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Tuesday 25.06.2019 | Name days: Maiga, Milija

For Latvia Jewish property restitution, 40-million- euro compensation proposed

To compensate to the Latvian Jewish community for the property that was illegally confiscated during the Holocaust and the Communist totalitarian regime, a 40-million- euro compensation has been proposed by the Development/For! party alliance.

Latvia nominates ex-PM Dombrovskis to European Commission again

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers decided on Tuesday to nominate former Latvian Prime Minister and current Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis to continue as the representative of Latvia in the institution.

Amending Latvian non-citizen status not discussed in Saeima due to no quorum

The bill to end granting Latvian non-citizen status to children has not been viewed in the Saeima Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee as it had no quorum.

Orange threat in effect in Latvia as heat wave increases

In the coming days, from June 11 to 13, the orange weather warning will be in force due to intense early summer heat, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Rock and opera singer nominated for Latvian Culture Minister

Latvian rock and opera singer Nauris Puntulis has been picked by the National Alliance as it looks for a new Culture Minister following the current minister’s election to the European Parliament, LETA news agency reports.

Moldova calls early election as President Dodon suspended from office

A court in Moldova has suspended the country's President Igor Dodon from office to allow holding an early election as political parties have failed to form a government for months. Thousands of protestors have rallied in the capital, Chisinau.

Cleaning up Mt. Everest: 11 tonnes of waste and 4 bodies found

In a special expedition organized by the Nepalese government four unidentified bodies were found and more than 11 tonnes of waste was collected from Mount Everest.

Saeima plans to change public media board member approval order in Latvia

Latvia’s Saeima supported in the first reading amendments the Electronic Mass Media Law that clarify requirements for potential public media board member and their selection process, as well as their dismissal order.

Warm nights expected in Latvia at week’s end; heat to back away on Sunday

On Friday, 7 June, weather in Latvia will remain hot. Daytime air temperature will reach +26° C… +31° C, though it may be cooler along the coast in Kurzeme. Nights will be warm as well, as air temperature will stay at +15° C… +20° C.

MPC system’s parliamentary investigative committee to be led by Ieva Krapāne

Latvian Saeima’s parliamentary investigative committee will be led by Ieva Krapāne from KPV LV, as reported by Saeima press-service.

Estonian government picks Kadri Simson for European commissioner’s post

Estonian government coalition has picked ex-Economy Minister Kadri Simson for the post of European commissioner, Estonian public media ERR reports.

Latvian residents actively to on trips do different parts of the country

When compared to 2017, the number of domestic trips of Latvian residents comprised 10,9 million in 2018. On top of that, they spent EUR 333.9 million, EUR 31.2 million or 8.5 % less, during their trips.

Grab your binoculars and watch out for Jupiter and its moons

«Look up!» is the slogan the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used to announce a grand event event. On 10 June, Jupiter – the largest planet in the Solar System – will be clearly visible from Earth, CBS News reports.

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