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Ašeradens’ own involvement in supervision of subsidized energy production to be checked

Saeima’s Parliamentary Inquiry Committee to evaluate Harmony party’s questions addressed Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens about the situation with monitoring subsidized energy production.

Lithuanian PM sees excellent future of NB8 meetings

The heads of government of Nordic and Baltic countries met in Finnish capital Helsinki last Wednesday, November 1, and discussed a range of common regional issues regarding security, energy markets, and hybrid threats, as well as European Union policies, trans-Atlantic relations, and cooperation within the UN.

Unknown object explodes during police search, injuring an officer in Riga

During a search organized by police in a massive as part of an investigation of an explosive and weapons storage case, an unknown object detonated and injured one of the officers.

Estonia unable to provide online solution to 18 000 vulnerable ID cards

18,000 of the holders of 800,000 Estonian identity cards that are exposed to a security risk cannot renew their certificates remotely because of technical reasons, so they would have to go to an Estonian Police and Border Guard Board service point personally to update their electronic document.

Kozlovskis: work with refugees in Latvia should be entrusted to a single institution

A single, well-coordinated institution should be entrusted to work with people provided with refugee status in Latvia, said Latvian Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis in an interview to Rīta panorama programme of LTV.

Banker: economic inequality in Estonia is wider than ever before

The economy of Estonia is in its best condition, yet inequality in the society is greater than ever before, evaluated the head of Swedbank Eesti in a business conference.

National Armed Forces to supply border guard with Glock 17 pistols

Latvian National Armed Forces will supply the Border Guard with the first Glock 17 pistols procured as part of rearmament plan on Thursday, 2 October.

First lady: orphanages with even the prettiest walls will never replace a family

On Wednesday, 1 November, there was a large discussion organized during the ‘Child needs – ideals and reality in out-of-home care’ conference at Riga Castle on the topic of child needs in out-of-home care and the country’s realized de-institutionalization process.

Deposed Catalan officials awaited in Spanish court

Deposed officials of the Catalan regional government are awaited in court on Thursday, November 2, where they are expected to be charged with organising a rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

Sadales tīkls chairman Andis Pinkulis steps down

Andis Pinkulis, chairman of the board at Sadales tīkls, has stepped down from his post following a request from Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens to evaluate his responsibility in the care involving possible fraud with mandatory procurement component.

Textile business owners arrested by police for major fraud

In October, Latvian State Police arrested owners of a Riga-based textile business for defrauding at least EUR 6,550. Information from the police shows that suspects had been taking orders and money from clients and intentionally not coming through or returning money for at least twelve months.

Special free health check-up organized in Riga for World Diabetes Day

Latvian Diabetes Association invites residents to come to Riga’s 2nd Gymnasium from 10:00 to 14:00 on 4 November. Residents will be able to check their health free of charge and receive advice from experienced specialists.

Augulis: there are three possible airBaltic investors in consideration

With the process to attract new investors for airBaltic coming closer to the finish line, three potential contenders are currently in consideration, said Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis in an interview to Rīta panorama.

Telia in Estonia to try to speed up internet with VDSL connections

One of Estonia's leading telecommunications companies Telia has launched tests aimed providing its clients, who still receive internet in a copper-wire network, faster data traffic with the VDSL technology.

Latvia – nineteenth most favourable country for business in the world

This year, Latvia earned 19th place among 190 countries, leaving 171 economies behind. Among EU member states, Latvia is on 8th place, with Ireland, Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, UK and Denmark ahead, according to World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 data.

Coalition proposes discussion about optimizing existing school network

Politicians of the ruling coalition in Latvia expect expansive discussions about the necessary reforms for the education sector to help restructure the school network.

Latvia to join convention on protection of cultural property

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has supported Latvia’s joining of Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property. This document will be signed on Latvia’s behalf by Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnačs.

Knife man in Tallinn, now dead, had been Estonian

The man in Tallinn, who was shot and died on Tuesday, October 31, after scaring other people with knives in the street and trying to attack police officers, was an Estonian citizen, local police has stated.

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