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Latvian Border Guard detain six people for illegal crossing of state border

On Thursday, 30 August, officials of Latvia’s State Border Guard detained six persons for illegally crossing the state border as part of Kordon 2018 operation.

Which Latvian political parties have so far spent the most on their pre-election campaigns?

So far in the current pre-election period political parties in Latvia have declared pre-election expenses worth EUR 1.3 million, as reported by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

LDz requests EUR 57 million from Lithuania for dismantling Mazeikiai-Renge railway line

Latvian railway company VAS Latvijas dzelzceļš has requested Lithuanian railway company Lietuvos geležinkeliai to pay EUR 57 million as a compensation for the dismantling of Mazeikiai-Renge railway line in 2008.

PHOTO: parade of historic buses in Riga

A parade of historic buses took place in Riga on 3 September. The event was organized by international passenger carrier Lux Express. Buses arrived in Latvia’s capital from Tallinn to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Tallinn-Riga-Tallinn route.

Russians protest against pension reform, despite softer offer by Kremlin

In Russia, protests and rallies voicing opposition to planned pension reforms have been held in a number of cities, although Russian President Vladimir Putin has lowered the planned steep increase in the age of old-age pensions.

Latvia’s industrial output up 3.6% in July 2018

Compared to July 2017, industrial production output increased by 3.6 % in July 2018. Production output rise was recorded in manufacturing, mining and quarrying, and electricity and gas supply.

Non-bank lender Mogo’s profits down five times in first half-year of 2018

Non-bank lender AS Mogo’s profits were EUR 410,308 in the first six months of 2018, which is five times below the company’s profits for the same period of 2017, according to information regarding Mogo’s financial indexes for the first six-month period of 2018.

Latvian ministry wants EUR 145,700 to finance public media coverage of Pope’s visit

Latvia’s Justice Ministry plans to request additional funding of EUR 145,710 from the emergency budget to ensure public media coverage of the visit of Pope Francis to Latvia.

Latvian ministry may consider forming institution to monitor fake news

The Criminal Law in the Republic of Latvia does provide criminal liability for persons reporting fake news, but it is nevertheless necessary to form a separate institution to monitor the spread of such news in the internet, says Interior Affairs Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Evika Siliņa.

Weather to become warm again in Latvia this week

On Monday, 3 September, weather in Latvia will be dictated by a high-atmospheric pressure area. With that, the first school day will pass without any major precipitation. In the evening, however, there may be some rain in Latgale.