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Tuesday 25.06.2019 | Name days: Maiga, Milija

Latvian ministry turns to law enforcers against Riga’s dismissed mayor

Facts uncovered at Riga City Council by Latvia’s Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry suggest that Riga’s Mayor Nils Ušakovs may have committed criminal violations in his work. Because of that, the ministry has turned to the Prosecutor General’s Office and Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

Riga’s vice-mayor promises to patch potholes on streets and resolve RS scandal

Acting chairman of Riga City Council Oļegs Burovs has promised to resolve the problems uncovered at public transport company Rīgas satiksme and public utilities company Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks, as well as patch potholes on the streets of the capital.

Wet snow expected this week in Latvia; warm weather to return later

Colder masses of air will flow to Latvia this week, causing air temperature to drop considerably. Weather in the first half of the week will be dictated by a cyclone. With that, the sky will be cloudy and precipitation is expected in many areas, as reported by Latvia’s Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Prosecutor’s office asked to step in and resolve LTV dispute

On Friday, 5 April, Latvian Journalist Association turned to the prosecutor’s office with a request to investigate the legal side of the personnel selection process organized by the National Electronic Mass Media Council to elect a new management board for LTV television channel.

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.

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.

Stoltenberg defends NATO existence before U.S. legislators

NATO «is in the national interest of each and every one of our nations», the organisation's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg noted to legislators in the U.S., where the alliance has been criticised often at the highest level for limited defence spending by many member states.

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