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Saturday 23.09.2017 | Name days: Vanda, Veneranda, Venija

Piebalgs: Zoellick’s confusion about daily 100 lats pay was an unfortunate joke

The World Bank (WB) President Robert Zoellick’s incomprehension about 100 lats pay per day for the unemployed in Latvia was a very luckless joke, emphasized European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs.

Unemployment rate decreases

A considerable drop in employment rate is not expected, although the improvement of the situation is not unequivocal.

Bemhens: people use neither public nor private transport

Riga residents use less both public and private transport, informed the Chairman of the municipal public transport company Rīgas Satiksme Leons Bemhens.

Offer to liquidate the State Chancellery

Ministry of the Interior (MI) opposes to the auditors’ recommendations, which would help to economize 79 million lats, stated the Chief Executive of MI public relations department, Gunta Skrebele.

Slakteris: electricity matters were taught, that’s why I meet the qualifications of Latvenergo board member position

The former Minister of Finance and present Saeima Deputy, Atis Slakteris, has announced his candidacy to Latvenergo Board Member position. When commenting on the application, Slakteris mentions that he has studied electricity matters; therefore, he has the necessary knowledge to occupy the position.

SAS to organize the first gay wedding in the air

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced plans to organize the first same-sex wedding up in the air during a flight.

EU to set equal requirements for child-care leave

The European Union (EU) plans to ensure equal family leave conditions for inhabitants in all 27 member states.

Police officers detained

Two Riga Regional Executive Police Department officers have been detained. They are suspected of illegal alcoholic beverages products storage, transportation and sale.

US economy hits low point

The US economy is currently at such state that it even does not have to be concerned about a double-dip recession.

Bread to become more expensive

In a month's time bread will cost two or three santims more than currently.

AD Baltic last year turnover grew by 7%

One of the leading auto parts wholesalers in Latvia SIA Baltic AD last year's turnover increased by 7%, reaching 5.84 million lats. SIA Baltic AD volume of production dynamics show 7% increase, when compared to the previous year. Moreover, the company's turnover growth in the wholesale niche (without providing non unauthorized services) is even higher - 13%.

European Central Bank finds little comfort

The European Central Bank (ECB) will not change its record low interest rate – 1%. The impressive growth of Germany does not make amends to the management of ECB, as the European financial market is again confronted with concern about the performed loan operations.

If files complaint against SFS insurance tender

The insurance company If P&C (If) has filed a complaint to Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau (LPMB) concerning the results of The State Forest Service(SFS) public tender for its employees' health insurance.

Kampars: In four years there will be 50 firms per 1000 inhabitants

The implementation of microenterprise support programs will enable a qualitative leap in business activity indicators in the following four years, and ensure that the amount of enterprises per 1.000 inhabitants in Latvia at least reaches the average ratios of European Union (EU).

Studies affirm: two drinks a day extend life

Recent studies confirm that elderly adults, who daily consume two or three glasses of wine, beer or cocktails, are said to live longer than abstainers.

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