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Tourism renewal plans in Riga underway

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB) has developed a plan aimed at renewing recreational and business tourism in Riga, RTAB reported on May 26. The “COVID-19 crisis in tourism and hospitality sector mitigation action plan” includes a number of campaigns in the Baltic States, Scandinavian countries and other targeted markets. Promotion measures are expected to cost EUR 780 000, RTAB reported. “When planning marketing activities for tourism renewal, we analyzed the…

Latgale lake cafe project underway

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Last year two roads were renovated as part of a nine million euro construction project for the territory next to the Kovšu Lake in Rēzekne, and this year works will begin to create a park area, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 4. The project calls for the landscaping and construction of environmentally friendly infrastructure on 20 hectares of degraded and unused territory next to the lake. Currently…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Harmony party member detained for importing 15 tonnes of illegal vodka to Latvia

Saturday, July 6, 2019

On the night to 1 June, Latvia’s State Police intercepted approximately 15 tonnes of contraband vodka. Ex-Saeima deputy candidate from Harmony Ziedonis Apariņš has been detained. This man, together with once Riga City Council deputy Sandris Bergmanis and ex-Saeima deputy Andris Morozovs, founded Latvian Transport Association, according to information from LETA. State Police confirmed that a cargo 15 tonnes of contraband vodka lacking any excise tax labels was intercepted on…