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Sunday 30.04.2017 | Name days: Liāna, Lilija, Alta

Lithuanian MPs deal with smut resolvedly, but is it sign of parliamentarian transparency?

If the Lithuanian lawmakers’ adhering to law and ethics was to be judged by the events from the last couple of weeks, one could conjure up an impression that the Lithuanian legislature is one of the most transparent around – and a whole lot such than the previous parliamentary term.

Riga International Airport will have a new air traffic control tower

Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme promises that Riga International Airport will have a new, modern air traffic control tower in 2013.

Latvia’s financed loan volume increased by 72 million euros in Q1

In Q1 2017, loans worth more than EUR 94 million were issued through Latvian loan platforms, according to data compiled by Latvian Association of Alternative Financial Services.

Number of passengers carried by airBaltic grows 12%

Latvian national airBaltic airline carried 224,921 passengers to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East in March. This means a 12% increase in comparison with last year, BNN was told by the airline.

Birth rates in Latvia 6.9% behind previous year

Compared to the same period one year ago, 365 children fewer were born in Latvia in Q1 2017, which means a drop of 6.9 %.

New CEO of Riga Freeport to have a major wage increase

Riga Freeport authority plans to announce a personnel selection process to find a new CEO for the Freeport, said Mareks Gailitis, advisor to chairman of the board of Riga Freeport Andris Ameriks.

20 asylum seekers resettled from Greece to Latvia

As part of the European Union’s resettlement programme, twenty people were relocated from Greece to Latvia on Wednesday, 19 April. Ten of those people are children, as reported by Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

SEA organizes Vacancies Fair to help job seekers find work

Latvian State Employment Agency continues accepting applications from different employers for participation in the Vacancies Fair.

Riga to commemorate victims of Chernobyl disaster

Next week there will be a special event organized at P.Stradins Clinical University Hospital to commemorate the victims of Chernobyl disaster, as reported by chairman of Latvian Union Chernobyl Arnolds Arvaldis Verzemnieks.

Murniece: we will never recognize the unlawful annexation of Crimea

Latvia strictly stands in favour of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and will continue providing practical support to the Ukrainian people, said Saeima speaker Inara Murniece and members of the parliament’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 19 April.

Government supports amendments to improve monitoring of food circulation

To improve monitoring of circulation of food products and introduce requirements of the European Union, Saeima’s National Economy Committee supported amendments to the Food Circulation Monitoring Law on Wednesday, 19 April.

Study: stereotypes are a major obstacle for women to work in IT

Only 6% of residents believe that IT is an appropriate sector for women to work in, according to results of a study carried out by Tele2 Shared Service Center and Snapshots.

EU contest results: participants tend to lean towards EU’s collapse

Participants of the contest «EU: mid-life crisis or second wind?» expressed rather sceptical opinions about the future of the European Union. Most participants said the EU could collapse, according to results of a contest performed by Es & Es and Spoki portal.

10-50-million-euro worth solar park planned in Estonia, by Finnish firm

Fortum, a Finnish group of energy companies, has announced plans to build a solar panel park in eastern Estonia and to invest in the project 10 to 50 million euros.

Coalition politician reluctant about the plan to increase excise tax on fuel

Unity is sceptical about the publicly voiced plan to increase excise tax on fuel. Other members of the coalition are reluctant to comment this matter, because there is no official confirmation that this plan will be realized.

Mobile Air Control and Reporting Centre to be stationed in Lielvarde again

In hopes of contributing to the enhance the presence of NATO forces in eastern regions of the alliance, German armed forces have deployed a mobile Air Control and Reporting Centre at Lielvarde air force base. The centre will be staying there for the next three months.

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