Posts tagged as Riga

Estonian Foreign Ministry seeking to buy new embassy building in Riga

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to sell Estonia’s current embassy building in the Latvian capital Riga and purchase a new and more suitable building. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to find new premises for the embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Riga. The current premises are largely depreciated and not the most suitable for the main activity. This is why the search for new premises has been launched,”…

Teachers’ protest in Riga gathers 2,000 people

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The protest act organized by Latvian teachers outside the Saeima building in Riga gathered approximately 2,000 people, according to Latvian public media. According to local media, at first there were about 1,000 people participating. Around 10:00, however, their numbers had doubled. Protesters held in their hands posters and balloons, demanding respect for their profession and higher wages from the government. At the end of the protest act those balloons were…

Fuel prices up in Vilnius and Tallinn, unchanged in Riga

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fuel prices this week have risen in Vilnius and Tallinn, but remained unchanged in Vilnius. The most expensive 95-octane fuel is in Tallinn, followed by Riga and Vilnius. Meanwhile, the most expensive diesel fuel is in Tallinn, while the lowest – in Vilnius. The price of 95-octane fuel at Circle K gas stations in Riga reached EUR 1.234 per liter this week, while the price of diesel fuel EUR 1.234…

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains businessman, Rigas Satiksme official Brandavs

Friday, March 8, 2019

KNAB on Tuesday launched a criminal procedure on alleged bribery and mediation in bribery committed by an official of Rigas Karte company maintaining the e-ticket system, parking meters and terminals at school canteens where pupils use their e-tickets to receive free lunches, LETA learned from the bureau. The materials of the criminal case contains information about handing the bribe to an intermediary who should further hand the bribe to officials.One…

OSCE High Commissioner expresses support for Vejonis’ initiative to grant automatic Latvian citizenship to non-citizen children born in Latvia

Thursday, March 7, 2019

On March 6, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Lamberto Zannier, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry. The Minister gave an overview of the issues of society integration and national minority policy in Latvia, as well as informing the OSCE official about the education reform under way in Latvia. “The Latvian Government has committed to taking forward the education reform which…

Around 3,000 attend Saturday’s Usakovs support rally

Monday, February 11, 2019

There were approximately 3,000 persons gathered in Town Hall Square yesterday at the culmination of the support rally for Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony), LETA was informed by the State Police. The event went by peacefully and without any incident, State Police spokeswoman Sigita Pildava said. A large police presence was on hand to maintain order and keep the peace, LETA observed. The supporters were bused in by Harmony from…

Prime minister misses meeting in Riga, plane turned around

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The plane carrying Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the delegation accompanying him was unable to land at Riga Airport due to bad weather on Monday morning, the Baltic News Service reported. The plane returned to Tallinn. Mr Ratas was scheduled to attend a meeting with prime ministers Krišjānis Kariņš of Latvia and Saulius Skvernelis of Lithuania in Riga today Monday. He and his delegation were travelling on board a surveillance…

Dismissal of Nils Ušakovs alone would not change a thing in Riga

Friday, January 18, 2019

«No change will come without dismissal of Riga City Council and its subsequent re-election. Activities that point towards the possibility of corruption did not appear solely during the term of the current team at Riga City Council. Its roots date a long way to the past. This means cleaning and general disinfection efforts should be very thorough. Dismissing Nils Ušakovs alone would not help change a thing. Ušakovs both maintains…

March against social, ethnic inequality held in Latvia’s Riga

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A rally against social inequality was held in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday, bringing together several hundreds of protesters, a TASS correspondent reported from the scene. The protesters wanted to express their disagreement with the government’s policies and demanded changes. They gathered in central Dome Square and marched past the Riga Castle, the presidential residence, towards the building of Latvia’s parliament. The organizers pointed out that Riga’s residents…

Fuel prices fall in Riga and Tallinn

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fuel prices rose in Vilnius last week, while prices in Tallinn and Riga have seen slight reductions, LETA has found out. The most expensive fuel is in Tallinn, followed by Riga and Vilnius. The price of 95-octane fuel at Circle K gas stations in Riga reached EUR 1.279 per liter this week, while the price of diesel fuel EUR 1.269 per liter. The price of 95-octane fuel at Circle K…