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Thaw and warm temperatures expected in Latvia this week

The weather in Latvia, in the first part of the week will be mostly warm for winter-time and precipitation in the form of rain and wet snow can be expected, according to a weekly forecast from the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvian start-up Funderful acquired by U.S. giant in fundraising

Latvian start-up Funderful, which provides artificial intelligence-based communication tools to university campuses, has been bought by U.S. firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz, according to a press release by the Latvian firm.

Corruption watchdog hopes for valuable auditor info on Riga transport firm

In the procurement criminal case of Riga city's transport firm Rīgas satiksme, the Latvian corruption watchdog might find valuable information in a recent report by the State Audit Office on the administration of the transport infrastructure of the capital, said head of the watchdog Jēkabs Straume to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma.

Saeima backs simplifying tax payments to single monthly payment

Tax payments in Latvia are currently made to nearly different 50 tax accounts every month. To radically simplify the payment of taxes both to businesses and private individuals, the Latvian Saeima has given its initial backing to plan to allow a single tax payment every month.

Two conflicting rallies over Riga Mayor to be held at same time on Saturday

As the embattled Mayor of Riga, Nils Ušakovs, whose premises have been searched as part of a corruption scandal, faces a no-confidence vote, the National Alliance will hold a rally against Ušakovs on Saturday, at the same time, when his support rally is expected to be held.

Subjecting whistle-blower MP to persecution – indication of oligarch power in Latvia, says Justice Minister

«In the current situation with MP Juris Jurašs, we can see indications that point to a political witch-hunt against him and the New Conservative Party that is motivated by economic crimes. It shows that oligarchs are eager to show that they are still hold the power in their hands,» said Latvian Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns about his fellow party member being subjected to persecution over revealing graft investigation information.

Bribery case against Bank of Latvia governor longer due to testifying

The criminal case against Bank of Latvia Governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, who is suspected of accepting a bribe, will take longer than expected as he has begun testifying, according to what Latvian Prosecutor-General Ēriks Kalnmeiers said to LTV news programme Rīta Panorāma.

Latvia saw top tourist increase in Europe last year

In tourism, Latvia was Europe's fastest growing destination with an 8% increase in the number of guests and over-night stays, the country's Ministry of Economy has estimated.

KPV LV expels Gobzems, its former PM candidate

KPV LV, a coalition party of the Latvian government, has decided on February 4 to expel Aldis Gobzems from the party ranks despite previously backing him as KPV LV's leader and candidate for the post of the Latvian Prime Minister.

Minister: fixed tariff could be implemented for taxis working at Riga airport

To finally resolve the problematic situation with taxi services at Riga International Airport it may be a good idea to implement fixed prices for taxis carrying passengers from there, says Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits.

Meat of sick livestock from Poland delivered to Lido restaurant

A small amount of meat from sick livestock from Poland has been found in a Lido restaurant, as confirmed by Chief of Latvian Food and Veterinary Service’s Public Relations Office Ilze Meistere.

Latvian Border Guard apprehends 29 border jumpers

On Thursday, 31 January, Latvia’s State Border Guard officers apprehended a total of 29 perpetrators on the country’s external borders and internal territories.

EPP chairman: it is better to reform EU than to ruin it

It would be better to reform the European Union than leaving or ruining it, says European People’s Party group chairman in the European Parliament Manfred Weber.

Precipitation and thaw expected in Latvia at the end of the week

On Friday, 1 February, thaw will appear during the day, which will remain for the end of the week. Precipitation is also expected in most of the country – snow, wet snow and even rain.