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Friday 23.02.2018 | Name days: Haralds, Almants

650 000 of Latvia population take part in online Census 2011

More than 650 000 of the residents of Latvia have registered in the population census 2011 electronically, according to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data.

Prime Minister concedes 10% pensions cuts

For the sake of budget stabilization, the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is considering the possibility of reducing pensions by 10%, the Prime Minister admitted.

Latvia’s GDP per capita last year – 3 039 lats

In 2010, Latvia’s gross domestic product per head (at constant prices) was 3 039 lats, which is by 11 lats more than in 2009, when it was 3 028 lats. In the Q1 of 2010, the GDP per capita (at constant prices) amounted to 651 lats.

GDP shrank by 0.3% last year

Compared to 2009, in 2010 the gross domestic product in 2010 decreased by 0.3%,while compared to the exact period in 2009, it has risen by 3.6% in Q4 of 2010.

Census counters to be paid regardless number of households visited

Settlement with the company carrying out population Census 2011 will not depend on the number of households census counters visit, the Central Statistical Bureau deputy director Pēteris Veģis says, adding that online Census has been extended up to March 12, due to extensive interest in electronic registration.

Airport Riga: airBaltic has financial difficulties

The Latvian national airline airBaltic is suffering financial difficulties – its debt to the airport Riga accounts for 7 – 8 million lats, indicates the airport’s Board Member Andis Damlics.

Diesel fuel excise to reduce Latvian farmers competitiveness

Applying minimum excise tax on diesel fuel will boost costs of Latvian local farmers. Given various costs climb, including of energy resources, excise tax application will propel the prime costs of agricultural production and reduce farmers competitiveness down to the level of the Baltics exclusively.

Municipalities control over gambling likely to be increased

Town in Latvia Jekabpils Council has drafted amendments to the legislation aiming at granting local governments more power to control gambling.

Airport Riga runway to be reconstructed

In order to carry out the runway and its infrastructure reconstruction, the airport Riga has concluded a contract on the detail design draft. The airport plans to resurface the runway, strengthen the airstrip, improve the runway light system in line with the international regulatory requirements, as well as to carry out taxiway and ramp reconstruction.

Swedbank finds data reader devices on several ATMs

Swedbank has blocked several payment cards, because when carrying out the regular ATM network monitoring, data reader devices were found on some ATMs, the bank’s press secretary Kristīne Jakubovska reveals to the business news portal BNN.