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Sunday 19.08.2018 | Name days: Melānija, Imanta

Latvia’s State Audit urges residents to evaluate transport infrastructure quality in Riga

State Audit urges Latvia’s residents to participate in a survey and provide their opinions on the quality of Riga’s transport infrastructure. This is important for Riga residents and guests of the city – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and people using public transport services, as mentioned in the announcement.

Manhunt in Sweden after crown jewels stolen

Swedish police is looking for two thieves, who have stolen crown jewels from a cathedral in broad daylight and managed to escape by speedboat.

National Health Service deputy director Linda Freimane leaves her post

Inga Milaševiča, director of Latvia’s National Health Service, has received and accepted the resignation request from Linda Freimane, her assistant for information and communication technology affairs. Freimane explains her decision to step down with family affairs, the service comments.

airBaltic decides to increase permitted cabin baggage size

Latvia’s national airBaltic airline announces plans to increase permitted size of cabin baggage. From 1 August onward, permitted cabin baggage size for airBaltic flights will be 55x40x23 cm, as reported by the company.

Latvian State Revenue Service recalculates forecasted monthly non-taxable minimum

As of 1 August residents will see a recalculated individual forecasted monthly non-taxable minimum in their electronic tax book, as confirmed by State Revenue Service.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian firms for building Crimea bridge

The member states of the European Union have adopted sanctions against Russian companies for participating in the illegal construction of the Crimea bridge that connects Russia to the illegally annexed peninsula of Crimea.

Traffic on Estonian roads, from main to local motorways, on rise

Estonian has observed an increased in the average traffic per day on the country roads in the first half of 2018 Estonia's main roads, based on the data collected by by the Estonian Road Administration.

France tightens smartphone ban to schoolchildren

Pupils in France will not be allowed to use their smartphones at school, starting from the new school year according to a ban adopted by the French parliament.

Culture Ministry gives green light to three culture infrastructure projects

On 27 July, Latvia’s Central Finance and Contracting Agency gave green light to three major culture infrastructure projects. This marks the commencement of Culture Ministry’s programme to develop territories in Riga using funding from the European Union worth a total of EUR 54,541,128, as confirmed by the ministry.

airBaltic turnover up 19% in first half year of 2018

Revenue of Latvia’s national airBaltic airline reached EUR 180.8 million in the first six months of 2018, which is also 19% more when compared to the same period of last year, BNN was told by the company.

ICT industry’s export capacity on a rise; volumes have increased by 23%

Exports of services from Latvia’s information and communication technologies industry have increased by 23% in Q1 2018, according to the latest data from the Bank of Latvia.

Energy producer Eesti Energia records 12% rise in profit, amid high prices

Estonian government-owned energy giant Eesti Energia reached in the second quarter of 2018, net profit totalling 15 million euros, which is a 12%-hike from the same period in 2017.

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