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Political calendar of Latvia. 18th – 22nd of May, 2015

Calendar of political events in Latvia for 18th – 22nd of May, 2015...

Laima invests 35,000 euros in Retro chocolates collection

In honour of the 145th birthday of Laima confectioneries plant, the company has decided to release a special Retro chocolates collection. This collection presents a retrospective on the history of Laima package design.

Saeima deputies look at results of public vote; Bondars in the lead

This Tuesday, 19 May, the team behind handed each Saeima deputy a personal letter containing results of the public vote, asking them to take into account the opinions voiced by more than 12,500 people in regard to the appropriate presidential candidate.

Photo: man climbs Origo clock tower in Riga

In honour of the World Pulmonary Hypertension Day, mountain climber and extreme enthusiast Kristaps Liepins climbed Origo clock tower in Riga this Monday, 18 May.

Tartu and Tallinn Universities to open help desk for cooperation with businesses

The Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Tartu will in 2016 open a service called T-HelpDesk with aim of strengthening and simplifying university-industry contacts.

Winners of ‘Excellent Employer’s DNA 2015’ are announced

The best personnel management projects in five different categories have been selected. The jury chose two projects in the «Employee Involvement in Company’s Culture Formation» category: Baltic Restaurants with «Employee Forum 2014» and Smartlynx Airlines with «We have a common understanding of Smartlynx Airlines» project.

Saturday to be the warmest day of the week in Latvia

For the most part, weather in Latvia will dictated by a cyclone this week. It is expected to rain a lot; it may even come to thunderstorms as well. In spite of the cyclone, the wind will be slow, and will carry warmer masses of air to Latvia.

Kutris withdraws from presidential elections; TLFTH will not support any candidate

This Monday, 18 May, the board and Saeima faction of To Latvia from The Heart accepted an application from deputy Gunars Kutris regarding his withdrawal from the presidential race.

Photos: insight into reconstruction work in Latvian National Museum of Art

In honour of the International Museum Day, a tradition launched by the International Council of Museums in 1977, residents and guests of Riga are allowed to have a look at the progress of reconstruction and restoration work in the Latvian National Museum of Arts.

Economic calendar of Latvia. 18th – 22nd May, 2015

Calendar of economic events in Latvia for 18th – 22nd of May, 2015...

Weekly horoscope (18.05 – 24.05): time to pull yourself together

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for 18th May – 22nd May…

Electrical capacity of CHP plants in Latvia on a rise

In 2014, there were 175 active CHP plants in Latvia with a total installed electrical capacity of 1265.3 MW.

France joins Baltics and other EU states opposed to migrant quotas

Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls has noted that France is against the plans of the European Commission to impose quotas on the relocation of migrants, joining the Baltic states and others, who have opposed the plan.

Increased security measures to be instituted at Riga airport during Eastern Partnership Summit

In light of increased security measures over at Riga International Airport during the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga on 21-22 May, passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours before departure.

Fitch gives Latvia’s financial state and banking sector stability a positive score

Fitch international rating agency has announced that Latvia’s long-term credit rating for bonds in local and foreign currency will be maintained at «A-» with a stable outlook.

Kalnmeiers sceptical about the outcome of oligarchs case

This Thursday, Saeima deputies are expected to vote in favour of Eriks Kalnmeiers’ approval in the post of Prosecutor General. Compared with the previous five years, he can expect support from the majority of parliamentary deputies.

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