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Monday 22.07.2019 | Name days: Marija, Marika, Marina

This week to be rainy and cold in Latvia

Latest weather forecasts suggest that air temperature is not likely to exceed +15° C at the end of May. The probability of such weather tends to increase in the first ten-day period of June.

Belarus oil company to buy terminal at Riga Freeport

An oil company owned by the state of Belarus has decided to buy Woodison terminal situated at Riga Freeport. Minsk has decided that potassium cargoes will be carried through Klaipeda from now on and oil products – through Riga.

Seven destinations to visit at least once in a lifetime

Spring bring up our desire to go on holiday, seen new experiences and unforgettable adventures. Latvia Tours Director Ieva Keisa offers seven charter destinations that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime:

Latvian Customs Police catch four smugglers in the act

Latvian State Revenue Service’s Customs Police managed to catch a group of smugglers in the act, as they were carrying a shipment of illegal cigarettes from Latvia to Norway on 28 April.

Weekend destination: special exhibition in Riga Porcelain Museum

Riga Porcelain Museum currently holds an exhibition featuring unique sets from Peteris Avens’ collection. This exhibition features unique pieces of art crafted by professionals from Baltars factory and M.S. Kuznetsov association. This exhibition will remain open until 5 July.

Demonstration outside Castle of Light urges EU to come closer to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

This Friday, 22 May, nearly 40 people came to the Castle of Light for a demonstration to request Europe to become closer to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

New suspect in Nemtsov murder case; could be the person behind the murder

A new suspect has surfaced in the murder case of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. The suspect is a Chechen resident Ruslan Mukhadinov. Investigators believe he may be the one behind the murder.

Developments in Latvia’s road network: repairs and traffic restrictions

As part of Latvia’s presidency over the EU Council, the Eastern Partnership Summit will continue on 22 May. During the summit, traffic organization around Riga International Airport will be changed. Traffic lights will be turned off on K.Ulmana Gatve all the way to the airport (P133) until 17:00. Road traffic will be regulated by Latvian Road Police.

PHOTO: Latvian and American soldiers take part in joint combat exercise

Throughout 19-21 May, Adazi landfill was holding joint combat exercise with U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and Latvian National Armed Forces.

Rail traffic paralysing strike ended in Germany

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has partly agreed to the demands of the company's train driver trade union, thus reaching an end to this week's strike, which has been the ninth in the 11-month-long dispute between Deutsche Bahn and the trade union.

All Baltic performers make it to Eurovision finals

Representatives of all three Baltic States have made it to the finals of Eurovosion. Estonian duo Elina Born and Stig Rästa, Latvian representative Aminata Savadogo and Lithuanian representatives Monika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila will compete in last round of this international contest.

Tusk: EU wishes to maintain relations with all Eastern Partnership countries

The Riga Summit is not about announcing giant steps forward, said President of EU Council Donald Tusk prior to the meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins.

Authorities to limit smoking even more in Latvia

During the meeting of state secretaries this Thursday, 21 May, officials announced Healthcare Ministry’s draft regarding tobacco products, herbal smoking products, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking devices, their realization, advertisement and usage restrictions.

Vejonis becomes officially nominated presidential candidate

Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis has been officially nominated as one of the presidential candidates in Latvia. This makes him the third officially nominated candidate in the country.

Daily joke: making assumptions

Mother took Billy to his first concert. The conductor was leading the orchestra and directing the soprano soloist as well. Billy was greatly interested.