Attracting attention with absurd advertisements, a company markets suspicious supplements, Latvian Radio reported September 19 after an investigation. Shoppers are lured in by promising a cure for vision dystrophy, foot fungus, back pain, and other problems. Industry experts see various potential violations in the company's operations.
September marks one year since Latvian nurse Sarmīte Cīrule has been helping the wounded on the Ukrainian front day and night. She has received several awards recently, including the Order of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, after she herself was wounded in an attack, Latvian Television reported September 7.
More than 10 years ago, shortcomings were identified in the regulation of disciplinary responsibility for public administration, but they have still not been addressed. It is the competence of the State Chancery. In general, the authorities shall evaluate disciplinary violations, but not in all cases, the State Audit Office said September 6 after a review.
According to the law currently in force, a number of citizens of the Russian Federation who have not shown an initiative to pass the Latvian language check lose their permanent residence permit in September. Meanwhile, additional proposals are coming in and there is no complete clarity on what's awaiting these people yet, Latvian Television reported on September 4.
About 80 Russian citizens who have applied for residence permits in Latvia in connection with the amendments to the Immigration Law have received a negative opinion from the State Security Service (VDD), reports the Latvian Television broadcast "Forbidden Method" (Aizliegtais paņēmiens) on September 4.
More than 25 thousand Russian citizens living in Latvia have their permanent residence permits expire on September 1. About 19 thousand people have applied for the status renewal or are planning to do so. A little over 800 people have applied for a temporary permit. The others have done nothing to get a residence permit, Latvian Radio reported.
Enjoy the beauty of sunflowers and help someone in need. With this goal, sunflower fields have been sown close to the roads throughout Latvia. People are invited to take photos with the sunflowers and pay for the scenery in the “People have Power” program on the “Ziedot.lv” platform. The money in there will help someone in sudden trouble, Skrunda Television reported on August 31.
On August 24, the Ukrainian independence day, a charity breakfast organized by the Ukrainian embassy in Latvia and the organization Agendum, known as Twitterconvoy, was held in Rīga along with an auction of unique items.
The government will urge the Saeima to amend the Immigration Law, providing that those Russian citizens who have not passed the Latvian language exam until September 1 will have the opportunity to apply for a temporary residence permit for two years during which the exam is to be set, Minister for Interior Māris Kučinskis told Latvian Television on August 23 after the government meeting.
On August 7, Latvia was hit by a devastating storm that ripped off rooftops and caused other damage to buildings, destroyed fields, and broke windows of cars and houses. Insurers have received 2,500 claims of €14 million so far, but insurers can say that few residents insure their properties and they are often insured for much lower amounts than their fair value, Latvian Radio reported on August 18.