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Government supports amendments to improve monitoring of food circulation

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.

Study: stereotypes are a major obstacle for women to work in IT

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.

EU contest results: participants tend to lean towards EU’s collapse

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.

Coalition politician reluctant about the plan to increase excise tax on fuel

Unity is sceptical about the publicly voiced plan to increase excise tax on fuel. Other members of the coalition are reluctant to comment this matter, because there is no official confirmation that this plan will be realized.

Mobile Air Control and Reporting Centre to be stationed in Lielvarde again

In hopes of contributing to the enhance the presence of NATO forces in eastern regions of the alliance, German armed forces have deployed a mobile Air Control and Reporting Centre at Lielvarde air force base. The centre will be staying there for the next three months.

International logistics operator Pony Express enters Latvia’s market

Pony Express has announced its entry to the European market. Its first office will be opened in Riga, company representatives say.

Bergmanis satisfied that Canadian-led combat group will be stationed in Latvia

«Latvia is a member of the world’s strongest military alliance, and the presence of Canadian-led combat group in the country will significantly strengthen our defensive capabilities,» says Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.

DPD Latvia commences cooperation with Pasta Stacija

DPD Latvia has commenced cooperation with Pasta Stacija, offering clients more freedom of choice when it comes to receiving packages in locations most convenient to them, BNN was informed by the company.

Reduced VAT on medicine will not be cancelled; other solutions will be considered

The matter regarding the cancellation of reduced VAT on medicine will no longer be viewed by the government. Instead, other solutions for financing healthcare will be considered, said Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis on Tuesday, 18 April, after a meeting of coalition partners.

Justice Ministry claims number of complaints about administrations has reduced

The number of complaints submitted to Insolvency Administration about behaviour of insolvency administrations in different insolvency cases, Justice Ministry reports.

Police: counterfeit bags and wallets were confiscated the most from illegal trade this year

Last year, State Police confiscated a large number of counterfeit sports footwear. This year, however, the majority of counterfeit goods confiscated from illegal trade consisted of wallets and bags. Officers confiscated a total of 490 bags and wallets with a total value of approximately EUR 95,000.

More than 45.4 million euros available from Cohesion Fund for water management projects

Financing of more than EUR 45.4 million is available from the European Cohesion Fund for water management projects aimed at improving their accessibility and quality, as reported by the Central Finance and Contracting Agency.

Latvian Finance Ministry increases government debt outlook

Finance Ministry has decided to increase the government debt outlook in Latvia’s Stability programme 2017-2020 for the current and future years.

Study: 61% of Latvians often lash out at family members in stressful situations

Interviewing people with children, 69% of respondents said they often release the stress they bottled up during the day at home in the evening. 61% of respondents said they sometimes lash out at their family members, including children, in stressful situations.

Number of insurance claims for house robberies grows 23% on holidays

In the past three years, the number of insurance claims for compensations for apartment robberies and houses has increased 23% during holidays and celebrations, according to data from BALTA Insurance Company.

Three American Chinook transport helicopters to enhance Latvia’s security

This week, three Chinook transport helicopters of U.S. army will arrive at Lielvarde airfield to reinforce Latvia’s National Armed Forces. These helicopters will be stationed in the Baltic region on a permanent basis.

Latvian residents: I need to feel safe to be happy

Safety is the main criterion to ensure happiness for Latvian residents in their homes, according to results of a study by international real estate developer company Bonava on residence happiness index.