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The Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee on Wednesday, December 7 has admitted that MP of Harmony Centre Nikolajs Kabanovs, signing for amendments of the Constitution which provides for the second state language status for Russian, has not kept the solemn vow (oath), thus violating the Code of MP Ethics.
From the morning of November 29 until 17:00 o'clock on December 6 the state-guaranteed reimbursement has been received by 44 237 Latvijas Krajbanka clients.
Latvia Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevich met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in the meeting of foreign affairs ministers organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). According to Rinkevich, the political climate between Latvia and Russia is constructive and pragmatic. Also Lavrov agrees that the political relationship between the two countries is now better.
A few days ago BNN reported that ”KĀLIJA PARKS”, a most profitable and one of the largest organic fertilizer processing terminals in the world, is being bushed to the borders of bankruptcy by «TM SECURITY» security firm. BNN’s assessment of this most complicated situation is now backed up by the official press release from ”KĀLIJA PARKS”.
Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics on December 6 within Vilnius EDSO meeting met the Georgia Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigol Vashadze. During the meeting the minister expressed satisfaction about what Georgia has done in the sphere of EU integration.
The complaint concerning the prohibited clearing of the forested area, located on Upes Street 1a, where the well-known politician and business man Ainars Slesers plans to build his estate, is scheduled for a hearing in 2013 by the Administrative District Court.
In December this year it is planned to terminate the extra-judicial legal protection process against the public catering company Lido what, according to its owner Gunars Kirsons, is the first incident in Latvia when a company goes out of ELPP.
The German economy could fall into a recession during the autumn-winter season, say Deutsche Bank analysts. According to Stephan Schneider, the country's huge focus on exports could drag down its growth.
Recovery of the Latvian economy depends on the eurozne stability, says Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts ahead of EC meeting scheduled for this week in Brussels.
Saeima speaker Solvita Aboltina said, that the main goal of the budget being compiled for the year 2012 will be to strengthen the Latvian financial system. She also added that the international loan program has ended and that means that our country may once again achieve financial independence.
Ireland and Great Britain have the biggest communities of people from Latvia, which have been extremely active to sign for Russian as the official language in Latvia, says Kristine Berzina, representative of the Central Election Commission.
Greece has adopted 2012 budget aimed at slashing its debt and cutting the deficit down to 5.4% of GDP versus 9% projected in 2011.
During one week’s time – from the 29th of November to about 10 o’clock in the morning on the 6th of December – 40 324 Latvijas Krājbanka’s clients have received guaranteed compensations.
The statement issued on December 6 by the independent Saeima deputy Klavs Olsteins came out of blue. He announced he would become the State Secretary of Transport Ministry. Sources in Unity claim unofficially that Olsteins' statement is linked to his unofficial threat that if he is not granted the high post, the group of six independent deputies will not vote for 2012 budget.
The Latvian national airline airBaltic could have great prospects in Asia and Middle East, the former economy minister Artis Kampars told the newspaper Dienas Bizness, thus implying that one of the potential buyers could come exactly from this region.
The euro will not collapse, but the European Union will see prevailing uncertainty for about a year, says Giovanni Polastri, Senior Strategist at Swedbank Robur.
Talks with the international lenders have not yet rounded up because of Krajbanka, but I believe that they will definitely end this week. The Finance Ministry is currently specifying data and formulations in the mission's documents, says Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.
During the period from 2004 until 2008 the Latvian national consolidated combined budget expenditure increased almost two times, one third of it being made by increase in wages of public sector employees.