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Party calls for extraordinary meeting of Riga City Council’s Transport Committee

To invite officials to explain the illegal decision in regards to the mutual agreement between Rīgas satiksme’s and Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme’s, political party For Latvia’s Development urges opposition factions of Riga City Council to call an extraordinary meeting of the Transport Committee, as confirmed by the party.

Latvian residents remain dissatisfied with their families’ financial state

For several years in a row the majority of Latvian residents remain dissatisfied with their families’ financial state, according to results of Baltic International Bank Latvian Barometer.

Latvia’s cosmetics market – 160 million euros

Latvia’s cosmetics market is worth approximately EUR 160 million. Similar to Europe, skin and hair care products are the most popular ones. The smallest market proportion is occupied by decorative cosmetics, according to data from Latvian Cosmetic Manufacturers Association (LCMA).

15 Estonians die in flu period from complications

The number flu patients in Estonia is currently increasing. So far during this year's flu season, 15 people have passed away with flue-related complications.

Economy Minister asked to fix increasing electricity bills; parties threaten with dismissal

Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens has to fix the mistakes that have caused electricity bills to increase, said chairman of Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia Egils Baldzēns in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Third of beer consumed in Estonia in 2017 bought in Vidzeme, Estonian factory breweries evaluate

Saku and A. Le Coq, two largest beer makers in Estonia have not published their exact sales numbers for the last year, but have been quick in stating that about one third of all beer drunk in Estonia was purchased in Latvia.

Czech Republic and Slovakia may add to NATO’s battalion in Latvia this summer

The Czech Republic and Slovakia may add to the NATO battalion stationed in Latvia at the beginning of summer 2018, as confirmed by Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis.

Education Committee supports transition to education only in Latvian language

Saeima’s Education, Culture and Science Committee has conceptually supported amendments to the law that provide for a transition to education only in state language. This transition will be performed gradually, with the final phase scheduled for 2021/2022 school year, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Latvia’s industrial output growth was more rapid than average across EU

Compared with the same month of the previous year, industrial output in Latvia had increased 5.5% in December 2017, which is more rapidly than the average growth across the European Union, according to data published by Eurostat.

Association: Latvians have access to more than one-third of blocked internet gambling sites

Approximately 35% of unlicensed gambling websites are accessible from Latvia. As for theoretically blocked websites, it is possible to access around 43% of them, according to results of an experiment performed by Latvian Association of Gaming Business (LAGB).

Number of guests hosted by Latvian tourist accommodation establishments up 11.9%

2.58 million visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2017, which is 11.9 % more than during 2016. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 12.1 %, reaching 4.95 million in 2017.

Estonian ultracapacitor maker to relocate manufacturing entirely to Germany

Estonian ultracapacitor maker and exporter Skeleton Technologies has decided to relocate its production from Estonia to Germany with the aim if working at a location closer to its clients.

Saeima member asks anti-corruption office to assess economy minister’s actions

Saeima member Ivars Zariņš from Harmony has turned to Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) with a request to assess Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens’ and the ministry’s officials’ actions in relation to monitoring of subsidized electricity and whether or not their actions contain signs of a conflict of interests and corruption.

Riga Central Market’s trade office manager arrested under suspicion of bribery

In January 2017, Latvian State Police arrested the head of Riga Central Market’s trade organization office Aivo Bruģis under suspicion of bribery.

Latvian authorities develop guidelines for corruption risk prevention

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) has developed guidelines for internal control systems, as well as measures for prevention of corruption and conflicts of interest for public persons in different institutions.

USA imposes sanctions against ABLV Bank for money laundering schemes

United States Finance Ministry's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has established sanctions against Latvian ABLV Bank for money laundering schemes that have assisted with North Korea’s nuclear arms programme and illegal activities in Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine.

Arco Real Estate: prices of standard apartments in Latvia have grown 10%

The price of standard apartments in Riga’s districts had grown 1.1% in January. Since the beginning of 2017, prices have grown by a total of 10%, as mentioned in Arco Real Estate latest apartment market outlook.

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