At the 22 March meeting of the National Economy Council, members of the parliament decided to conceptually support Finance Ministry’s proposals for medium-term tax strategy.
Latvia businesses working in Japan will be provided with a stable tax payment regime that will not be influenced by amendments to Japan’s tax regulations, as stated in Saeima’s report.
Finance Ministry’s offered tax reform will add only slight changes. Most pensioners will not feel any changes from this reform – neither good, nor bad, said Welfare Minister Janis Reirs in an interview to Rīta panorama.
«All Latvian exporting companies – those that already export goods to Canada and those that consider doing that – will benefit from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement,» says Foreign Affairs Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica.
On 22 March – World Water Day – a survey was performed to determine residents’ views towards Latvia’s natural treasure – water. 93% of respondents admit that rivers and lakes are some of Latvia’s biggest treasures. Only 3% of respondents either disagree or mostly disagree with this statement.
Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital’s Gynaecology Clinic will be provided with funding of EUR 513,622 from the state budget to help reduce queues.
On Tuesday, 21 March, Riga City Council’s faction of the National Alliance voted against Transport Department’s proposal to set one ticket price for Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme shuttle bus services – EUR 1.15.
Rimi Baltic has commenced construction of a retail trade industry project in Riga. This project will attract investments of EUR 75 million and make Latvia a Baltic logistical hub, as BNN was informed by the project’s representatives.
After assessing the situation on the market after last year’s publicly voiced announcements regarding the possible price rise on dairy products, Latvia’s Competition Council has concluded – the price rise noted in the second half of 2016 was only temporary and is not expected to continue.
Latvijas Mobilais Telefons has installed the first 5G technologies compatible mobile communications station in Latvia, as confirmed by the company.
Tuberculosis infection rates in Latvia continue to decline. Nevertheless, specialists say that Latvia’s indexes remain some of the highest in the European Union, as reported by Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
«Latvia, as a Eurozone member state, is co-responsible for the economic situation in the European Union. We cannot afford to sleep on the laurels of rapid growth started in post-crisis years. Latvia has to be responsible in the realization of recommendations provided by the European Commission,» says chairperson of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Cigane.
«Vehicle mass restrictions that are imposed on gravel roads are not a solution – they present an additional obstacle for the national economy,» says Latvian Employers’ Confederation.
On Tuesday, 21 March, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy will organize a piquet outside the Cabinet of Ministers building with students, employees and supporters taking part in the Living Chain at the end of the piquet. The goal of this protest is to demand the cancellation of RPIVA’s liquidation process.
On Friday, 17 March, Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes, admitted during a court hearing having discussed allegations with five former judges of the Supreme Court, as reported by TV3.