bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Saturday 25.11.2017 | Name days: Kadrija, Kate, Katrīna, Trīne
LatviaLatvia

Traffic restrictions to be introduced in Riga during Angela Merkel’s visit

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Monday, August 18th, Riga will be visited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in order to meet with Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma. This will be her second visit to Latvia. The first visit took place in September 2010.

As part of the German Chancellor’s visit, there will be a discussion about economic cooperation between Latvia and Germany, as reported by Cabinet of Ministers.

From 06:00 to 16:00 vehicles will not be allowed to stop and park on either side of Aspazijas Boulevard along Kaļķu Street and Teatra Street, as well as either side of Z.A. Mieieroviča Boulevard on August 18th.

It will also not be allowed to park vehicles along the right side of Brivibas Boulevard from 07:00 to 17:00 this Monday, as reported by Riga City Council.

In the event of a necessity, there may be temporary traffic and pedestrian movement restrictions along Aspazijas Boulevard, Z.A.Mieierovica Boulevard, Freedom Monument Square, Brivibas Boulevard, Victory Voulevard, Valguma Street and Town Hall Square.

Public transport connectivity and pedestrian movement will be regulated when necessary.

Ref: 102.109.109.5678


Leave a reply

  1. mike walsh says:

    I have in my library pictures of an earlier visit to Riga by Germans. In the early 40s the tumultuous crowds are in a frenzy of excitement, waving, flower bouquets being tossed, and everyone hugging. I wonder if ex-Communist Part apparatchik Angela Merkel will get a similar reception.

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Jj says:

    But in the early 40’s they were welcoming them because they had driven out the Russians :-)

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Anonymous says:

      And were then happily sending people to happy concentration camps and happy human laboratories and happy gas and cremation centres free of charge and completely democratically

      Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • Linda says:

        and then came in the Soviets and deported 1.5 million Baltic peoples to Siberia and when some dared to return to their homelands during WWII they returned them to the gulags …. especially hard on children whose only crime was that their father was an officer in the opposing army! There is not much to choose between these two “Gt Powers”.

        Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Tom says:

    I bet you never even been to Riga Walsh have you!!! born and raised in the Kremlin.

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. B says:

    BNN should start charging Walsh for advertising because his drivel is nothing more than propaganda advertising on behalf of the kremlin.
    If anyone started giving anti-kremlin views in moscow, they would most likely be dead viz the dozens of journalists who have been murdered after criticizing Putin. Vale Anna Politkovskaya.

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. mike walsh says:

    The one-year ban, announced on August 7, will include beef, pork, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, nuts, as well as cheese and other dairy from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway.
    On August 12, Prime Minster Laimdota Straujuma said the ban imposed by Russia will cost Latvia 55 million euros ($73.5 million) in losses.

    In fact it will cost much more than this as the trade is being taken by trade rivals. Getting the trade back will be nigh impossible. Besides, Russia is unlikely to trust the EU states ever again. Would you? No wonder so many on here want to shut me up. This will allow your self delusions to persist but it won’t change reality.

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • jj says:

      And are you going to tell us what % of Latvia’s GDP this is?

      No! And why not? Because you quote figures that you copy from elsewhere, with no real knowledge of the Latvian economy, and because the impact will be small.

      You live in Spain, you have no real knowledge of Latvia (despite your fantasy of being offered honorary citizenship) – what on earth is your motivation in posting comments on here that simply quote statistics with no real understanding of them?

      Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      • Linda says:

        JJ who has offered Walsh honorary citizenship? Must be Russia … they dish out passports like tickets on buses! Crikey, it cannot be any other country.

        Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Tom says:

    JJ, Walsh is not who he says he is, nor is there only one Walsh, many people working as a team to try and distort the truth, he only cut and pastes clip-its with extreme views from many fantasy web sites. I don’t know who he thinks he is, but I for one thing he is totally off his rocker.

    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Saeima member proposes finally arresting Aivars Lembergs

During debates regarding proposals for the next year’s budget, Saeima member Artuss Kaimiņš from KPV LV political party suggested finally putting Mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes and is currently suspended from his many posts.

Svarenieks: there could be a deficit of certain vegetables in spring

Cold and damp weather that has negatively affected the vegetable harvest in Latvia, will also affect the vegetable processing sector in spring because of a deficit of certain vegetables, says vegetable and fruit processing company Kronis board member Aivars Svarenieks.

Social protection expenditure in Latvia up 4.2%

In 2016, social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for EUR 3.7 million and, compared to 2015, it has grown by EUR 151 million or 4.2 %.

Latvian parties took part in sports games organized by scandalous Russian politician

On Lāčplēsis Day, 11 November, certain members of the Saeima from Harmony party and Union of Greens and Farmers participated in sports games organized by Jaunā līga association supported by the Russian parliament. The initiator of those games is Dmitry Svistsev, a member of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party led by scandalous Russian State Duma politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Latvijas Avīze writes.

Famous Lithuanian film director suffers backlash amid sexual misconduct accusations

Although the list of powerful Lithuanian men accused of sexual misconduct is nowhere to match the similar compilation in the United States, where many women have busted an army of entertainment industry big-names, politicians and other public life celebs, however, the wave of woman revelations of men’s unwanted sexual advancement has reached Lithuania, too.

