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Video: Nausėda at UN pledges to never recognise Crimea as part of Russia

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly paid attention to the violations of international law by Russia in eastern Europe.

ABLV Bank’s liquidator: thousands of documents have been submitted to authorities

Creditor checks and active cooperation with a number of involved institutions, including the Financial Intelligence Service and law enforcement institutions continues in the ABLV Bank’s liquidation process. Thousands of documents have been submitted to institutions to bring clarity and investigate doubts about the bank’s operations, says liquidator Andris Kovaļčuks.

NATO rejects Putin’s missile moratorium offer, TASS reports

Russian news agency TASS reports that in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin sending an offer to introduce a moratorium on intermediate- and shorter-range missile deployment in some regions, NATO has described it as not being credible.

Netanyahu asked to solve Israel’s political crisis, opponent points to shadow of corruption

In Israel, the task of building a durable government has been given to long-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing possible corruption indictment.

Constitutional Court: the essence of the state is providing people a decent life

«This is the essence in our country – providing residents a decent life and freedom,» said chairperson of the Constitutional Court of Latvia Ineta Ziemele in an interview to public broadcaster LNT programme 900 seconds in relation to decision-making in the Constitutional Court.

Judins: reasonable policy is needed to fix Latvia’s demographic problems

To improve Latvia’s demographic situation, it is necessary to create a reasonable and functional policy. This includes taking more efficient measures to combat poverty, resolve the issue of kindergarten accessibility, as well as properly organize and control migration so that it does not serve as a risk but rather provide economic and social benefits.

Burovs admits having no stable team in Riga City Council

In spite of the fact that more than a month has passed since being elected as mayor of Riga, Oļegs Burovs still has not succeeded in forming a team, the mayor admits.

Estonian Danske Bank former head found dead by police

Estonian police have found the ex-Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank’s Estonian branch, Aivar Rehe, dead with apparent signs of a suicide.

State budget expenditures grow more rapidly than revenue in Latvia

Latvia’s consolidated budget had a surplus of EUR 596.8 million in the January-August period. This amount, though considerable, is still EUR 127.1 million below that of the same period of 2018, as reported by Finance Ministry.

Saeima: SRS’ planned automatic punishment of tax avoiders may be anti-Constitutional

Latvian Saeima’s deputies have doubts about the compliance of automatic punishment of tax avoiders with the country’s Constitution.

Pension indexation: people with the biggest work experience to benefit the most

1 October 2019 will mark indexation of pensions and benefits. People with the biggest work experience will benefit the most from this.

City council approves: Riga to have tourism fee in 2021

Riga City Council has decided that from 2021 onward there will be a tourism fee in Latvia’ capital city – EUR 1 for a day in the city, as confirmed by the municipality.

PNB Bank is no longer a member of Nasdaq Riga stock exchange

The insolvent PNB Bank has had its status of Nasdaq Riga stock exchange revoked, as detailed in the statement released by the stock exchange.

What people should now about penalties and their payment terms?

If an administrative penalty or a road traffic violation fine is received, residents can access information regarding fine payment terms, possible consequences and other information at, Latvia’s Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry reminds.

Estonia’s 2020 budget expenses up by quarter of a million euros

Estonia’s 2020 budget expenses have grown by nearly a quarter of a million or EUR 240 million, whereas revenue has increased by EUR 760 million, as reported by Estonian public media ERR.

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry suspected of defrauding EU money

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia has voiced suspicions over possible defrauding of European Union money in business trips organized by Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as reported by newspaper Latvijas Avīze with reference to information from LIAA.

Trump: if you want freedom, be proud of your country!

«If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation!» US President Donald Trump announced during his speech at the summit of the United Nations, urging stronger borders and more control of migration.

Latvia’s President: the UN should evolve with the times to avoid losing influence

In order to tackle topical problems, the United Nations should evolve with the times, said Latvia’s President Egils Levits in his speech addressed to participants of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Rail Baltica logistics centre construction tender terminated prematurely

Railway project Rail Baltica implementer in Latvia SIA Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas has terminated the tender for the construction project of a logistics terminal in Salaspils, as confirmed by the company’s representative Vita Voronkova.

Government decides not to merge Competition Council and Public Utilities Commission

Because the functions of the Competition Council and the Public Utilities Commission do not overlap, Latvia’s government has decided to not have the two institutions merge. At the same time, the government has also enhanced CC’s financial independence, as confirmed by Economy Ministry.

State Real Estate announces improved tender for New Riga Theatre’s reconstruction

The new tender provides for using the plan developed by architect Zaiga Gaile for the theatre’s news. Unlike the previous tender, this one uses «design and build» principle and provides unified responsibility for the theatre’s reconstruction, as confirmed by State Real Estate board member Sigita Janvāre.

UK Supreme Court: shut-down of parliament’s work is illegal

United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has declared British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down the parliament’s work for five weeks prior to the exit from the European Union as illegal, Reuters reports.

Court satisfies accused insolvency administrator’s objection to prosecutor Cinkmanis

Riga City Vidzeme Suburb Court’s Judge Imants Dzenis has satisfied the objection voiced by the lawyer of ex-insolvency administrator Māris Sprūds to prosecutor Uldis Cinkmanis.

Culture Minister proposes tying public media financing to Latvia’s GDP

Culture Minister Nauris Puntulis proposes tying financing for public media to a certain portion of the gross domestic product.

Donald Trump pulls support from Ukraine after speaking with Volodymyr Zelensky

US President Donald Trump ordered acting Chief of Staff of the White House Mick Mulvaney to halt provision of several hundred million dollars-worth of military assistance to Ukraine approximately one week following his phone conversation with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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