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On Tuesday, 17 January, the Cabinet of Ministers supported Transport Ministry’s and LDz’s proposed project for electrification of the country’s railway network and its further development. The plan provides for the electrification of the railway network from Daugavpils and Rezekne to Riga through Krustpils, as BNN was informed by Transport Ministry.
«Considering the amount of private and confidential information we tend to store on the internet, users should be more careful about security and effective passwords. This seems self-explanatory, but many people, it seems, do not understand how easy it is to make password-management mistakes,» – says Kaspersky Lab consumer commercial manager Andrey Mohola.
During an information check regarding possible storage and realization of illegal diesel fuel, State Revenue Service’s Customs Police uncovered illegally stored diesel fuel within a garage territory in Riga on 11 January, 2017.
Last year, Latvians were prepared to spend more money on smart-phones than in 2015. According to results of a study by GFK, residents spent EUR 389 on the purchase of a smart-phone on average.
In spite of the industry’s calls over the past two years, Transport Ministry still has not provided a cargo attraction plan, a unified offer for our cooperation partners. Nor do we have a clearly defined transit strategy and development direction, says Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics.
The choice of the people of Ukraine to go the road of deepening ties with the European Union could turn into disappointment if delays with visa regime and association agreement continue, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko stated.
On 12 January, Ventspils City Council approved the budget for 2017. It is stated in the document that the base budget’s planned revenue is EUR 13,584,298. Budget expenditures are planned at EUR 22,652,396, as reported by Marlena Zvaigzne, editor of Ventspils Novadnieks.
In a rating on the success of countries in growing, attracting and retaining talented workers, Baltic states have all been ranked in the top 33 out of 100 countries.
«The procurement field has changed significantly over the past several years. And it is not just because of the new directive announced by the European Parliament and European Council for procurements. One other factor to consider is the aiming for better management, reduction of the administrative burden and more efficient use of public resources,» – reports Finance Ministry’s Legal Department expert Liga Neilande.
The current project of the international high-speed railway Rail Baltica contains three stops in its Estonian part, while adding more would need careful analysis, stated Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.
Continuing the discussion regarding the unemployment situation in Ventspils, Latvijas fakti had performed a social survey last year. Results of this study show that 32% of residents of this city are concerned about the emergence of new jobs, adding that this is one of the main priorities for the city council.
Search teams have quit looking for Malaysian airliner, which disappeared from radars on flight No. MH370 from Malaysia to China with 239 people on board, as currently, only seven of the 20 pieces of recovered debris have been identified as definitely or highly likely to be from the Boeing 777.
Vilnius has voiced plans to erect a 45-kilometre-long fence on the Lithuanian-Russian border along the Kaliningrad region, report Russian media.
Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals multifunctional cargo transshipment centre continues its work this year on a wave of positive results. This year, the terminal plans to introduce a new transport line to offer existing carriers and increase cargo turnover.
On Monday, 16 January, Crisis Management Council decided to declare a state of emergency in Krimulda and Adazi. Because of that, it will be necessary to allocate approximately EUR 100,000 from the state budget for emergencies to combat African swine fever.
The heating season is especially unpleasant for residents of Ventspils, as, according to data from the Public Utilities Commission, Ventspils has the highest heating tariffs among Latvia’s major cities. Heating tariffs are only higher in a couple of smaller cities, but even in most of Latgale tariffs are lower than in Latvia’s richest port city.
The volume of investments in Latvia’s real estate market exceeds EUR 300 million for the fourth consecutive year. The total investment volume reached EUR 341.3 million in 2016, compared with EUR 394.4 million in 2015, according to data from Colliers International Latvia.
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Sales of Finnish and Baltic fast food restaurant network Hesburger in Baltics reached EUR 58 million last year.
Of the three Baltic States, Latvia is the most demanding when it comes to regulator requirements for banks. This is largely because of its banking market’s state. Nevertheless, requirements are not inadequate, Nordea bank head in Latvia Janis Buks said in an interview.
In 1994, Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs travelled to Moscow to sign a document that made him a co-owner of Solvolub offshore. The company’s largest co-owner was Russian businessman Boris Titov, who is currently one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advisers. This is also how Lembergs first acquired shares in Ventamonjaks in Ventspils, as reported by Nekā personīga programme of TV3.
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