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Friday 23.02.2018 | Name days: Haralds, Almants

Businessman Ravis might acquire more companies shares

In addition to SIA Latvijas energoceltnieks ( construction company LEC) shares the businessman Guntis Rāvis acquired in February this year, he might as well get hold of another one or two companies shares.

80% of Latvia’s population regard healthcare system as costly and ineffective

More than 80% of the surveyed population believes that the Latvian health care system does not meet their needs. Moreover, to improve the situation, the respondents consider not only additional funding is necessary but also significant changes to the system itself, according to DnB NORD Latvijas barometrs data.

Experts: Riga might run out of quality office space

Office space segment has not only stabilized, it is also growing. Moreover, the property market is recovering exactly in the capital city, which is still the center of real estate activities.

Average remuneration in Latvia down by 3.5%

Compared to 2009, last year the monthly average gross remuneration in Latvia dropped from 461 to 445 lats or by 3.5%. In public sector, the reduction comprised 6.8% (from 505 to 470 lats), of which in general government sector – 8.2% (from 472 to 433 lats) and in private sector – 1.4% (from 433 to 427 lats).

CSB: completed questionnaires no longer accessible online

The Central Statistical Bureau cannot exclude the possibility that someone is illegally using other persons’ data when filling out the census questionnaire. By carrying out such actions the person is engaging in illegal processing of personal data, which is a criminal offence, emphasizes the Head of the CSB Aija Žīgure.

Everyone can freely obtain Census data and change it

Online Census 2011 system allows freely obtaining data on the persons that have already registered, if the personal identification number and passport number are known, which, in turn, can be traced with the help of both Internet search engines and various official documents and registers.

State Audit Office: Interior Ministry should promote employees professional training

The Interior Ministry has not ensured a single professional education system for public officials with special service ranks at the IM system colleges, the State Audit Office has concluded.

Rīgas piena kombināts wants to take over Rīgas piensaimnieks to become dairy giant

Dairy Rīgas piena kombināts is currently negotiating with its competitor Rīgas piensaimnieks owners possible acquisition of the Riga-based milk processing company and a merger.

Transport Minister: Riga Free Port should have been ready for severe winter

The previous two winters were much easier, a winter like this with such freeze has not been seen in 15 years, which is no excuse, though. Both Riga Free Port and stevedoring companies, also businessmen were warned about the possible weather, Transport Minister of Latvia Uldis Augulis says.

Economists: high fuel prices slow down retail turnover

First and foremost it was growing fuel prices resulting in dropping sales that slowed down the retail trade turnover, Latvian economists say.

FCMC included in the single remuneration system

Starting from March 1, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) has been included in the single state and local government institution officials and employees remuneration system. This is provided by the amendments in the State and Local Government Institution Officials and Employees Remuneration law.

75% of Latvians consider themselves economical

75% of Latvia’s population think they are frugal, yet only 44% of the respondents consider others as economical as well. At the same time, 41% of the population recognize they spend money on irrational and impractical purchases.