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Tuesday 20.11.2018 | Name days: Anda, Andīna

Two more out-of-family support centres to be opened in Latvia

The out-of-family support centres Liepāja and Dūja, planned for Riga, as offered by the NGO Sociālo pakalpojumu aģentūra, have been confirmed by the Ministry of Welfare.

We agitate, but «ethically». Ministerial influence on Saeima election

Government ministers in Latvia can openly voice support their political party, also during the campaigning period of the parliamentary election. Ministers take part in advertisements, events, give interviews to media, which will not be counted in the regulated limit of party spending, but only in case if such campaigning does not breach the norms of ethics.

Latvian Justice Board recommends not trusting insolvency cases to reported judges

Insolvency cases should not be given to judges mentioned in the problem report of insolvency court proceedings, the Latvian Board of Justice has recommended to the heads of the Riga District Court and the City of Riga Latgale Urban District Court, according to Gaidis Bērziņš, the Chairman of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee.

Average wage in Latvia exceeds 1 000 euros

The average gross monthly wage in Latvia for full-time work has in the second quarter of 2018, reached 1004 euros, official statistics show.

Latvian eID card to become primary document over passport from 2023

For the citizens of Latvia, the eID card currently used on par with the Latvian passport, will become the primary document for proving a person's identity from the year 2023.

Hungary and Italy agree to push for stricter EU immigration policy

European Union's two most outspoken opponents of liberal migration policy, Italy and Hungary, have agreed to cooperate in trying to make the policy in the EU stricter so that illegal migration would be limited.

Latvian teachers achieve pay rise and cancel protest

The Latvian government and educators' trade union have reached an agreement that the minimum wage for educators for full time work will be raised from September by 30 euros, reaching 710 euros. A teacher protest planned for early September has been cancelled.

UN sees genocidal intent in Myanmar army's atrocities against Rohingyas

The military of the South-East Asian nation of Myanmar conducted mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with the intent of genocide and the country's commander-in-chief and five generals should be tried for the crimes against international law, United Nations investigators found.

Estonian construction activity experiences 28% jump in Q2

In the Estonian construction market, its volume in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the respective period last year has jumped by 28%, official statistics show.

Australians advised not to pick up calls from Latvia

Mobile users in Australia have been receiving missed calls from unfamiliar numbers with the Latvian country code and the Australian news site News.com.au suggested that they are part of a one-ring phone scam.

Will the Latvian railway electrification be another mandatory power component saga?

The Latvian government is pushing forward with the influence of the ruling Union of Greens and Farmers the railway electrification project in Latvia, despite outspoken opposition both in the government and the New Conservative party as to how necessary the large investment would be.

Weekend weather in Latvia to be cooler and rainy

The weather in Latvia this weekend is expected to turn cloudy, rainy and cooler than earlier this week, according to weather forecasters.

Latvia to investigate defamation of Latvian financial sector pointed to by ABLV Bank

At the request of the ABLV Bank, which is currently subject to liquidation, Latvian criminal police has opened proceedings over spreading false information on the situation of the Latvian financial sector, according to the chief of the Latvian State Police, Ints Ķuzis.

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