«Tendencies on the labour market will become more positive this year. Queues of unemployed people are expected to decline more quickly. Unemployment will be reduced by negative demographic trends too, but there will not be any sharp changes.
In the event of non-declaration of cash money when crossing the border of the Republic of Latvia, a fine equal to 5% of the amount will be applied. This was decided by the Cabinet of Ministers during the viewing of Finance Ministry’s amendments to the Law on Declaration of Cash at the State Border.
90% of Latvian residents aged 20-74 regularly eat meat. For 80% of them, meat is one of the main everyday food products, BNN was informed by meat processing company Forevers.
Court Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development will perform an in-depth assessment to identify existing legislative problems that create an administrative burden for businesses.
During the meeting with Latvian Pensioners Federation, Finance Ministry announced the possibility of application of 20% tax on revenue from capital that is not re-invested into the company's development.
Latvian residents’ concerns over state security have reduced, as noted in a study by SKDS ordered by Defence Ministry.
64% of Latvian residents intentionally try to pick services provided by small businesses, according to results of a survey performed by Swedbank Institute of Finances.
Representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers Grey Economy Combating Council, social and cooperation partners have reviewed the State Institutions’ work plan for limiting grey economy in 2016-2020. 60 specific goals were added to the project plan. Realizing those goals will help reduce grey economy to the average level across the EU by 2020.
After Saeima deputy Sandris Bergmanis wife left her post in Riga Tourism Development Agency’s Live Riga office left for a maternity leave, her place was quickly taken by Bergmanis’ mother, Nekā Personīga reports.
By using Skype, the bank’s clients – private and legal persons – will be able to remotely receive all kinds of services: from informative consultations to signing of contracts, BNN was told by DNB Bank.
A wide low-atmospheric pressure area is currently found above Northern Europe. It will dictate weather conditions in Latvia this week: the sky will remain cloudy and precipitation will come often, as reported by the State Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
Although it is currently unclear how many Saeima deputies will be taking part in municipal elections, the reason for such a step could be Saeima’s desire to realize its ambitions on a municipal level, says Providus researcher Iveta Kazoka.
On Friday, 17 February, an incident involving Vim Airlines charter flight from Ufa took place at Riga International Airport. The aircraft slid on the runway before take-off.
Latvenergo remains Latvia’s most desired employer for the fifth consecutive year. Latvijas Mobilais Telefons is on the second place and Rimi Latvia is on the third, according to results of a survey performed by cvmarket.lv.
Latvia is the seventh best country in the world for driving a car, according to results of Waze’s Driver Satisfaction Index.
The Latvian school bag is the biggest present to Latvian schoolchildren for Latvia’s 100th birthday, said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis at a press-conference. EUR 13.5 million is planned to be allocated for the education programme. As part of it, children will be able to study outside of schools to learn about important affairs in Latvia.