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SRS: state budget suffers damages worth more than one million euros

In January, State Revenue Service’s (SRS) Tax and Customs Police Office sent a criminal process to the prosecutor’s office against three persons for committing crimes that caused damages to the state budget worth more than one million euros.

Weather in Latvia to become dry on weekends; frost to back away

On Friday, 9 February, weather in Latvia will be dictated by high atmospheric pressure. Under its influence, there will not be a lot of precipitation in the country, only in some areas. Wind direction will change frequently. Mist is expected to form in night and morning hours in the country’s central regions, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

NA demands Riga City Council to end unfair public transport discounts for pensioners

Riga City Council faction of the National Alliance has called for an extraordinary meeting of the Transport Affairs Committee to discuss regulations that govern the application of discounts for residents who use Riga’s public transport services, as confirmed by the party’s representatives.

Minister criticizes state child care institutions’ funding system

It would be worth considering a change of funding models for child care institutions to make funding independent of the number of clients and prevent the interest towards sending children from one institution to another based solely on available funding, says Latvian Welfare Minister Jānis Reirs in an interview to Rīta panorama on Thursday, 8 February.

Food wheat price in Latvia grew 1% in 2017

The price of wheat in Latvia was 1% higher in December 2017 than it was in the same month of 2016, and 17% lower than it was in Latvia in the past five years, according to data from Agriculture Ministry’s Market and Direct Support Department.

Estonian newspaper to take ruling on hard evidence in editorials to human rights court

In a ruling with possible implications to editorials and opinion pieces in Estonian press, the Baltic country's Supreme Court has upheld court decisions against Estonian business newspaper Äripäev ordering it to take back statements expressed in an editorial, where the integrity of people allegedly linked to an MP have been questioned.

Estonia opens in South Korea special centre for collecting e-residency permits

As Estonia seeks to broaden the international access to its e-residence permits until now only available if an approved receiver collects the digital ID card at an Estonian embassy, the country's Police and Border Guard Board has set up its first e-Residency Collection Centre in South Korea.

European Commission predicts Latvia the most rapid growth among Baltic States

The latest economic outlook by the European Commission estimates that Latvia’s GDP may grow 3.5% in 2018, which is the most rapid growth rate among Baltic States.

CFCA emphasizes importance of financial planning in EU fund projects

The Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) has prepared documents for a schedule for submission of requests for planned payments from European Union funds.

SEB: average 2nd level pension member’s savings come close to EUR 3,000

Last year, capital of SEB Bank’s managed 2nd pension level members grew 17% - to EUR 790.5 million. The average amount of savings per participant is EUR 2,740, which is 410 euros or 18% more when compared with the end of 2016, BNN was informed by the bank.

Consumer prices in Estonia up 0.4% in month

The consumer price index in Estonia has risen in the period from December 2017 to January 2018 by 0.4% and by 3.5% on year since the beginning of 2017, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Van with six people breaks through Baltic Sea ice

A van carrying six people has broken through Baltic Sea ice off the coast of south-western Estonia. Two people have been rescued and three bodies have been recovered by the morning of Wednesday, February 7.

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