Posts tagged as Riga

Ryanair restarts flights from Rīga

Monday, June 29, 2020

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair restarted flights from Rīga International Airport June 28 with a flight to Vienna, Austria, the airport announced. The airline also plans to launch flights to other destinations in the near future – London, Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Brussels, Manchester, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Paphos – though full details remain to be announced. It should be possible to travel to more than 30 destinations from Riga Airport this week, with the flights provided by…

Riga minibuses back on city streets again

Monday, June 29, 2020

As of Monday, June 29, the express bus service is resumed in Riga, Latvian Radio reported on June 29. In accordance with the decision of the temporary administration of the Riga City Council, there will no longer be any reductions of the fares previously provided by the local government. The City Council has decided discounts will no longer be available in the buses. All the buses, regardless of whether they are orange…

Mental health mini-festival “Ogle” to take place in Riga

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The association “Ogle” (Coal) will hold a mini-festival devoted to mental health awareness on July 4, informed the event organizer Alise Cepurīte on June 25. The event will take place in Riga, at Sporta 2 Square, with talks and lectures on mental health, as well as musical performances. Given that the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus caused a large part of the population to adapt to new conditions, this has been an…

Midsummer public transport will NOT be free of charge in Rīga

Friday, June 19, 2020

In a break with usual practice, public transport in Rīga will not be free of charge over the Midsummer holiday period. “In order not to encourage crowding and to comply with the national restrictions on the spread of COVID-19, a decision was taken on 11 June by the interim administration of the Riga City Council after consultations with epidemiologists,” a statement from the municipality said.  Public transport From Saturday, June 20, to…

Riga acoustic concert hall location confirmed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

On Monday, June 15, coalition parties agreed conceptually to develop an acoustic concert hall construction project in Riga on Elizabetes Street 2 at Kronvalda Park, dismantling the former LPSR Communist Party Central Committee building, where the ‘World Trade Center’ is now located, Latvian Radio reported on June 15. The government will take a formal decision on June 16 to begin the necessary works of this building project. “We will formally take a decision to demolish…

Wizz Air resumes flights from Riga Airport

Monday, June 15, 2020

Scheduled international flights to and from Riga airport are resumed by the Hungarian low-fare airline Wizz Air, the airport informed the media in a statement on June 15. Flights resume starting Monday, June 15. From Riga, Wizz Air is now flying to Oslo (Norway), Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and Dortmund (Germany). In total, it is currently possible to travel from Riga to 17 destinations and flights are provided by 4 airlines:…

Restaurant Lido warehouse on fire in Riga

Friday, June 12, 2020

In the evening of June 11, restaurant chain Lido meat production warehouse in Riga, Ķengarags, caught fire, the company said on June 11. The call was received by the Fire Rescue Service at 21:30. Two people were evacuated before the fire brigade arrived. No persons have been injured. The building on fire was at Ķengaage Street 3c, next to the restaurant Lido Krievu sēta. Lido Board chair Rita Auziņa said the estimated…

Residents and architects object to Lidl supermarket construction

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Riga City Construction Board (RPBV) plans to finalize construction plan of “Lidl” supermarket on Kalnciema Street 38 by the end of this week. The project has received sharp criticism from the local Āgenskalns community, Latvian Radio reported on June 10. Dana Hasana, representative of supermarket chain Lidl Latvija, said there had been two public discussions on the project. The construction would require felling of trees. The residents were able…

Rīga says it’s just not the same without you

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Latvian capital, Rīga, launched a new campaign June 8 designed to stimulate the tourism sector which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Under the slogan ““Rīga bez tevis nav Rīga” or “Rīga isn’t Rīga without you,” the Rīga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB) and its partners are hoping to encourage locals as well as visitors from abroad to make use of the city’s many opportunities for tourism, but a…

NATO STRATCOMCOE livestream event talks about China

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (NATO STRATCOMCOE) is hosting another in its series of online discussions June 10, with China the topic under examination. Titled “China’s Influence in the Global Information Environment” the talk will feature Mareike Ohlberg (Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States Asia Program), Frederick Fooy (Senior Analyst, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) and Linda Curika (Communications Officer, NATO STRATCOMCOE). “The Chinese government is taking an assertive…