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Wednesday 17.01.2018 | Name days: Tenis, Dravis

Authorities discover outbreaks of food-caused intestinal infections in nearly 30 schools

Disease Prevention and Control Centre discovered cases of intestinal infections caused by poor food products in 27 education institutions last year, as reported by SPKC representative Rita Korotinska at a conference on eating habits of pupils of education institutions.

Estonian ship guards in India acquitted after four years in prison

Fourteen ship guards from Estonia have been acquitted by a court in India after they have spent four years in prison in the Southern Asian country. A total of 35 men imprisoned in India were on Monday, November 27, acquitted of illegally possessing firearms while entering Indian waters on the board of an anti-piracy ship in 2013.

Grindeks turnover in Baltic State grew 11% in 2017

Grindeks turnover was EUR 95.9 million in the first nine months of 2017, which is EUR 23.5 million or 32% more than in last year’s period, according to unaudited financial accounts submitted to Nasdaq Riga.

Foreign scientists positive about cooperation with Latvian colleagues

The majority of foreign scientists are optimistic towards possibilities of establishing cooperation with their Latvian colleagues, as concluded in in a study performed by Diaspora and Migration Research Centre University of Latvia in cooperation with Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Kučinskis: Latvian ports should attract cargoes from Belarus

«Latvia is interested in trilateral cooperation with Belarus and China, especially in regards to attraction of cargoes from Great Stone industrial park for Latvian ports,» says Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.

Journalists details Lembergs, Šlesers and Šķēle eras in Diena

Journalist Guntis Bojārs, who was once the acting editor of Diena newspaper, mentioned in his testimony to Saeima’s investigative committee periods when Aivars Lembergs, Ainārs Šlesers and Andris Šķēle tried influencing work there.

Fate of Āgenskalns market remains unclear

Following the initiative from the Latvian Association of Regions/For Latvia’s Development faction in Riga City Council, opposition deputies have prepared a proposal to call an extraordinary meeting of the city council’s city property committee to invite the management of Riga Central Market to explain the fate of Āgenskalns market.

PTAC: often discounts are misleading

Traders in Latvia often abuse residents’ desire to purchase goods at a discount, said Consumer Rights Protection Centre’s director Baiba Vītoliņa said in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Cash used in less than half of payments in Estonia, ECB survey finds

Less than a half, 48%, of all money transactions performed at points of sale in Estonia in 2016 were done with cash, a survey by the European Central Bank suggested.

Reconstruction of Laima clock in Riga commences

To prepare for Latvia’s centenary, confectionery company Laima has commenced reconstruction of the Laima clock in Riga. Work is scheduled to conclude on 29 December 2017. A total of EUR 106,000 has been invested in reconstruction, BNN was told by the company.

Study: 50% of Baltic residents suffer from stress-induced sleep disorders

An average of 50% of Baltic residents suffer from stress-induced sleep disorders. This includes 43.8% in Latvia, according to a study performed by pharmaceutical company Sanofi-aventis and Rinkos tyrimų centras.

Cyclone activity to dictate weather in Latvia this week

This week’s weather will be largely dictated by cyclone activity. This means more precipitation. With colder masses of air entering the country, air temperature will decline. Because of that, there will be more snow and wet snow, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvian ruling coalition members have different opinions on open presidential elections

It seems members of the ruling coalition in Latvia have different opinions on whether or not the state president should be elected through an open vote.

Svarenieks: there could be a deficit of certain vegetables in spring

Cold and damp weather that has negatively affected the vegetable harvest in Latvia, will also affect the vegetable processing sector in spring because of a deficit of certain vegetables, says vegetable and fruit processing company Kronis board member Aivars Svarenieks.

Social protection expenditure in Latvia up 4.2%

In 2016, social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for EUR 3.7 million and, compared to 2015, it has grown by EUR 151 million or 4.2 %.

Famous Lithuanian film director suffers backlash amid sexual misconduct accusations

Although the list of powerful Lithuanian men accused of sexual misconduct is nowhere to match the similar compilation in the United States, where many women have busted an army of entertainment industry big-names, politicians and other public life celebs, however, the wave of woman revelations of men’s unwanted sexual advancement has reached Lithuania, too.

LEC: it is important to ensure efficient investing of state budget finances

It is important that the state budget for 2018 helps reach goals detailed in the National Development Plan, not look for excuses why something was not achieved, says Latvian Employers’ Confederation.

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