BNN summary of the week: European populist Lembergs, Murniece's plans for compulsory military service
BNN offers a summary of this week’s topical news in a variety of categories, including business, decline, growth, fight and future.
Business: the largest merging deals of last year were performed in the retail market
Merging deals and other agreements of the largest businesses in 2016 had affected the competition development in twelve different industries and nearly one billion euros large segment of Latvia’s national economy.
Fight: Court declares Jurašs dismissal from KNAB as unjustified
Administrative District Court has satisfied ex-KNAB official Juris Jurašs’ request to recognize the order to dismiss him from his post in the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau as void.
Decline: 10% of Latvian municipalities refuse complying with Constitutional Court’s ruling
For approximately three and a half years one-tenth of Latvian municipalities have been refusing to comply with Constitutional Court’s ruling on changing waste management companies.
Truth: The New York Times puts Lembergs on the list of Europe’s populists
Considering recently emerged trend when more and more populist people end up in power around the world, one of the most prestigious magazines in the world – The New York Times – has analysed politicians of Central Europe and has picked the biggest populists among them. Latvia with Aivars Lembergs is the only Baltic State on this list.
Growth: Latvia is the only EU member state in which most CEOs are women
Latvia is the only European Union member state in which the majority of management posts in different enterprises are taken by women, according to the latest data from Eurostat for 2014.
Future: Saeima speaker considers restoring compulsory military service in Latvian
Latvian Saeima speaker Inara Murniece predicts compulsory military service will be restored in Latvia in the near future.
In an interview to 900 Seconds programme of LNT on 10 March, Murniece said compulsory military service should be restored in the country. Until then, she said, it is necessary to finish the work that has been commenced in defence.