Posts tagged as Riga

Zelensky, Levits meet in Riga

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits in Riga. The official meeting ceremony was broadcast on the Facebook page of the head of the Ukrainian state. The ceremony began with the greeting and handshaking of the presidents and their wives, and the national anthems of the two countries were then played. The leaders of the states solemnly walked to the Guard of Honor and welcomed…

Riga to be divided into four waste management zones

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Procurement for waste management in Riga will be launched in two weeks, and seven-year contracts will be signed with the winning bidders, Riga Mayor Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga) told reporters after a meeting with representatives from the Competition Council and the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry on Monday. From now on, Riga will be divided into four roughly similar areas that could each be served by a…

Rīgas satiksme evaluates corruption in 406 posts. Board members and managers at risk

Friday, September 27, 2019

The biggest corruption risks are found for board members, managers of structure units and other high-rank posts of public transport company SIA Rīgas satiksme, as the work group created by the company concluded after assessing 406 posts. According to the company’s representative Viktors Zaķis, to increase corruption risk prevention, the temporary board of Rīgas satiksme formed a work group to assess which of the company’s posts and processes have the…

Heating season starts early in Rīga

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Heating season has started early in Rīga with 6% of clients – as of now, mostly kindergartens and healthcare facilities – having their heat turned on as of September 23. As heating costs are expected to grow 17% this year, many Rīgans have opted not to rush ahead to have their domicile heated from the central, instead choosing to bear out the cold for a little longer. But not all houses…

Rīga Security Forum taking place September 13

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Friday 13th of September will see the Rīga Security Forum taking place, the date hopefully not a portent of things to come in the area of regional security. The event, run by the Latvian Institute for International Affairs (LIIA) will see various foreign policy, geopolitics and defense wonks in the Latvian capital to talk with each other. Who is to blame? In the context of @NATO – #Russia 🇷🇺relations –…

Government declares emergency situation in waste management sector in Riga

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Despite what Competition Council chairwoman Skaidrite Abrama and Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said that the government should not get involved in solving waste management problems in the Latvian capital, the ministers still decided to support the draft decision prepared by the Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry and declare state of emergency in waste management sector in Riga. State Chancellery’s lawyers and Justice Ministry’s experts recommended declaring state…

NATO AWACS plane pays Rīga visit

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11 sees a distinctive NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft visiting Rīga International Airport. “We highly value our strategic allies’ contribution to strengthening Latvian and our regional security with this unique capability. NATO’s early warning and control system aircraft landing at Rīga is a strong signal of NATO solidarity and unity, demonstrating a common understanding of today’s security challenges and geopolitical situation,” said Air Force Commander Colonel Aivars Mežors. It is not the first time the…

Apartment prices in Riga’s residential neighborhoods down 1% in August

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In August 2019, prices on the secondary apartment market in Riga’s residential neighborhoods dropped 1 percent from July, according to the housing market price indicator drawn up by the Latvian Real Estate Association (LANIDA). Prices dropped 1.5% on the secondary apartment market in downtown Riga and declined 3% in Riga Region. Apartment prices in new residential projects declined 2% in downtown Riga and 3% in the city’s residential neighborhoods, and…

Lithuanian PM leaves for Riga to mark Baltic Way, discuss Astravets NPP situation

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis left to Riga on Friday to meet with the Latvian and Estonian counterparts and mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, as well as to discuss the situation around the Astravyets nuclear power plant. While in Riga, Skvernelis is scheduled to met with Speaker of the Latvian Saeima Inara Murniece and lay flowers at the Freedom Monument. At noon, the Baltic prime ministers will…

H&M Home has now opened in Galleria Riga

Monday, August 19, 2019

H&M have updated the concept to a new level and are now also selling furniture and opening stand-alone H&M Home stores. “We are happy to be one of the first in the Baltics with the new H&M Home concept. Since the beginning H&M has had good development in Galleria Riga and we are now expanding the store. First out in the new expansion is H&M Home, which has proven to…