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Protesters in Macedonia determined to see government resign

In the Macedonian capital of Skopje tens of thousands of people gathered on Sunday, May 17, to demand the resignation of the government chaired by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

No trace of Lithuanian aircraft gone missing above Baltic Sea

Latvian services have become part of a search and rescue operation in the Baltic Sea. The goal of this operation is to locate a Lithuanian civil aircraft An-2 that has gone missing there, as confirmed by Latvian Armed Forces.

Economic Diary of Latvia. Latvia becomes a tax haven for Estonians

The micro-enterprises tax, which is active in Latvia since 2010, attracts attention of local residents and neighbours from Estonia.

25,000 runners from 61 countries to participate in Riga marathon

More than 25,000 runners from 61 countries of the world will participate in the Riga marathon this Sunday, 17 May. Organizers offer 5 km and 10 km distances, as well as marathon and half-marathon distances.

Kaimins asks airBaltic to explain rules regarding police involvement at Riga airport

In a letter addressed to airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss and Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss, deputy of the Latvian Regional Alliance Artuss Kaimins asks to be provided with a detailed explanation for the behaviour of one of airBaltic employees during the deputy’s flight from London to Riga this Wednesday, 13 May.

Daily joke: academic wit

Teacher: Whoever answers my next question, can go home.

Photos: construction work on Sigulda highway

Construction work is currently being realized on Sigulda highway. The route under construction runs from the turn to Langstini up to the railway overpass in Garkalne. This project is co-financed by the European Cohesion Fund.

Ventbunkers remains the largest taxpayer in Ventspils

Ventbunkers has been awarded a prize as the biggest taxpayer and leader of the transport and storage industry in Ventspils. It is worth mentioning that this is the second consecutive year Ventbunkers is given this prize.

Residents invited to vote for new e-talon design

Rīgas satiksme invites residents to vote for the best child drawing that will later be printed on yellow e-talons.

Dolgopolov: candidates are unable to secure enough support from parties

None of the presidential candidates nominated for the post of President of Latvia are able to secure sufficient support from political parties, believes Harmony deputy and presidential candidate Sergei Dolgopolov.

Estonia's government moves on with fairly radical administrative reform

The government of Estonia has this week decided to establish a committee for negotiating, drawing up legislation for a reform that might reduce the country's 215 administrative entities to 50.

Vejonis: the President should be someone close to the people

Presidential candidate from the Union of Greens and Farmers Raimonds Vejonis believes failure to be elected in the first stage of presidential elections would only serve as poor reason to participate in the second stage of presidential elections.

Researcher: EU is far less dependent on Russia than Russia is on the EU

According to Andis Kudors, Director of Eastern Policy Research Centre, it is clear that Russia does not intend to change its position and withdraw its forces from Ukraine. With that, the European Union will have to work on this matter in the future as well, as reported by lsm.lv.

NATO to act against Kremlin's hybrid warfare; Baltic states to ask for NATO battalions

The alliance has to adapt to the combination of conventional warfare, subversion and cyber-warfare used by Russia in Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced on May 14 at a meeting of NATO member state defence ministers.

Thieves in Latvia actively target Volvo headlamps

BMW is the current leader in terms of the number of thefts of different spare parts in Latvia. A new thieving trend has emerged in relation to Volvo cars.

Latvian State Chancellery faces charges of information leak

Sworn lawyer Romualds Vonsovics has turned to the court against Latvian State Chancellery. The reason for this is related to an information leak, specifically the application he had submitted to the Prime Minister.


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