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Sunday 26.03.2017 | Name days: Eiženija, Ženija

NEPLP has yet to receive information about owner change for MTG’s broadcaster

Latvia’s National Electronic Mass Media Council has not yet received an application detailing the change of the owner of Swedish Modern Times Group’s broadcasting business in Baltics, as reported by NEPLP council chairman Dace Kezbere.

Balodis: argument that presidential elections cannot be entrusted to the people is wrong

The argument that the presidential elections cannot be entrusted to the people is directed against the people and the entire country, says head of Saeima work group on presidential authority Ringolds Balodis.

CSB: number of occupied jobs grew the most in communications industry last year

At the end of 2016, in Latvia there were 884.4 thousand occupied posts. Compared to the end of 2015, the number thereof has grown by 7.0 thousand or 0.8 % in 2016.

MTG sells Baltic broadcaster for 115 million

Swedish media concern Modern Times Group has sold its broadcaster business in Baltic States to Providence Equity Partners, as mentioned in MTG announcement.

London not for second Scottish independence referendum

Voicing her views on the call by the government of Scotland to break away from the UK, British Prime Minister has taken a stance against this initiative by the time the UK leaves the European Union.

Nordea: 34% of Baltic clients use mobile banking apps

34% of clients in Baltic States use mobile banking applications as an alternative to customer service centres and 54% of clients use them as an alternative for internet banking, according to Nordea Bank’s online survey in Baltics.

Ministry: Latvia’s politics should be more closely tied to EU’s strategic interests

In discussions about the future of the European Union’s development cooperation policy, Latvia emphasizes the importance of more closely associated security and development.

Weather to remain unstable in Latvia next week

On Friday, 17 March, most of Latvia’s territory will experience rain. Wet snow may appear on the night after.

Lithuania’s Health minister tackles exorbitant drug prices

You better stay healthy in Lithuania for a single reason - the medicine costs an arm and leg in Lithuania. In neighboring Poland, they are twice and thrice lower, thence the shopping carts of hundreds and thousands Lithuanians making the trip over the border for cheaper groceries usually often contain pills too.

Eurostat: Latvia had the third highest annual inflation in EU in February

In February, Latvia had the third highest inflation index among European Union member states when compared with the same month of 2016, according to data published by Eurostat.

Businessmen’s opinions will be considered when setting appropriate tax model

Starting this week, all of Latvia’s small and micro enterprises that have submitted their e-mail addresses to the Enterprise Registry will receive an invitation to participate in a study and express their opinions about alternatives for the micro-enterprise tax and factors that obstruct their business activities, BNN was told by Economy Ministry.

Baltijas Ekspresis achieves unprecedented cargo turnover increase – 313%

Baltijas Ekspresis has achieved an unprecedented cargo turnover increase bot seen in Latvia until now. Compared with the first months of 2016, cargo turnover in Latvia had increased by 313% in the same period of 2017, as reported by Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics.

Saeima hands initiative for progressive tax system to Finance Ministry for review

The collective application for progressive tax system’s introduction submitted to the Latvian parliament was passed to Finance Ministry for review on Thursday, 16 March.

Study: Latvian residents’ pessimism about finding work continues to decrease

Residents have become more positive about finding jobs, according to results of the latest barometer study of Baltic International Bank.

SP: Russia will continue using myths about fascism in Latvia on Legionnaires Day

It is can be predicted that Russia will likely use Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires to propagate the myth about the resurrection of fascism in Latvia to try and discredit Latvia on the international stage, said Security Police Chief Normunds Mezviets in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.