The Baltics Today

Melbardis and Strenga to each receive cash reward of up to EUR 38,418 for bronze

The Latvian two-man bobsleigh duo of Oskars Melbardis and Janis Strenga will most likely each receive a cash award of up to EUR 38,418 for their third place finish in the Olympic two-man bobsleigh competition yesterday, according to Cabinet of Ministers regulations, informs LETA.

Ex-ambassador: Lithuania broke its promise to Latvia over LNG terminal

Lithuania in the late 2000s promised Latvia to support its efforts to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near Riga, but broke that promise, a former diplomat says, informs LETA/BNS.

Hesburger to invest EUR 5.5 mln in expansion in Latvia in 2018

The Finnish-owned fast food chain Hesburger in 2018 plans to invest EUR 5.5 million in expansion of its business in Latvia, the company announced LETA.

Pilot project to provide refugees with housing in Latvia to continue till end-2018

The pilot project under which families with the refugee status or an alternative status receive housing-related financial assistance will continue till the end of 2018, the Welfare Ministry's deputy state secretary, Jana Muizniece, told the press, cites LETA.

Vilnius to file counterclaim against France’s Veolia with Stockholm arbitration court

Vilnius on Monday is filing a counterclaim against France's Veolia and its local subsidiary Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), whose 15-year lease on the Lithuanian capital's heating system ended last April, reports LETA.

Norvik: Rimsevics has been extorting bribes for years

The CEO of Latvia’s Norvik Banka, Oliver Bramwell, told the AP news agency that Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been extorting bribes from the bank for years, cites LETA.