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  • Riga Airport mess
    Society

    The Riga International Airport is in a mess, and the airport’s management has to explain the situation and straighten it out, said Saeima Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Chairman Janis Vitenbergs (KPV LV).

  • AirBaltic Airbus A220 engine issue
    Society

    Latvian airline airBaltic said October 15 it had no plans to ground its fleet and was paying precise attention to advice from the company responsible for manufaturing the engines on its fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft.  “AirBaltic is closely following engine manufacturer’s Pratt& Whitney recommendations on additional inspections.

  • Latvian tennis star Jelena Ostapenko prospects win WTA title
    Sport

    Latvian tennis star, former Top 5 player Jelena Ostapenko, celebrated a difficult 7-5 victory over Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia, making it to the Upper Austria Ladies Linz final against teenage sensation Coco Guff on Sunday. Ostapenko had to come back from the brink of defeat to reach her first WTA singles final of 2019, as the 2017 Roland Garros champion saved three match points en route to a 1-6, 7-6(5), 7-5 victory, WTA Tennis reports.

  • Festival of Light Staro Rīga
    Lifestyle

    The festival of light “Staro Rīga” has become highly popular and anticipated among Rigans and tourists. “Staro Rīga” is an exhibition of outdoor installations, used to transform Riga’s panorama using modern light and video technology.

  • opening Latvia’s labour market for foreigners
    Society

    Latvia’s Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča supports the idea to open Latvia’s labour market to citizens of third countries.This position was voiced by the politician on Thursday, 10 October, during an open meeting of the Agriculture Organizations Cooperation Council.

  • Transavia flights Riga - Paris
    Business

    Low-cost airline Transavia belonging to the Air France-KLM group will start its service from Riga Airport the next summer season, offering two weekly flights between Riga and Paris (Orly Airport). Transavia will fly from Riga to Orly twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The service from Riga will be launched on 29 March 2020.

  • CityBee launch car-sharing services in Latvia
    Society

    CityBee ride-sharing company starting from October 1 will expand its operations in Latvia and start car-sharing services in Riga, the company representatives informed. Initially the car park will consist of 300 cars, but gradually their number will increase.

  • New Business Park in Latvia
    Business

    A new Business and Innovation Park Mežgarciems is being developed in Latvia, only 25 km from the capital Riga. The territory includes 11 building plots and eight of them will be auctioned by the Carnikava Municipality in October, Mezgarciems representatives informed BC. The construction of infrastructure and necessary communications in the territory is planned to be completed before 2020.

  • Rīga Marathon 2020 registration
    Sport

    September 16 sees registration open for the Rīga Marathon, for what is being described as the which “30th anniversary season” with the first Rīga marathon taking place in 1991, according to organizers. A stand will be in operation in the shadow of the Freedom Monument in central Rīga giving potential runners an opportunity to sign up and choose their number.

  • tax war in the Baltics Latvia & Estonia
    Society

    An alcohol tax war has broken out between Baltic neighbours Latvia and Estonia, who are among the EU’s biggest consumers of alcohol. First, a 25% alcohol duty cut came into force in Estonia on July 1, in a bid to stop people from travelling to Latvia to buy a cheap drink.Now Latvia, keen to protect its booze trade on the border with Estonia, made a 15% reduction of its own.

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