SBRE has begun the first stage of construction of A-Ward of Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital. Surface construction is already completed. This has allowed builders to begin work on assembly of exterior wall panels and façade.
In 2014 consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia amounted to 68 petajoules. Affected by increase in the production of fuel-wood, RES consumption has grown by 1.2% as compared to 2013. Compared to 2004, RES consumption in Latvia has increased by 12%.
The man arrested by police for spreading pornographic images, including those of children, in May 2015 worked at Rīgas satiksme, according to information from LETA.
During an inspection at ADZT, the company whose employee had caused a terrible traffic accident that killed three people in Gulbene last week, Latvian State Police uncovered multiple violations.
Corruption investigation against the former management of Estonian state port company Port of Tallinn has spread involving a search at Polish shipyard Remontowa in Gdansk. According to ERR, this is the shipyard that won a tender to build two new ferries for the Port of Tallinn.
Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has stated in its report that Latvian Healthcare Minister Guntis Belevics may end up in a conflict of interests if his proposals for reformation of the State Agency of Medicines is successful, notes Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.
In order to prove wrong the public information reported by Skonto būve on the way Latvian State Environmental Service replaced security at southern tar pond, SES has published a video that shows the entire process.
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma does not support Healthcare Ministry’s plans to take over certain functions of the State Agency for Medicines, including its licensing function.
Eurozone’s seasonally adjusted unemployment level has declined to 10.9% in July, as compared with June’s 11.1%.
In the first half of 2015 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has reduced by 1.8% as compared to the corresponding period of 2014. In the first half of 2015, 30 million tons of the freight was carried by train, which is a decrease of 2.5% compared to first six months of the previous year, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
In terms of military forces, the situation in Latvia has improved, but the international picture, unfortunately, has worsened. Such is the opinion that was voiced by Latvia’s ambassador to USA and NATO, Aivis Ronis, during the Economists Association autumn conference.
«In the event that the way the next year’s budget is discussed is not changed, the council’s agenda will be added with a matter regarding the possible assessment of the level of professionalism exhibited by Latvian Finance Ministry with the formation of next year’s budget,» – as agreed upon by the Latvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry during the meeting on Monday, 31 August.
A cyclone with a wide cloud and precipitation area came close to Latvia from the west on Monday. With that, there was rain in many parts of Latvia on the night from Monday to Tuesday. The precipitation zone will continue crossing Latvia on Tuesday. This will make Knowledge Day in the country rather rainy.
During the meeting of the National Council for Trilateral Cooperation on Monday, 31 August, the government and members of Latvian Employers’ Confederation and Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia reached an agreement that minimum wages in Latvia would rise somewhere between EUR 360 and EUR 370 next year.