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Tuesday 23.04.2019 | Name days: Jurģis, Juris, Georgs

Saeima committee supports publication of KGB documents on the internet

Latvian Saeima’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee conceptually supported on Wednesday, 5 September, the initiative to make former KGB documents available on the internet. However, the terms and contents that may be published on the internet will be decided by a work group.

LTA: 90% of businesses may support proposal to stop using plastic straws

90% of businesses selling plastic straws may participate in a special campaign Bez salmiņa [No straw] organized by Latvian Traders Association and waste management company Zaļā josta, sats KTA president Henriks Danusēvičs.

Consumption of renewable energy in Latvia up 17.8%

In 2017, gross consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia amounted to 80.5 petajoules. Compared to 2016, consumption of RES has risen by 17.8 %, whereas over the past five years – by 18.7 %.

Study: Latvian residents want to reach average EU welfare level

In the latest Baltic International Bank’s Latvian Barometer study, Latvian residents were asked to look back at the past decade and voice predictions about the next decade.

Catholic Church in Latvia is ready to cooperate with investigators if necessary

After receiving word of the recent arrest of one of their priests under suspicion of human trafficking, representatives of the Roman Catholic Church in Latvia say they «depend on professional work by State Police and court justice system, and hope the investigation will be performed carefully and honestly».

Estonian life expectancy continues to grow, while still below EU average

Estonian life expectancy has over the past ten years increased by 3.5 years for women and six years for men, official statistics show.

World Wildlife Foundation invites reducing fishing quotas for Baltic cod

«Because of environmental stress and the fact that cod is overfished in the Baltic Sea, offspring are forced to reproduce at a younger age, which limits maximum size of fish. With that, the World Wildlife Foundation invites countries to reduce fishing quotas for Baltic cod,» says WWF representative Sarmīte Kolāte.

Latvian railway companies want Lithuania to compensate EUR 82.32 million worth of losses

Latvia’s railway companies Latvijas dzelzceļš and LDz Cargo invite Lithuanian railway company Lietuvos geležinkeliai to compensate losses worth EUR 82.32 million, which appeared because of the dismantling of Mažeikiai-Latvian border railway route, LDz representatives say.

Authorities clarify African swine fever risk zones in Latvia

On Tuesday, 4 September, Latvia’s government supported Agriculture Ministry’s changes to rules that govern the rules for liquidation of African swine fever and prevention of threats associated with it.

Volume of freights in Latvia up in first half-year of 2018

Compared to the first half of 2017, the volume of freights carried by land and pipelines has increased by 3 million tonnes or 5.3 %, whereas freight turnover reduced by 1.4 % during the first half of 2018.

Study: 80% children are happy parents use social networks

Every fourth child is concerned about their parents using social networks because they are worried parents might put them in an uncomfortable situation. At the same time, 80% are happy their parents use social media, according to results of a study performed by Tele2 and Norstat.

Mogherini to EU diplomats: We have to keep world from collapsing

Difficult future was ahead of the European Union in its relations with the outside world, therefore the it should increase its involvement in the international community, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stated to EU diplomats.