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Monday 25.06.2018 | Name days: Maiga, Milija

FTUCL: overtime pay in Latvia should be kept at 100%

Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia once again underlines the need to preserve overtime pay at 100%, because the proposal from Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to reduce it would only worsen workers’ situation and is unacceptable.

Austria seeks to reduce benefits to immigrants

The Austrian government has announced plans to reduce benefit payments for immigrants and refugees in an attempt to reduce immigration to the Central European country.

Estonia: airBaltic’s decision to buy 60 aircraft is surprising – investments might not pay off

Estonia’s national Nordic Aviation Group believes the decision made by Latvia’s airBaltic airline to procure up to 60 new Bombardier CS300 aircraft may be a sign of this airline entering the low-cost airline market for major companies. This could allow Nordica enhance its positions on the regional flights market.

Latvian government proposes establishing green fuel quota for traders

On Monday, 28 May, the Cabinet of Ministers Committee decided to forward to the government Economy Ministry’s developed Transport Energy Law that provides for promotion of green fuel.

airBaltic signs contract for purchase of 60 more CS300 aircraft

Latvia’s national airBaltic airline and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft have announced the signing of a procurement contract for 30 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with option to procure 30 more in the future, as BNN was informed by the airline.

Study: there are as many perspectives in Latvia’s energy sector as problems

Most interviewed farmers are worried about energy-related issues in Latvia. Farmers mentioned end product prices, dependence on energy supplies from third countries, as well as wasteful use of energy as the most serious problems in the country’s energy sector, according to results of a barometer study performed by Baltic International Bank.

Russian TV monitoring finds focus on negative portrayal of Ukraine

Monitoring analysis of Russian state television channels as to the reporting on foreign countries has found that a third of the information spread has been about Ukraine, overwhlemingly portraying it in negative light.

This June «it shouldn't snow», Estonian climatologist predicts

As the Baltics have been experiencing warm-to-hot temperatures and little rain in May, weather forecasts for Estonia show there is a warm June ahead and snow should not surprise people on holiday as it has in the past.

Politicians’ election tricks: tailoring and hosting programmes

The pre-election period will start in Latvia in two weeks from now. During this period, parties will have to compile all revenue and expenditures associated with 13th Saeima elections. But even before this period several parties have commenced their campaigns on radio, television, as well as in residents’ mailboxes.

Intense heat expected in Latvia at week’s start; cooler weather expected in second half

Intense heat is expected in Latvia in the first half of the week. Maximum air temperature is expected to reach +30° C in the middle of the week. The heat will back off in the second half of the week. Colder masses of air will flow into the country along with northern winds, as reported by Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Minister: Latvia and Croatia have absolute understanding on EU multi-year budget matter

Latvia and Croatia have an absolute understanding when it comes to European Union’s multi-year budget, said Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs after his meeting with Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić.

NATO member states propose exchanging information more actively

NATO member states should exchange information more quickly and more actively to remain ahead of Russia, said NATO intelligence head Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven.

Study: Riga residents remain dissatisfied with house management

Nearly every second Riga resident is dissatisfied with the quality of house management service quality, according to results of a recent study performed by Latvijas namsaimnieks on residents’ satisfaction with apartment building management in the capital.

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