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Friday 20.07.2018 | Name days: Ramona, Ritma

Study: there are as many perspectives in Latvia’s energy sector as problems

Most interviewed farmers are worried about energy-related issues in Latvia. Farmers mentioned end product prices, dependence on energy supplies from third countries, as well as wasteful use of energy as the most serious problems in the country’s energy sector, according to results of a barometer study performed by Baltic International Bank.

Russian TV monitoring finds focus on negative portrayal of Ukraine

Monitoring analysis of Russian state television channels as to the reporting on foreign countries has found that a third of the information spread has been about Ukraine, overwhlemingly portraying it in negative light.

This June «it shouldn't snow», Estonian climatologist predicts

As the Baltics have been experiencing warm-to-hot temperatures and little rain in May, weather forecasts for Estonia show there is a warm June ahead and snow should not surprise people on holiday as it has in the past.

Politicians’ election tricks: tailoring and hosting programmes

The pre-election period will start in Latvia in two weeks from now. During this period, parties will have to compile all revenue and expenditures associated with 13th Saeima elections. But even before this period several parties have commenced their campaigns on radio, television, as well as in residents’ mailboxes.

Intense heat expected in Latvia at week’s start; cooler weather expected in second half

Intense heat is expected in Latvia in the first half of the week. Maximum air temperature is expected to reach +30° C in the middle of the week. The heat will back off in the second half of the week. Colder masses of air will flow into the country along with northern winds, as reported by Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Minister: Latvia and Croatia have absolute understanding on EU multi-year budget matter

Latvia and Croatia have an absolute understanding when it comes to European Union’s multi-year budget, said Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs after his meeting with Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić.

NATO member states propose exchanging information more actively

NATO member states should exchange information more quickly and more actively to remain ahead of Russia, said NATO intelligence head Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven.

Study: Riga residents remain dissatisfied with house management

Nearly every second Riga resident is dissatisfied with the quality of house management service quality, according to results of a recent study performed by Latvijas namsaimnieks on residents’ satisfaction with apartment building management in the capital.

Finance Ministry: growth observed for general budget revenue in Q1

In the first four months of 2018, Latvia’s general budget revenue had exceeded expenditures, forming a surplus of EUR 239.9 million, which is EUR 69.2 million more when compared to the same period of last year. A surplus formed for the state consolidated budget (EUR 160.1 million) and municipal consolidated budget (EUR 79.9 million), as reported by Finance Ministry.

Flats built in Tallinn, construction volume in Estonia up by 21%

Construction companies in Estonia have in the first three months of 2018 expanded their production by 21%, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Latvian Healthcare Ministry promises to improve chronic patients’ care

To improve chronic patient care, Latvia’s Healthcare Ministry has developed a project of rules that will govern the order in which the state pays for medical treatment of chronic, cancer and cardio-vascular diseases in medical institutions.

Weekends in Latvia expected to be hot; air temperature may reach +28° C

This week’s Saturday and Sunday will be hot in Latvia. Aside from summer-like weather, this also means increased possibility of fires, as reported by Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

EU member states begin enforcing General Data Protection Regulation

Starting with Friday, 15 May, all European Union member states start enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation, which provides stricter requirements for personal data processing.