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Tuesday 23.05.2017 | Name days: Leontīne, Ligija, Lonija, Leokādija

CAMART2 – most massive project in Latvia’s scientific history

The biggest project in Latvia’s scientific history – CAMART2 – has been opened in a positive atmosphere. «Commencement of the largest international scientific project in our country’s history once again proves the high level of competence of our scientists. With CAMART2, Latvia becomes a Baltic Silicon Valley,» says Latvian Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis.

90 years – such average life expectancy forecast for women in South Korea

Women in South Korea would be the first among other countries to reach an average life expectancy of over 90 years, scientists conclude.

Swedish police investigate riot in Stockholm

Police in Sweden has started an investigation into a riot that broke out this week a mainly immigrant part of Stockholm.

Expert: Latvia still has the highest unemployment level among Baltics

«Tendencies on the labour market will become more positive this year. Queues of unemployed people are expected to decline more quickly. Unemployment will be reduced by negative demographic trends too, but there will not be any sharp changes.

Non-declaration of cash to be applied with fine equal to 5% of the amount

In the event of non-declaration of cash money when crossing the border of the Republic of Latvia, a fine equal to 5% of the amount will be applied. This was decided by the Cabinet of Ministers during the viewing of Finance Ministry’s amendments to the Law on Declaration of Cash at the State Border.

Estonian anti-humantrafficking helpline contacted by 420 people last year

As human trafficking-related crime is on the rise in Estonia, a special helpline, received calls from 420 people last year, with people reporting mostly, when they are already in trouble not preventively.

Survey: meat remains one of the main food products in Latvia

90% of Latvian residents aged 20-74 regularly eat meat. For 80% of them, meat is one of the main everyday food products, BNN was informed by meat processing company Forevers.

State Border Guard apprehend 32 perpetrators

On Monday, 20 February, officers of the Latvian State Border Guard apprehended 32 perpetrators attempting to illegally cross the state border.

Trump calls Estonia «valued ally and friend» in letter to Kaljulaid

In letter to Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on the occasion of the upcoming 99th anniversary of the independence of Estonia, U.S. President Donald Trump has referred to the Baltic country as «a valued ally and friend».

Authorities to perform in-depth assessment to prevent existing problems in legislation

Court Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development will perform an in-depth assessment to identify existing legislative problems that create an administrative burden for businesses.

Finance Ministry reports potential tax changes coming next year

During the meeting with Latvian Pensioners Federation, Finance Ministry announced the possibility of application of 20% tax on revenue from capital that is not re-invested into the company's development.

Ceasefire reduce fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russia recognises separatist passports

The ceasefire announced in eastern Ukraine has reduced fighting in the Donbas war, but Ukrainian army has reported of one killed soldier.

India’s second city outlaws disposable plastic

In Deli, India, which is home to over 16 million people, disposable plastic, including bags, cups and cutlery, has been banned.

Residents: situation with Latvia’s security and state defence has improved

Latvian residents’ concerns over state security have reduced, as noted in a study by SKDS ordered by Defence Ministry.

Survey: residents intentionally try to pick services of small businesses

64% of Latvian residents intentionally try to pick services provided by small businesses, according to results of a survey performed by Swedbank Institute of Finances.

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