As part of the E-skills week, Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis and President of Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association Signe Balina signed an agreement on cooperation in matters of cyber security.
Last week, two local Latvian store networks Elvi and Aibe commenced work on the creation of a joint company that would perform centralized procurements, as BNN was informed by representatives.
One way to increase budget revenue for municipalities is attracting new residents. This is a problem in Latvian municipalities, especially in Jurmala. «The city lacks cheap and accessible housing offers. This does not contribute to the attraction of new residents,» says real estate expert Jevgenija Dmitricenko.
Priorities of this year’s E-skills week include digital security and digital skills for employment and entrepreneurship, as well as e-services, comments vice-president of Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association Mara Jakobsone.
«I would never join any of the political parties that are currently in power,» said former official of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and mayoral candidate from the New Conservative Party Juta Strīķe.
Amendments have been prepared for Latvia’s Administrative Violations Code. These amendments provide for a major increase of fines for non-compliance with state language regulations, as reported by the National Alliance.
Submitting a copy of credentials to Algeria’s Foreign and International Cooperation Minister Ramtane Lamamra, Imants Liegis became Latvia’s first ambassador to Algeria with a residence in Paris, France, as BNN was informed by Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press-service.
Compared to January, the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.2 % in February 2017. Labour remuneration of workers rose by 0.8 %, prices of building materials as well as maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment grew by 0.1 %.
Saeima’s decision to support amendments to the Law on Retirement Pension of the Chief of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has signs of state take-over, as stated by Providus and Delna in their Saeima work monitoring report for February 2017.
The next owner of TV3 and LNT television channels, American Providence Equity Partners investment company, will likely sell these channels to someone else after some time, as concluded by De Facto programme of LTV.
For the first time in Latvia, Altum development financial institution has announced a search for acceleration fund managers. These funds will allocate so-called smart money for the realization of different business ideas in their early stages of development. Businessmen will be able to receive up to EUR 250,000 to realize their ideas.
Major weather contrasts of the weather in Latvia are expected to take place in the last week of March – rainy and chilly weather will be replaced by significantly warmer weather at the end of the week, as reported by the State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
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On Saturday, 25 March, Latvia’s Saeima will take part in the Earth Hour movement. The building’s façade lighting will be switched off for one hour, joining millions of people and organizations around the world in this event.
This year, Competition Council provided positive conclusion in regards to recovery of trust to two companies previously punished for cartel agreement.