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Tuesday, 28.04.2015, 09:49
Latvian PM and the President of France agree: conditions of the Minsk ceasefire need to be fully implemented27.04.2015
Today in Paris, Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma met President of France, François Hollande and discussed bilateral economic cooperation, the current issues of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (hereinafter – the Latvian Presidency), the geopolitical situation in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
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FBO RIGA, a certified ground handling agent in Riga International Airport, records business aviation traffic growth, including state aviation flights, in Riga International Airport (RIX) in February-March 2015. Among the factors, stimulating business aviation traffic in the country is Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) that started January 1, 2015.
Inmates from a total of 12 jail cells staged a riot last week at Daugavgriva Prison in Latvian Daugavpils, but no one was hurt, reports LETA.
The Annual Latvian Literature Awards were announced on April 24th, and for the Best Prose Work the jury singled out Inga Abele's novel "Klugu muks" (The Wicker Monk, published by "Dienas Gramata"). Its protagonist is the first Latvian clergyman in Latgale, Catholic priest, theology professor, statesman and community activist Francis Trasuns. However, this book is much more than a mere biography, informs LETA.
Pirmais Baltijas Kanals (The First Baltic Channel) was the most frequently punished television channel in 2014 in atvia. In 2014, the National Electronic Mass Media Council fined The First Baltic Channel for a total of three times. Meanwhile, the largest fine was applied to Latvian Television (LTV), according to information collected by LETA.
The largest producer of alcoholic beverages in the Baltic, JSC Latvijas balzams (LB), marks its 115th birthday in April 2015 by renewing its visual identity and logo. Today, the new logo, with a brighter and more contemporary appearance, was mounted on the production building in Riga, at 160 A. Čaka Street, reaffirm-ing the old truth that what changes is also lasting, reports BC head of communica-tions at Amber Beverage Group and JSC Latvijas balzams Dana Hasana.
Today the Council of Latvijas Banka approved amendments to the "Procedure for Participation in the Eurosystem Monetary Policy Operations Organised by Latvijas Banka" of 12 December 2013 (to take effect on 1 May 2015), reports BC bank’s press service.