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08.10.2013 -News Gazette Riga a pleasant gateway city in the Baltic states

A little more than two years ago, I had never heard of Riga, the capital of Latvia. In recently chiding myself for not remembering my European capitals from sixth-grade geography (I am 58, after all), I was...

16.09.2013 "Latvijas Gaze" opera awards ceremony due September 18

The annual Latvian National Opera (LNO) awards ceremony and concert, sponsored by "Latvijas Gaze", will be held Wednesday evening, September 18.

16.09.2013 Latvia picks Nords' "Mother, I Love You" to vie for Oscar nomination

An expert team today decided that director Janis Nords' feature film "Mother, I Love You" would vie for an Academy Award nomination as Best Foreign Language Film.

16.09.2013 "airBaltic" to increase flight frequency between Riga and Brussels

Latvian national airline "airBaltic" will introduce an additional flight frequency from Riga to Brussels, the airline's spokesman Janis Vanags told the business information portal ''...

26.08.2013 "Lux Express" to offer free rides from Riga to Liepaja for one month in protest against subsidies to public transport companies

"Lux Express", the Baltic countries' largest bus operating company, will offer free bus rides from Riga to Liepaja and back for one month starting from next Monday, August 26, in protest...

26.08.2013 -BNN – Baltic News Network Latvia’s hotels see an increase in the number of serviced guests

The number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in Q2 of this year comprised 471.2 thousand people, which is 10.5% more than in the same period of the last year.

26.08.2013 -BNN Baltic News Network Expert: Latvia's current image attracts mature tourists

Latvia’s current tourism attraction model is more suited to attracting mature tourists, not young people, and if we want to expand our tourism range, we need to think about forming new market offers....

26.08.2013 200,000 attend Riga City Festival

Around 200,000 people attended the Riga City Festival from August 16 to August 18, the Riga City Council informed LETA.

08.08.2013 -LETA Theater performances, live music and sporting events to dominate Riga City Festival

This month, August 16-18, a lengthy list of events, dominated by theater, music, sports and recreation, will make up the annual Riga City Festival, as today's press conference informed.

08.08.2013 -LETA "Dream Team 1935" receives Best World Cinema award at U.S. film festival "Indy Fest"

- Aigars Grauba and Andrejs Ekis' feature film "Dream Team 1935" took the Best World Cinema Award at the "Indy Fest 2013" film festival in Indianapolis, United States, as film...