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Ceturtdiena 16.08.2018 | Name days: Astrīda, Astra

Hot summer causes ice cream sales go up 50% in Latvia

Thanks to a long and hot summer, Latvian residents have been able to enjoy Mediterranean climate and expand their diets with different cool additions, says SIA Rimi Latvia senior public relations specialist Anete Ezeriete.

LDz announces procurement for first stage of railway electrification project

As part of Latvian railway electrification project, a talk procedure was announced 10 August. Conditions for participation were published along with this announcement. Construction of the first line of railway electrification will be part of the first stage of the procurement, as reported by Latvijas dzelzceļš representative Ieva Kārkliņa.

PUC: no major heating tariff increase is expected in Latvia

No major increase is expected for Latvia’s next heating season, said Public Utilities Commission council chairman Rolands Irklis in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT on Friday, 10 August.

20.8% of Saeima deputy candidates have no higher education

20.8% of candidates participating in 13th Saeima elections do not have higher education, according to information from the Central Election Commission’s website.

Latvia’s Defence Ministry performs final assessment of 4x4 tactical transport procurement

Defence Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4x4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces.

Heat to back off on weekends in Latvia; weather to become windy

The heat currently present in Latvia will back off on weekends. Some areas may experience rainfall. Weather will become windy on Saturday and Sunday. Warm masses of air will be carried to Latvia by a cyclone next week. Some rain is expected on certain days, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

FVS inspectors notice high meat temperature in certain locations at Riga Central Market

Inspectors of Latvia’ Food and Veterinary Service have noticed high temperature of meat sold at certain spots of Riga Central Market’s Meat Pavilion.

Russian rouble drops after U.S. sanctions announcement

Russia has criticised the sanctions announcement by the U.S. over the poisoning of the Skripals in the UK, would prepare retaliatory measures, but value of the Russian rouble dropped to two-year lows.

Apostolic visit to Lithuania: calls for Church to reveal expenditure now

Ahead of the papal visit on September 22-23, Lithuanian authorities and the Lithuanian Catholic Church have started putting together a budget for the event to make sure it goes smoothly. Most of the Lithuanian institutions in charge of it have already delivered initial estimates, however the Catholic Church insists it will make its financial reports public only after the visit.

Foreign trade turnover in Latvia up 9.1% compared to last year

In June 2018 foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.37 billion, which at current prices was 9.1 % more than in June 2017, of which the exports value of goods rose by 10.7 % and imports value of goods by 7.9 %.

Latvian government promises higher pension indexation for 2018

On 1 October, pensions and benefits or their parts that do not exceed EUR 382 will be increased, says Latvia’s Welfare Ministry.

Accidental missile in Estonia: Military finds possible landing site

Following the accidental missile launch by a Spanish NATO fighter jet in Estonia, the Estonian Defence Forces have stated that the area, where the missile fell, has been found.

SRS: cash register reform halfway through in Latvia

The cash register reform in Latvia is halfway through, said State Revenue Service acting director general Dace Pelēkā in an interview to Rīta Panorāma programme of LTV.

Study: one-third of HIV patients in Latvia have experienced discrimination

One-third of people living with HIV in Latvia have experienced discrimination due to their HIV status, according to the initial HIV Stigma Index results.

«G-spot» of Europe» - Vilnius' new tourism slogan

Vilnius, the capital of mostly Catholic Lithuania, has launched a new, sexually-coloured tourism campaign, where the city is compared to a hidden point of female sexual pleasure.

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