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State Labour Inspectorate begins inspections at agricultural companies

On Monday, 4 September, Latvia’s State Labour Inspectorate commenced inspections at different agriculture companies in relation to compliance with work safety requirements.

Week in Lithuania. Lietuvos Energija CEO questioned by Special Investigation Service

Dalius Misiūnas, chairman of the management board and CEO of the state-owned energy group Lietuvos Energija, on Thursday, August 31, was questioned by Special Investigation Service officials.

Latvian Milk Manufacturers unable to predict when butter price may decline

«Sooner or later the butter bubble will burst and if prices of other products do not change by then, it is possible that the milk procurement prices may decline,» says Central Union of Latvian Milk Manufacturers chairman Janis Solks.

Prosecutor commences criminal case against former insolvency administrator

Prosecutor’s office has commenced criminal prosecution of a former insolvency administrator for embezzling more than EUR 25,000, as confirmed by Prosecutor General’s Office.

Moldova interested in how Latvia’s Saeima organizes parliamentary control

A delegation of deputies from Moldova’s parliament will be visiting Latvia’s Saeima from 3 September to 7 September. The goal of this visit it surveying the organization of work in Latvia’s parliament and exchange experience in transparency, research, communication and information processing fields, as reported by Saeima press-service.

Estonia to get less EU fund money by 35 million euros

With its gross domestic product increasing considerably quicker than previously forecast, the money Estonia will receive from the Cohesion Fund of the European Union is to be reduced by a percent, of 35,4 million euros by 2020.

Maxima invests more than half a million into self-service checkouts

Maxima Latvija has invested more than half a million euros is development of its self-service checkout network.

Number of members of Par! movement continues to increase

The current number of members of Par! movement is 316. This number may reach 500 in the coming months, which is needed to participate in Saeima elections, says board member Andulis Zidkovs.

Latvia had eighth highest unemployment level among EU member states in July

Latvia’s unemployment level was 8.5% in July. This is the eighth highest level among EU member states, according to data published by Eurostat on Thursday, 31 August.

Autumn-like weather expected in Latvia on weekends; rain to return soon

Although an atmospheric front will cross Latvian on 1 September, its effects will be felt mostly in central and eastern regions in the morning and the afternoon, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

EU bans energy-hungry vacuum cleaners

Ineffective vacuum cleaners in the EU have been banned starting from September 1.

Eurostat: inflation in Eurozone reaches 1.5% in August

Annual inflation in Eurozone grew in August to reach 1.5%, as compared with 1.3% in July, according to estimates published by Eurostat on Thursday, 31 August.

Lithuania’s new school year: extended, with defence and sexual education classes in curriculum

Fewer schoolchildren, and first-graders, too, but Lithuania's new school year will be longer by 10 days, with the subjects of national defence and sex education courses added to the curriculum.

Government to review healthcare financing legislative project

On Thursday, 31 August, an agreement was reached during a meeting of National Council for Trilateral Cooperation’s Healthcare Industry’s Sub-Council in favour of a compromise variant of the healthcare funding legislative draft.

EU warns Romania about judicial reforms

The justice system reforms proposed by the Romanian government could have a negative effect on its fight against corruption, the representative of EU's European Commission warned in Bucharest.

Survey: parents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare one child for school

More than half of Latvian residents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare their child for school, according to results of a survey performed by Maxima Latvija.

European Commission proposes banning eel fishing in Baltic Sea

The European eel is a critically endangered fish species. Their population has declined 95% in the past three decades. Efforts to protect the eel have so far been unsuccessful. This is why stricter measures are needed to safeguard the endangered species. To prevent the species from going extinct, the European Commission proposes banning eel fishing in the Baltic Sea.

Estonian combined power plant receives LNG boiler unit

The Paide combined power plant in Estonia, which mostly produces energy from burning wood chips, has received a new liquefied natural gas boiler unit for covering demand in peak periods.

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