Every year, approximately between 100 and 150 bodies are pulled from the water in Lavia after drowning, according to data from the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD).
It is important to maintain the national network of services in eastern Latvia, otherwise, the territory would be left 'to the bears', the Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Māris Sprindžuks, said in an interview with Latvian Television's broadcast “Morning Panorama” on May 16.
The search for seven-year-old Justīne Reinikova, missing from Rēzekne municipality, Nautrēnu parish, Rogovka village, is still ongoing, the State Police said on May 15.
The National Health Service has already warned that e-Health will no longer be accessed by online banking identification tools from next year. The ministerial representatives responsible for IT systems say that online banking identification will also gradually disappear from other national e-services, the De Facto broadcast of Latvian Television, aired May 14, reported.
A Russian-speaking resident of Estonia, Artemy Ivanov aka rapper 'Temada', who caused outrage among many Rīga residents by holding street concerts in Russian during the Easter holidays, has been denied entry into Latvia, Latvian Television reported on May 11.
A representation of the Association of Small Towns of Ukraine will be opened in Valmiera on Thursday. Ukraine's ambassador to Latvia Anatoly Kucevol will participate in the opening, which will be mostly a formal confirmation of its status, since the association has been managed from Valmiera for more than a year, Latvian Radio reported May 11.
The experience of the pandemic has not only contributed to the use of intoxicating and addictive substances, but also hampered the possibility of detecting networks of suppliers of these substances. According to the De Facto broadcast of Latvian Television aired May 7, the number of drug-related calls for medical help has increased significantly over the last 4 years, while crime related to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances has halved.
Although the requirement for mandatory electronic identification (eID) cards has been dropped for a few months now, the receipt of identity documents in the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (PMLP) departments still take weeks. The service is still short-staffed, which has been a problem for years now, Latvian Radio reported on May 7.
From next year, it is planned to abolish the rule of law which allowed third-country citizens – descendants of Livonia and Latvia – to obtain repatriated status in Latvia, and to completely repeal the Repatriation Law from July 2028, the Interior Ministry said on May 2.
Since April 2022, 141 one-off childbirth allowances have been paid to Ukrainian refugees in Latvia, which means at least 141 childbirths, Rus.LSM.lv reported on April 23.
On May 9, regarded as WWII Victory Day by some of the Russian-speaking population, fireworks and festivities which do not correspond to the interests of national security, glorify military aggression or falsely reflect historical events, will be prohibited, the Saeima decided in two readings on April 20.