Following a survey of traders and an in depth investigation into market data, 31 products were declared the Product of the Year in Latvia. New leaders appeared in the Top list. Older products also retain their positions.
On Tuesday, May 14, Latvia’s national hockey team concluded its participation in the World Championship with a score of 2:3 (1:1, 0:1, 1:0, 0:1), allowing Finland to remain in the championship.
Both Latvia’s neighbours – Lithuania and Estonia – have overcome the first semi-finals of the international song contest Eurovision.
According to the study published by European Environment Agency, the new passenger cars purchased in Latvia and Estonia are the most pollutive in the 27-member union.
Even though the security measure imposed against Aivars Lembergs by the prosecutor’s office to perform the duties of Chairman of Ventspils City Council, the city is formally being managed by the For Latvia and Ventspils party. His kingdom may have clean streets and environment, but life is poor there.
Development of amendments to the law in order to limit the authority of criminally prosecuted deputies is a good sign for potential public servants to think more about being honest, believes Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs.
On Tuesday, May 14, the Central Elections Commission (CEC) decided not to register the signature collection bill for amendments to Latvia’s Constitution to set Lat as Latvia’s national currency in Section 4 of the Constitution.
Tievēšanas forte, Weight Loss, Green Coffee – these are some of the products that are considered food additives in advertisements. However, the Consumers Rights Protection Centre (CRPC) has uncovered that these products are not registered in the Food and Veterenary Service (FVS) Evaluation and Registration department as food additives.
With luck further abandoning Liepājas metalurgs (LM), the state will most likely have to turn down its plans to start reducing the personal income tax (PIT) next year. This is said by experts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Last year marked the conclusion of the initiative of Latvijas Ceļu būvētājs to show Saeima deputies the real situation with Latvia’s roads. “Not a single representative of Saeima factions the deputies of which buy expensive cars and for whom, clearly, the quality of roads is a secondary issue”, - the organizers conclude.
As of May, founders of new companies and other legal entities in Lithuania will have to boost their creativity in order to come up with company names that fit the new company registration requirements.
Proposals are being offered in the Saeima that will increase the availability of light alcoholic beverages among young people and ruin competition in the market, creating unequal conditions for the trade of strong and light alcoholic beverages, according to the industry’s associations.
In Q1 of 2013, Latvian residents complained the most about the service of SEB and DNB banks. According to the Consumers Rights Protection Centre (CRPC), a total of five complaints each were received in regard to SEB and DNB banks. Citadele and Nordea banks both have four complaints each.
As though a gentleman, the Latvian National Alliance (All For Latvia!" – "For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK) has given the first place in its list of Riga mayoral candidates to a lady – Baiba Broka.