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Monday 30.03.2015 | Name days: Nanija, Ilgmārs, Igmārs

Number of cancer patients in Latvia up by 39%

While cancer treatment technologies continue developing in Europe, the number of cancer patients in Latvia continues increasing.

Multiple airlines institute rules to have two people in cockpits at all times

Latvian national air Baltic airline currently performs the necessary activities to institute new rules for pilots. In particular, new rules are aimed to make sure that if one of the pilots has to leave the cockpit for one reason or another, one of the crew members will have to enter the cockpit and remain there until the pilot has returned.

Delna: a weak CPCB leader negatively impacts state security

Yaroslav Strelchenok is not suitable to lead Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, according to Delna Society for Openness. It is a matter of ethics, strategic view, ability to make decisions and take responsibility, leading skills, motivation of workers and development.

Riga airport to welcome summer season with new airlines and destinations

SAS airline is set to return to Latvia this Sunday, March 29th. Ukraine International Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines will also begin working at Riga International Airport this year. Latvian national airBaltic airline will make passengers happy with multiple new destinations to explore.

Sparitis: presidential election scenarios have been decided behind the scenes

Head of Latvian Academy of Sciences Ojars Sparitis believes talks about the next President of Latvia are necessary on one hand. On the other hand, however, it is possible that scenarios for the election of the next president have already been decided behind the scenes, as reported by lsm.lv.

Bondars discusses security of the Baltic region in USA

«It is very important for Latvia to learn the opinion of its allies on different levels. Only by maintaining personal contacts it is possible to accomplish the maximum cooperation potential. Our allies should be able to clearly see our position so that there are no doubts about our readiness to act cooperatively,» – believes Latvian Regional Alliance’s presidential candidate Martins Bondars.

Construction costs up by 1.8% in Latvia

Compared to January, construction cost level grew by 0.1% in Latvia in February 2015.

Snow to return to Latvia next week

Active cyclones will dictate weather in Latvia at the end of March and beginning of April – precipitation is expected to come every day. In addition, precipitation may be especially intense during some days. Cold masses of air will be carried to Latvia, and there is a high probability of snow.

LRA: state budget funding for parties should be reduced for failed pre-election promises

Latvian Regional Alliance categorically opposes amendments to the Political Parties Financing Law that provide for an increase of state budget financing of political parties that received more than 2% of votes during elections.

Baltic and Nordic businessmen are optimistic about Ukraine’s future

Ukraine has a large potential for economic growth, and Ukraine knows how to use it, said the head of the International Monetary Fund in Ukraine Jerome Vacher during the recent Nordic and Baltic business days conference in Kyiv. Representatives of other countries also said that Ukraine is on the right path for developing its business environment.

Term for Strelchenok to submit his work assessment form is extended

Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma has extended the term for submission of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau Chief Yaroslav Strelchenok to submit his work assessment form.

Constitution Protection Bureau ask State Chancellery Director to come over for a talk

This Wednesday, March 25th, Director of Latvian State Chancellery Elita Dreimane received word of postponing of her professional evaluation. The reason for this is because she has been called in to the Constitution Protection Bureau.

Russia plans to stop paying pensions to citizens living abroad

Russian State Duma has developed a draft that provides for a halt of paying of pensions to Russian citizens living abroad, as stated by Russian State Duma deputy Mikhail Degtyarev in an interview to Izvestia.

China experiences smallest GDP increase in the last 24 years

Eight out of ten Chinese companies had experienced significant payment delays in 2014, according to data compiled by Coface credit insurer.

Experts explain that ECB’s ‘money printing’ will affect Baltics

In Eurozone, central banks of Baltic States take part in the European Central Bank’s latest ‘money printing’ programme. This includes procuring state bonds and bonds of European international organizations. However, Baltic States do not have a sufficient amount of local bonds for their central banks to procure.

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