Latvia wants out of daylight savings time
Latvia backs ending the seasonal transition to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and prefers to remain in summer time permanently, according to the Economics Ministry’s report that ministers heard at the closed part of the Cabinet meeting February 19.
Teachers consider protest against broken pay rise promise
The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) is considering a protest in response to the government’s failure to raise teachers’ wages as scheduled, the union’s leader Inga Vanaga told LETA February 18.
First migratory birds return Latvia
Bird watchers have noticed several spring migratory birds returning to Latvia in the past couple of days, according to information published on Latvijasputni.lv.
KNAB anti-graft squad needs dozens of employees
Latvia's dedicated anti-graft force, the Corruption Combating and Prevention Agency (KNAB) is currently working despite a serious lack of manpower, the agency's head, Jēkabs Straume, told Latvian Radio February 14.
Shadows all across Latvia today
February 13 is the annual "Shadows day" (Ēnu diena) in Latvia. It's not a pagan festival to entreat the Gods to send some sunshine but a day on which students get to "shadow" professionals in their jobs to get some idea of what they do in a typical working day.
Latvian government moves to ensure British citizens keep post-Brexit healthcare
On February 12, the Cabinet of Ministers approved amendments to the Health Care Financing Law prepared by the Ministry of Health which envisage that even after Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or "Brexit" on March 29, its citizens in Latvia will be able to receive state-funded healthcare services.