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Ceturtdiena 26.04.2018 | Name days: Rūsiņš, Sandris, Alīna

Trade Union: it's time to merge Interior and Justice ministries

It is time for the government to meet its pledges and merge the Interior and Justice ministries, thus, allowing to save up financial resources and cut the swollen bureaucratic apparatus, according to the Trade Union of Latvian Interior Employees.

Tourism industry to see 15% rise

Despite fuel price gains and other cost increases likely to reduce opportunities of travelling around Latvia, rural tourism businesses hope the number of tourists will not drop this summer, but even grow.

Harmony Center ensured Berzins election

Harmony Center (Saskaņas centrs) played a crucial role in The Greens and Farmers Union's (Zaļo un zemnieku savienība) nominated presidential candidate Andris Bērziņš becoming the new President of Latvia.

SEB bank: inflation slows down Latvian growth

2011 first quarter's growth of the gross domestic product can be called slow and unsatisfactory, which is also reflected in the insignificant drop in unemployment. Whereas, Estonian economy expanded 8% and Lithuanian one - 6.9%, SEB economists say.

Current account surplus - 52.7 million lats

In the Q1 of 2011, the Latvian current account surplus rose to 52.7 million lats or 1.7% of the projected GDP.

The Economist forecasts long and hot summer for Latvia

Latvia is currently under threat to produce more news than it can actually consumer, reports business newspaper The Economist, pointing out a long and hot summer expects Latvia.

Cargo freights surge in all means of transport

In the first quarter of 2011, freights carried by all means of transport reported a rise. 14.83 million tons of freights were carried by rail ─ a growth of 11.7% over the first quarter of 2010.

Constitutional Court Justice calls for her power suspension

On assessing information from the General Prosecutor Office, Vineta Muižniece, Constitutional Court Justice, calls for suspension of her power today, May 3. She announced this right before the CC session where it was planned to elect the deputy chairman.

Spilve airport price list finally approved

A year has passed since Spilve airport does not have an offical price list approved by Riga City Council. Up to now, all payments were made voluntarily, while now the Finance and Administration Committee has approved it.

Government ceases to exist due to pre-election battle

Political parties have started the pre-election fight, so it is possible to say that the government has virtually ceased to exist, believes Ainars Slesers, one of the leaders of the political association For Good Latvia!.

People drive less to save up money

Nearly half or 47% of the car owners indicate over the past year they have started to go by car less frequently or drive smaller distances, entirely giving up several trips. Such a change in habits is linked to people's desire to cut costs of petrol.

Bank of Latvia: domestic demand may boost GDP growth

Export recently boosting Gross Domestic Product can soon be accompanied by the domestic demand as well, says Oļegs Krasnopjorovs, economist at the Bank of Latvia.