Welcome to the Consulate General of The Republic of Latvia to Lebanon

The Consulate General of Latvia in Beirut represents the Republic of Latvia in Lebanon and covers the 5 Boroughs of Beirut, Zahle, North of Lebanon, the South of Lebanon, and the Mont Lebanon. Its broad mission is to promote Latvian interests in Lebanon and to provide assistance to Latvians visiting Lebanon and residents. The Consulate seeks to assist in fostering broader knowledge in Lebanon about Latvia and to facilitate increased business, educational, and cultural relations between Lebanon and Latvia - one of the European Union's fastest growing and historically and culturally interesting nations.

Things you should know about Riga

  • Riga is the largest city in the three Baltic States
  • There are three major ports in Latvia - Liepaja, Riga and Ventspils, as well as seven smaller ports - Skulte, Mersrags, Salacgriva, Pavilosta, Roja, Lielupe and Engure, which are situated along the entire coastline of Latvia.
  • Riga is Europe's capital of art nouveau architecture
  • Riga is one of the greenest city in the region
  • Historic center in Riga is included in the UNESCO world heritage list
  • Riga , ranked as the best large European city for cost effectiveness by FDI Magazine
 
Largest cities or towns of Latvia

Riga

Rank Name Pop.

Liepâja

1 Riga 705,703
2 Daugavpils 103,053
3 Liepâja 83,884
4 Jelgava 64,748
5 Jûrmala 56,147

Daugavpils

6 Ventspils 42,657

Jelgava

7 Rçzekne 34,912
8 Valmiera 27,217
9 Jçkabpils 26,378
10 Ogre 26,167

 

News of 19/01/2018

According to Baltic News Network,

 

Maxima Latvia expects price decline up to 15% in 2018

 

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Following Maxima Latvija’s decision to reduce prices for nearly 1,000 important goods, it is expected that a similar step will be made by other players in the industry. This could mean prices for everyday goods could decline by up to 15%, as BNN was informed by the company.

«Considering the rise of residents’ expenses on things like transport, education, and utilities, it is only logical for representatives of other industries to make steps towards securing residents the opportunity to shop more economically,» Maxima Latvija commercial director Viktors Troicins comments on the situation. He also notes that the market has yet to propose any other, more competitive solutions.

According to results of Maxima’s retail trade compass study, 95.3% of respondents believe consumer prices on goods and services had increased in 2017. 58.1% of respondents believe prices grew significantly, whereas 37.2% believe there was only a slight increase. 95% of respondents mentioned food prices grew the most last year.

72% of respondents also mentioned that their expenses have grown over the course of the past 12 months. There are 4% more residents that think this way when compared with results of a study performed in summer and 6% more than in spring. This means the number of people who believe their expenses have increased grows every month. At the same time, 22% of residents are certain their expenses have not changed.