opposition plans to organize Transport Committee's meeting

Opposition of Riga City Council have collected nine signatures from other deputies to organize an extraordinary meeting of Transport Affairs Committee to discuss the safety risks present during street repairs in Riga, as confirmed by deputy Vilnis Kirsis.

German automotive industry agrees to cut diesel car emissions

German automotive firms have reached an agreement with senior German politicians that harmful emissions would be reduced by improving software in five million diesel cars.

Latvian State Police asked to check Bondars’ rushed marriage contract

Riga City Council deputy Aleksejs Roslikovs has submitted a request to State Police, asking authorities to check if there are signs of a criminal act in the marriage contract of former Governor of Latvijas Krajbanka and now Riga City Council deputy Martins Bondars.

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