Compared to April, producer prices in the EU fell 0.3% in May 2011, while in the eurozone – by 0.2%. Month-on-month, Latvia reported the second largest price gains in the EU, hitting 1.3%, indicate Eurostat data.
More than half of people setting out for a travel or business trip themselves find and book a hotel via the Internet, according to a survey by the price comparison site Gudriem.lv.
In terms of number of accidents, woodworking, construction and transport are the most dangerous sectors in Latvia; moreover, workers with one-year experience suffer the most at workplace accidents.
Along with growing number of patients, the funding of reimbursable drugs is in threats of getting a deficit of five million lats. However, the medicinal product funding in Latvia is still the lowest in the Baltic States and has been assessed as critical by the EU.
The politician and businessman Andris Skele has discussed the possibilities of liquidating the People’s Party with its members. This would enable the party to avoid repaying 1.03 million lats for unlawfully spending funds on the «positivism campaign».
During the referendum, the absolute majority (75%) of the economically-active citizens of Latvia, aged 18 to 55 years, are going to vote on the Saeima dissolution, suggests a survey conducted in late June 2011 by TNS Latvia and broadcast 900 sekundes.
Majority or 67.6% of Estonia’s residents are sure that after a year their financial situation will be worse than the current one.
Gas tariff increase from July 1, this year, will affect the majority of Latvian households, according to Swedbank Private Financial Institute’s estimates.
The company NP Foods has filed an application to the Competition Council regarding unfair competition actions against its managed enterprises AS Laima and AS Staburadze.
The board member of Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals Sergei Goncharov was shot dead on July 1 morning.
Majority (70%) of the economically-active residents of Latvia, aged 18 to 55 years, believes that the gas tariff increase, starting from July 1, this year, will affect their household’s financial situation.
Theoretically, it would be possible to abandon the current pension system; however, this would require several decades, believes Gunārs Kūtris, chief justice of the Constitutional Court.
With the support of the association Latvijas Zaļais punkts 28 tonnes of clothing and footwear were donated for charity by the residents of Latvia.
Latvia’s key priorities in the EU's multi-annual budget for the next programming period (2014/ 20) are: to maintain the Cohesion Policy envelope (financing for structural funds and Cohesion Fund) at least at the same level (of 2007/ 13 programming period) and to attain fair direct payments to all EU member states’ farmers.
Starting from Friday, July 1, a law comes into force in Estonia, enabling car drivers to leave their driving license and technical certificate at home. The only condition – drivers must carry with them a personal identity document.