This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Līgatne Nature Trails. Besides celebrating their birthday, in 2015 the trails have been reconstructed, with new paths and observation fields added to the trail.
In a government meeting, the ministers agreed on the most significant matters regarding next year's budget - to increase the minimum wage, to implement the differentiated non-taxable minimum, and to increase the general non-taxable minimum.
Latvia's gross domestic product rose 2.7 percent in the second quarter this year as compared to the second quarter of 2014, both according to seasonally adjusted and seasonally unadjusted data.
On this day, August 21, 1991, 23 years ago, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia enacted the Constitutional Law "On the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia", marking the end of transition to the de facto independence of Latvia.
On August 20, some of the most influential minds from the world of strategic communications, media, defence and security gathered in Rīga for the conference "The Riga StratCom Dialogue: Perception Matters", organized by NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Rīga.
A delegation of U.S. Senators is visiting Latvia to participate in the inauguration ceremony for the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence.
The annual Rīga City Festival, this year marking the 814th anniversary of the City of Rīga and the 815th anniversary of the Rīga Port, was attended by more than 300,000 people during the weekend. The Rīga City Council informs that this is a record high number.
Latvian beach volleyball pair Aleksands Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš triumphed at the 2015 European Beach Volleyball Championship. In the final match, Samoilovs/Šmēdiņš beat Italy's Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula 2-0 (21:18, 21:18).
In the first five months, exports of goods continued to grow reaching a 2.0% increase year-on-year. The fastest growth rate was observed for machinery and electrical equipment, products of chemical industry, building materials, paper and cardboard products, as well as plastic products.
Latvian pop-rock band "Brainstorm" opened their tour of Latvia "7 Steps of Fresh Air" with a concert in Jelgava that was attended by more than 23,000 people.The summer tour includes concerts in Jelgava, Ventspils, Valmiera and Rīga.
Following Latvia’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs have received many positive words for a successful organisation and running of the Presidency at high professional standards from colleagues in European Union Member States and other cooperation partners.