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Ceturtdiena 26.04.2018 | Name days: Rūsiņš, Sandris, Alīna

Razuks: Harmony Center’s inclusion in government – unlikely

Harmony Center's inclusion in the government is unlikely. Latvia’s problem is that HC has gained the entire Russian-speaking electorate, yet the party association is continuously failing to get in power. Therefore, this problem will have to be solved sooner or later, believes Romualds Razuks, the next Saeima deputy from Zatlers Reform Party.

State still not trying to save on mobile communications

Although telecommunication tariffs have dropped in recent years, the state and local authorities are still not showing efforts to economize in mobile communications area.

Five years work in Finland spares from poverty in old age

According to official statistics, currently 22 000 Estonian citizens are residing in Finland, of whom almost half do not intend to return home at all.

Latvia residents more often going on recreational trips

Compared to the first half of 2010, the number of recreational trips surged 9.7% in the first half of 2011. The number of recreational trips accounted for 6.5 million, of which 1.5 million were recreational trips with overnight stay – 1.7% more than in the same period last year.

Finance Ministry calls on raising state administration employees’ remuneration

Latvia’s approaching presidency term in the European Council has raised the issue of highly-qualified staff’s motivation to work at the Latvian state administration. Given the massive brain drain from public to private sector due to low salaries, it is important to establish a motivation system to keep the most talented employees, believes the Finance Ministry.

Political processes hinder preparations for Russian President’s official visit to Latvia

Although the Russian President's official visit to Latvia has still not lost its topicality, due to ongoing political process, the work on visit organization has not started, indicates Andris Teikmanis, Foreign Affairs Ministry's State Secretary.

National anti-corruption bureau actively cooperating with foreign countries

In the first half of 2011, the Latvian national Corruption and Prevention Combating Bureau (CPCB) sent more than 20 requests for mutual legal assistance on criminal matters to 16 foreign countries, Andris Vitenburgs, CPCB representative.

Luzhkov’s banker possibly received residence permit in Latvia

Russia's internationally-wanted, former head of Bank of Moscow Andrei Borodin, who has been publicly named as former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s banker, has received a residence permit in Latvia, told informed source.

Court rules officials classifying information must be disclosed

The State Chancellery has lost the lawsuit on public institutions' rights not disclose content of restricted access documents and whether such documents actually exist, as well as data on persons hidding these documents. Public officials are not authorized to hide information on which official has given restricted access status to information.

62% say they would vote for the same party again

The majority (62%) of all the economically active population aged 18-55 with Latvian citizenship says that if the Saeima elections were to take place yet once again, they would vote for the very same political force as in the 11th Saeima elections.