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Latvia’s proportion of drowned young people – highest in European Union

Education and Science Ministry should think about introducing a compulsory swimming programme in schools, believes Chairperson of Saeima Sports Sub-Committee Janis Upenieks.

Number of traffic accidents is on a rise in Latvia

«Information compiled by LTAB shows that the number of traffic accidents in Latvia has increased by 8.9% in comparison with Q1 2014,» – says Juris Stengrevics, Chairperson of LTAB. He adds that the general amount of insurance claims was 36.1% larger in Q1 2015 than it was in the same period of 2014.

300 builders restore first platform of Riga airport

Large-scale repairs have been going on over at Riga International Airport in the past several months. More than 300 road construction specialists from Latvia and Germany are part of repair efforts.

Most popular professions parents want for their children in Latvia

The profession of a doctor remains the most popular one in Latvia – more than 40% of respondents in Latvia mentioned they would like their child to work in this field in the future.

Saeima deputies’ support for presidential candidates remains unclear

The day of Presidential Elections – 3 June – draws closer. It is currently impossible to predict which of the four candidates has the best chances of getting elected, as reported by

Levits: the President cannot act based on personal sympathy in Prime Minister matter

The President is obligated to nominate a Prime Minister candidate supported by the majority in the Saeima even when his own priorities are different, believes presidential candidate Egils Levits.

Russia and NATO begin parallel large-scale air force exercises

NATO and Russian armed forces on Monday, May 25, each begun separate large-scale air force exercises.

SA uncovers unjustified spending of allocated money in state institutions

Accounting matters are generally well-organized in state institutions. Nevertheless, there have been cases when officials used allocated money on unjustified purchases and unreasonable budget initiatives, as concluded by Latvian State Audit in the annual survey in ministries and state institutions.

Industrial producer prices down 0.6% in Latvia

Compared to March, the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry dropped by 0.1% in April 2015.

Photo: 750 in the future with sand sculptures

Last week, Jelgava held the 9th Summer Signs 2015 international sand sculpture festival on Pasta Island. This year’s event gathered 21 artists.

Weekly horoscope (25.05 – 31.05): emotional carousel

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for 25th May – 31st May…

Economic calendar of Latvia. 25th – 29th May, 2015

Calendar of economic events in Latvia for 25th – 29th of May, 2015...

Political calendar of Latvia. 25th – 29th of May, 2015

Calendar of political events in Latvia for 25th – 29th of May, 2015...

Photo: NATO ships in Riga

Three NATO ships will remain in Riga until Tuesday 26 May. Their visit to Riga is part of the efforts to strengthen bonds with regional partners and allies, contribute to peace and stability in the Baltic region.

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