On July 8, the Latvian postal service (LP) adds two more avians to one of its most popular stamp collections, the Birds of Latvia.
The LAMPA conversation festival attracted a total of around 19,000 visitors this year to its 270 separate events over two days, according to organizers.
The issue with Ukrainian refugee accommodation is not improving. Not only are the spaces exhausted in Rīga and residents are urged to take in refugees, but municipalities are also out of space, Latvian Radio reported on July 5.
Latvia is in the top three in the European Union when it comes to income inequality, according to data published by Eurostat July 4.
Accommodating Ukrainian refugees in Latvia keeps bringing forth new challenges, and residents are invited to assist with housing or with work at the support center, said Rīga mayor Mārtiņš Staķis in an interview with Latvian Television on July 4.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has evaluated applications submitted for the grant competition entitled “Support for Development Cooperation Projects in designated recipient countries” and has awarded financing grants for the following projects to be implemented in 2022 and 2023, the Ministry confirmed July 1.
There was tragic news from Sigulda Tuesday with confirmation that a missing five-year-old girl had been found, sadly without signs of life.
After failing to receive financial support from the central government, Riga will stop admitting more Ukraine war refugees from July 1 and will only continue to provide assistance to the refugees already living in the city, Riga Mayor Martins Stakis (For/Progressives) said at a news conference Tuesday.
Police, rescue crews and members of the public are assembling for a third day of searches in Sigulda, with as yet no sign of a 5-year-old girl named Evita who went missing June 26.
Latvia's State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) said June 27 that it was kept very busy over the Midsummer holiday period.
The search for a missing five-year-old girl is continuing in Sigulda, involving both police and volunteers from the general public.
The State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) has announced that on Tuesday, June 28, it will test its sirens and alarms between 10:00 and 10:20 in the morning.
The State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) searched for a man missing in the Gauja river since Wednesday, VUGD representative Ilze Dāme-Birziņa told Latvian Television on June 25.
June 24 is Jāņi or Jāņu diena (John's day) in Latvia, so what better time to consider all the Jānis of Latvia? According to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), 'Jānis' remains the most popular male forename in most parts of Latvia, though in areas with a high Russian-speaking population (including the capital Rīga), he hands over the first-place wreath to 'Aleksandrs'.
A new survey reveals the Midsummer (Līgo/Jāņi) plans of Latvia's population.
Until we are all free: this and similar slogans were chanted through Rīga streets on June 18 during the grand finale of the Rīga Pride week. The pride march this year took place in cooperation with Kyiv Pride, putting solidarity before enjoyment.
In 2020, 17.5% of the EU population lived in overcrowded households, meaning they did not have enough rooms for the number of people in the household, their family situation and their ages, according to Eurostat data published June 16.
A rally called “The voice of the Russians on embargo” was held near the Russian embassy in Rīga Sunday, June 12, Latvian Television reported.
On June 7, a public transport bus began its travel of around 2000 kilometers from Valmiera to Trostianets in Ukraine. It is filled with a variety of useful items donated by residents, Latvian Television reported.
The Society Integration Fund (SIF) has launched an open €200,000 tender for non-government organizations (NGOs) to promote the inclusion of Ukrainian families in Latvia, SIF said June 7.
Since March, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the interest of Latvia's permanent residents in acquiring Latvian citizenship via naturalization has increased significantly, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP) told LETA June 4.
Eurostat figures published June 1 show that while around two thirds (64.0 %) of households with children at EU level comprised couples, in Latvia the figure is much lower.
On Thursday, June 2, the Saeima planned to view the draft law on establishing a legal civil union in the final reading.
Data published June 1 by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that at the beginning of 2022 population of Latvia accounted for 1 million 876 thousand people, which is 17.5 thousand people fewer than a year ago.
The Administrative District Court has issued a first judgment ruling that found “the existence of a public legal relationship” in a same-sex couple, namely, that there is a family relationship between applicants within the meaning of Article 110 of the Constitution, the court told LETA May 31.
It is planned to close the only juvenile social correction center in Latvia 'Naukšēni' as efforts to improve the work of this institution have not been successful, Minister for Education Anita Muižniece said after the coalition meeting on Monday, May 30.
On May 30, 10:00, Riga Regional Court will hold an appeal hearing in the Zolitude tragedy case. The State Judicial Examiner Office has completed a technical expert examination of the documents, and the investigation could be completed after this hearing, Latvian Radio reported.
With hotels being too expensive and housing difficult to find due to problems entering the job market, the context of Ukrainian refugees has created a lot of tension for local governments, which require a clear long-term plan. Interior Ministry now offers municipalities to purchase mattresses and consider food parcels instead of catering, Latvian Television reported May 26.
On May 26, the Saeima decided to extend the primary aid for accommodation and catering of Ukrainian civilians fleeing the war, who had already applied for aid in Latvia before May 24.