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Want to burn grass? Better prepare EUR 2,900 to pay fine

Burning last year’s grass is not the best way to clear unmanaged territories. Burning grass can and often does cause considerable damage to forests, living creatures, and in the event of a fire can claim lives and burn down entire homes. Reckless actions can and often does hurt people who start the fire and innocent people alike.

Minister: it is wrong for the state to answer for every gravel road in Latvia

In the field of maintenance of state roads it is necessary to outline priorities and leave only main roads with high traffic intensity and the most important regional roads in the hands of the state, said Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits during a conference on Friday, 5 April.

Riga’s mayor opposes environment minister – plans to appeal dismissal order in court

Nils Ušakovs, who was dismissed today, 5 April, 2019, from his post as Mayor of Riga by Latvia’s Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Pūce, is prepared to appeal this ‘absolutely illegal decision’ in court, as he said on his Facebook profile.

Most banks in Latvia have failed to submit audited annual accounts on time

Most of the banks present in Latvia have not published audited annual accounts for the previous year, according to information compiled by LETA.

Spring is finally here: air temperature in Latvia to reach +14° C this weekend

Although the amount of clouds in Latvia’s eastern parts is increasing, no precipitation is expected on Friday and Saturday. During the day, air temperature will reach +9° C… +14° C. It will be colder in Kurzeme along the coast, where air temperature will stay around +6° C… +8° C.

Latvia’s environment minister dismisses Riga’s mayor

On Friday, 5 April, Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Pūce dismissed Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs, according to information published in Latvian Herald.

Latvian minister may announce Riga mayor’s dismissal soon

On Friday, 5 April, Latvia’s Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Pūce may announce the dismissal of Riga’s Mayor Nils Ušakovs, according to unofficial information from LETA.

PHOTO: Akropole shopping centre opens; visitors offered ice rink and IMAX film theatre

Akropole shopping and leisure centre has opened its doors in Latvia. The massive shopping centre includes an ice rink, IMAX film theatre, and a large Maxima supermarket. The total area of the shopping centre is enough for nearly twenty one football fields. The building itself could fit fifteen football fields, said the centre’s manager Kaspars Beitiņš during the opening ceremony.

Latvia adopts serious restrictions on visibility of tobacco products in stores

According to amendments to Law on Handling of Tobacco Products approved by the Saeima in the final reading on Thursday, 4 April, it will not be allowed to openly showcase tobacco products in stores – only price lists, as reported by Saeima press-service.

Storm’s over? Olainfarm shares return to Nasdaq Riga trading

On Thursday, 4 April, Nasdaq Riga board decided to start trading Latvian pharmaceutical company Olainfarm shares, as confirmed in the stock market’s announcement.

Luminor bank invites clients to switch from code cards to safer security tools

Starting from 2 July, 2019, Luminor bank will start applying restrictions to payments made using code cards or GO3 code generators.

New LTV board member refuses to step down in spite of pressure

In spite of recent pressure from journalists and politicians towards the newly-elected board of Latvian Television, specifically in regards to members’ non-compliance with specified requirements, the new chairman of the board Einārs Giels does not plan to step down and says he can deal with his duties.

Lithuania sentences man for spying for Russia

A court in Lithuania has punished a sailor to seven years' imprisonment for spying in favour of Russia.

Company with to Latvian ex-politicians and Russia turns to EC against Lithuania

After failing to acquire a permit to carry freight across the country, Lithuanian railway service company LGC Cargo, which is indirectly associated with Latvian ex-politicians and businessmen Ainārs Šlesers and Andri Šķēle, as well as Russian state railway company Russian Railways, has decided to submit a complaint to European Commission.

Latvia’s industrial production output experienced a drop in February

Compared to February 2018, industrial production output decreased by 3.2 % in February 2019.