This week, the Lithuanian Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a renewed National Security Strategy, laying out 14 major hazards and risk factors to national security.
According to information provided to the parliament, six deputies were applied with administrative penalties during Saeima’s autumn session.
Latvian State Revenue Service’s Finance Police has successfully apprehended two organized crime groups that caused significant damage to the state budget in 2015 and 2016 by realizing different VAT fraud schemes.
Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau intends to inspect if the approval of acting head of Riga City Council’s Transport Department Emils Jakrins in the management board of Rīgas satiksme had any signs of breach of good management principles.
Italy has been shaken by a number of earthquakes this week, one of which has triggered an avalanche burying a mountain hotel, where at least two people have been found dead and dozens more a searched for through rubble and snow.
It will no longer be necessary to prepare land border plan for entry of land units in the Land Book. It will help save budget funds, as it will not be necessary to perform land-measuring actions, as reported by Saeima press-service.
Berlin has emphasised plans to increase defence spending after facing criticism from upcoming U.S. President Donald Trump on NATO countries not meeting their spending commitments.
After a long period of low milk purchase prices in Estonia, milk retail prices in the Baltic country have increased twice, reaching the point where famers receive just enough to cover milk production costs.
Estonia and Finland have signed a bilateral defence cooperation framework agreement aiming for closer and more regular cooperation in the field by the neighbouring countries.
In Tokyo, Latvian Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola and Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister Motome Takisawa signed a convention between the two countries on double taxation prevention for income tax.
Real estate tax benefits for housing area could be applied for each person declared living in each respective house. Each benefit can be applied to the building and land, Finance Ministry’s representative Aleksis Jarockis reported on conclusions made by the work group responsible for amendments.
Continuing the digitization process and studying customer habits more intently, it is planned to allow customers resolve matters related to finances using WhatsApp, DNB Bank reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of the former U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, found guilty of stealing and leaking a vast material of classified material to transparency organisations.
«OECD’s study about the level of knowledge of Latvian schoolchildren urges immediate action. We cannot stop with average results – we have few youngsters, and we cannot afford to give them secondary education,» – said Chairman of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Cigane and head of Education, Culture and Science Committee Ilze Vinkele.
A jail in Lithuania has unjustly barred a prisoner from accessing the internet, according to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.