Milk processing companies will not include in the final milk price the climb observed in October and November. Consequently, the average rise in milk procurement prices forming 3% in October and continuing to grow in November, will not affect consumers.
It is planned to raise the reduced value added tax rate from 10% to 12% for heating, natural gas, firewood, transport services, books, newspapers, medicinal products, medical devices and medical supplies of goods, as well as for guest accommodation services, suggests the obtained Ministry of Finance budget consolidation plan.
Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau (CPCB) initiated criminal proceedings in October 2010 against a local municipality Head for bribing another state official.
Law amendments have been prepared under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice of Latvia and submitted further for consideration in the closed government session on November 16. The new amendments provide judges, prosecutors and parliamentarians inclusion into the single-salary system.
Only 36% of the inhabitants of Latvia wish that the euro is introduced as soon as possible, while 43% gave a negative answer, but one fifth of the surveyed did not have any particular opinion on this issue, indicates the study conducted by SKDS within the framework of an interactive campaign Attieksme pret naudu.
Nearly 68% of the inhabitants of Latvia consider that in the upcoming year housing prices will not drop and will not be lower than they are at the moment, suggests SEB Mājokļu cenu indicators data.