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Confusion of Berzins does away with Saeima Speaker's intention

President Berzins was suddenly put in an awkward situation, because journalists asked him about something he himself should have announced, says the Saeima Speaker Solvita Aboltina. Aboltina feels sorry that her good intention to reduce the pressure around the referendum on Russian is now not possible.

London court to decide on action against Lembergs in LASCO case

On Wednesday, November 16, London Commercial Court did not finish mulling over the question of whether legal action can be brought against Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs in Latvian Shipping Company (LASCO) ship chartering case.

Foreign Affairs Minister calls for fair solutions in EU long-term budget

In the meeting of the EU General Affairs Council, Latvia Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics urged to seek for fair solutions in the long-term EU budget planning process. One of the key tasks discussed in the meeting was the issue of the long-term EU budget for 2014-2020.

Aggression Index to measure intolerance on Internet

The Aggression Index, a tool for monitoring the intolerance in online comments, was launched on November 16 – the Tolerance Day.

18% of residents not interested in 2012 state budget matters

Majority (70%) of the economically-active residents of Latvia aged 18 to 55 years have heard something about the issues related to the 2012 state budget.

Zatlers Reform Party member: we are political kamikazes

Calls for serious reforms form the basis of our ideology. If our key task was to fight oligarchs and that's it, we could as well drop the idea today, says Sandra Sondore-Kukule, Zatlers Reform Party board member.

Lawyer: insurers deceive their clients

Most of insurance companies in Latvia deceive their clients by making selfish use of the overburdened courts and deficiencies in the legislation. As a result, they find a way to avoid insurance payouts, according to the sworn lawyers office Rubene & Partneri.

Anti-corruption bureau undermined by local politicians, not foreign spies

The key issue on the agenda of the new anti-corruption bureau’s head is the possible information leak from the Bureau. The chief has to dispel doubts about irregularities at the CPCB, says Janis Kazocins, director of the Constitution Protection Bureau.

Budget to see extra 29 million lats consolidation

The government of Latvia has agreed upon consolidating yet another 29 million lats, says Finance Minister Andris Vilks.

43% of residents believe the government will fall next March

Nearly half or 43% of Latvia's residents agree with the version expressed by Zatlers Reform Party’s leader Valdis Zatlers that the current government is likely to fall in March 2012.