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Monday 19.11.2018 | Name days: Liza, Līze, Elizabete, Betija

airBaltic: 7-8% of planes fully occupied in summer months

In summer months 7-8% of passenger aircraft of Latvian national airBaltic airline are fully occupied, says airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss.

Weather in Latvia expected to be warm, rainy and windy this week

On Monday, 13 August, high atmospheric pressure area will increase from the east. With that, precipitation will back away. Air temperature will reach +18° C… +23° C during the day and +10° C… +15° C at night, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

IKEA owns approximately 90,000 ha of forests in Latvia

Ever since IKEA Group’s Netherlands-based IRI Investments has become the sole owner of Foran Real Estate, IKEA now owns approximately 90,000 ha of forested land in Latvia, says IRI Forest Management SRL public relations manager Raluka Buzja.

Hot summer causes ice cream sales go up 50% in Latvia

Thanks to a long and hot summer, Latvian residents have been able to enjoy Mediterranean climate and expand their diets with different cool additions, says SIA Rimi Latvia senior public relations specialist Anete Ezeriete.

LDz announces procurement for first stage of railway electrification project

As part of Latvian railway electrification project, a talk procedure was announced 10 August. Conditions for participation were published along with this announcement. Construction of the first line of railway electrification will be part of the first stage of the procurement, as reported by Latvijas dzelzceļš representative Ieva Kārkliņa.

390 Ryanair flights cancelled due to strikes

Close to 400 Ryanair flights have been grounded on Friday because of pilot strikes in five European countries.

PUC: no major heating tariff increase is expected in Latvia

No major increase is expected for Latvia’s next heating season, said Public Utilities Commission council chairman Rolands Irklis in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT on Friday, 10 August.

20.8% of Saeima deputy candidates have no higher education

20.8% of candidates participating in 13th Saeima elections do not have higher education, according to information from the Central Election Commission’s website.

Latvia’s Defence Ministry performs final assessment of 4x4 tactical transport procurement

Defence Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4x4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces.

Heat to back off on weekends in Latvia; weather to become windy

The heat currently present in Latvia will back off on weekends. Some areas may experience rainfall. Weather will become windy on Saturday and Sunday. Warm masses of air will be carried to Latvia by a cyclone next week. Some rain is expected on certain days, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

FVS inspectors notice high meat temperature in certain locations at Riga Central Market

Inspectors of Latvia’ Food and Veterinary Service have noticed high temperature of meat sold at certain spots of Riga Central Market’s Meat Pavilion.

Russian rouble drops after U.S. sanctions announcement

Russia has criticised the sanctions announcement by the U.S. over the poisoning of the Skripals in the UK, would prepare retaliatory measures, but value of the Russian rouble dropped to two-year lows.

Apostolic visit to Lithuania: calls for Church to reveal expenditure now

Ahead of the papal visit on September 22-23, Lithuanian authorities and the Lithuanian Catholic Church have started putting together a budget for the event to make sure it goes smoothly. Most of the Lithuanian institutions in charge of it have already delivered initial estimates, however the Catholic Church insists it will make its financial reports public only after the visit.

Foreign trade turnover in Latvia up 9.1% compared to last year

In June 2018 foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.37 billion, which at current prices was 9.1 % more than in June 2017, of which the exports value of goods rose by 10.7 % and imports value of goods by 7.9 %.

Latvian government promises higher pension indexation for 2018

On 1 October, pensions and benefits or their parts that do not exceed EUR 382 will be increased, says Latvia’s Welfare Ministry.

Accidental missile in Estonia: Military finds possible landing site

Following the accidental missile launch by a Spanish NATO fighter jet in Estonia, the Estonian Defence Forces have stated that the area, where the missile fell, has been found.

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