«To improve the development of Latvia’s national economy and residents’ welfare, it is important to realize an efficient tax reform, which is one of the main objectives for the government,» said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during his meeting with chairman of Latvian Free Trade Unions Association Egils Baldzens on Tuesday, 25 April.
The government has to realize a tax reform in which non-taxable minimum is increased to at least EUR 500, says author of the Tax-free Pension initiative Arnis Verzemnieks.
Compared to February, the average level of producer prices in Latvian industry grew by 0.1 % in March 2017.
Aivars Lembergs’ criminal case remains in court for the ninth year. The past seven months have been spent solely on listening to Aivars Lembergs’ testimony. Prosecutors are concerned that the accused may be using his testimony to prolong the court process, as reported by Latvijas Radio about the state of the criminal case and prosecutors’ opinion of it.
Latvian residents plan their family budget in a short-term perspective. Because of that, they often lack the money to cover all expenses, according to data of a study performed by Swedbank Institute of Finances.
Opposition protesters in Venezuela rallied on Monday, April 24, promising to block Venezuela s main roads to raise pressure on the government of Nicolas Maduro after three weeks of deadly unrest that have left 21 people dead.
The tendering procedure for support of creation of public media content requested five times more money than what is available, said Culture Ministry’s policy department manager Roberts Putnis in an interview to Latvijas Radio.
Estonia plans to invest into HIV and AIDS medications and related services a total of 5,5 million euros, sets forth the state budget strategy for 2018-2021 passed by the Estonian government.
The lowest price principle has dominated public tendering procedures for a long time. Often it comes with heavy dumping and unjustifiably low prices for goods and services, says Latvian Partnership of Building Contractors manager Baiba Fromane.
The co-founder of the volunteer-edited internet encyclopaedia wishes to establish a news site, where both journalists and volunteers would work.
Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics expresses the country’s readiness to sign a double taxation prevention agreement with Andorra, as reported by the ministry.
Having received the second largest support from voters in round one of the French presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has stated she stepped down from the leadership of her National Front party.
Nord Stream 2 and five European energy companies have signed the project’s financing agreement and have shown their readiness to provide funding equal to 50% of the project’s total costs, as confirmed by the company.
«The interest and needs of children should finally be at the centre of focus. The state and municipalities cannot be allowed to maintain a system of institutions that does not secure full and harmonic development for children,» said Latvia’s President Raimonds Vejonis during his meeting with Welfare Minister Janis Reirs on Monday, 24 April.
Latvia’s national airBaltic airline and Tez Tours have commenced the first charter flights with the new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. Charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya, Heraklion, Bourgas and Rimini in the summer season.
Projects that are being worked on by science and high-technology companies based in Latvia lay the foundation for modern industry focused on the future, said the founder and manager of Commercialization Reactor acceleration platform Nikolajs Adamovics after the investors and partners day event.
At the end of 2016, Latvia’s state debt was the seventh lowest among European Union member states, according to data published by Eurostat on 24 April.
Estonian health officials have voiced concern that the number of parents refusing the chance of vaccinating their children against a number of infectious diseases is increasing in the northern-most Baltic country.
The costs of Rail Baltica standard European railway line project could be equal to EUR 5.7 billion, as reported by Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 EY partner in Baltic States Nauris Klava.
Residents of the European Union expect safe and economic growth, said Saeima speaker Inara Murniece on Monday, 24 April, in her speech at a meeting of colleagues from EU parliaments in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has stated it would continue supporting financially Russian-language media adhering to journalism standards and having a media-critical approach.
Baltic beverages producer Cido Group continues developing its export potential. The company has commenced exports of juices to Libya this year. This is the first African country that values juices produced in Latvia. Until now, Latvian juices have been exported to markets like China and United Arab Emirates, as reported by the company.