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Court to continue reviewing Ventspils mayor's criminal case

Today, June 2, Riga District Court is to continue reviewing the so-called Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs’ criminal case. The previous hearing was held on Tuesday, May 31, when the court heard in camera Gints Laiviņš-Laivinieks, former lawyer of the Lembergs.

Census reveals grim results

By surveying residents of Latvia at their dwelling place, 1.9 million people were counted as of May 30 – around one-third million less than indicated in the official data of the Central Statistical Bureau.

51% of Latvia population say Zatlers will be re-elected

Half (51%) of all the economically active population in Latvia aged 18-55 believe the current President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers will be re-elected, with 5% of them claiming he will be elected repeatedly and 47% pointing out this is the most likely scenario.

Strong alcohol prices surge at stores

The price of strong alcoholic beverages has risen as of Thursday, June 2, confirm the largest traders in Latvia.

Three new boarding sectors cost airport Riga 430 000 lats

Costs of the three new boarding sectors unveiled in the International Airport Riga terminal hit 430 000 lats. The aim of them is to boost the airport's capacity in terms of passengers travelling to Schengen countries.

ECTA may support Baltkom applying to EU competition advocacy bodies

If Latvia fails to decide upon broadband interoperability strategy so that it is available from 2013, European Competitive Telecommunications Association will support Latvian Telecommunications Association and Baltkom appying to the European Competitin Council, Lauris Kļaviņš, representative of LTA told the business news portal BNN.

Classical Swine Fever outbreak in Lithuania

Kaunas region in Lithuania reports outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), hitting a pig farm with 16 000 pigs. All measures necessary to limit and eliminate the disease are being carried out, including, restricting the stricken area.

Macroeconomic indicators index rises 4.7%

In April 2011, the macroeconomic indicators composite index grew 4.7% (at constant prices), compared to the exact month last year.

Accused persons in journalist phone-tapping case sentenced to imprisonment

After reviewing in appeal procedure the criminal case regarding the journalist Ilze Jaunalksne’s phone-tapping, today, June 1, Riga District Court imposed the same sentences to the three accused finance policemen as it did last year, when reviewing the case for the first time.

Remuneration grows 20 lats in year's time

Having climbed last year, remuneration in Latvia kept growing also in early 2011, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Standard apartment prices keep dropping

The prices of standard type apartments continued to fall in May 2011, dropping 0.8% on average. The price drop is exactly the same as in December 2010.

Buyer of bank Citadele likely to announce itself

Most probably, Russian and British investors' owned VMHY Group will announce its offer to purchase bank Citadele, says Roberts Idelsons, the former senior vice president of Citadele and the current head of Russian VMHY Group's owned M2M Private Bank.

Deputies voting against CPCB search at Slesers’ propety revealed

The Saeima deputies’ vote on allowing the CPCB to carry out a search at the deputy and so-called oligarch Ainars Slesers’ property has been disclosed.

June 1 surcharges petrol 2.4 santims per litre

The new excise tax rates on petrol are coming into force today, June 1 – 28.9 santims, instead of the previous 26.9 santims per litre. This is why the price of petrol grows 2.4 santims per litre automatically.

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