Tomorrow, December 9, the Bank of Latvia will issue new 1-lat coins depicting a gingerbread heart on the reverse, says the bank's press secretary Martins Gravitis.
Disagreements around AS "Kalija Parks" can not be solved by an insolvency process, therefore the competent state institutions should immediately react, says the association "Baltic Association - Transport and Logistics" (BATL).
Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrus Kubilus believes that the country’s budget would receive a benefit of approximately 100 million LTL (about 20 million LVL), by taxing expensive property: real estate, fast cars etc.
BNN with reference to www.pietiek.com previously reported about the ethically questionable attempts of Saeima Deputy Klavs Olsteins of Zatler’s Party of Reforms to receive a high and comfy place at the Ministry of Transport. After having turned to Mr. Olsteins for explanations of his actions, our agency found that the representative of the people’s will has invented a new way to communicate with journalists – SMS interview!
Compared to October 2011, the average consumer price level remained flat for goods and services in November 2011. The greatest upward pressure on November price fluctuations was put by tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, as well as goods and services related to transport.
Administrative regional court has admitted unlawful the prime minister's order in 2007 on dismissal of Aleksejs Loskutovs from responsibilities of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) director's position.
Latvian meat producers are currently focusing on exports, leaving the local market to products made in other countries.
Both Russian and foreign media channels keep on commenting of the results of the recent State duma elections in Russia. However only those that are strongly connected with United Russia party led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin consider the results to be a triumph of the established regime. The violent quelling of the protest marches in Moscow and St. Petersburg is evidence enough of the reasons behind the negative comments of independent foreign overseers. Dmitry Medvedev the President of the Russian Federation promised to dismiss the representatives of certain authorities for not giving their support for the glorious victory of United Russia. In Baltic countries Russian ambassadors are such representatives. Does this mean a soon recall from their posts – i.e. retirement?
hairman of the Ventspils city council Aivars Lembergs who wanted to levy through the court almost 400 thousand lats from three prosecutors, as well as from the businessman Ainars Gulbis blaming them for making public his sensitive data, has mixed up everything and together with his lawyers has submitted an incorrect claim.
Aim of the law on property status declaration for individuals or the so-called "zero declaration" will not be additional income in the state budget, says the head of the Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee Janis Reirs.
"I don't think that Antonov indeed wanted to quit the banking sector and go to jail, especially given the financial sector's potential in the Latvian and Lithuanian economies," Finance Minister Andris Vilks comments on Vladimir Antonov in Latvijas Krajbanka case.
Prime Minister's party Unity has "eaten up" the popularity rating of Zatlers Refom Party. As long as it is the leader, the coalition will keep stable, says Augusts Brigmanis, deputy from the Greens and Farmers Union.
Ministries are still reluctant to prove that there is no private use of employee cars, while business people feel discriminated. Ministries most often own a couple of cars that are both owned and rented.
Starting from 1 February 2012, residents of Latvia will have a possibility to get hold of a new identity document, which will provide different advantages. One of them will be travelling across the EU and the Schengen area without a passport.
Since November 28, when reimbursements to Latvijas Krajbanka clients started, the State Police (SP) has been kept on alert. 52 000 lats will be asked from the emergencies budget to pay for the police officers' overtime, says Sigita Pildava, SP spokeswoman.
In 2012 budget, the Lithuanian govenrment is cutting spending of presidency, Seimas, prime minister's office and ministries, according to the Cabinet of Ministers.