Posts tagged as Daugavpils

Daugavpils dreams of a regional airport

Monday, August 10, 2020

Daugavpils municipality has been trying for many years to move forward the creation and development of an airport. For the first time, the State has allocated funding of EUR 100 000 for the geological survey and pre-project exploration of the Lociki airport site, Latvian Radio reported August 10. Soviet Army heritage – Daugavpils airfield, located 15 kilometres from Daugavpils, Lociki village, was obtained by Daugavpils City Council 15 years ago.…

Cat cafe in Daugavpils thriving

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A cat cafe in Daugavpils opened the door less than three months ago and already has regular guests and a lot of positive reviews, reported Latgale Regional Television on June 1. “This was a crucial moment – now or never,” said Anita Ozoliņa, the owner of the cafe. At the moment, this is the only cat cafe in Latvia, and it was opened two days before the state of emergency…

Defender Europe 2020: the Trial War

By Alvis Petuš on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In anticipation of the U.S. led, large multinational military exercise dubbed as the Defender Europe 2020, Latvian population faces great pressure from the national authorities. The preparations made by the Ministry of Defence make Latvians nervous. Thus, the transferring properties, needed for conducting maneuvers, to the Ministry of Defence has been actively in the process for the last several years. In 2019, Ministry of Agriculture transferred one of its properties,…

Problem of illegal forest trash in growing

Friday, January 17, 2020

Latvia’s State Forests (LVM) finds increasing amounts of trash people have secretly dumped in forests, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 17. “I would like to not have to specially drive and register the trash. It’s our work time, work hours, it’s not a good use of our work time, but we can’t do without it,” said LVM South Latgale region foresters. Outside of the city of Daugavpils…

Rush to Swedbank ATMs in Daugavpils was triggered by spreading false info

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Clients’ rush to Swedbank ATMs in Daugavpils on Wednesday night was triggered by spreading false information about the bank, Dace Jansone, a spokeswoman for the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC). “The Latvian banking sector is stable. All Latvian banks carry on with their operations,” the regulator’s spokeswoman said. She indicated that the FCMC constantly assesses the situation and monitors developments in the banking sector. “The situation in Daugavpils on…

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains former Daugavpils mayor Eigims on corruption suspicion

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) on Tuesday detained former Daugavpils mayor Rihards Eigims (Our Party) in suspicion of corruption and money laundering, according to the information at the disposal of LETA. Eigims’ phone has been switched off and LETA was not able to contact him. Local news portal gorod.lv reported that the case is related with the local government’s procurements in 2018 on catering services in two education institutions in…

Coverage of hospitals in Latgale is good, patients can be transferred from Daugavpils to other hospitals – inspectorate

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Coverage of regional hospitals in Latvia’s eastern Latgale regions is quite good, and patients can be transferred from Daugavpils hospital to other hospitals, said Health Inspectorate’s director Indra Dreika in an interview with commercial LNT television today. She did not deny the problems in Daugavpils hospital which recently announced that all planned surgeries have been suspended until September, but said that the problem could be solved by sending patients to…

Eigims sacked as Daugavpils mayor

Friday, November 23, 2018

The council of Latvia’s second largest city Daugavpils on Thursday sacked Rihards Eigims (Our Party) as Daugavpils mayor. At Thursday’s council meeting, 11 councilors, including six members of Latgale Party, four councilors of Harmony party and one councilor of Eigims’ Our Party, voted for dismissing Eigims as Daugavpils mayor. A petition calling for Eigims’ resignation had been signed by nine of the city council’s 15 members, which was enough to…