Today, June 21, the Cabinet of Ministers (CM) adopted regulations on natural gas movement and excise tax application to take effect on July 1, so that starting from this date natural gas used as fuel can be applied excise tax, Baiba Melnace, representative of the CM, told the business news portal BNN.
Along with the arrival of hot weather, the State Labour Inspectorate has received more than ten complaints about heat at workplaces as of June 17, this year.
59% of all the economically active population in Latvia believe the state should keep its shares in the Latvian national airline airBaltic.
As of May 1, 2011, heating debts total 39.17 million lats in Latvia, says Aino Salmiņš, representative of the Union of Latvian Local Governments.
Annual inflation hit 4.8% in May, accounting for the fourth highest in the Europen Union. EU inflation rate remained flat - 3.2%, while eurozone inflation dropped 0.1 percentage point down to 2.7%.
Based on a proposal by a specifically designed commission to assess Normunds Vilnitis, head of Latvia anti-corruption bureau, the government decided today, June 16, that it approves of the suggestion and the matter is now forwarded to the Saeima for review.
Company called Taurus is a likely purchaser of Latvia's shares in the national airline airBaltic, as it has come with a ready-made proposal, which Uldis Augulis, Transport Minister, presented to the government.
It would be could if Latvia could collect a couple of millions from 4G frequency usage rights auction, says Andris Virtmanis, head of Public Utilities Commission, Electronic Communications and Postal Department.