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Sunday 19.11.2017 | Name days: Liza, Līze, Elizabete, Betija

Lembergs’ turn to testify before parliamentary committee has come

Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes and is suspended from performing duties as chairman of Ventspils City Council, has been invited to come to a meeting of the Saeima’s Investigative Committee and answer questions associated with so-called oligarchs case.

Wage rules violations most often associated with envelope wages

To promote public awareness and improve commercial environment, honest competition and honest compliance with taxes, Latvia’s State Revenue Service intends to expand its database with new information about taxpayers, BNN was told by SRS.

EP prepared to commence talks with EU governments on reforming asylum system

The European Parliament is prepared to commence talks about reforming Dublin Regulation to ensure every member state is able to resettle a portion of asylum seekers.

Latvia’s birthday expected to be windy

A precipitation zone will reach Latvia from the west on Friday, 17 November. The precipitation zone will, however, pass over Latvia quickly, making rainfall short and periods of clear sky more frequent and longer. Air temperature is expected to stay within +5° C… +8° C, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

European Parliament: Africa’s development requires a new stimulus

To resolve economic, social and migration-related problems, which usually accompany lasting crises, better African-EU cooperation is needed, European Parliament members say.

Latvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry proposes preventing new MPC reforms

Increase of mandatory procurement components cannot be allowed. Exactly the opposite – this cost should be dropped entirely for end electricity prices in an attempt to improve international competitiveness of companies, BNN was told by council members of Latvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry.

Bite Latvija buys Stream Networks and Latnet

Mobile commutations operator Bite Latvija has signed a purchase agreement for 100% of shares of Stream Networks and its subsidiary Latner Serviss, as BNN was informed by Bite manager in Latvia Kaspars Buls.

airBaltic carried three million passengers in first ten months of 2017

In the first ten months of 2017, airBaltic carried a total of 3,007,034 passengers to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East, BNN was told by the company.

Saeima committee supports next year’s budget project for final reading

Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee supported the next year’s budget project, siding mainly with the government’s decisions in funding matters.

Latvijas dzelzceļš’s owned license for electricity distribution extended for 20 years

The Public Utilities Commission has issued LDz a new license for electricity distribution valid for 20 years.

Study: half of employers are not prepared to take on former convicts

Only 54% of Latvian CEOs are ready to employ former convicts. 52% of them would agree to hire people suffering from chronic illnesses, whereas 49% of respondents would agree to hire people with disorders, according to results of a study performed by social integration fund and research company Kantar TNS.

Survey: every fourth residents would gladly combine business trips with leisure

Every fourth Latvian resident would gladly use the opportunity to combine a business trip with leisure. One-third of residents say their employer’s policy does not allow it, according to the latest Latvia Tours Travel Index.

Unemployment in Latvia declines 0.4 percentage points

In Q3 2017 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.5 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same period of the year before – by 1.0 percentage points.

Bad weather impacted ice cream sales in Latvia

Because of bad weather, ice cream sales in summer had declined in comparison with the previous year, as admitted by interviewed Latvian ice cream producers.

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