Posts tagged as Riga

Estonia’s Apollo Group opens 1st new concept KFC restaurant in Riga

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Estonia’s leading entertainment provider Apollo Group OU opened its first new concept Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in the Latvian capital Riga on Aug. 8. In Tallinn, the first KFC restaurant will be opened in October. If the first KFC in Latvia opened its doors already back in 2015, the restaurant that now welcomes clients at the Akropole shopping center in Riga has an entirely new concept, offering fresh decor,…

Prime Ministers of the Baltic States to mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way in Riga

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has invited Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, and Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania, to visit Latvia on 23 August. The officials will hold a meeting, as well as attend celebration events, informed Sabīne Spurķe Press Secretary to Cabinet of Ministers The informal meeting in Riga of the three Baltic prime ministers is also…

Merks to reconstruct Riga Technical University faculty building for EUR 12 mln

Monday, August 12, 2019

SIA Merks, part of the listed Estonian construction group Merko, and Riga Technical University have entered into the contract for the reconstruction of the university’s civil engineering faculty located in Riga, Merko told the stock exchange. The works include complete reconstruction of an existing faculty building together with increasing the building’s energy efficiency. The works will start in September 2019 and are scheduled for March 2021. The value of the…

Responding to SJSC Latvijas Dzelzceļš invitation, climate change messenger arrives in Riga

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The transport industry’s impact on the environment can be reduced if railway is chosen for freight transport increasingly often. Responding to SJSC Latvijas Dzelzceļš (LDz) invitation and highlighting railway as one of the climate-friendliest modes of transport, Noah’s Train – Europe’s longest mobile work of art that has been travelling around Europe since December 2018 – has arrived at the Riga Central Station. Noah’s Train of the international coalition Rail…

Apartment prices in Soviet-era standard design houses in Riga up 2.6% in 2019 – Arco Real Estate

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In July this year, apartment prices in Soviet-era standard design houses in Riga rose 0.4% against June and climbed 2.6% from the beginning of the year, Arco Real Estate said in its latest report on the market of standard-design apartments, writes LETA/BNS. The average price of the standard-design apartments in July 2019 grew to EUR 818 per square meter but still remained 50% lower than in July 2017 when the…

Riga listed among world’s best student cities

Friday, August 2, 2019

Riga for the first time has been included in the annual list of the world’s best student cities drawn by British Quacquarelli Symonds company. The rating QS Best Student Cities, published on the organization’s internet website, lists Riga the 110th among 120 cities. Lithuania’s capital Vilnius was listed the 95th, but no Estonian city has been included in the list. The three best student cities are London, Tokyo and Melbourne.…

Competition Council launches infringement proceedings against Riga City Council and Getlini EKO over Riga’s new waste management system

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Competition Council has initiated infringement proceedings against the Riga City Council and Getlini EKO for a possible breach of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which could also lead to a temporary suspension of the Riga City Council’s agreement with Getlini EKO, the Competition Council’s head Skaidrite Abrama told Latvian Television today. She explained that the Riga City Council and Getlini EKO may have violated Article…

Remains of about 40 people excavated during roadworks in Rīga

Friday, July 26, 2019

Experts say that the remains found during repair works at the Brasas bridge in Rīga are of Russian Army soldiers, who had been patients at the nearby Rīga Military Hospital. While the burial ground does not have identification markings, it is now clear that the Brasas bridge was built over part of the Rīga Garrison Cemetery, reported Latvian Radio July 26. People’s remains were found at the location in May and works…

Termination of ReRe Būve 1 contract is declaration of war on construction mafia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Architect Zaiga Gaile calls the decision of Latvia’s State Real Estate (SRE) to terminate the contract with construction company ReRe Būve 1 for the restoration of New Riga Theatre a declaration of war against the mafia of large construction companies. During a press-conference organized by SRE, the author of New Riga Theatre’s reconstruction project Gaile congratulated the state institution for the cardinal decision she believes to be a brave step. «Since July…

NATO’s right to deploy in Latvia in crisis situations to be outlined in legislation

Monday, July 15, 2019

In the event of crisis situations NATO forces will be able to deploy in Latvia from beyond its border, as provided by amendments to the Latvian State Border Law the government will discuss on 16 July. Amendments state that people who arrive in Latvia as part of NATO forces to provide assistance in emergency situations or in exceptional cases, including while taking part in exercises, will be able to cross…