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Constitution preamble approved in principle
Constitution preamble approved in principle
RIGA - On March 27 Saeima approved the Preamble to the Constitution in the first reading reported LETA. Proposals for reviewing the bill in the second reading will be accepted up to April 28. Saeima will also have to review the bill in the third and final reading. Previously, when the matter was discussed by the Legal Affairs Committee members, Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina (Unity) emphasized that the Constitution needed to have a Preamble. This is proved by such developments as the proposals to hold a referendum on making Russian the second state language in Latvia. It is good...  Full story...
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 Apr 02, 2014 - A first for Kekava women’s floorball...
A first for Kekava women’s floorball
RIGA - Kekava Women’s Floorball Team scored a first last month when they reached the finals of the Latvian Elite League for the first time in their history. Having continually finished in third place in the last few seasons, they overcame current champions RSU to line up against Rubene for the best of seven game final to be played at Valmeiras Olympic Centre. As TBT went to press Rubene h...
 Mar 05, 2014 - Athlete Kuzmin reaches for new Guinness Record...
Athlete Kuzmin reaches for new Guinness Record
RIGA - As Latvians eagerly watched the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, hoping for signs of a medal, one Olympian hero was busy working, away from the slopes, honing his skills looking towards the next summer games, to be held in 2016. Afanasy Kuzmin, one of the Latvia’s all-time greatest athletes, is training to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in August 2016. In the &l...
 Mar 05, 2014 - Additional year needed for museum renovation...
Additional year needed for museum renovation
RIGA - The major reconstruction work on the Latvian National Museum of Art may take about a year longer than anticipated, although the project’s cost will most probably not increase, said Riga City Council Property Department head Olegs Burovs on Feb. 12 in presenting the latest report on the museum reconstruction, reports LETA. The original plan was that reconstruction of the Nationa...
 Feb 05, 2014 - Campaigners keep up pressure in Maxima case...
Campaigners keep up pressure in Maxima case
RIGA - Lawsuits seeking a total of 350 million euros in civil damages in the Zolitude Maxima tragedy in November last year have been filed with Riga Central District Court, Riga Regional Court, Riga Zemgale District Court and Talsi Regional Court, reports LETA. The lawsuit filed with the Talsi Regional Court is a symbolic reference to the lengthy proceedings in the 1997 Talsi tragedy case, ...
 Jan 08, 2014 - Euro rings in Latvias New Year...
Euro rings in Latvias New Year
RIGA - Expressions of congratulations were flowing as freely as champagne on New Years as Latvia ushered in a new era as it finally joined the eurozone. At a ceremony at Citadele Bank in Riga’s Old Town, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis withdrew a new 10 euro banknote to mark the occasion. Attending the event were also Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip, Latvia’s Minister o...
 Dec 18, 2013 - Lawsuit filed in Maxima aftermath...
Lawsuit filed in Maxima aftermath
RIGA - Estimates show that the amount of funds needed to ensure an unbiased and transparent investigation into the Maxima tragedy will reach 150,000 lats (214,200 euros). This is required for the Zolitude tragedy commission to prevent all suspicion of the government or the Riga City Council affecting its operations, affirmed the commission’s chairman, Janis Kazocins, on Dec. 16, reports L...
 Nov 27, 2013 - Riga mourns Maxima roof collapse victims...
Riga mourns Maxima roof collapse victims
RIGA - Search and rescue teams looking for survivors at the scene of Latvia’s worst post-independence disaster were called off Monday afternoon, four days after the roof collapsed at a neighborhood Maxima shopping center, taking the lives of 54 rush hour shoppers and rescue personnel. What was a typical weekday evening for many buying necessities on their way home from work turned to ...
 Oct 31, 2013 - Restrictions ahead for residence permits...
Restrictions ahead for residence permits
RIGA - The cost of a media campaign in support of temporary residence permits issued to third-country citizens for their investments in Latvia is several hundreds of thousands of lats, but the precise cost is impossible to tell now, Edgars Sins, head of the recently-established Development Fund for the Competitiveness of Latvia, the organizer of the campaign, said in an interview with the Nozar...



 Apr 02, 2014 - Unity leads in party donations...
RIGA - The political parties represented in the parliament and the parties of ex-ministers Einars Repse and Ainars Repse have received a total of 3...
 Apr 02, 2014 - Kreslins to resign from Saeima...
RIGA - Saeima member Karlis Kreslins (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK, VL-TB/LNNK) resigned on March 27 following media reports that...
 Apr 02, 2014 - Latvija in brief...
Maris Baldonieks, general manager of the Latvian national men’s ice hockey team, told LETA News Agency that the living legend, defender Sandi...
 Apr 02, 2014 - New owners for Apollo portal...
RIGA - The popular Latvian on-line news portal ‘’Tvnet’’, owned by ‘’TV Net Ltd.’’, has purchased a...
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