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Ceturtdiena 21.06.2018 | Name days: Monvīds, Egita, Emīls

Titavs: «zatlerians» are not behaving

Absence of President Andris Berzins and mutual dislike among parties postpones coalition building, says Dans Titavs, board member of Latvian Exporters and Investors Club.

Large publicity promised for reaserch on Russian NGOs’ impact

The research on pro-Russian non-governmental organizations’ activities in the Baltic States is topical for all three Baltic States – we already see first signs that it is important and the findings will create a large publicity, says Inga Springe.

True winners of elections - Unity, Zatlers Reform Party and National Association

"I do not think that Harmony Center gaining 31 parliament seats is something extraordinary. The party association has little support from the part of voters. The true winners are Unity, Zatlers Reform Party and the national association All for Latvia!-TB/LNNK, whose results report growing support," Ina Druviete, Unity member elected in the 11th Saeima, told the news portal BNN.

Latvian court employees to get bigger salaries

Justice Ministry and Latvian court employees have come to an agreement that 1 446 court employees will be paid more starting from October 2011. The ministry is set to spend LVL 278.956 for that.

Berzins: austerity measures helped Latvia exit crisis

During his address at the 66th session of the United National General Assembly, the President of Latvia Andris Berzins, pointed out that Latvia was among the countries that were most rapidly and severely stricken by the economic crisis. However, it recovered due to swift and decisive action regarding austerity measures.

Pietiek.com knows what Zatlers and Urbanovich's parties don't know

On the contrary to Zatlers Reform Party (ZRP) and Harmony Center's (HC) statements, serious discussions on the next ministerial posts are already being held.

Slesers: we have nothing, we are just waiting for statistics to improve

After twenty years of independence, the economies of three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – have gone different paths. Estonia is currently in the lead, followed by Lithuania, with Latvia taking the last place. BNN surveyed the politicians that were not elected in the new Parliament, on why, in their opinion, Latvia is lagging behind its Baltic neighbours.

EU bans large gas cylinders

The EU has banned the sales of dangerous high-pressure equipment that have not been accordingly certified. Consequently, further on 50 litre gas cylinders will have to be given up.

63% want president to take part in forming government

The majority of 63% of all the economically active population aged 18-55 believes that the president needs to take active participation in forming the next Cabinet of Ministers.

Ushakov shouldn't worry about another euro referendum

As soon as one voting is over, politicians are already expecting the next one. Nils Ushakov, the winning party Harmony Center's prime minister candidate, thinks that a referendum should be set up for people to have a say in whether to join the eurozone or not.

Karnite: hard times await Latvia

In order to predict whether the emergency Saeima elections will affect the current national economic policy, it is important to know who will be the new prime minister and finance minister. Given the events in Europe, it is clear that Latvia can expect hard times, Raita Karnite, board member of the Economic Forecasting Centre, admits in an interview to the news portal BNN.

Latvia drops to 60th place in economic freedom rating

Latvia has taken the 60th place in the latest economic freedom rating compiled by Canada’s Fraser Institute, according to the Institute’s latest Economic Freedom of the World 2011 Annual Report.

Bank of Latvia: Estonians have better financial logics

Estonian budget policy of the past ten years shows that, unlike Latvia, Estonians have always had good financial logics. They always spend only what has been earned so that they do not need to borrow, says Olegs Tkachev, Bank of Latvia economist.

62% of Latvia population object to two national languages

The majority or 62% of all the economically active population aged 18 to 55 disapproves of Russian as the second national language in Latvia, according to TNS Latvia and LNT survey.