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Ašeradens’ own involvement in supervision of subsidized energy production to be checked

Saeima’s Parliamentary Inquiry Committee to evaluate Harmony party’s questions addressed Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens about the situation with monitoring subsidized energy production.

Unknown object explodes during police search, injuring an officer in Riga

During a search organized by police in a massive as part of an investigation of an explosive and weapons storage case, an unknown object detonated and injured one of the officers.

Kozlovskis: work with refugees in Latvia should be entrusted to a single institution

A single, well-coordinated institution should be entrusted to work with people provided with refugee status in Latvia, said Latvian Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis in an interview to Rīta panorama programme of LTV.

National Armed Forces to supply border guard with Glock 17 pistols

Latvian National Armed Forces will supply the Border Guard with the first Glock 17 pistols procured as part of rearmament plan on Thursday, 2 October.

First lady: orphanages with even the prettiest walls will never replace a family

On Wednesday, 1 November, there was a large discussion organized during the ‘Child needs – ideals and reality in out-of-home care’ conference at Riga Castle on the topic of child needs in out-of-home care and the country’s realized de-institutionalization process.

Sadales tīkls chairman Andis Pinkulis steps down

Andis Pinkulis, chairman of the board at Sadales tīkls, has stepped down from his post following a request from Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens to evaluate his responsibility in the care involving possible fraud with mandatory procurement component.

Textile business owners arrested by police for major fraud

In October, Latvian State Police arrested owners of a Riga-based textile business for defrauding at least EUR 6,550. Information from the police shows that suspects had been taking orders and money from clients and intentionally not coming through or returning money for at least twelve months.

Special free health check-up organized in Riga for World Diabetes Day

Latvian Diabetes Association invites residents to come to Riga’s 2nd Gymnasium from 10:00 to 14:00 on 4 November. Residents will be able to check their health free of charge and receive advice from experienced specialists.

Augulis: there are three possible airBaltic investors in consideration

With the process to attract new investors for airBaltic coming closer to the finish line, three potential contenders are currently in consideration, said Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis in an interview to Rīta panorama.

Coalition proposes discussion about optimizing existing school network

Politicians of the ruling coalition in Latvia expect expansive discussions about the necessary reforms for the education sector to help restructure the school network.

Latvia to join convention on protection of cultural property

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has supported Latvia’s joining of Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property. This document will be signed on Latvia’s behalf by Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnačs.

2018 state budget project received more than 300 proposals

Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee received more than 400 proposals for the next year’s state budget project and accompanying legislative drafts, BNN was informed by Saeima’s press-service.

Minister proposes ban on adoption of children from foster families by foreigners

Latvian Welfare Minister Jānis Reirs has submitted a proposal for a ban on adoption of children from foster families by foreigners.

LRA proposes restoring Police Academy to increase Latvia’s security level

With a goal in mind to raise security level and combat crime more effectively, Latvian Association of Regions has prepared a proposal to restore Police Academy, BNN was told by party representatives.

Association manager mentions serious lack of support for foster families

Foster families in Latvia are supervised and controlled rather strictly, but they do not receive sufficient support from the state, said Professional Foster Families Association of Latvia Ārija Martukāne in an interview to Rīga panorama.

SRS to check if construction companies use electronic work time tracking system

To check how construction companies are doing with electronic work time tracking system’s introduction, Latvian State Revenue Service has commenced inspections in the construction sector, BNN was informed by SRS.