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Saturday 19.08.2017 | Name days: Melānija, Imanta

Third country nationals start taking lasting vacant jobs in Latvia

Third party nationals in Latvia have begun taking the jobs that remained vacant for a long time and received no interest from local residents, said State Employment Agency Director Evita Simsone in an interview to 900 seconds on Tuesday, 3 August.

Government promises to prepare Healthcare Financing Law this month

By the end of August, the National Tripartite Cooperation Council plans will have created the initial version of the Healthcare Financing Law, as promised by Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis.

Government proposes rules for students to cover exams only in Latvian language

The Cabinet of Ministers Committee has submitted two projects for rules developed by Education and Science Ministry for the government to review. Those rules propose making sure 9th and 12th grade students cover exams only in Latvian language.

Prosecutor Leja delegated for cooperation with parliamentary investigation committee

In cooperation with Saeima parliamentary committee responsible for the investigation of the Oligarch case, the Prosecutor General’s Office has delegated prosecutor Maris Leja, as confirmed by the committee’s chairperson Inguna Sudraba.

Antane: railway cargo decline is significant

Latvia’s railway system is inefficient and needs to be changed so that we can compete with other countries, because the tariffs Latvia has now are too high, said Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics President Inga Antane in an interview to Rīta Panorāma programme of LTV.

LPCS: milk processors have successfully replaced Russia with other markets

Latvian milk processing companies have successfully recovered from Russia’s embargo, and have found other export markets, says Central Union of Latvian Dairy Farmers chairman Janis Solks.

CFCA receives 85 projects for energy efficiency; most of them from Vidzeme

Central Finance and Contracting Agency has received 85 projects asking for support from Cohesion Fund to raise energy efficiency, BNN was informed by the agency.

Expert explain what is more economical – petrol or diesel

Nearly 60% of automobiles in Latvia use diesel fuel. Experts explain the matter with diesel engines rationally, saying that when picking petrol or diesel engine it is important to keep in mind how the vehicle will be used on a daily basis.

Air temperature to climb and precipitation to back off in Latvia this week

Similar to last weekend, when weather in Latvia was dictated by the southern part of an active cyclone, which brought Latvia short-term rain and strong wind, this week will begin windy and rainy at times, mostly in northern regions, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Security Police interviews 50 witnesses in vote-buying cases

Latvian Security Police has interviewed 50 witnesses in criminal processes on vote-buying activities in municipal elections. In total, SP has seven criminal processes launched in relation to possible illegal activities during municipal elections.

Turnover from lotteries and gambling in first half-year grew 11.7% in Latvia

Profits of gambling companies in Latvia grew 11.7% in the first six months of 2017 in comparison with the same period of last year and were EUR 130.481 million, according to data compiled by Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection.

Entry to Latvia denied to nine foreigners yesterday

One Ukrainian citizen was apprehended at Silene border control checkpoint after presenting officers stationed there a fake vehicle registration certificate. The 1990-born man has been arrested and put in State Police detention facility, as reported by the State Border Guard.

Strīķe thinks Jakrins can be dismissed because of ongoing street repairs in Riga

The possibility for Riga City Council opposition to accomplish the dismissal of the Transport Department’s acting director Emils Jakrins from his post because of the ongoing street repairs is entirely possible, said opposition deputy Juta Strīķe in an interview to Rīta panorama.

top!: Lidl entry to Latvia’s market will impact low-price stores the most

The entry of German low-price network of stores Lidl to the Latvian market will affect local low-price stores the most, says top! marketing and public relations manager Ilze Priedite.

Estonian local elections: Savisaar ready for any coalition in Tallinn

With the autumn Estonian municipal election nearing, the former long-time head of Estonia's ruling Centre Party, corruption-accused Edgar Savisaar, has expressed readiness of his separate election list to form a coalition with every other political force, if elected in the Tallinn local government.

Liepaja Airport certified for year-round flights

The Civil Aviation Agency has certified Liepaja Airport for year-round flights, as reported by Liepaja municipality.

Antane: by helping neighbours build up their economy, we are sinking our own

«The contribution to the state budget from raising duel excise tax cannot be calculated purely mathematically because the increase of fuel prices leaves a negative impact on every sector of Latvia’s national economy, as well as every Latvian resident’s level of welfare,» said President of Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics Inga Antane.

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