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Ceturtdiena 25.04.2019 | Name days: Līksma, Bārbala

As opponent misses debates, Ukraine’s president converses with audience

On Sunday, 14 April, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was forced to engage in debates with empty space next to him, because his opponent – Volodymyr Zelenksy – did not attend the debates organized at Kyiv Olympic Stadium.

No precipitation in Latvia this week; air temperature to reach +15° C

Anticyclone will continue dictating weather conditions in Latvia this week – the week will pass with some clouds and without precipitation. Wind speed will be slow and mist may form at night, as reported by Latvia’s Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvian Transport minister says the road fund will not be restored

The Road Fund will not be restored, said Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits during a meeting with public initiatives portal representatives.

Earthquake at national media council? Prominent council members steps down

Gunta Līdaka, a member of Latvia’s National Electronic Mass Media Council responsible for supervision over commercial television industry, has announced her decision to step down, as reported by LTV.

Finance Ministry upgrades Latvia’s GDP outlook to 3.2% for 2019

Latvia’s Finance Ministry has upgraded the country’s GDP growth outlook for 2019 by 0.2 percentage points – to 3.2%, according to the ministry’s Latvia’s Stability Programme 2019-2020 project.

Finnish election coming as Social Democrats expected to win after 20 years

In Finland's parliamentary election due on Sunday, April 14, Social Democrats are forecast to win for the first time in 20 years despite plans to raise taxes to fund the country's welfare system.

New Tallinn Mayor defends right of Russian culture to co-exist in Estonia

Mihhail Kõlvart from the Centre Party has been elected as the Mayor of the Estonian capital and has used the occasion to express his views on Estonian and Russian cultural and language issues in the Baltic country.

WikiLeaks Assange found guilty by London court after arrest at embassy

A court in London has found Julian Assange, the head of government secret-leaking organisation WikiLeaks guilty of failing to surrender to the court, after his arrest from his place of refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Air temperature to reach +20° C in Latvia soon

An anticyclone will dictate weather in Latvia at the end of this week and next week – sunny and dry weather is expected, as reported by Latvia’s Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Riga Central Market’s restoration to require EUR 18 million more than planned

Restoration of territories of Riga Central Market will cost EUR 18 million more than initially estimated. Funds are required for two separate projects – reconstruction of the market’s cellars and restoration of the central market’s channel infrastructure and public outdoor space.

Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens wish to remain in UK despite Brexit

Over 400 000 European Union citizens have applied to legally remain in the United Kingdom even after Brexit, the country's interior ministry has stated.

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