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Monday 24.09.2018 | Name days: Agris, Agrita

Spilve airport price list finally approved

A year has passed since Spilve airport does not have an offical price list approved by Riga City Council. Up to now, all payments were made voluntarily, while now the Finance and Administration Committee has approved it.

Government ceases to exist due to pre-election battle

Political parties have started the pre-election fight, so it is possible to say that the government has virtually ceased to exist, believes Ainars Slesers, one of the leaders of the political association For Good Latvia!.

People drive less to save up money

Nearly half or 47% of the car owners indicate over the past year they have started to go by car less frequently or drive smaller distances, entirely giving up several trips. Such a change in habits is linked to people's desire to cut costs of petrol.

Bank of Latvia: domestic demand may boost GDP growth

Export recently boosting Gross Domestic Product can soon be accompanied by the domestic demand as well, says Oļegs Krasnopjorovs, economist at the Bank of Latvia.

More people don't have money to visit doctors

Last year, 4.6% of the population in Latvia characterised their health condition as "very good", but, still, the biggest proportion of them opted for more modest assessment, with 44% characterising their health condition as "good" and 34% - as "fair". Whereas, 13% of the respondents described their health as "bad" and 3.2% - as "very bad".

Russia bans fresh vegetables import

On Thursday, May 2, Russia banned fresh vegetables import from the European Union member states due to the deathly E-coli bacteria outbreak.

Court to continue reviewing Ventspils mayor's criminal case

Today, June 2, Riga District Court is to continue reviewing the so-called Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs’ criminal case. The previous hearing was held on Tuesday, May 31, when the court heard in camera Gints Laiviņš-Laivinieks, former lawyer of the Lembergs.

Census reveals grim results

By surveying residents of Latvia at their dwelling place, 1.9 million people were counted as of May 30 – around one-third million less than indicated in the official data of the Central Statistical Bureau.

51% of Latvia population say Zatlers will be re-elected

Half (51%) of all the economically active population in Latvia aged 18-55 believe the current President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers will be re-elected, with 5% of them claiming he will be elected repeatedly and 47% pointing out this is the most likely scenario.

Strong alcohol prices surge at stores

The price of strong alcoholic beverages has risen as of Thursday, June 2, confirm the largest traders in Latvia.

Three new boarding sectors cost airport Riga 430 000 lats

Costs of the three new boarding sectors unveiled in the International Airport Riga terminal hit 430 000 lats. The aim of them is to boost the airport's capacity in terms of passengers travelling to Schengen countries.

ECTA may support Baltkom applying to EU competition advocacy bodies

If Latvia fails to decide upon broadband interoperability strategy so that it is available from 2013, European Competitive Telecommunications Association will support Latvian Telecommunications Association and Baltkom appying to the European Competitin Council, Lauris Kļaviņš, representative of LTA told the business news portal BNN.