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Ceturtdiena 17.08.2017 | Name days: Oļegs, Vineta

BATL: Augulis’ goal is reaching an agreement on increase of cargoes for Latvia

Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics has sent an invitation to Latvia’s Transport Minister Uldis Augulis and Russian Federation’s Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov to find a solution for the catastrophic situation with cargo flow from Russia.

Cargo of Nutella chocolate spread stolen in Germany

Thieves in central Germany have taken hold of a 20-tonne cargo of Nutella spread and Kinder chocolate eggs.

Schulz criticises diesel scandal carmakers in attempt to boost election campaign

Martin Schulz, the key rival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the nearing German parliamentary election, has severely criticised the country's «dieselgate» carmakers, in a drive to increase voter support for his social-democrats.

Number of nights spent by guests in Latvian tourist accommodations up 11.2%

694.2 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in Q2 2017, which is 13.3 % more than during the respective period of 2016.

SRS and LVRA to form a work group to improve cooperation

Continuing established cooperation, State Revenue Service and Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Latvia will form a joint work group to propose legislative initiatives, SRS representatives say.

Tukuma ūdens plans to increase sewerage service tariff by 25%

SIA Tukuma ūdens plans to increase sewerage service tariff by 25% and reduce water supply service tariff by 1%, according to information published in Latvian Herald.

Pharmacist: inconvenient backstage with state compensated medicine

Using state funding, it is planned to secure compensated medicine for more than 720,000 residents this year, according to data from Healthcare Ministry. At the same time, 80% of residents interviewed by Euroaptieka admit that they or their relatives require state-compensated prescribed medicine on a daily basis.

Estonian agencies blamed for little interest in quality of e-services

Majority of government agencies in Estonia do not care much about the quality of their e-services, has evaluated Taavi Kotka, the former Deputy Secretary General of Information Technologies at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

More than 130 cadets to practice field combat skills at Adazi landfill

Until 25 August, more than 130 cadets of the National Defence Academy will be practicing individual and team field combat skills at Adazi landfill.

Soundcloud to continue operation after securing vital investment

Popular music streaming service Soundcloud will be able to continue to operate after securing vital investments reportedly amounting to 144 million euros, without which the the firm faced closure last week.

Precipitation to back down in Latvia and weather to become warmer this week

There will be a high atmospheric pressure area hovering above Latvia at the beginning of the week. Although there will be some rain in the first half of 14 August, no more precipitation is expected until the middle of the week, and most of Latvia will likely experience dry weather, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Eggs with banned insecticide found in 15 EU states

EU's European Commission has stated that in fifteen EU member states and also in Switzerland and Hong Kong eggs containing the insecticide fipronil, a substance used to kill lice and ticks on animals that is prohibited by the EU for use in the food industry.

SEA: most often youngsters face unemployment because of lacking education

So far a total of 14,616 youngsters have been provided with assistance from Latvian State Employment Agency’s realized EU fund project Guarantees for Youngsters, says SEA Director Evita Simsone.

Construction output in Latvia up 16.9% in Q2 2017

Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, construction output had increased by 15.9 % in Q2 2017. Construction production output at current prices amounted to 384.4 million euros.

Savisaar trial: Defendant rushed to hospital from court

During the trial against the former long-time head of Estonia’s ruling Centre Party, corruption-accused Edgar Savisaar, a court in Tallinn has called for medics as the health of the politician began to worsen.