Ensuring the possibility of donation is an integral part of retail networks. Many different options of donation are available in shops, and currently, new donation tools are sought, Latvian Radio reported December 4.
The Latvian public, businesses and local governments have already donated several hundred generators to Ukraine and several more cargos will travel to Ukraine in the near future, Latvian Television reported on November 30.
In recent weeks, the flow of migrants organized by the Belarusian regime to Latvia has increased again. The construction of a fence essential for restricting illegal entry on the border between Latvia and Belarus will only be completed in 2024, so other means of protection must be ensured, Latvian Radio reported on November 30.
On Tuesday, November 29, in Rīga's Bolderāja suburb, at Stūrmaņu Street 3, a concrete section detached from the roof and fell into the attic of a five-storey apartment block. 24 people were evacuated from the building as a precaution, the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) said. No injuries were reported.
The difference in life expectancy between men and women remained the widest in Latvia among all European Union Member States in 2021, according to fresh data from Eurostat published November 29.
In a survey commissioned by BENU pharmacy in cooperation with the research company SKDS assessing the changes in alcohol consumption over the last year, 31% of young people aged 18-24 responded that they had started drinking more alcohol in the last year, according to the results published November 27.
On Saturday, November 26, a passenger bus and a truck collided on the main A1 highway (Via Baltica) in Ainaži, Limbaži county not far from the Estonian border.
Provisional data published by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) on November 25 show that in 2021 Latvian social protection expenditure accounted for EUR 6 billion 440 million, which is EUR 1 billion 183.1 million or 22.5 % more than in 2020.
In the course of a few weeks, EUR 37,000 has been collected for the Ukrainian army thanks to the “Stopify” donation streaming platform created in Latvia. Quadricycles, drones, thermal cameras, tactical gloves, and other equipment have been purchased, Latvian Television reported November 24.
Latvia's cosmopolitan credentials may be stronger than many think with Eurostat data published November 24 suggesting that more than one in ten people in Latvia was born in another country, and that more than one in five people has at least one foreign-born parent.
A charity campaign has been launched collecting holiday presents for children who are growing up in Latvia in the families of asylum seekers and refugees, the Society Integration Foundation's representative Zaiga Pūce told LSM on November 24.
If the number of refugees arriving from Ukraine increases significantly this winter as a result of ongoing Russian barbarism, new arrivals may have to be accommodated on the premises of municipal institutions - schools, gyms and other places, said Jānis Lange, the executive director of the Rīga municipality, in an interview with Latvian Radio November 24.
At the end of 2021, there were 22.0 million valid residence permits granted to non-EU citizens permitting them to reside in the EU, and Latvia had the biggest number of all on a per capita basis with 147 permits per 1,000 inhabitants according to Eurostat data published November 22.
In the last three weeks, the number of Ukrainian war refugees in Latvia has decreased – both the number of arriving and already housed Ukrainian civilians, Interior Minister Kristaps Eklons told Latvian Radio on November 22.
The annual public media charity marathon 'High Five!' (Dod pieci!) will gain a Ukrainian element this year with the involvement of a guest DJ: Ukrainian musician with Latvian roots Edgars Vilcāns.
Monday, November 21, marks nine years since the tragedy when the roof of the Maxima supermarket in the Zolitūde district of Rīga caved in, claiming the lives of 54 people.
Injured soldiers in Ukraine are in need of knitted socks and sleeves which can be unbuttoned so that they can be worn over their cast and injured limbs. Latvian organizations are holding a campaign so this can be done, Latvian Radio reported November 21.
The State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) has announced that on Tuesday, November 22, it will test its sirens and alarms between 10:00 and 10:20 in the morning.
New data published by Eurostat suggests that men in the Baltic states, including Latvia, are among the most likely to die as a result of accidents, including drownings and assaults, whereas the risk for women is considerably smaller.
Seventeen different religious groups face potential censure for failing to submit proper financial accounts, Latvian Radio reports.
Provisional data published by the Central Statistical Bureau on November 11 show that, though Latvia's death rate has reduced from 2021's Covid-affected level, the population of the country continues to decline at a significant rate.
Some 1,880 Ukrainians found refuge in Latvia in September according to Eurostat data published November 10. The monthly figure has been steadily declining since a high of more than 11,000 in March, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.
In order to quickly and easily provide customers with information on migration issues, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP) has established a migration information phone, the Office said on November 8.
Latvian Post will issue three new postage stamps in the traditional Christmas series on Friday, November 11, so that every resident can send holiday greetings in time, LP said November 8.
The Silene border inspection post on the Latvian-Belarusian border is the only one that can be crossed on foot. As the flow of refugees from the war in Ukraine grows, two weeks ago, an information support point was set up there. Volunteers, however, have concerns about the coming of winter, Latgale regional television reported on November 7.
According to the annual survey on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in households published on November 4 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the share of households with the Internet in 2022 has reached 91.4%.
Due to the rapid increase in food prices, non-governmental organizations and local government social services are starting to distribute additional food parcels to low-income individuals. Representatives of the Red Cross have seen more people this year in need of help, with more young people emerging, Latvian Radio reported on November 2.
It is planned to adapt the social residential house on Ūnijas Street 49 to the accommodation of Ukrainian refugees in Rīga. The Rīga City Council's Housing and Environment Committee is scheduled to decide on this on Tuesday, November 1.