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airBaltic shareholders meeting disapproves new Board

National airline AS Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic) shareholders in a meeting on August 31th decided to postpone the election of the new Board.

Top prime minister candidates – Lembergs and Dombrovskis

Latvian society recognizes Aivars Lembergs (political party ZZS) and the current Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (political party Vienotība) as the most popular proposed candidates for the post of Prime Minister.

Half Latvian local governments can be left without heating

The total debt for heating has already surpassed 20 million lats. The current data on heat debt shows that half of the local governments of Latvia can be left without heating.

Amount of leasing debtors decreases

The loss of leasing companies from alienated cars is decreasing, the amount of debtor-cars available in the market is also shrinking, therefore the leasing market is shifting to providing its services to corporate clients.

Loan portfolio has decreased by 12% since 2008

In October 2008 the total volume of the Bank of Latvia's given loans reached its highest point of 16.78 billion lats. Whereas in comparison with the end of July of the present year, the amount of loans given mainly to households and enterprises has dropped by 1.98 billion lats, which is 11.8%.

Dalderis: the allocation of funds for Arts should be non-political

The Minister for Culture Ints Dalderis (Ints Dālderis) is of the opinion that the executives of national theatres and cultural institutions shouldn’t seek sources of funding in political circles.

LMT Internet average speed in 4G network is 20-100 Mb/s

The average speed of mobile Internet is 40–70 Mb/s, while the data transfer rate in fourth generation (4G) network is 20 – 100 Mb/s.

A photographer has been appointed as Diena’s new editor-in-chief

The head of social relations of Dienas Mediji, Anna Muhka, affirmed that Ilmars Znotins (Ilmārs Znotiņš) has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of newspaper Diena.

airBaltic strives to become the leading airline in Baltics

The Chairman and Chief executive officer of airBaltic, Bertolt Flick, after receiving criticism on the fact that the national airline airBaltic is looking for flight attendants in Estonia, replied that the reason why airBaltic searches for employees in Estonia and Lithuania is because it aims to become the top airline in all the Baltic states.

Belarusians want to start the production of road transport in Latvia

In the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Sergej Martinov, the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers discussed the possibilities to further the economic relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Krigers: people and industries don’t have to suffer from budget cuts

The chairman of Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS) Peteris Krigers (Pēteris Krīgers) considers that 300 to 400 million lats have to be saved and cut so that, as a result, neither people, nor specific sectors would have to suffer.

Mikelsons: the whole thing is a high-level political frame-up

Former chief executive of electric utility A/S Latvenergo, Karlis Mikelsons, who was released from prison today on bail of LVL 50 000 security money, believes that the whole thing is a high-level political game.

The socializing portal draugiem.lv has been «infested» by debt collectors

In an interview for the Latvijas Radio programme Krustpunktā, the creative director of social network draugiem.lv, Guntars Meluškāns, pointed out that the portal users are terrorized by debt collectors.

Slesers promises to reform KNAB and deal with Rimi and Maxima

The runner-up for the Prime Minister post, Ainars Slesers promises reforms after the elections, and claims that many dishonest and prospect -less politicians of Latvia will have to leave their posts.

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