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

Debts to cost the state budget even more

This year, the state will have to direct more than half a billion of lats to the domestic and external debt repayment. In 2010, the government debt rose by 785.92 lats or 18.3%, amounting to 5.08 billion lats.

Food not to become cheaper amid stable prices

Food price gains are linked to the VAT rise, global energy resources price surge and the low base of the last year, the Bank of Latvia President Ilmārs Rimšēvičs told.

Experts: consumers to buy expensive telecommunication devices in 2011

The year 2011 will be characterized by clients’ activity to change the outdated telecommunication devices to new, expensive and prestigious ones, the Chief Executive of the Latvian Telecommunications Association Jānis Lelis informs the business news portal BNN.

LTV and Latvijas Radio likely to merge

The public media – Latvijas Televīzija and Latvijas Radio – technical existence will be undermined in the next two to three years, because much of the existing radio and television assets base has zero value. Therefore, the National Council for Electronic Media is asking to support and incorporate its proposal of a new Latvian public electronic media establishment in the government’s action plan.

Child benefits in Latvia the smallest in EU

Over the last two decades 1998 reports the lowest birth rate, when the number of babies born dropped below 20 000, while the highest one was registered in 1987 and 1988 with 40 000 babies. At the same time the number of women at a fertile age has remained more or less flat.

Rīgas siltums: heating bills to be smaller in January

In January the heating bills will be lower, both compared to December 2010 and January 2010, AS Rīgas siltums Board Chairman Normunds Talcis indicates.

State officials to have limited access to vehicle permits

The Ministry of Transport has decided to disallow state administration employees to require vehicle permits.

Leaving restaurants without paying not popular in Latvia

The practice of leaving restaurants without paying for the service is not popular and common in Latvia, recognize the surveyed representatives of restaurants and pubs by the business portal Nozare.lv.

Latvia in face of real estate deficit

Latvia may experience quality real estate shortage in one or two years, moreover, in all market segments, indicate the company Colliers International research data.

Food products surcharge is inevitable

The food product price gains are unavoidable due to the record-high raw material prices, while the manufacturers of agricultural production and food products agree that efficiency boosts have to be continued in the manufacturing processes so that consumers do not suffer from the raw material price climb.

Court employees demand equality principle in salary determination or they will strike

More than 20 Latvia’s District (City) courts and the Land Register Department employees have filed letters to high-level officials, requiring to prevent inobservance of legal norms and principles and ensure the equality principle in remuneration.

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