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Complaining about combat stress – rare practice in Estonian military

If compared to British troops, the number of Estonian soldiers diagnosed with combat stress and other psychological problems is 5-10 times lower. The reason may, in part, be limited availability of counselling and the practice of solving problems without a specialist.

Another experiment to be organized in ruins of Zolitude’s Maxima

The police plans to continue investigating the ruins of the Maxima supermarket in Zolitude. Next week’s experiment will include a test by fire.

EP pre-election period enters ‘silent stage’

May 23rd marks the beginning of the ‘silence period’ in the European Parliament pre-election. During this period, in addition to regular restrictions, no election agitation is allowed to be published on radio, internet or anywhere else, as reported by the Central Election Committee’s Information Department manager Kristīne Bērziņa.

Riga decorated by Blank Canvas festival graffiti

The first street art festival in Riga ‘Blank Canvas: art-ground, play-ground, crime-ground’, which was organized as part of the European Cultural Capital programme, concluded with a cycling excursion.

RCC Housing and Environment Department official is detained for bribery

This week, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau officers arrested an official of Riga City Council’s Housing and Environment Department. The person in question is suspected of bribery.

May 22 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Meteorologists warn about strong heat in Latvia

Many parts of Latvia are expected to experience strong heat this Thursday, May 22nd. Air temperature may reach +27° C…+28° C.

Daily joke: the signs

What do you instantly know about a well-dressed man?

Straujuma may become Unity’s PM candidate in Saeima elections

Latvia’s current Prime Minister – Laimdota Straujuma – may become Unity’s PM candidate in the upcoming autumn parliamentary elections, says Solvita Āboltiņa.

PHOTO: Riga airport welcomes Boeing's largest aircraft

This Wednesday, May 21st, Riga International airport welcomed in Boeing 747-8 – the largest aircraft even built by Boeing. The Latvian airport became the 150th airport in the world to have serviced this aircraft.

Vietnam considers court action against China's territorial claims

Prime Minister of Vietnam has noted that different defence measures are being considered against China after a Chinese oil rig was parked in South China Sea waters claimed by both countries.

airBaltic fails to increase its claim against Riga airport to 140 millions

Latgale Regional Court in Rezekne has declined the request of airBaltic lawyers to add new materials to the case against Riga International airport. According to information from Pietiek, lawyers asked to increase the already requested amount – EUR 14 million – tenfold.

eBay asks to change passwords after historic system breach

Online auction network eBay asked on May 21 its 148 million users to change their passwords after the company's computer system was hacked and large amounts of user's personal data were compromised.

Bulls in Madrid gore all matadors of festival

In the Spanish capital Madrid, organisers cancelled a key bullfighting event, when all three of its matadors suffered injuries from bulls.

Russian analyst: Crimean scenario in the Baltics is impossible

Russian representatives who have studied the possibility of the Crimean scenario being performed in Latvia and Estonia have not come to a positive conclusion, as reported by Estonian ERR with reference to Russian analyst Dmitry Oreshkin.

Bookmakers: Unity will likely win in EP election competition

Bookmakers predict the competition to be the steepest between Unity and Harmony centre during this week’s European Parliament elections. Unity is said to have a slight advantage, however.

PA: there have not been any scenarios regarding liquidation of Citadele

Several offers from potential Citadele Bank investors have been received. The investor attraction process is progressing in accordance with our plan, as reported by the Privatization Agency.