964,100 visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 3rd quarter of 2017, which is 11.8 % more than during the respective period of 2016.


On November 11, Latvians celebrate Lāčplēša day - a memorial day for soldiers who fought for the independence of Latvia at that time hundred years ago when our state was proclaimed.

Ratings agency S&P Global (formerly known as Standard and Poor's) gave Latvia a shot in the arm September 22 by revising its outlook for the country to 'positive' from 'stable'.
26.09.2017, Economy
On the eve of the Balts’ Unity Day, when Latvians and Lithuanians jointly commemorate the historic events of the Battle of Saule, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs and Mr. Linas Linkevičius are pleased to announce the establishment of the Balts’ Award.
Europe's major planetary science conference is underway in Riga, with the chance for children to visit a special space exhibition and many of the talks and lectures available to watch online.
Latvia this year has been a “top reformer” in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), said the secretary general of OECD Angel Gurria on September 15, presenting an overview of the state of the national economy.
15.09.2017, Economy
Born in 2009 as a reaction to the austerity caused by the economic crisis, Survival Kit has become the biggest contemporary art event in the Baltics.
The Latvian National Library (LNB) in the coming 18 months will implement a project concerned with digitization of cultural heritage co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and in cooperation with national information agency LETA and technologies company Fitek, LETA reported September 4.
06.09.2017, Culture