Latvians delighted with train timekeeping
It's always nice to top a European Union league table and Latvians have done so in an area that is perhaps not always acknowledged - satisfaction with the promptness of trains.
Next year's Moneyval report of crucial import - Bank of Latvia
While Latvia's main economic risks are related to the global market, next year the crucial event to determine the course of the Latvian economy will be an upcoming report by Moneyval, a Council of Europe body dedicated to anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF).
Rubesa blasts "lip service" paid to Rail Baltica by officials in parting shot
Here are some of the key quotes from outgoing Rail Baltica CEO Baiba Rubesa's eye-opening resignation statement September 27. In a twenty-minute address she painted a picture of half-hearted commitment to the project by officials, clear conflicts of interest and needs for a major structural and financial overhaul.
airBaltic "Official Carrier" of Pope
Latvian airline airBaltic put out a press release September 21 telling the world it was "the Official Carrier of Pope Francis' Visit to the Baltics".
Sources: New head of Rail Baltic likely to be Polish or Finnish
RB Rail is seeking a new chief executive officer, probably from Poland or Finland, to replace its current Latvian CEO Baiba Rubesa whose work as the head of the Baltic joint venture implementing the European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltic has drawn criticism from some of its shareholders, according to the LETA newswire.
Riga Airport wants to add public transport buses in wee hours
Talks are ongoing between the Riga International Airport and the Riga City Council over extending the running hours of the No. 22 bus from the airport to the city center into the night, the head of the airport Ilona Līce told Latvian Radio August 30.
Supreme Court suspends minibus tender of Rigas Satiksme
The Latvian Supreme Court on August 29 has granted an ancillary complaint lodged by Liepajas Mikroautobusu Parks and Nordeka over the minibus services tender organized by Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company and banned Rigas Satiksme from continuing the procurement procedure without passing the necessary amendments.
Rail electrification tender open
An invitation for bids was issued August 10 as part of the first stage of the Latvian Railroad Network Electrification project, Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company informed the LETA newswire.
Flights to China should start in October
In an interview on the LNT television channel July 23, the head of Riga International Airport, Ilona Lice said that direct flights between Latvia and China will be launched this October, reported the LETA newswire.
130 million euros released for latest Rail Baltica work
The major Rail Baltica infrastructure project moved forward another stage recently with the company saying on July 18 that an agreement was signed a few days ago that should make a further 130 million euros of funding available.
RB Rail: Local workforce not enough for building Rail Baltic
Kaspars Rokens, COO and management board member of RB Rail AS, the joint venture of the three Baltic countries for the implementation of the Rail Baltic railway project, said that the establishment of Rail Baltic will not be possible without using a foreign workforce, the Estonian daily Postimees reports.