Estonian Minister of Finance Sven Sester has stated that a priority of this year’s upcoming Estonian presidency at the Council of the European Union will be changing of the bloc’s value-added tax.
Tuberculosis infection rates in Latvia continue to decline. Nevertheless, specialists say that Latvia’s indexes remain some of the highest in the European Union, as reported by Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
«Latvia, as a Eurozone member state, is co-responsible for the economic situation in the European Union. We cannot afford to sleep on the laurels of rapid growth started in post-crisis years. Latvia has to be responsible in the realization of recommendations provided by the European Commission,» says chairperson of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Cigane.
With the April French presidential election nearing, two leading candidates of the post have positioned themselves in a televised debate.
«Vehicle mass restrictions that are imposed on gravel roads are not a solution – they present an additional obstacle for the national economy,» says Latvian Employers’ Confederation.
Since Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed in 2015 near the Kremlin, a group of anti-Kremlin activists has there cared for his makeshift memorial, but authorities are now planning to close the site on a bridge opposite Moscow's Red Square for repair construction works.
On Tuesday, 21 March, Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy will organize a piquet outside the Cabinet of Ministers building with students, employees and supporters taking part in the Living Chain at the end of the piquet. The goal of this protest is to demand the cancellation of RPIVA’s liquidation process.
On Friday, 17 March, Aivars Lembergs, who is accused of serious crimes, admitted during a court hearing having discussed allegations with five former judges of the Supreme Court, as reported by TV3.
Over the course of the past several years, scores given by residents to workers of the State Revenue Service in culture and professionalism control measures have declined, as concluded in SRS’ ordered study about the quality of service provided to taxpayers.
Not long ago Nekā personīga had acquired information that Chief of Riga Region Police Department Guntars Markitans had exceeded the permitted speed limit while driving a police car. A police patrol that was nearby when it happened stopped him. Markitans made it look as though he was performing a police inspection and left the scene without getting punished.
Starting from Tuesday, 21 March, Martins Krievins will no longer be the director of the State Chancellery, as confirmed by Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis’ press-secretary Andrejs Vaivars.
The Frenchman, who attacked soldiers in Paris Orly airport over the weekend, had been under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
«The European Union currently faces the biggest problems in the history of its existence. But in such conditions and based on what we’ve achieved so far, we have to achieve a united vision for Europe’s future,» said Gundars Daudze, a member of the Saeima, in his speech in the Italian parliament on Friday, 17 March.
«Nowadays attackers can hack into every fourth Wi-Fi network in Latvia in a couple of seconds. By 2020, two-thirds of data will be transmitted using wireless connections,» says Possible.lv chairman Kirils Solovjovs.