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Tuesday, 21.10.2014, 13:21
The state cannot afford to buy E.ON Ruhrgas 47.23% stake in the Latvijas Gaze gas supply company, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian State Television this morning, reports LETA.
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During EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg yesterday, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) urged EU members to show clearer and stronger support for the Eastern Partnership initiative countries.
Former chief editor of the Russian news site Lenta.ru, Galina Timchenko, officially launched her project Meduza on October 20th. The project is registered in Latvia to avoid Russia's censorship, informs LETA, referring to DOZHD/FORBES.
The "Riga 2014" Foundation is urging the government to make a decision on the future of the Corner House or the former KGB building at 61 Brivibas Street in Riga – an architectural edifice that "stood empty and deserted in the very center of Riga for more than six years," as "Riga 2014" public relations officer Martins Dregeris told LETA.
The ruling coalition parties in Latvia denied support for a motion on hiking monthly salaries for Cabinet ministers, submitted by one of their own – the Finance Ministry's parliamentary secretary, MP Lolita Cigane (Unity), reports LETA.
Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, visiting Riga Saturday, told TASS that the "New Wave" Festival could be relocated from Jurmala to Russia, citing as the reason Latvia's blacklisting three Russian pop musicians, reports LETA.
During the first nine months of 2014 mortality decline was observed in Latvia. Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 21 155 deaths were registered in the country, which is 387 fewer than in the first nine months of 2013. However, the number of deaths increased in September.