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.
Bank of Latvia, 29.07.2015, Economy
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.
Latvian Institute, 29.07.2015, Society, People
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.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 29.07.2015, EU, Politics, Foreign Affairs
Preliminary demographic indicators of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that during the first six months of 2015, 4,765 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 544 marriages or 13 percent more than during the first six months of 2014.
Latvian Institute, 22.07.2015, Society
72 percent of Latvia's residents use e-services, of which 60 percent use e-services offered by public institutions, according to a survey carried out by the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry and "Aptauju centrs" research center.
Latvian Institute, 22.07.2015, Society
Latvian President Andris Bērziņš believes that Latvia's EU Presidency will be remembered as a time when Latvia helped ensure stability in Europe during a very changeable and complicated period.
Latvian Institute, 25.06.2015, Politics, EU
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has elected Riga Graduate School of Law Prorector Mārtiņš Mits as judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Latvian Institute, 25.06.2015, EU, Society