Aivars Lembergs intends to participate in upcoming municipal elections in Ventspils as a mayoral candidate from his party – For Latvia and Ventspils.
In Q1 2017, loans worth more than EUR 94 million were issued through Latvian loan platforms, according to data compiled by Latvian Association of Alternative Financial Services.
Latvian national airBaltic airline carried 224,921 passengers to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East in March. This means a 12% increase in comparison with last year, BNN was told by the airline.
Russian organized crime groups, which often have ties to Kremlin, have varied their activities in Europe, including Latvia. This is why European institutions should consider them more of a security, not crime problem, as concluded in a study by British researcher Mark Galeotti* published by European Council on Foreign Relations.
The gross revenue of the Estonian state securities and business support fund Kredex grew 16% reaching 7.1 million euros last year, while profits rose to 1.2 million euros, which is a 20% increase.
Riga Freeport authority plans to announce a personnel selection process to find a new CEO for the Freeport, said Mareks Gailitis, advisor to chairman of the board of Riga Freeport Andris Ameriks.
As part of the European Union’s resettlement programme, twenty people were relocated from Greece to Latvia on Wednesday, 19 April. Ten of those people are children, as reported by Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs.
Amending the Estonian income tax system, the country’s government has decided to push for a 14-percent advance income tax on banking institutions’ profits.
Latvian State Employment Agency continues accepting applications from different employers for participation in the Vacancies Fair.
Next week there will be a special event organized at P.Stradins Clinical University Hospital to commemorate the victims of Chernobyl disaster, as reported by chairman of Latvian Union Chernobyl Arnolds Arvaldis Verzemnieks.
As political differences increase between the EU’s European Council President Donald Tusk and the ruling political elite of Poland, Tusk has been questioned in his homeland in a case related to alleged cooperation between Polish and Russian secret services.
Latvia strictly stands in favour of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and will continue providing practical support to the Ukrainian people, said Saeima speaker Inara Murniece and members of the parliament’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 19 April.
Following an announcement about Latvia’s readiness to participate more closely in the creation of European Public Prosecutor’s Office, Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs has sent an official letter to the European Parliament, EU Council and European Commission.
In the tragic attack in Syria, to which the U.S. has responded with its first missile attack on Syrian government forces, sarin gas or similar substance has been used, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has announced.
«Latvia has restored its reputation as a country that maintains strict fiscal discipline. Thereby Latvia becomes part of the Nordic countries, which consider fiscal discipline an important guarantee for state and economic development. We cannot afford to lose that by performing unreasonable reforms,» says chairperson of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee.
To improve monitoring of circulation of food products and introduce requirements of the European Union, Saeima’s National Economy Committee supported amendments to the Food Circulation Monitoring Law on Wednesday, 19 April.
Cooperation between Latvia and Nordic States in the energy sector is an example of a great story of success, said Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens at the opening of an international conference between Nordic States and Baltic States on Wednesday, 19 April.
In over 97% of all food products sold in the European Union pesticide residues can be found, show analyses conducted by member state food safety watchdogs.
Only 6% of residents believe that IT is an appropriate sector for women to work in, according to results of a study carried out by Tele2 Shared Service Center and Snapshots.
Participants of the contest «EU: mid-life crisis or second wind?» expressed rather sceptical opinions about the future of the European Union. Most participants said the EU could collapse, according to results of a contest performed by Es & Es and Spoki portal.
Fortum, a Finnish group of energy companies, has announced plans to build a solar panel park in eastern Estonia and to invest in the project 10 to 50 million euros.
To discuss topical matters of welfare, including violation of children’s rights in municipal social care institutions, Latvian Welfare Minister Janis Reirs will participate in a meeting of Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee on Wednesday, 19 April.