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Land ownership issues threaten to complicate Rīga Airport expansion plans
Land ownership issues threaten to complicate Rīga Airport expansion plans
If the Riga City Council is unable to decide on property rights to 22 plots of land near the airport, the matter is likely to wind up in the courts, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Inga Bērziņa (New Unity) said in an interview on Latvian Television's "Today's Question" program February 26.
Latvia puts too much work into sending out penalties: LTV's De Facto
Latvia puts too much work into sending out penalties: LTV's De Facto
Although speed cameras working on roads in Latvia have been verified as accurate, both the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) and the State Police are involved in the preparation of violation penalty protocols. Efforts are being made to ensure as little human involvement as possible, Latvian Television's De Facto reported on February 25.
Postal service workers divided over coming changes
Postal service workers divided over coming changes
After the plan to close Latvian Postal Service (Latvijas Pasts, LP) offices was suspended, discussions were not over. Postal workers are divided - some are looking for other solutions with their union, and some are signing a letter in support of the changes, Latvian Television reported on February 22.
Cargo volume drop observed in Latvian ports
Cargo volume drop observed in Latvian ports
2024 started with a 15% decrease in the total volume of cargo handled in Latvian ports, but there is an increase in turnover in some segments – for cargo of cereals, wood chips and container cargo, according to data published on February 19 by the Ministry of Transport.
Rīga-Dubai flights to be launched by 'flydubai'
Rīga-Dubai flights to be launched by 'flydubai'
The United Arab Emirates airline “flydubai” will start work at Riga Airport on October 11 this year and will offer travelers direct flights between Riga and Dubai three times a week, Riga Airport representatives told LETA.
Yet another icy roads morning in Latvia
Yet another icy roads morning in Latvia
On Thursday, February 15, roads are snowy and icy, creating difficult driving conditions throughout the country, said Latvian State Roads (LVC).
'Vivi' trains get street art again
'Vivi' trains get street art again
Last week, there was information that two new electric trains had been painted with some graffiti in Riga at night at the train depot. The train operator Vivi told Latvian Television's 4. studija that trains are insured against similar cases.
Dangerous municipal road in Ogre leads to mayor's tantrum
Dangerous municipal road in Ogre leads to mayor's tantrum
The students and staff of the state-owned Ogre Vocational School have been hoping for a decent road for years. However, instead of fixing the road that has now become dangerous, Ogre municipality has turned against the staff, Latvian Radio reported on February 14.
Road authority recommends not driving if possible
Road authority recommends not driving if possible
On Wednesday, February 14, morning, due to freezing rain and ice, driving conditions are particularly difficult throughout Latvia especially Vidzeme and Latgale, said Latvian State Roads (LVC).
'airBaltic' has not long left to repay buyers of bonds
'airBaltic' has not long left to repay buyers of bonds
The state-owned airline airBaltic has half a year left to find 200 million euros to repay buyers of bonds issued in 2019. The head of airBaltic, Martin Gauss, said in an interview that the company will be able to raise money, the state as a shareholder may have to get involved, Latvian Television's De Facto reported on February 12.
Traffic and transport changes in Rīga from Monday
Traffic and transport changes in Rīga from Monday
From Monday, February 12, traffic will be closed on the section of Slokas iela (Slokas street) from Mārtiņa iela to Hāmaņa iela (in the direction of Jūrmalas iela), and consequently there will be changes on bus routes 30, 37, 41 and 54, according to Rīga municipal transport company "Rīgas satiksme".
Rīga to replace and install more electronic bus timetables
Rīga to replace and install more electronic bus timetables
Electronic timetables at the public transport stops in Rīga have done their time and do not display information anymore. Public transport company Rīgas Satiksme plans to replace these screens and install new ones throughout the city, Latvian Television reported on February 8.
Another snowy road morning in Latvia
Another snowy road morning in Latvia
On Friday, February 9, roads are slippery and snowy, creating difficult driving conditions throughout the country, said Latvian State Roads (LVC).
EC representative: Rail Baltica must be done by 2030 with or without Rīga
EC representative: Rail Baltica must be done by 2030 with or without Rīga
By 2030, Rail Baltica has to start transporting freight and passengers, with or without connection to Riga Central Station, Catherine Trautmann, coordinator of the North Sea Baltic TEN-T core network corridor of the European Commission, said in an interview with Latvian Radio on February 7.

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