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Wednesday 21.11.2018 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

Latvian president asked to announce amendments to Labour Law

Several construction, accommodation and security organizations have sent an open letter to President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, asking him to announce amendments to the Labour Law which were approved by the Saeima 1 November.

Consumer prices in Latvia reach 3.2% in October 2018

In October 2018, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.2 % compared to October 2017. Prices of goods grew by 3.3 % and prices of services by 3.0 %. Compared to 2015, consumer prices were 6.9 % higher in October 2018.

EU's centre-right parties vote on leader for Europarliament election

The leading political force of the European Parliament (EP), the European People's Party, is on Thursday, November 8, convening to decide on its candidate to head the European Commission after the EP elections of spring 2019.

KPV LV: previous agreement shattered. Politicians re-elect the old Saeima Praesidium

During the first meeting of the 13th Saeima, deputies elected the new Praesidium. According to information from Saeima’s website, members of the Praesidium are usually elected from the largest parties represented in the Saeima.

Consumer prices in Estonia jump 4.4% in year

The consumer price index in Estonia, has from October 2017 to October 2017 increased by 4.4%, with transport costs being the key contributing factor, according to calculations by official statisticians.

Estonia considering maritime law changes to attract 300 to carry its flag

Estonia plans amendments to its Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act and is aiming to attract up to 300 large cargo vessels under the Estonian flag in seven-years time.

London blames EU of Brexit bias, denies support to EU aid fund

The British government has refused to support the budget of an development aid fund of the European Union, which totalls 30 billion euros, but has instead blamed the European Commission of biased attitude against UK-based organisations the country's leaving the bloc.

In U.S. election, lower house of Congress expected to go to Democrats

After the U.S. midterm elections, the Democratic Party seemed set to gains control of the lower house of the federal legislator body, the Congress.

Political parties successfully compose 13th Saeima

On Tuesday, 6 November, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia approved 100 parliamentary deputies.

President to 13th Saeima: you represent our nation, not just your voters

«Two thirds of 13th Saeima deputies offer their oath for the first time. It presents us with an opportunity to form a new political dialogue and adopt a new legislative work culture,» said Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis in his speech addressed to 13th Saeima deputies.

Facebook stops 115 accounts over inauthentic pre-election behaviour

Shortly before the U.S. midterm election, the American social networking giant Facebook has announced blocking of Facebook and Instagram accounts with the combined number of 115.

Estonia to close railway line and wait for Rail Baltica

Passenger traffic in the Estonian railway line connecting Tallinn and forth largest city Pärnu will be railway line will be interrupted in December to be restored when Rail Baltica railway is operational in 2026.

Share of foreign deposits in Latvian banks down to 20.5%

Latvia’s banking sector has finished its self-cleansing process, dropping the far too risky foreign client segment in the process. Over the course of nearly a whole year, the share of foreign deposits in banks has been cut by nearly half: 20.5% in September as opposed to 39.7% a year prior, according to data from the Finance and Capital Market Commission.

UN: Holes in ozone layer of Earth are shrinking

The holes in the protective ozone layer of the Earth has begun to shrink 30 years since the ban of damaging aerosol sprays and coolants, scientists found in a new United Nations report.

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