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Insolvency Law, Russian factor and lessons construction sector learned in 2014

Latvia’s construction sector had demonstrated significant growth at the beginning of 2014. As expected, however, construction rates soon began to slow down, and so the total growth will likely be insignificant.

Latvia’s most remote place – Klajotnes bog in Lubana

The best place to celebrate New Year’s in peace and quiet in Latvia is Klajotnes bog in Lubana.

Daily joke: subtle difference

Q: What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 100?

Meteorologists: start of 2015 will be accompanied by thaw in Latvia

The winter weather currently observed in Latvia will start fading away even before the end of the year.

Riga Freeport accepts contract with Riga Central Terminal regarding Krievu Island

This Tuesday, December 30th, the management board of Riga Freeport unanimously approved the joint decision with Riga Central Terminal regarding the relocation of the company’s activities from the centre of Riga to Krievu Island.

Debris of missing Malaysian plane found in sea off Indonesia

Rescue units that have been searching for the Malaysian passenger plane that went missing with 162 people on board have found on Tuesday, December 30, airplane debris and human bodies in sea of the island of Borneo.

Putin's opponent Navalny and his brother convicted in Russia

Court in Russia on Tuesday, December 30, read out the sentence in a criminal case against opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother pronouncing them guilty of fraud against two firms.

German and Polish collectors express the most interest for Straujuma’s portrait and autograph

A total to 206 portraits and autographs of Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma have been sent to different collectors around in 2014. The largest interest for Straujuma came from Germany, Poland and France.

Politologist: there are political forces in Latvia that do not listen to voters

The 12th Saeima elections that took place in 2014 reflected society’s attitude toward the parliament and proved that people who were never even elected in the parliament can and most likely will find a way to enter the Saeima. This proves that Latvia now has political forces that do not listen to voters, says politologist Ilga Kreituse.

Recommendations on how to safely use fireworks

Specialists of Emergency Medical Service remind residents they should be very careful when celebrating different events, especially in terms of handling fireworks. Last year, medical attention was provided to eleven people, including four children, who were injured as a result of careless use of fireworks.

Italian ferry rescue operation ends with 10 victims

Rescue operation to evacuate people from aboard of a burning ferry in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Greece was finished on Monday, December 29, with ten people confirmed dead.

Revenue of Latvian banking sector exceeds EUR 300 million in 2014

The total volume of bank deposits made Latvia has grown by 1.5% in November 2015, according to information compiled by the Financial and Capital Market Commission.

December 29 in pictures

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

Greek presidential vote dissolves parliament

Greek parliament has voted down a presidential candidate nominated by the government, triggering snap parliamentary election in the country that has seen six years of financial crisis and four years of severe austerity measures.

Baltic States added to the list of potential hot-spots in 2015

Baltic States have been added to the list of potential geopolitical hot-spots in Bloomberg News agency’s «A Pessimist’s Guide to the World in 2015».

Daily joke: practical solution

Q: Why do witches wear name tags?