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Deputies of multiple factions propose Levits as presidential candidate

The list of official presidential candidates continues to expand. It is planned that members of multiple factions will soon propose Egils Levits and Harmony will propose Sergei Dolgopolov as their official candidates, as reported by

Pabriks concerned about the next Defence Minister should he come from UGF

Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis is a good presidential candidate, but the biggest concern surrounds the next Latvian Defence Minister if Vejonis becomes President, notes MEP Artis Pabriks.

Ushakov claims inspection of his 9 May speech is absurd

Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov believes the Latvian State Language Centre’s launched inspection into whether or not the Mayor of Riga had the right to read his speech to the people that gathered in Victory Park only in Russian is absurd.

Families with children to be given road tax discount

From now on, families with three or more children in Latvia are given a 50% discount on road tax per calendar year. This is provided by amendments approved by the Saeima Budget-Finance Committee to the Law on the Vehicle Operation Tax and Company Car Tax this Tuesday, 12 May.

Annual inflation reaches 0.5% in Latvia

Compared to April 2014, the average consumer price level grew by 0.5% in April 2015. Prices of goods had decreased by 0.4%, while prices of services had increased by 2.9%.

Daily joke: tracking skills

Three blondes girls were walking in the woods and came upon tracks.

Criminal process launched against medical staff of Riga Eastern Hospital for bribery

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has launched a criminal process against employees of Latvian Oncology Centre and Gaiļezers radiology centre of Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital for bribery.

Estonia reaches 3%-increase in exports in Q1

Growth in foreign sales of electronics equipment has helped Estonia reach a three percent increase in exports in the first quarter of 2015.

Google self-driven cars involved in 11 accidents over years of test drives

The U.S. information technology giant Google continues to develop its self-driven car project and has announced its cars have been involved in 11 accidents over six years of test drives.

Research uncovers the most common road accidents for training cars

Most often accidents involving training cars take place on intersections, especially roundabouts. This is confirmed by observations made by Driving Instructors Association: at least 70% of road accidents that involve training vehicles take place on roundabouts. Another 20% of such accidents usually take place pedestrian crossings.

Photo: 17,000 blooming tulips bearing Latvia’s flag colours

17,000 tulips that were gifted to Latvia by the Dutch embassy in Latvia have started to bloom near the National Library of Latvia.

Political calendar of Latvia. 11th – 15th of May, 2015

Calendar of political events in Latvia for 11th – 15th of May, 2015...

Kazoka: political parties play «poker with bluffing»

Some political parties are likely in the process of making plans for the second stage of presidential elections, as stated by politologists Filips Rajevskis and Iveta Kazoka. They do not exclude the possibility that Vejonis may yet acquire support from 51 deputies of the Saeima in the first stage of elections.

Skudra: NA could delay its decision about providing support to Vejonis

The future for the official presidential candidate from the Union of Greens and Farmers and current Defence Minister of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis depends on the decision within Unity, believes Prof. Ojars Skudra of the University of Latvia.

Latvia’s export value up 12.2% and import value is up 14.2%

In March 2015, compared to February, exports value of goods at current prices had increased by 12.2%, but imports value of goods – by 14.2%.

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