Posts tagged as Riga

Green happiness: the growth of urban gardening in Rīga

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Escaping the confines of your own four walls, keeping distance and relaxing – in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic this currently works particularly well in your own garden. Lucky are those who have a summerhouse, an allotment garden, or a green space in the countryside. For those that don’t, mobile urban alternatives are now available in the Baltics. In Latvia and the oter Baltic states many people have rediscovered an old pastime and…

Riga International Airport comprised 390.5 thousand passengers

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

In August 2021 passenger turnover at Riga International Airport comprised 390.5 thousand passengers, which is double the number in August 2020 and 31.2 % more than in previous month. According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau, this is the largest number of passengers at airport since the beginning of pandemic in March 2020. However, compared to August 2019 before the pandemic, when there were 831.9 thousand passengers, the drop comprises 53 %. In eight months of this year…

The Riga International Film Festival announces full lineup

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

RIGA IFF taking place October 14 to 24, has announced its full lineup on September 15. Over 100 films will be screened in 10 thematic sections, including 5 competition programmes. In-person screenings will only be accessible with an interoperable Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificate. Screenings will take place at the Splendid Palace cinema and at the Ziedonis Hall in the National Library of Latvia. Most of the program will be available…

125 groups of Rīga pupils quarantining due to Covid-19

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Though the proportion of Covid-19 cases at schools compared to general population is small, the virus is spreading. There are at least 125 groups or forms of pupils quarantining in Rīga, Lavian Radio reported September 14. The third week of the school year is running. Since the end of August, 744 positive cases have been identified in a total of 77 educational establishments according to data from the Disease Prevention and Control Center.…

Baltics and Poland present united front on hybrid migrant threat

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Poland met in Rīga September 13, using the occasion to express solidarity in the face of hybrid threats posed by Russia and Belarus. Speaking to journalists in a joint press conference, all four ministers stressed the need for unity within both the European Union and NATO with respect to the massive Zapad 2021 military drills taking place in Russia and Belarus, and the…

Quarantine in two Rīga schools due to Covid-19

Thursday, September 2, 2021

As early as the second day of school, three forms in two Rīga schools have gone into quarantine, Rīga City Council’s Department of Education, Culture, and Sport told LSM September 2. Two forms of Riga French Lycée – year 1 and year 12 – have encountered cases of Covid-19 due to which they are now in quarantine. The Department could not say whether there were vaccinated pupils among the 12th…

Bike lane removed from Čaka Street in Rīga

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

As of Wednesday, September 1, the traffic organization on Marijas/Čaka Street will be changed, keeping only one bicycle lane in the direction of the center, according to Rīga City Transport Department. The repainting of lanes is currently ongoing, so the Transport Department called on all road users to be cautious and tolerant. There will now be a public transport lane and an ordinary road transport lane in the direction away from…

Young people invited to apply for Rīga Conference Future Leaders Forum

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The annual Rīga Conference will soon be upon us again, with this year’s session of geopolitical and defense discussion scheduled for October 15-16. There will also be the Rīga Conference  Future Leaders Forum   (RC FLF), a side event which will take place on October 14 and 15. Students wishing to participate still have time to apply until September 25, and if previous years are any indication, their discussions and ideas are often…

Rīga: 80% of teachers have been vaccinated

Sunday, August 29, 2021

According to Rīga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis, until now, 18 Rīga municipal educational institutions have confirmed that at least 80% of teachers have been vaccinated. The mayor is convinced that by mid-September there will be more of these schools. “Overall, all 277 Riga municipal education institutions are prepared for new challenges, I would rather say so. We are prepared to provide a high-quality and reliable learning process onsite. There have been no…

Recycling containers should be available next to each multi-apartment building

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Chair of the Rīga City Council housing and environment committee told that Rīga is preparing amendments in which it shall be stipulated that recycling containers should be available next to each multi-apartment building. According to him, the City Council conducted a survey of Rīga residents in which 80% supported the idea. Precise amendments are still being prepared. But they currently provide for the user, possessor, owner, manager or authorized person…