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De Facto: assessment of control measures performed by SRS workers declines

Over the course of the past several years, scores given by residents to workers of the State Revenue Service in culture and professionalism control measures have declined, as concluded in SRS’ ordered study about the quality of service provided to taxpayers.

Kozlovskis: if Markitans’ guilt is proved, his compliance with the post will be reviewed

Not long ago Nekā personīga had acquired information that Chief of Riga Region Police Department Guntars Markitans had exceeded the permitted speed limit while driving a police car. A police patrol that was nearby when it happened stopped him. Markitans made it look as though he was performing a police inspection and left the scene without getting punished.

Krievins decides to leave his post as head of State Chancellery

Starting from Tuesday, 21 March, Martins Krievins will no longer be the director of the State Chancellery, as confirmed by Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis’ press-secretary Andrejs Vaivars.

Daudze: Brexit is a wake-up call for all member states

«The European Union currently faces the biggest problems in the history of its existence. But in such conditions and based on what we’ve achieved so far, we have to achieve a united vision for Europe’s future,» said Gundars Daudze, a member of the Saeima, in his speech in the Italian parliament on Friday, 17 March.

Experts name the most important digital data security issues in Latvia

«Nowadays attackers can hack into every fourth Wi-Fi network in Latvia in a couple of seconds. By 2020, two-thirds of data will be transmitted using wireless connections,» says Possible.lv chairman Kirils Solovjovs.

NEPLP has yet to receive information about owner change for MTG’s broadcaster

Latvia’s National Electronic Mass Media Council has not yet received an application detailing the change of the owner of Swedish Modern Times Group’s broadcasting business in Baltics, as reported by NEPLP council chairman Dace Kezbere.

Balodis: argument that presidential elections cannot be entrusted to the people is wrong

The argument that the presidential elections cannot be entrusted to the people is directed against the people and the entire country, says head of Saeima work group on presidential authority Ringolds Balodis.

CSB: number of occupied jobs grew the most in communications industry last year

At the end of 2016, in Latvia there were 884.4 thousand occupied posts. Compared to the end of 2015, the number thereof has grown by 7.0 thousand or 0.8 % in 2016.

Nordea: 34% of Baltic clients use mobile banking apps

34% of clients in Baltic States use mobile banking applications as an alternative to customer service centres and 54% of clients use them as an alternative for internet banking, according to Nordea Bank’s online survey in Baltics.

Ministry: Latvia’s politics should be more closely tied to EU’s strategic interests

In discussions about the future of the European Union’s development cooperation policy, Latvia emphasizes the importance of more closely associated security and development.

Weather to remain unstable in Latvia next week

On Friday, 17 March, most of Latvia’s territory will experience rain. Wet snow may appear on the night after.

Businessmen’s opinions will be considered when setting appropriate tax model

Starting this week, all of Latvia’s small and micro enterprises that have submitted their e-mail addresses to the Enterprise Registry will receive an invitation to participate in a study and express their opinions about alternatives for the micro-enterprise tax and factors that obstruct their business activities, BNN was told by Economy Ministry.

Baltijas Ekspresis achieves unprecedented cargo turnover increase – 313%

Baltijas Ekspresis has achieved an unprecedented cargo turnover increase bot seen in Latvia until now. Compared with the first months of 2016, cargo turnover in Latvia had increased by 313% in the same period of 2017, as reported by Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics.

Saeima hands initiative for progressive tax system to Finance Ministry for review

The collective application for progressive tax system’s introduction submitted to the Latvian parliament was passed to Finance Ministry for review on Thursday, 16 March.

Study: Latvian residents’ pessimism about finding work continues to decrease

Residents have become more positive about finding jobs, according to results of the latest barometer study of Baltic International Bank.

SP: Russia will continue using myths about fascism in Latvia on Legionnaires Day

It is can be predicted that Russia will likely use Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires to propagate the myth about the resurrection of fascism in Latvia to try and discredit Latvia on the international stage, said Security Police Chief Normunds Mezviets in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.