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Saturday 19.08.2017 | Name days: Melānija, Imanta

Latvian government asked to compensate profits lost from rejecting Nord Stream 2

Considering the stance of the Latvian Republic in relation to Nord Stream 2 project, in which the Cabinet of Ministers decided not to permit the participation of Ventspils Freeport, Noord Natie Ventspils Terminal and Baltic Express have decided to ask the government to compensate lost profits. An official request has been submitted to the prime ministers.

Hospital: countryside residents with no easy access to a urologist are at risk

For the third consecutive year urologists from Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital’s travel to Latvia’s far-away regions to provide men there with free health check-ups and consultations. This year urologists decided to visit Dobele, Cesis, Rezekne and Jekabpils.

German Chancellor could support introducing eurozone budget for sensible purposes

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has stated that she could support the introduction of a separate eurozone budget and a position of an eurozone finance minister, in case of right circumstances and sensible aims.

Latvia wants to introduce electronic working time tracking in construction

Saeima’s Budget and Finance Commission has expressed unanimous conceptual support for amendments to the Law on Taxes and Duties. These amendments provide for the introduction of electronic working time tracking system in construction, as BNN was informed by Saeima’s press-service.

Alleged bomber shot in Brussels central station

In the central station of Brussels, Belgium, soldiers have shot a man suspected he was to detonate explosives, local authorities have stated. The man was shot and later died after reportedly setting off a small explosion on Tuesday, June 20, and no-one else is believed to have been injured.

Businessmen remain worried about availability of qualified workers in Latvia

For a long time now businessmen have been concerned about the lack of qualified labour force in Latvia. Their fears only continue to grow. 64% of interviewed businessmen believe the general availability of required labour force is poor and 33% of businessmen think the situation will only get worse in the future, according to results of Citadele Index.

Baltic States and Slovenia refuse to become hosts for UK-based EU agencies

Only four EU member states – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia – do not want to become new host countries for the currently UK-based EU agencies.

CSB: demand for labour force continues growing

At the end of Q1 2017, there were 15.7 thousand job vacancies in the country, and the indicator has risen by 1.9 thousand or 13.6 %, as compared to Q1 2016, and by 1.3 thousand or 8.7 %, compared to the end of 2016.

Defendant Savisaar intends to run in Estonian local government election

The graft-accused former mayor of Tallinn and ousted leader of Centre Party has stated that he intends to run in Estonian local government elections due this autumn.

Latvian residents have weak knowledge of personal credit history

A quarter of Latvian residents do not know what private credit rating is, according to results of a study performed by the Credit Information Bureau and Snapshots.

CAA: Latvia does not have any real punishments for improper use of UAVs

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs in Latvia is governed by regulations. However, there are no special punishments for violations associated with use of UAVs, said Director of Civil Aviation Agency Maris Gorodcovs in an interview to LTV.

Family of suspected London van attacker shocked about attack on Muslims

Relatives of the man in London taken in custody following a terror attack near a mosque in the British capital, have said they are shocked and devastated after the events.

Latvian board game declared the best children’s board game of the year

On 19 June in Hamburg, Germany, winners of the world’s most prestigious board game award Spiel des Jahres in child board game category Kinderspiel des Jahres were announced. Latvian board game Ice Cool, published by Brain Games, was declared as the best board game for children of 2017.

Roberts Zile criticizes Juncker Fund operations

Although the European Commission continues talks about accomplishments of Juncker Fund, the grim reality is that most of the money ends up in wealthy EU member states, where there is no lack of investments.

Amendments to street trading approved to combat grey economy in Latvia

To reduce grey economy in agricultural and food products trading, the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday, 19 June, approved Economy Ministry’s amendments to Cab. Req. for the organization of trade at markets and street vending.

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