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Number of Employed Persons Increased 2.1% in 2013 In 2013, the employed population of Latvia increased by 18,300 persons or 2.1 percent, according to data by Central Statistical Bureau. Latvia's population is comprised of 893,900 residents aged 15 to 74 (58.2%).

Latvian Institute, 10.03.2014, Economy

Latvia Shows EU's Second Fastest Economic Growth in Q4 of 2013 Latvia has recorded the second-fastest economic growth in all of the European Union member states (3.6%) in the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared with the fourth quarter of 2012.

Latvian Institute, 10.03.2014, Economy

First Latvian Euro Collector's Coin Issued The first Latvian euro collector's coin was issued in dedication to the 150th anniversary of the Ainaži Nautical School on March 5. All 5000 coins were sold-out within five hours.

Latvian Institute, 06.03.2014, Celebration

Otro Noticias
  • March 3: an Important Day in Latvian History

    March 3 is an important date in Latvian history. An independence poll was held in Latvia on March 3 in 1991 where voters were asked "are you in favour of a democratic and independent Republic of Latvia?"; 74.9% of voters said "Yes".

    Latvian Institute, 03.03.2014, Politics

  • "Latvijas Balzams" Turnover Exceeds 100 Million Euros in 2013

    Latvian liquor and beverage producer ''Latvijas Balzams'' has operated with a turnover of 101.1 million euros in 2013, by 1.5 percent more comparing to the previous year, reaching a 5.7 million euro profit.

    Latvian Institute, 28.02.2014, Business

  • Latvian Foreign Minister Visits Ukraine

    On 28 February, Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs made a working visit to Ukraine. Rinkēvičs met with the leadership of Ukraine, including acting President Oleksandr Turchinov.

    Latvian Institute, 28.02.2014, Foreign Affairs

  • Latvian Army to Purchase 120 Armored Vehicles

    The National Armed Forces of Latvia will purchase approximately 120 armored vehicles worth a total of 70 million euros from Great Britain. The deal is part of a plan to mechanize Latvia's infantry brigade.

    Latvian Institute, 27.02.2014, Politics

  • Latvia Sends Aid to Ukraine

    Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Argita Daudze met with secretary general of the National Red Cross Association in the Ukraine Alla Habarova to deliver the humanitarian aid from Latvia.

    Latvian Institute, 27.02.2014, Foreign Affairs

  • ''Stenders'' Turnover Reaches 27 Million Euros in 2013

    Latvian cosmetics manufacturer ''Stenders'' has significantly increased its retail trade, achieving a turnover of 27 million euros - up by 17 percent from last year. "Stenders" has opened a total of 230 stores across 22 countries.

    Latvian Institute, 26.02.2014, Business

  • Latvian Artist Participates in "Artapestry3" Exhibition

    Latvian textile artist Iveta Vecenāne’s work is featured in an important international exhibition "Artapestry3" in the Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine d’Anger (France, Angers).

    Latvian Institute, 25.02.2014, Art

  • Latvia Shows 8th Lowest Annual Inflation in the EU

    According to "Eurostat", the annual inflation in Latvia was 0.5 percent in January of 2014 - the eighth lowest across the whole European Union. Inflation has remained stable in Latvia.

    Latvian Institute, 25.02.2014, Economy