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Sunday 30.04.2017 | Name days: Liāna, Lilija, Alta

Turnover of Latvian Air Traffic Controllers declined 1.8% last year

Latvian Air Traffic Controllers worked with turnover of EUR 24.527 million in 2016, which is 1.8% less when compared with 2015. The company’s profits declined 26.9% and were EUR 344,336, according to the company’s unaudited financial account.

Puce: Augulis wants to cover up his failure by digging into pensions

The idea voiced this week by Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis about diverting pension fund money towards road repairs is unjustified and absurd, says the party For Latvia’s Development.

TM: demand for container transports within Eurasian supply networks increases

«Demand for container cargo transports within Eurasian supply networks continues to increase. A major increase was noted in 2016 for container cargoes in existing transport routes,» notes Latvian Transport Ministry's state secretary Kaspars Ozolins.

Several flights cancelled at Riga airport due to strikes in Finland and Germany

Airport workers' strike, which are currently taking place at airports in Finland and Germany, are having an impact on the work of Riga International Airport. Because of this, multiple departing and arriving flights have been cancelled, as reported by the airport's representative.

Children born abroad will be allowed to be re-registered in Latvia

Amendments to the Civil Status Registration Law have come into force in Latvia. From now on, in cases when it is necessary to recognize or establish the fact of paternity, execute court ruling in relation to either approval or cancellation of adoption, it will be possible to re-register children of Latvian citizens born abroad, as confirmed by Justice Ministry.

Election interference should be viewed as act of war, Ilves says

Now, when U.S. intelligence services have confirmed there had been Russian meddling in the elections and when their German counterparts have confirmed breaking into IT systems of the German parliament by same groups of hackers, all liberal democrats needed to reconsider how their electoral processes could be defended, Estonian ex-president Toomas Hendrik Ilves has stated.

Layer of snow in Latvia may increase by 6 cm

On Friday, 10 March, Latvia’s eastern regions will experience lasting snowfall. The layer of snow in some areas will likely increase by 6 cm. Visibility will become worse during intense snowfall, as reported by State Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvenergo: 70% of households choose to receive bills electronically

Over the course of the year, the number of self-service visits at electrum.lv has increased, reaching eight million a year. This is demonstrated by the fact that 70% of households choose to receive bills electronically, Latvenergo notes.

Minister: use of Insolvency Law in practice should be ensured as soon as possible

«Currently one of the most important challenges is the Insolvency Law and effective application of its amendments in practice. This has to be realized as soon as possible,» says Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs.

Tusk re-elected contrary to will of his native Poland

To the post of the head of the European Council Donald Tusk has been re-elected despite solitary opposition of the government of his native Poland.

Lithuania ponders school year extension, six-year-olds’ enrolment

Lithuanian Education Minister Jurgita Petrauskienė believes that Lithuanian children, unlike their peers in other countries, hit the books too little and while away their too long holidays, so prolongation of the school year is what the young generation needs.

Government approves personnel selection committee to find a new CEO for Riga Freeport

Riga Freeport authority has approved the personnel selection committee that will pick the new CEO for the port, as BNN was informed by Mareks Gailitis, advisor to Riga City Council deputy chairman Andris Ameriks.

Latvia to invest two million euros in modernization of country’s air quality network

Approximately EUR 2 million to be invested in order to perform modernization of Latvia’s atmospheric air quality network by 2018, as noted by Latvian Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre’s representative Sanita Peleke.

Balsts: highest standard apartment prices noted in Teika district

In February, average standard apartment prices were stable. Only in a couple of microdistricts had minimally increased – by 0.12%, as reported by a representative of real estate company Balsts.

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