The administered budget revenue plan of Latvia’s State Revenue Service for the first six months of 2016 has been completed by 99.5%, according to information from SRS.
Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has announced the sale of its medication packaging plant operating in Põlva, Estonia, to Swiss drug maker Acino.
Finances accumulated in state funded pension plan continue to increase in Latvia – the volume of accumulated finances has grown by EUR 102 million in Q2 2016. With that, the overall amount of money in pension funds has exceeded EUR 2.5 billion.
A total of 384 volunteers have engaged in Estonian Defence League and its associated military organisations during the first half of 2016.
Latvia loses EUR 20 million annually because of counterfeit alcohol. Its proportion on the market of strong alcoholic drinks and wine is approximately 9%, as concluded in the report by European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Following a shoot-out, two men from a group of opposition militants, who have been holding the building of a police station in Yerevan, have surrendered to the police in Armenia.
It is possible that former head of the State Revenue Service’s Customs Administration Talis Kravalis, who was dismissed in spring 2015, could be reinstated in his post, notes Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola.
U.S. computer device firm Apple has this week announced that the sales of its flagship handset iPhone have continued to decrease for the second quarter in a row. The U.S. tech giant sold 40.4 million iPhones in the third quarter of the year, slightly above forecasts of 40.02 million.
Education of child asylum seekers in Latvia’s primary education institutions should commence within three months of the day their parents submit their application to State Border Guard to be provided with refugee or alternative status in the country.
The new EU-US data-sending deal - the Privacy Shield, which allows companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. - will be able to be in place for at least a year, EU member state regulators have stated.
Officials of State Language Centre’s Language Control Department carried out 1,592 state language use inspections in the first half-year of 2016. As a result of said inspections, 249 administrative cases were launched in relation to administrative violations.
On Tuesday, 26 July, Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers supported the initiative to extend the term for Chief of Latvian State Police Ints Kuzis, Chief of Latvian State Border Guard Normunds Garbars and Chief of Latvian State Fire and Rescue Service Oskars Abolins.
Turkey currently is not ready to become a European Union member state and in case it introduces death penalty accession talks would be stopped immediately, European Commission head Jean Claude-Juncker sated on July 25.
Developers of eScan anti-virus software warn – a new form of vulnerability of Apple OS has been discovered recently. This vulnerability is similar to ‘Stagefright’ exploit found in Android OS last year.
After four children died in Lithuania from meningococcal infection in the first months of 2016, stores of vaccine against this infection ran out quickly in this country. Now Lithuanians look for vaccination options in Latvia, as reported by LNT News.
Summer-like weather will remain in most of Latvia over the course of the majority of this week. While on Sunday air temperature in Latvia did not climb above +27° C, air temperature is expected to reach +27° C…+30° C in the next couple of days.