The Consumer Rights Protection Center has fined companies SIA Internet and SIA SS, each has to pay a €15,000 fine for their unfair business practices, as the center's representative Sanita Gertmane told LETA.
Suggestions for things to do this weekend include celebrating Riga in the city festival and celebrating Finland's centenary in Jūrmala.
Development Finance Institution Altum (Altum) has so far granted over 6,100 loan guarantees under the government support program helping families with children buy their first housing, Altum representatives told LETA.
The annual 'Open Spirit' naval exercises in the Baltic Sea are underway with vessels from several different navies operating in Latvian waters.
The mound formed above a former garbage dump, located at a prominent location on A. Deglava st. in Riga, poses a great environmental threat, the Environment Ministry says.
Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs was under renewed pressure August 18, this time not because of his role in the scandalous 'Oligarch conversations' but because of dog food.
The Riga International Airport plans on buying body scanners next year, Juris Kanels, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the airport told Latvian Radio.
The Financial Police of the State Revenue Service in August busted an organized group that had been illegally selling luxury automobiles and household equipment, avoiding to pay more than €2.8 million in value added tax (VAT), LETA was told at the Revenue Service.
As many as 18,744 first graders will start school in Latvia this year, according to the Education and Science Ministry’s data.
With the influx of EU funds, Jelgava - the fourth largest city in Latvia - has largely shed its reputation for a sorry state of roads. However, just 120 km out of the city's 260-km road network are covered with a hard surface while the rest have a gravel surface and some vehicle paths are just grooves in the soil.
The life satisfaction levels of Latvia’s residents has hit an all-time high, a survey by SKDS pollster shows.
Latvian State Police said August 15 they had undertaken a major operation August 14 in and around Riga during which they arrested 110 people, including large numbers of foreign nationals.
Latvia's Health Inspectorate says it's safe to swim in all 56 of Latvia's official swimming places, reports Latvian Radio.
On 14 August, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs presented award certificates for the United World College (UWC) scholarships to Latvian secondary school students on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UWC movement in Latvia. Three students will soon be representing Latvia at UWC’s schools and colleges in Armenia, Italy and Norway.
On August 13 additional soldiers and equipment of the Canadian military arrived at the port of Riga to join those already in place as part of NATO's 'enhanced Forward Presence' (eFP, sic) multinational battlegroup.
A street in the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, U.S., has been named after Sergeant Voldemars Ansevics, a Latvian soldier who died in the line of duty while participating in the international military operation in Afghanistan in 2009, according to sargs.lv, the military news portal of the Latvian Defense Ministry.
Fears of a Latvian civil war that pits the country's ethnic Russians against ethnic Latvians are a looming possibility -- at least in the weird and warped imaginations of a couple of semi-professional agitators.
Latvia's Ministry of Defense is calling for the establishment of an official 'Soldiers' Day' on the national calendar in addition to the existing Lāčplēsis Day on November 11 when people traditionally remember military personnel.
Following the African swine fever outbreak the number of small pig farms has shrunk by half, said Dzintra Lejniece, head of the Latvian Pig Farmers' Association appearing on Latvian Radio August 9.
On August 8 Latvia's government supported Education Ministry rules saying students at grade 9 and 12 will have to pass exit exams in Latvian as opposed to minority languages like Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, etc.
About 90% of people arriving in Latvia as asylum seekers leave the country, said Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) appearing on LTV on August 9.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) won't start a criminal procedure against Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens and Farmers Union) over allegedly undeclared land property in the Freeport of Riga, KNAB told the press August 8.
A Latvian non-governmental organization that likes to portray itself as a defender of traditional family values has caused a storm in Norway by organizing a conference to spread salacious falsehoods about Norway - using Norwegian money.
The first draft of a new law on healthcare financing will be produced by the meeting of the National Trilateral Cooperation Council planned in late August, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens and Farmers Union) told the press after a meeting of ruling coalition parties on Monday.
As Latvia is seeing a demographic slump, schools and kindergartens will have to close within the next few years. It is also forecast that Latvia will have to revise its immigration policies, reported LTV on August 6.
Soon, the Mother Of All Bottles will be no longer. There will instead be a lack, an emptiness, a void at which confused-looking men with three day stubble will stare with regret.
The Riga City Vidzeme District Court on August 4 acquitted Artjoms Skripniks, a man from the south-eastern Latvian city of Daugavpils, who was charged with illegal participation in the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Eurocops are asking the public for help tracking down the continent's most-wanted criminals, with two Latvian drug smugglers and an armed robber among their number.
The first groups of pilgrims have set off to Aglona for the annual Catholic feast of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Latvia's Road authority urges motorists to be extra careful these days as large groups of people are likely to walk on public roads.