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Wednesday 19.06.2019 | Name days: Nils, Viktors

German's Merkel in Ukraine pledges to uphold sanctions against Russia

German head of government, Angela Merkel, has during a visit to Kyiv, expressed determination to continue targeted sanctions against Russian companies and officials over Moscow's role in the war in eastern Ukraine.

Precipitation expected in Latvia on weekends, whereas next week to start with sunny days

Although Saturday and Sunday are expected to be rainy in Latvia, weather will generally remain warm. As the next week begins, however, air temperature will start to decline steadily, but it will still be dry and sunny, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Employers in Latvia will not be allowed to demand foreign language skills from employees for no reason

Employers in Latvia will not have the right to request foreign language skills from employees if their duties do not include the use of foreign languages. This is provided by amendments to the Labour Law approved by the Saeima in the third and final reading on Thursday, 1 November.

Defiant impeached former Lithuanian President launches campaign to restore litas

The defiant impeached former Lithuanian president Rolandas Paksas is not giving up. After a new attempt to lift his lifetime ban to run for the top post in 2019 failed, the now member of the European Parliament and the leader of a new nationalist movement, «I am calling the Nation» seems undaunted and this week has launched campaign aimed at scrapping the euro and restoring the litas, the Lithuanian currency that circulated in the country until the end of 2014.

Estonian emergency doctors sought by 57% non-emergency patients, audit reveals

In Estonia, the 57% of visits to emergency medical departments could have been avoided by seeing a doctor, the country's National Audit Office has found. It also concluded that the situation has increased waiting times in emergency medical departments, which are the most expensive place to treat patients in the whole health care system.

Four candidates apply for railway electrification project in Latvia

The first phase of Latvian railway network electrification project organized by Latvian Railway has concluded. During this phase, contenders were able to submit applications, confirming their desire to participate in the project.

98% of households with children have internet access at home

The share of households having access to internet at home keeps growing – at the beginning of 2018 those were 81.6 % of households. Compared to 2010, the indicator has gone up by 21.8 percentage points, and compared to 2009, by three percentage points.

Rīgas satiksme: video surveillance helps keep passengers safe

A new information campaign is planned to be posted at Rīgas satiksme bus stops. This campaign is meant to explain to residence the importance of having video surveillance in public transports, explains Rīgas satiksme press-secretary Viktors Zaķis.

13th Saeima to gather for its first meeting 6 November

The 13th Saeima will gather for its first meeting on Tuesday, 6 November. The agenda of the first meeting of the newly-elected parliament was agreed upon by representatives of elected parties, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Belarus to perform OSCE armament control assessment visit to Latvia

From 31 October to 2 November, three officers of Belarusian armed forces will be on a special Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe armament assessment control visit to Latvia, as confirmed by Latvian Defence Ministry.

Economic growth in eurozone decreases to slowest pace since 2014

Eurozone's economic growth has decreased to levels last experienced in 2014,as according to the data of Eurostat, the rate of expansion slowed to 0.2% in the third quarter of the year 2018.