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State Treasury: taxes collected in August exceed plan by 5%

Total tax revenue in Latvia exceeded the planned amount by 5% in August 2017, according to information from State Treasury.

Latvia’s industrial production output grew 8.8% in July

Compared to July 2016, industrial production output increased by 8.8 % in July 2017. The rise recorded in manufacturing constituted 8.2 %, in mining and quarrying – 28.6 % and in electricity and gas supply – 7.7 %.

Data shows 4% of Latvians tend to use medication whenever they feel like it

64% of Latvian residents tend to use medication without consulting with their doctor or pharmacist, according to Mana Aptieka & Apotheka health index.

Weather expected to be volatile in Latvia in September’s first week

Weather in Latvia will be dictated by a cyclone at the beginning of the week. On Monday, 4 September, weather in Latvia will be cloudy and rainy, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

State Labour Inspectorate begins inspections at agricultural companies

On Monday, 4 September, Latvia’s State Labour Inspectorate commenced inspections at different agriculture companies in relation to compliance with work safety requirements.

Latvian Milk Manufacturers unable to predict when butter price may decline

«Sooner or later the butter bubble will burst and if prices of other products do not change by then, it is possible that the milk procurement prices may decline,» says Central Union of Latvian Milk Manufacturers chairman Janis Solks.

Prosecutor commences criminal case against former insolvency administrator

Prosecutor’s office has commenced criminal prosecution of a former insolvency administrator for embezzling more than EUR 25,000, as confirmed by Prosecutor General’s Office.

Moldova interested in how Latvia’s Saeima organizes parliamentary control

A delegation of deputies from Moldova’s parliament will be visiting Latvia’s Saeima from 3 September to 7 September. The goal of this visit it surveying the organization of work in Latvia’s parliament and exchange experience in transparency, research, communication and information processing fields, as reported by Saeima press-service.

Maxima invests more than half a million into self-service checkouts

Maxima Latvija has invested more than half a million euros is development of its self-service checkout network.

Number of members of Par! movement continues to increase

The current number of members of Par! movement is 316. This number may reach 500 in the coming months, which is needed to participate in Saeima elections, says board member Andulis Zidkovs.

Latvia had eighth highest unemployment level among EU member states in July

Latvia’s unemployment level was 8.5% in July. This is the eighth highest level among EU member states, according to data published by Eurostat on Thursday, 31 August.

Autumn-like weather expected in Latvia on weekends; rain to return soon

Although an atmospheric front will cross Latvian on 1 September, its effects will be felt mostly in central and eastern regions in the morning and the afternoon, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Eurostat: inflation in Eurozone reaches 1.5% in August

Annual inflation in Eurozone grew in August to reach 1.5%, as compared with 1.3% in July, according to estimates published by Eurostat on Thursday, 31 August.

Government to review healthcare financing legislative project

On Thursday, 31 August, an agreement was reached during a meeting of National Council for Trilateral Cooperation’s Healthcare Industry’s Sub-Council in favour of a compromise variant of the healthcare funding legislative draft.

Survey: parents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare one child for school

More than half of Latvian residents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare their child for school, according to results of a survey performed by Maxima Latvija.

European Commission proposes banning eel fishing in Baltic Sea

The European eel is a critically endangered fish species. Their population has declined 95% in the past three decades. Efforts to protect the eel have so far been unsuccessful. This is why stricter measures are needed to safeguard the endangered species. To prevent the species from going extinct, the European Commission proposes banning eel fishing in the Baltic Sea.