Greater than 33 thousand members from 104 nations have registered for the Riga Marathon

All distances of the Riga Marathon – mile, 5 km, 10 km, half marathon and marathon – acquired the World Athletics Highway Race Label. In line with the organizers, the Riga Marathon has turn out to be the world’s first working occasion, which unites 5 top-level competitions in a single weekend, in addition to a … Read more

Large regional disparities discovered in Latvia

Considering the average level of the country, it is surpassed by: Marupe region (170.8%), Riga (163.4%), Ropaz region (132.4%), Valmiera (117.7%), Kekava region (107.5%) and Smiltene region (100.7%). But there are also regions that are particularly lagging behind, where the level of gross domestic product is about a third of the national one: Kraslava region … Read more

The amount that will be invested in road repairs this year has been announced

The most large-scale work will take place on regional highways with a length of 220 kilometers and republican local roads with a length of 159 kilometers. Work on the country’s main highways will affect 71 kilometers. The emphasis on national roads of local and regional importance can be explained by the funding structure – this … Read more

Because of the war in Ukraine, residents of Latvia are sleeping poorly

Three out of four Latvians, or 75%, have experienced various sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, waking up at night, feeling unwell or having bad dreams, over the past month, according to a survey conducted by research company Kantar. Half or 49% of the population experience sleep disturbances one or more times a week, or even … Read more

Macron’s promised €3 billion for Ukraine creates a problem for France

The newspaper Le Monde (paid access) writes (French and in English) that military assistance of 3 billion euros per year for Ukraine, provided for in the agreement on guarantees of support signed on February 16, creates a headache for the country’s government: it is forced to cut costs on other items and resort to various … Read more

An Indian living in Latvia shared his observations about Latvians

While browsing Instagram or Tik Tok content, from time to time you can see foreigners living in Latvia making various videos about our country. Yes, sometimes with strong humor and irony. “360TV ZIŅneši” learned how they see Latvia and Latvians with their own eyes by meeting with Gokul from India, living in Riga. Gokul came … Read more

Due to migrating fish, small hydroelectric power stations, dams and dams will have to be demolished

Currently, there are more than 140 small hydroelectric power plants on more than 12,500 Latvian rivers. Although they produce clean energy, improve the surrounding landscape and provide good recreational opportunities in many places, including fishing, small hydropower plants will have to reduce their environmental impact following scandals involving illegal payments of the compulsory purchase component … Read more

Belgium’s Low Emission Zones: Retrofitting and Access Rules Explained

2023-11-24 08:40:00 In Belgium, only three low emissions zones are currently in place: that of Antwerp, a pioneer in this area, followed by the Brussels Region and the city of Ghent. In Brussels, all diesel vehicles not meeting the Euro 4 standard or higher are prohibited, under penalty of quarterly fines of 350 euros. And … Read more