LEC: it is important to ensure efficient investing of state budget finances

It is important that the state budget for 2018 helps reach goals detailed in the National Development Plan, not look for excuses why something was not achieved, says Latvian Employers’ Confederation.

Latvian barometer: Zemgale’s residents are the proudest of living in Latvia

With Latvia’s centenary coming up, Baltic International Bank organized Latvian barometer to determine Latvian residents’ opinions on festivities associated with this event, as well as Latvia’s accomplishments and factors the country should improve.

Ašeradens: the state budget should contribute to changes in national economy

The state budget should contribute to changes in Latvia’s national economy. This is why it is necessary to ensure that Economy Ministry recognizes efforts to increase productivity of the national economy, export growth, attraction of investments, innovations and business environment development as priorities in the process for the formation of the next three-year state budget, says Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens.

Belgian waffle factory fire closes schools in Brussels

A large fire has destroyed a waffle factory in Brussels, making a cloud of black smoke over a part of the European Union's unofficial capital.

Facebook to inform users, who liked secretly Russian-made political pages

The popular social network has undertaken in the U.S. to notify its users if they have given a thumb-up to Facebook pages, which around the time of the last U.S. presidential election have been set up by foreign actors with the aim of spreading propaganda.

Officials: a safe Europe is important for Latvia

Latvia is interested in a safe and strong Europe. Security is one of the most important priorities. Looking at modern-day challenges and technological development, cyber-security’s role only keeps increasing, said chairperson of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Čigāne after a meeting.

Weather to remain volatile in Latvia; air temperature to drop again next week

No major changes are expected for weather in Latvia in the coming days. Friday, 24 November, will be cloudy and rainy. Air temperature will range within +2° C… +7° C, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Pūce: RS is fortunate that «good uncle» Ušakovs gives as much money as needed

«Rīgas satiksme is a jar with an empty bottom in which Riga’s taxpayer money is put in from one end and the money put in it falls out of the other end and is used in different fraud schemes like nano-water, and the useless hydrogen-powered transport project – enormous and financially unreasonable projects....

Saeima approves next year’s budget; more funding for health and defence

On Thursday, 23 November, the Saeima approved Latvia’s budget for 2018. Next year’s budget revenue is planned at EUR 8.75 billion, whereas expenditures are planned at EUR 8.95 billion. The largest increase of funding is planned for healthcare. Latvia’s defence budget is set to reach 2% of GDP

Ķuzis: 94% of sex crimes against children are committed by people they know

Approximately half of sex crimes committed against minors take place on the internet, said Chief of State Police Ints Ķuzis at a press-conference on protection of children against sexual violence.

European Parliament approves use of EU Solidarity Fund’s advance payments

European Parliament’s Budget Committee has approved MEP Inese Vaidere’s submitted report on the use of advance payments from the EU Solidarity Fund in 2018, as reported by European People’s Party group Latvian press and communication advisor Ģirts Salmgriezis.

Authorities unmask illegal trade of products made from protected animals

Nature Protection Office and State Police have stepped up their efforts to increase control over trade of products made from endangered and protected species in the past month. Authorities have already confiscated different goods made from animals protected in Latvia and the world.

Swedbank survey: youngsters want stability; belief in Latvian labour market grows

Stability and income predictability are two of the most important values for Latvian youngsters when planning their future jobs. According to a survey performed by Swedbank, 53% of youngsters would gladly start working in an existing company.

Myanmar and Bangladesh to sigh refugee return agreement

In South-Eastern Asia, Myanmar plans to sign an agreement with neighbouring Bangladesh on the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, who have fled to the latter, while rights organisations point to atrocities committed by Myanmar's military.

Polish shipbuilder accused of bribing Port of Tallinn management

A senior executive of Remontowa Shipbuilding, a Polish shipbuilding company, is facing accusations of handing large bribes to former senior figures Port of Tallinn, the Estonian state-owned port operator.

Lībiņa-Egnere may be appointed head of Saeima’s National Security Committee

Unity member Inese Lībiņa-Egnere may be appointed as the new head of Saeima’s National Security Committee, as reported by Latvijas Avīze.

Expert: real estate transaction volume this year may reach 100 million euros

The volume of commercial real estate transactions in Baltic States may exceed EUR 1 billion. Latvia, meanwhile, remains behind its neighbouring countries because the volume of transactions in the country may reach EUR 100 million, says CEO of Colliers International Deniss Kairāns.

Finnish medication prescriptions to be valid in Estonia

In Estonia, Finland's digital prescriptions of medications will be valid from summer 2018 and vice versa – from around mid-2019.

Talks commence on restoring ferry traffic between Ventspils and Saaremaa

On Wednesday, 22 November, a delegation from Saaremaa municipality arrived at Vetnspils Freeport to discuss with representatives of Ventspils municipality and freeport the proposal to restore ferry traffic between Saaremaa and Ventspils.

Family of killed Maltese journalist take police to court

The family of the killed Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has sued police believing that it does not perform an impartial investigation.

Newest comments