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Latvian higher education institutions should be reformed.

  Ilga Suplinska, Education and Science Minister of Latvia, told that the number of higher education institutions in Latvia is not optimal. While the existing infrastructure is large enough for 160,000 students, there are only 80,00 people studying in Latvia. The minister said that the situation in the sector is being analyzed and changes considered […]

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Brand change for Media group All Media Baltics

  Starting December All Media Baltics starting to work under TV3 brand in the Baltic states. The media group will introduce changes in the portfolio of TV channels, developing its products to meet interests of the audience. The news section of TV3 will be expanded, incorporating a part of the news contents created by LNT […]

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Egyptian Foreign Minister in Latvia with official visit

  Foreign Minister of Egypt arrived in Latvia on October 17. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry. The Ministers are discussing bilateral relations between Latvia and Egypt and developments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as signing an agreement on a mutual […]

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Latvia supports climate neutrality as a goal for the future

    Latvian President Egils Levits, in his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, said that technological solutions can save the planet. Climate change must be tackled at international, state and individual levels. Countries must collaborate across borders to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Latvian IT companies are willing to […]

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Latvian Prime Minister told about the main budget priorities for next year

  Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins considers straightening out the financial sector, administrative territorial reform and investment in health and education systems the main budget priorities for the next year. Latvia’s hospital network will be optimize and an offer is expected from Health Minister Ilze Vinkele. This is not about any radical changes, but about continuing […]

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Latvia’s 2020 budget will be the largest ever

  Latvian budget for next year will be as large as never before and will exceed EUR 10 billion. Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said that thanks to economic growth, the budget’s “net increase” is expected to exceed EUR 500 million in 2020. “The economy is growing, which means that activity continues to grow […]

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Over 15,000 attended this year’s Positivus Фестиваль

  The 13th edition of Positivus Festival was held last two days, 26 – 27 July. Positivus Festival is a national and international multi-genre music festival in Salacgrīva, Latvia. Taking place the third week of July every year. The largest music festival in the Baltic States, Positivus curates a lineup that mixes established stars with […]

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Lampa discussion festival in Cesis

  Over 20,000 attended this weekend’s Lampa conversation festival in Cesis, with another 70,000 following along the festival on-line. This was the festival’s fifth year in Cesis, with over 1,500 speakers participating on 38 different stages this year. Conversation festival LAMPA creates an environment where people can learn and talk about issues important to Latvia, […]

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Three stages of real estate cadastral values reform in Latvia

  Latvian government is changing the cadastral values of real estate and consequently also property taxes. Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins promised that property tax will not climb too steeply as the reform is planned in three stages. First, the cadastral value of properties would be adjusted to their market value. Then analysis will follow to […]

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Former Latvian President calls on citizens to vote in EP elections

  In her Facebook account, Vike-Freiberga said that voters should go vote in the EP elections despite the technical problems which has hindered the European Parliament voting process in Latvia the past days. As reported, polling stations are open for early voting today from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Polling stations will be open on […]

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