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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 12.02.2016, 07:38

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Kiss to serve as fare in Riga's minibuses on Valentine's Day

Kiss to serve as fare in Riga's minibuses on Valentine's Day

11.02.2016

On Valentine's Day, a kiss will be accepted as a legal tender in minibuses scuttling through the Latvian capital Riga, informs LETA.

Keyword tags: Forum, Latvia, Society, Transport



8% Latvians don't have a bank account

8% Latvians don't have a bank account

10.02.2016

Only 8% of Latvia's population do not have a bank account, informs LETA, according to the poll carried out by SKDS pollster in January 2016.

Ilmars Mezs: Europe cannot take in all refugees in the world

Ilmars Mezs: Europe cannot take in all refugees in the world

10.02.2016

Europe cannot take in all the refugees in the world, as Ilmars Mezs, head of the International Organization for Migration offices in Riga, told the LNT television this morning, informs LETA.


10 schools could be closed down in Latvia

10 schools could be closed down in Latvia

10.02.2016

As a result of the optimization of the school network in Latvia, it would be necessary to close down approximately 10 schools, education and science minister candidate Karlis Sadurskis told Latvian Television, reports LETA.

Coalition formulates Latvia's negative position on accepting additional refugees

Coalition formulates Latvia's negative position on accepting additional refugees

09.02.2016

Members of the ruling coalition have formulated Latvia's negative position on accepting additional numbers of asylum seekers, as Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) told reporters after the coalition's meeting yesterday, cites LETA.

08.02.2016

1 out of 5 Internet users in Lithuania experience security problems in 2015

One out of five Internet users in Lithuania last year experienced security-related issues over the Internet, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on Monday, cites LETA/BNS.

08.02.2016

Majority Latvian residents believe corruption is widespread

According to the latest Eurobarometer survey, 73% Latvian residents believe that corruption is widespread in the country, informs LETA.

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