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Ceturtdiena 29.06.2017 | Name days: Paulis, Pauls, Pāvils, Pēteris

Usakovs appoints indebted businessman City Development Department head

Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs has appointed businessman Uldis Jansons Riga City Development Department head. Jansons liabilities exceed 230 thousand euro.

Expert: not all institutions take into account Personal Data Protection Law

The current situation shows not all institutions consider Personal Data Protection Law, neither do they see how it applies to certain IT projects, according to data protection expert Māris Ruķers.

Census has already counted 200 000 persons

On Friday at 12.59:14 pm 200 000 persons have «counted themselves» in Census 2011 electronically. Riga residents spend about 19 minutes and 50 seconds on filling in the census questionnaire. Most often online questionnaires are filled in for four household members - two adults and two children.

SRS Electronic Declaration System under temporary ban

The State Revenue Service’s Electronic Declaration System users who have obtained other person’s identification number can use it to find out this person’s name, surname, declared address and other data.

New airlines to join airport Riga this year

This year, the Scandinavian airline Skyways will launch flights to Riga, operating ten flights per week from Gothenburg. Also, the Israeli national airline's El Al charter company Sundor will fly once a week from Tel Aviv. Overall, 19 airlines will operate at the airport Riga this summer.

Save Latvia raises money for sovereign debt repayment

«Your donation will help to achieve a heroic deed. Become a hero!» This is a slogan of a law student Matīss Bārtulis site Save Latvia, developed to raise donations in order to help Latvia repay its sovereign debt to the International Monetary Fund.

State Employment Agency Head: unemployment in Latvia – 14.5%

Lately, the unemployment rates have been flat, there are no significant changes this year. The unemployment rate in January and February was 14.5%, which means there are 160 000 jobless people, indicates the State Employment Agency Head Baiba Paševica.

Central Statistical Bureau: taking part in Census is obligatory

Taking part in the population census is mandatory for the residents of Latvia, according to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), because it is stipulated by both the Law on Population and Housing Census and the Law on State Statistics, the CSB social statistics department director Maranda Behmane informs.

Number of households living on social benefits rises 8%

Due to the economically-active household members' job loss, the proportion of households with remuneration as the main source of subsistence has decreased from 66% in 2008 to 59% in 2009. At the same time, the proportion of households sustaining from social benefits has climbed from 29% to 37%, respectively.

Budget deficit hits 123.6 million lats

In the first two months of 2011, the state budget revenues comprised 572.7 million lats, while the expenditure – 696.3 million lats, forming a deficit of 123.6 million lats, according to the State Treasury data on the budget implementation for period January–February.

Ex-Chief Architect: Riga Development Plan calls for corrections

Riga Development Plan 2006-2018 definitely needs certain corrections, the former Riga City Chief Architect Jānis Dripe says, adding that he had intended to keep improving it.

80% of Latvia’s population regard healthcare system as costly and ineffective

More than 80% of the surveyed population believes that the Latvian health care system does not meet their needs. Moreover, to improve the situation, the respondents consider not only additional funding is necessary but also significant changes to the system itself, according to DnB NORD Latvijas barometrs data.

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