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LTV and Latvijas Radio likely to merge

The public media – Latvijas Televīzija and Latvijas Radio – technical existence will be undermined in the next two to three years, because much of the existing radio and television assets base has zero value. Therefore, the National Council for Electronic Media is asking to support and incorporate its proposal of a new Latvian public electronic media establishment in the government’s action plan.

Child benefits in Latvia the smallest in EU

Over the last two decades 1998 reports the lowest birth rate, when the number of babies born dropped below 20 000, while the highest one was registered in 1987 and 1988 with 40 000 babies. At the same time the number of women at a fertile age has remained more or less flat.

Rīgas siltums: heating bills to be smaller in January

In January the heating bills will be lower, both compared to December 2010 and January 2010, AS Rīgas siltums Board Chairman Normunds Talcis indicates.

State officials to have limited access to vehicle permits

The Ministry of Transport has decided to disallow state administration employees to require vehicle permits.

Latvian Employers’ Confederation: our cautiousness delays entering Russia

It is the Latvian cautiousness that hinders enterprises from entering the Russian market, considers the Latvian Employers' Confederation Permanent Representative in Russia and a businessman Zigurds Skrodelis.

Ventbunkers and Litasco return to the negotiation table

After weeks of a stalemate in the dispute with the Lukoil subsidiary Litasco, the parties have agreed on negotiations to discuss the problems regarding oil fuel stored at the Ventbunkers terminal located in Ventspils, BNN was informed by informed Rudolf Meroni the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of a/s Ventbunkers (VBU).

Leaving restaurants without paying not popular in Latvia

The practice of leaving restaurants without paying for the service is not popular and common in Latvia, recognize the surveyed representatives of restaurants and pubs by the business portal Nozare.lv.

Producer prices in manufacturing surge 3.1%

Compared to the average level of 2009, producer prices in 2010 have grown by 3.1%. Prices have mainly climbed in waste collection, treatment and disposal; materials recovery (by 40.9%), and in the manufacture of metals (by 24.5%), wood and wood products, except furniture (by 10.0%).

Latvia in face of real estate deficit

Latvia may experience quality real estate shortage in one or two years, moreover, in all market segments, indicate the company Colliers International research data.

Food products surcharge is inevitable

The food product price gains are unavoidable due to the record-high raw material prices, while the manufacturers of agricultural production and food products agree that efficiency boosts have to be continued in the manufacturing processes so that consumers do not suffer from the raw material price climb.

Court employees demand equality principle in salary determination or they will strike

More than 20 Latvia’s District (City) courts and the Land Register Department employees have filed letters to high-level officials, requiring to prevent inobservance of legal norms and principles and ensure the equality principle in remuneration.

Rudolf Meroni: Litasco is running out of time; Ventbunkers will store fuel oil offshore

Litasco has only a few days left to lift their fuel oil from VBU terminal before the first vessel, chartered by VBU, arrives in Ventspils port later this week to store the fuel oil offshore on account of Litsaco.