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Four candidates apply for railway electrification project in Latvia

The first phase of Latvian railway network electrification project organized by Latvian Railway has concluded. During this phase, contenders were able to submit applications, confirming their desire to participate in the project.

Authorities to investigate cooperation between Riga City Council and Russian design company

Latvian Security Police has commenced an investigation regarding the cooperation between Riga City Council and Russian Giprostrojmost, which is a company under EU and US sanctions.

98% of households with children have internet access at home

The share of households having access to internet at home keeps growing – at the beginning of 2018 those were 81.6 % of households. Compared to 2010, the indicator has gone up by 21.8 percentage points, and compared to 2009, by three percentage points.

Rīgas satiksme: video surveillance helps keep passengers safe

A new information campaign is planned to be posted at Rīgas satiksme bus stops. This campaign is meant to explain to residence the importance of having video surveillance in public transports, explains Rīgas satiksme press-secretary Viktors Zaķis.

13th Saeima to gather for its first meeting 6 November

The 13th Saeima will gather for its first meeting on Tuesday, 6 November. The agenda of the first meeting of the newly-elected parliament was agreed upon by representatives of elected parties, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Belarus to perform OSCE armament control assessment visit to Latvia

From 31 October to 2 November, three officers of Belarusian armed forces will be on a special Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe armament assessment control visit to Latvia, as confirmed by Latvian Defence Ministry.

Economic growth in eurozone decreases to slowest pace since 2014

Eurozone's economic growth has decreased to levels last experienced in 2014,as according to the data of Eurostat, the rate of expansion slowed to 0.2% in the third quarter of the year 2018.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 3.5% in September

Compared to September 2017, total retail trade turnover rose by 3.5 % in September 2018. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 1.9 % and in non-food products (except for retail sale of automotive fuel) by 6.1 %, while turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel dropped by 0.1 %.

Composition of 13th Saeima committees to be decided after 6 November

Election of deputies to Saeima’s standing committees may be decided after the first meeting of the 13th Saeima on 6 November, politicians told journalists after a meeting of a work group.

Study: only a quarter of Latvian residents change passwords once every three months

Only 24% of Latvian residents admit changing passwords once every three months, according to results of the latest study performed by Association of Alternative Financial Services and SKDS in October.

Latvian president announces amendments for open state president’s election

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis has announced amendments to the State President Election Law to allow for transparent election of the president.

Opinion: EU's political stability in question after Merkel's decision to leave

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision not to run for re-election after she has dominated European politics for a long period poses serious stability risks for European politics, wrote the British news portal The Guardian in a commentary.

Security Police asked to investigate cooperation between Riga City Council and Crimean Bridge designers

Riga City Council faction of the National Alliance has turned to Security Police with a request to investigate the city council’s cooperation with the Russian company that designed the Crimean Bridge and which now works with the city council on development of the overpass in Latvian capital, as BNN was informed by NA representative Edvards Ratnieks.

Indonesian rescuers look for victims of tragic plane crash

Indonesian authorities are conducting a round-the-clock effort to find the passenger air plane, which crushed into the sea on Monday, October 30, with 189 people on board. No survivors have been found.