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Monday 01.05.2017 | Name days: Ziedonis

Memorandum against higher education funding cuts signed

Several organizations have signed memorandum of cooperation proposed by Latvian Students Association (LSA), which provides joint work on higher education funding model development and common effort against any reduction of funds in the education sector.

VAT rate rise to books rejected

The deputies of Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee, yesterday, September 21st, rejected the Ministry of Finance proposal to apply the value added tax rate of 21% to book industry, instead of the current 10%.

Riga Free Port has not transferred money for EXPO

A little more than a half of month before the planned National Pavilion Day of Latvia on October 21 in the international exhibition EXPO, the Ministry of Economics is searching for money to pay for the organization of it.

Workforce drain to continue

Taken into consideration that the greatest part of enterprises or 68% do not plan to reconsider the salary level, emigration problem and workforce drain to Western countries will remain a topical issue, due to the fact that even low qualified workers earn even three to four times more than people in Latvia.

More than a half of Europeans disappointed in euro

Approximately 55% of Europeans have expressed negative attitude towards the single currency - the euro, according to surveys conducted in several countries.

Vegetable price to increase due to small harvest

At the present moment, about a half of vegetable crops has been harvested in Latvia, they have grown well and their quality is also good. However, as the vegetable harvest this year will be smaller, the prices will slightly increase in winter.

Ozols refuses to arrange EXPO matters and organize Latvia pavilion auction

The Minister for Economics Atis Kampars on Tuesday September 14 issued an order requiring that the Ministry of Economy (ME)takes over from Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIDA) the matters related to Latvia participation in the international exhibition World EXPO 2010.

MI budget cut of 17 million lats planned

Ministry of the Interior (IM) might experience another cut of finances in amount of 17 million lats. Specialists indicate that if it happens, the safety level of the country might be questioned.

Kalnmeiers: I cannot pander to everyone

«I cannot pander to everyone,» the Prosecutor-General Eriks Kalnmeiers (Ēriks Kalnmeiers) expressed today, September 15th, when commenting the carried decision on the necessity of «inventory» in the case of Ventspils’ enterprises as «a remuneration for the prosecutor general post».

First class roads to be improved for saved 33.6 million lats

The Ministry of Traffic plans to make improvements in several state first class roads with the help of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) financing and money that has been saved up from the first round 33.6 million lats.

Subsistence level in August –166.42 lats

According to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data, in August the subsistence level has decreased by 1.28 lats, reaching 166.42 lats.

Debt recovery service charge - not more than 12 lats

Debt collectors are not allowed to visit people at the weekends and in week days after 9 PM. The government has supported the new law, which governs the extrajudicial debt recovery. The Ministry of Economy intends with the help of the new law to tackle aggressive debt collection. The law still has to be revised in the Saeima.