Valdis Zatlers, leader of Zatlers Reform Party first let down Unity and then Harmony Center, thus showing his true face. Everyone willing to deal with him in future should take this into account, Aivars Lembergs, Ventspils Mayor, told journalists, when commenting on the newly-formed ruling coalition.
The European Commission has presented its proposal for the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013. In short, the following will affect Latvia:
On the island of Muhu, in west Estonia, the construction of post building and grounds for new military air defense radar has been started. It is set for commissioning in 2012.
"I expected the Security Police to arrest me last week when I announced that Ventspils was about to introduce its own national currency, but nothing like that happened," Aivars Lembergs, Ventspils Mayor, said in a press conference on October 12.
This year, Ventspils city has managed to remind about itself 813 times on LTV 1, according to TNS Latvia Advertising Register. This number includes the city’s commercials on LTV1, as well as, for example, Ventspils logo appearance in one of the broadcasts.
Dzintris Kolats, director general of Latvijas Radio, has decided to leave his current post and submitted his resignation to the National Council for Electronic Media on Wednesday, October 12, Abrams Kleckins, chairman of NCEM’s council, told in an interview to BNN.
In absolute terms, the greatest remuneration can still be found in Estonia. However, given the impact of the inflation, the actual income is up only for Latvian households. It has been dropping in Estonia and Lithuania.
Over the nine months of this year, 6 191 passenger cars and 1 838 trucks were bought, totalling 8 029 new cars. Moreover, the third quarter reported the highest number of registered new passenger cars – 2 191 units, Zane Rone, project manager at the Latvian Authorized Automobile Dealers Association, informs the portal BNN.
The newspaper Diena’s actual owners were the three Latvian oligarchs Ainars Slesers, Andris Skele and Aivars Lembergs at least when Viesturs Koziols formally became the owner of the newspaper’s controlling interest in the summer of 2010, according to the evidence obtained by the anti-corruption bureau during the investigation of the so-called oligarchs’ case.
The search for the new head of the Latvian airline airBaltic could be concluded within the next two weeks, when the airline's council has selected the most suitable candidate.
It is positive that a coalition has been formed. It would be worse if there was none. Moreover, if a decision is taken, it should not be changed, says Ivars Godmanis, the European Parliament deputy and ex-Prime Minister.
President of Latvia Andris Berzins is set to restore Constitutional Rights Commission under the administration of President. It will be run by Egils Levits, the European Union court judge and the Riga Graduate School of Law Professor Emeritus, the State Chancery told the news portal BNN.
Despite a number of positive aspects associated with the Afghan national security forces development and Afghan soldiers' participation in NATO training program, there are serious concerns over local authorities’ ability to control the situation in the country.