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Tuberculosis infection rates in Latvia remain some of the highest in EU

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.

Cigane: Latvia is co-responsible for Eurozone’s economy; reforms are needed

«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.

LDDK: national economy lost nearly 800 million euros because of bad roads last year

«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.

RPIVA to organize one final piquet outside of Cabinet of Ministers – Living Chain

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.

Lembergs admits in court having discussed allegations with Supreme Court judges

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.

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.