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Friday 24.11.2017 | Name days: Velta, Velda

Local televisions might leave Lattelecom monopoly

Local televisions will not stop broadcasting, as they might use their own transmitters in future. It is the other way round with regional televisions that will not allowed to use their transmitters.

Strazds: competitors driven by cold calculation, not emotional values

The Latvian export companies are operating in the global and regional competition conditions, while the competitors are driven by cold calculation, not emotional considerations, the senior economist at Nordea banka Andris Strazds points out when commenting on the events in the Latvian economy in 2010.

Political expert: I doubt Dombrovskis will make a change

The Prime Minister of Latvia is good at carrying out internal devaluation measures, thus keeping the society relatively calm. In terms of that, he was the right person in the right place, however, this approach has already run out of resources, the political analyst Jurģis Liepnieks is convinced.

Riga Mayor: 36 000 needy people in Riga

The situation is quite tragic – there are 36 000 destitute people in Riga, and it should be understood that this number will not reduce – currently a large number of needy people has no hope of getting a job, even if there are new job openings, believes Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs.

Ex-President: Zatlers visit to Moscow will improve Latvia-Russia relations

The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers visit to Moscow will serve as the «green light» in improving the relationship between the two countries, the former President of Latvia and the current Parliament member Guntis Ulmanis is convinced.

Latvia’s inhabitants go on leisure trips 6% less than in 2009

During the third quarter of 2010, the number of recreational trips accounted for 4.5 million, which is 6% less than during the same period in 2009. The number of one-day long leisure trips decreased by 3%, but the number of trips with overnight stay – by 15%.

Lido owner supported by three offshore companies

The company Firma Lido, owned by Gunārs Ķirsons, has managed to avoid immediate insolvency declaration and property sales because the plan of extrajudicial legal protection process measures was endorsed by three offshore firms even before its official registration.

Taxi services to become pricier next year

Starting from February 1, next year, both distance and time tariffs will be used when calculating taxi fares.

High-speed railway from Riga to Moscow – likely in eight year’s time

Until 2018, when Russia will host the World Cup Finals, a high-speed train line between Riga and Moscow could be created. The officials of both countries discussed such project during the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers’ visit in Russia.

Latvijas Gāze agrees with Gazprom on 15% lower gas purchase price

AS Latvijas Gāze and the Russian company Gazprom have reached an agreement on the natural gas supply, due to which the gas procurement price will drop by 15%, indicates the press secretary of LG Vinsents Makaris.

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