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Wednesday 26.04.2017 | Name days: Rūsiņš, Sandris, Alīna

Latvia’s inhabitants go on leisure trips 6% less than in 2009

During the third quarter of 2010, the number of recreational trips accounted for 4.5 million, which is 6% less than during the same period in 2009. The number of one-day long leisure trips decreased by 3%, but the number of trips with overnight stay – by 15%.

Lido owner supported by three offshore companies

The company Firma Lido, owned by Gunārs Ķirsons, has managed to avoid immediate insolvency declaration and property sales because the plan of extrajudicial legal protection process measures was endorsed by three offshore firms even before its official registration.

Taxi services to become pricier next year

Starting from February 1, next year, both distance and time tariffs will be used when calculating taxi fares.

High-speed railway from Riga to Moscow – likely in eight year’s time

Until 2018, when Russia will host the World Cup Finals, a high-speed train line between Riga and Moscow could be created. The officials of both countries discussed such project during the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers’ visit in Russia.

Latvijas Gāze agrees with Gazprom on 15% lower gas purchase price

AS Latvijas Gāze and the Russian company Gazprom have reached an agreement on the natural gas supply, due to which the gas procurement price will drop by 15%, indicates the press secretary of LG Vinsents Makaris.

Contributions of 2% to be directed to 2nd Tier pension scheme

On Monday, December 20, Saeima adopted the Welfare Ministry drafted amendments to the law On the State Funded Pensions, which stipulate that starting from the next year and in 2012 contributions at the extent of 2% will be directed to the 2nd Tier pension scheme.

Inhabitants’ income growth after tax changes – insignificant

After the tax changes, inhabitants with higher incomes and without dependants will benefit the less, while the income of others will even slightly grow. However, not in all cases residents with lower incomes and dependants will benefit; moreover, the income increase will be rather insignificant.

Daudze: international lenders’ requirements should be assessed

We should assess the requirements of international lenders and try to convince them that what we have achieved is at the limit of our country’s capacity, considers the Chairman of Saeima National Security Committee Gundars Daudze.

Benefits for food product purchase to be granted soon

Starting from December 20, Riga Social Service will start granting a single allowance for food product purchase to individuals who have declared their basic place of residence within Riga administrative territory, not less than twelve months before the application for the benefit.

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