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Ceturtdiena 03.09.2015 | Name days: Bella, Berta

Photo insight into Stradins Hospital’s A-Ward construction site

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.

Consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia up 12% in last decade

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%.

Rigas satiksme struck by second paedophilia scandal

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.

Police find violations in company whose employee caused major traffic accident in Gulbene

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.

Estonian port corruption investigation involves Polish shipyard

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.

PM: KNAB sees Belevics’ possible conflict of interest in reformation of State Agency for Medicines

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.

SES publishes video showing change of guard at southern tar pond

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.

Board of Preili hospital submits resignation

Chairman of the Board of Preili Hospital, Janis Anspoks, and Board members Aldis Dzerins and Lilita Seile have submitted their resignations. With that, they are no longer in charge of the hospital.

Straujuma does not support HM’s plans to reorganize State Agency of Medicines

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.

Unemployment in Eurozone down to its lowest level of last three years

Eurozone’s seasonally adjusted unemployment level has declined to 10.9% in July, as compared with June’s 11.1%.

Volume of freights transported in Latvia down 1.8%

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.

Samsung develops round-shaped smart-watch Gear S2

On 3 September, at Tempodrum exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Samsung Electronics will present Samsung Gear S2 smart-watch, which is a round-shaped device with an intuitive interface.

Ronis: we are nostalgia and opportunity in Russian politicians’ eyes

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.

Businessmen plan to assess Finance Ministry’s competence in formation of next year’s budget

«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.

This week’s weather in Latvia will mark autumn’s approach

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.

Minimum wages in Latvia will not be larger than EUR 370

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.

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