Office workers will be obligated to pay for music playback as long as it is done for personal needs. The same goes for bus drivers, as long as the music is not broadcasted through the speakers of the bus.
Finnish-owned alcohol maker Altia will relocate the production of alcoholic beverages from its Latvian distillery to its Tabasalu plant.
The revenue of the state consolidated budget this March was 525.2 million LVL, while expenses – 479.5 million LVL. As a result of this, the budget formed a financial surplus of 45.7 million LVL.
Economics and social sciences, as it turns out, are the least interesting school subjects of Latvian students. The survey carried out by the State Education Quality Service (SEQS) shows that economics as a school subject is interesting for only 1.4% of interviewed students. Social sciences, on the other hand, are interesting to only 1.9% of students.
On Wednesday, April 17 a toluene vapour-induced explosion occurred at Olainfarm's last year opened nitrofurantoin production department at 09:20 AM.
With spring entering its rights and ice continuously melting, beavers become more active around Latvia. According to the State Forest Service data (account of 2011) there are more than 80 thousand beavers in Latvia. On top of that, their numbers keep increasing.
During the economic crisis, many countries relied heavily on indirect taxes, such as VAT and excise tax revenues. The average VAT rate across Europe has increased from 19.5% to 21% in the last four years' time. Nearly one-third of countries secure budget revenue through indirect taxes, and their influence grows.
After the tragic events during the Boston Marathon this Monday, Latvia should reconsider its security measures during public events, Latvian Defence Minister Artis Pabriks believes.
A poll of 130 of Estonia's leading businessmen found that most support a united regional airline or continued state subsidies for Estonian Air.
This week, Latvian Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts will be away on a working visit to Germany, where he will meet with the German Economy Minister Philip Rösler. Pavluts will also carry out a meeting with Latvians living in Germany, as well as participate in the East Forum Berlin forum.
The Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister (EPRDM) Edmunds Sprudzs will be away on the informal EU Environment Ministers Council meeting next week. One of the questions on the agenda will be the quality of air in the EU.
The Saeima National Economy, Agriculture, Environment and Regional Policy Commission conceptually supports the Energy Drinks bill. Its goal is to regulate the distribution and advertising of energy drinks.