Ministry of Agriculture wants felling of thinner trees
After a two year interruption, the Ministry of Agriculture (ZM) are again advancing amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations regarding the felling of trees, reported LSM's Latvian service on June 12. The changes include, among other things, allowing the felling of younger and thinner trees in Latvian forests. Environmental organizations call for a halt to the advancements and urge the creation of a working group to resume discussions of environmental risks. Meanwhile, forest owners point out that, together with felling regulations, stricter rules for reforestation are being advanced.
People with disabilities open a cafe in Rīga
The “RB Cafe”, opening on June 12, is a brand new example of social entrepreneurship, a business model that aims to solve various social problems and benefit the community at large. The cafe, on Bruņinieku iela 63, has employed seven individuals with disabilities.
"Latvian Railways" chief convinced board will continue its work
The board of the State JSC “Latvian Railways” will continue its work, said Edvīns Bērziņš, the chairman of the board of the company, speaking about the anticipated council meeting, in which the dismissal of two board members – Aivars Strakšas and Ainis Stūrmanis – was to be discussed.
Linstow sells Galerija Centrs shopping mall for €75m
The real estate developer Linstow Center Management (Linstow) has sold Galerija Centrs shopping mall in Old Rīga to Baltic Horizon Fund real estate fund for €75 million, Newsec consultancy, which arranged the deal, told LETA May 28.
Latvian businesses upbeat on recent tax reforms
Latvian business owners have positively rated the tax payment and administration process, according to the latest Citadele Index survey of business owners conducted by Citadele Bank and SKDS.
Fintech company Mintos launches Baltic Sea environmental fund
Latvian Fintech company Mintos said April 15 it is launching the "Mintos Impact Fund", the first initiative of which will be cleaning up the Baltic Sea together with Pasaules Dabas Fonds (the local associated partner of WWF) and WWF Deutschland.
Construction starts at new industrial park
Construction has begun at the site of a large new industrial park located on Maskavas street in Stopiņi municipality near Rīga, the company behind the project said April 2.
'Deep Tech' conference coming to Rīga in April
The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) has announced it will organize a second international Magnetic Latvia Technology conference Deep Tech Atelier in Riga from April 12th-13th.
Industrial plant in Jelgava on fire
A fire has erupted at the former RAF factory, currently NP Jelgava Business park. A single-story production building is in flames from early morning March 14. 
Anatomy Next wins innovation award
Pioneering Latvian company Anatomy Next has won the Latvian-American Innovation Award 2019 for their virtual reality training system Trauma Simulator that allows medical students to practice and improve their performance in emergency situations, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia announced March 7.
"Akropole" shopping mall completed in Rīga
The huge "Akropole" shopping center in Rīga's Ķengarags suburb has been finished and accepted into service by the local construction board, the center's representatives told the press March 7.
TechChill week gets under way in Rīga
This week, Latvia again becomes  for the Baltic startup ecosystem, gathering more than 2,000 tech enthusiasts, experts, speakers and students from all over the world. More than 20 different side events are taking place all over the city celebrating ideas, startups and innovations, with the leading event - TechChill startup conference - hosting attendees eager to get inspired and meet like-minded people for the 8th year in a row.