Next year’s budget gap is EUR 460 million, which in planned to be compensated by raising taxes for alcohol and fuel. Large Latvian municipalities do not support the government’s proposed tax reform, as reported by Nekā personīga.
BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during April 24 and April 30.
There are multiple suspects in the criminal process launched for the Skonto stadium’s sale, as reported by De Facto programme.
Roman Catholic Pope Francis has characterised many migrant centres in Europe as concentration camps.
Latest forecasts confirm that cold masses of air will remain in Latvia until the end of April and warmer masses of air are expected to enter the country at the beginning of May, as reported by Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French presidential election, who will on May 7 compete against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. According to reports, it is the first time in six decades that neither of France's main left-wing or right-wing parties has had a candidate in the second round.
Seimas on Thursday, April 20, adopted a bill to restrict electricity imports from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus and other unsafe nuclear facilities in third countries.
As reported by Finance Ministry, work will be performed to establish wider economic cooperation between Latvia and Singapore, both in the field of tax administration and investments.
Poor road quality in Latvia causes losses for drivers worth more than one billion euros every year, announced Janis Lange, chairman of Latvijas valsts ceļi, at an annual conference on Friday, 21 April.
Latvia and Lithuania continue working on single gas market development plan, BNN was told by Latvian Economy Ministry.
Belarus values Latvia’s positive experience in development of e-management. Constructive cooperation in this field has provided residents in Latvia and Belarus with cheaper roaming tariffs and improved mobile broadband development, as reported by Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry.
A kitesurfer in the arctic Greenland has a stunning adventure, while paying attention to the global climate problem of melting glaciers.
Only 2% of board members in Latvia’s leading retail trade companies have skills working with digital technologies. The same applies to 6% of board members in transport and logistics companies, 4% - in energy companies and 0% in manufacturing companies, according to results of a study performed by personnel selection company Amrop.
This week, Latvian government decided behind closed doors not to support the involvement of Ventspils Freeport in the Nord Stream 2 project, according to publicly available information.
Close to 160 million euros are planned to be invested in developing the sector of information and communications technologies in Estonia outside larger cities, according to a state budget strategy for 2018-2021 by the Estonian government.
Mobile communications operator Bite has bought telecommunications company Unistars, making a major step towards introducing 5G network in Latvia, as reported by Bite manager Kaspars Buls.
Nearly all Latvian CEOs expect competition to grow in the future. In addition, this will happen in conditions of deficit of qualified workers, according to results of a study performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Supreme Court of Russia has accepted a request by the country’s Justice Ministry to term Jehovah's Witnesses as an outlawed religious organisation - best known for going door-to-door looking for new converts -, considering it to be an extremist group.
New regulations listed in the Insolvency Law provide for increasing the role of creditors in the choice of figures supervising legal protection processes, as well as enhancing the work of administrators in supervisory institutions – expanding the capacity and authority of the Insolvency Administration in performance of supervisory functions and raising qualifications of employed administrators, as reported by Justice Ministry.
The overall sales of Barbie dolls have fallen 13%, world's largest toy company, American manufacturer Mattel has stated.
The end of this week and beginning of the next will be windy and rainy in Latvia, as reported by the State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
If the Lithuanian lawmakers’ adhering to law and ethics was to be judged by the events from the last couple of weeks, one could conjure up an impression that the Lithuanian legislature is one of the most transparent around – and a whole lot such than the previous parliamentary term.
Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme promises that Riga International Airport will have a new, modern air traffic control tower in 2013.