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Weather to become warm again in Latvia this week

On Monday, 3 September, weather in Latvia will be dictated by a high-atmospheric pressure area. With that, the first school day will pass without any major precipitation. In the evening, however, there may be some rain in Latgale.

433 tons of old tires removed from landfills in Latvia

As part of the attempts in Latvia to recycle heaps of worn out tires accumulated in waste management landfills over years of mismanagement in the sector, this year by mid-August, 433 330 of worn-out tires have been removed, according to the Latvian Tire Management Association.

Two more out-of-family support centres to be opened in Latvia

The out-of-family support centres Liepāja and Dūja, planned for Riga, as offered by the NGO Sociālo pakalpojumu aģentūra, have been confirmed by the Ministry of Welfare.

We agitate, but «ethically». Ministerial influence on Saeima election

Government ministers in Latvia can openly voice support their political party, also during the campaigning period of the parliamentary election. Ministers take part in advertisements, events, give interviews to media, which will not be counted in the regulated limit of party spending, but only in case if such campaigning does not breach the norms of ethics.

Average wage in Latvia exceeds 1 000 euros

The average gross monthly wage in Latvia for full-time work has in the second quarter of 2018, reached 1004 euros, official statistics show.

Latvian eID card to become primary document over passport from 2023

For the citizens of Latvia, the eID card currently used on par with the Latvian passport, will become the primary document for proving a person's identity from the year 2023.

Australians advised not to pick up calls from Latvia

Mobile users in Australia have been receiving missed calls from unfamiliar numbers with the Latvian country code and the Australian news site News.com.au suggested that they are part of a one-ring phone scam.

Will the Latvian railway electrification be another mandatory power component saga?

The Latvian government is pushing forward with the influence of the ruling Union of Greens and Farmers the railway electrification project in Latvia, despite outspoken opposition both in the government and the New Conservative party as to how necessary the large investment would be.

Weekend weather in Latvia to be cooler and rainy

The weather in Latvia this weekend is expected to turn cloudy, rainy and cooler than earlier this week, according to weather forecasters.

Latvia to investigate defamation of Latvian financial sector pointed to by ABLV Bank

At the request of the ABLV Bank, which is currently subject to liquidation, Latvian criminal police has opened proceedings over spreading false information on the situation of the Latvian financial sector, according to the chief of the Latvian State Police, Ints Ķuzis.

Presence of Latvian milk reduces, whereas presence of imported milk increases in Latvia

The proportion of milk produced in Latvia is starting to lose to imported milk, as concluded by Central Union of Latvian Dairy Farmers chairman Jānis Šolks.

Aspiring prosecutors «drop out» in tests – half of contenders fail second stage of tests

Approximately half of aspiring prosecutor candidates has failed the second portion of tests for general and judicial knowledge.

Riga International Airport concludes first half-year with turnover increase of 13%

Riga International Airport concluded the first half-year of 2018 with turnover increase of 13% when compared to the same period of 2017, according to the airport’s unaudited and shortened account for the six-month period before 30 June 2018.