58% of interviewed consumers in the European Union admit the electricity retail market in their home country does not function sufficiently, according to results of the European Commission’s Retail energy market study.
In January 2017, Ventspils Freeport terminals transshipped 2.5 million tons of cargoes, which is 40% more than last year, as reported by the freeport’s public relations manager Inga Ievina.
Latvia and France have signed an inter-governmental agreement in the field of defence. The new agreement states that both countries will cooperate in multiple defence-related fields – development of security and defence concepts, defence and planning policy, cyber-defence, military exercises, etc.
To help improve understanding of the need to pay social fees, Welfare Minister Janis Reirs has asked the State Revenue Service to ensure mandatory four-hour education course for unemployed people to help improve their financial literacy.
The producer of generic veterinary pharmaceuticals Interchemie Eesti considers relocating its manufacturing to Lithuania, citing years of efforts with Estonian authorities to gain extension for a number of marketing licences.
«We find any desire to ‘punish’ the British for their nation’s choice unacceptable. Their choice should be respected by other European Union member states,» notes Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
«In spite of different positions in important international policy matters, there is room for our countries to expand practical industrial cooperation,» said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during the presentation of credentials to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian federation in Latvia Yevgeniy Lukyanov.
On Tuesday, 7 February, the Food and Veterinary Service received results of laboratory tests, proving the presence of African swine fever in Ancers pig enclosure in Salaspils. Approximately 10,000 pigs will have to be liquidated.
From now on all activities in the gas trade process involving customer service will be secured by the trader. With that, clients will only have to sign one contract and receive one bill, as BNN was informed by Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens.
«New public transport service organizational order should ensure that transport companies provide residents with appropriate services. To introduce the new order in 2021, it needs to be discussed in detail in the Public Transport Council, which has in its ranks representatives of ministries and planning regions,» – BNN was told by Transport Minister Uldis Augulis.
During his visit to US Armed Forces Central Command in Florida, President Donald Trump emphasized support to NATO. However, he also mentioned that most of the member states of the alliance still do not divert sufficient finances to military expenditures.
88 applications were received as part of Latvia’s Annual Construction Industry Award 2016, representing all kinds of structures built across all of Latvia and other countries where Latvian citizens participated in construction projects, including Sweden, Estonia and Russia, as BNN was told by organizers of the contest.
Irish low-fares airline Ryanair has unveiled that it is reviewing its decision to allow passengers take second free luggage bag on board after it found that passengers abuse the allowance and cause flight delays.
Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs has decided to propose Inesa Steina as a candidate for the post of director of Insolvency Administration. Steina was found the most appropriate for this post by the State Chancellery’s formed selection committee, as confirmed by Justice Ministry.