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Ceturtdiena 21.11.2019 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

KNAB checks Ogre County Council’s sale of land for Latvian-Ukrainian egg plant

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has commenced an inspection following the request from Latvian Egg Producers Association in regards to the decision made by officials of Ogre County Council, permitting Gallusman company the purchase of land in Madliena Parish.

Rīgas satiksme’s tear in state budget to be covered using residents’ money

The negative effect public transport company SIA Rīgas satiksme has had on the state budget’s fiscal space is planned to be compensated by the government by dividing the PIT payments to Riga City Council, according to Finance Ministry’s report on fiscal space activities and priorities for expenses in 2020 and contents for 2020-2022.

Ombudsman: it worries me that Kučinskis knew about the construction cartel

The fact that Māris Kučinskis knew about the possible construction cartel during his term as prime minister makes me very worried, said ombudsman Juris Jansons in an interview to public broadcaster LNT programme 900 seconds on Friday, 6 September.

PHOTO: State Fire and Rescue Service urges government to provide more funding

Rephrasing the ancient proverb – all’s fair love and budget formation.

Latvia’s prime minister orders government to cover pension delivery cost increase

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has ordered Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča and Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits to work together and find a solution for the increased cost of delivering pension, benefits and remuneration amounts to residents’ homes, as confirmed by the prime minister’s press-secretary Sandris Sabajevs.

Jurmala's mayor saved from yet another litigation: criminal process terminated

Latvia’s Office of the Prosecutor General has terminated the criminal process against chairman of Jurmala City Council Gatis Truksnis in the criminal case regarding possible illegal financing of the Union of Greens and Farmers, as confirmed by the mayor’s lawyer Jānis Rozenbergs.

Riga’s vice-mayor sees no reason to sue former management of Rīgas satiksme

Even following a report from SIA Novius law firm, the holder of shares in public transport company SIA Rīgas satiksme and Riga’s vice-mayor Vadims Baraņņiks says he sees no reason to sue former members of RS board.

Mayor Oļegs Burovs takes charge over Riga Freeport

Riga’s Mayor Oļegs Burovs has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Riga Freeport, as BNN was told by the freeport’s representatives.

Latvia’s ex-president becomes a witness in KNAB’s criminal process

Ex-president of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis has been declared a witness in a criminal case investigated by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, as confirmed by his secretary Kristīne Reisa-Dāboliņa.

Media suggests amount of «dirty money» in ABLV Bank may exceed one billion euros

The possible amount of illegally obtained funds in ABLV Bank exceeds EUR 1 billion, according to Ir magazine.

VIDEO: Baltics’ tallest graffiti painted in Olaine

This summer Artists Dainis Rudens and Ēriks Caune painted a graffiti on 45 m tall water tower in Olaine. «Eureka!» is the name they decided to give their work.

Latvian Saeima commences autumn session with 33 topics on its agenda

The Saeima will gather for its first meeting of the autumn session on Thursday, 5 September. The meeting will focus on a total of 33 topics. Additionally, the first meeting of the parliament will also be attended by Latvia’s President Egils Levits, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Social partners unhappy with EUR 45 million set aside for doctors' wages

Social partners are entirely unhappy with the option discussed by Latvia’s ruling coalition on diverting EUR 45 million instead of the previously promised EUR 120 million for the increase of wages of healthcare workers, journalists were told by members of National Trilateral Cooperation Council’s Healthcare Industry sub-committee.

Fee for home delivery of pensions or benefits in Latvia to double next year

From 2020 onward the fee charged by Latvian Post for home delivery of pension, benefit or remuneration paid by State Social Insurance Agency will be EUR 4.88, which is double of the current fee, whereas from 2021 onward this service will cost EUR 5.28.

Association: migraine creates a serious economic burden for Latvia

Migraine is common for people of working age. The economic burden caused by this illness in Latvia is unfortunately high, reports Latvia’s Headache Patients Society as part of the Migraine Awareness Week.

Competition Council suspects foul play in major construction procurements

We suspect that large construction projects were acquired in an unfair way and that there was an act of market division, said the chairperson of Latvia’s Competition Council Skaidrīte Ābrama in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta Panorāma.

Company that worked on Latvia’s eastern border might end up in hot water

Internal Security Bureau’s investigation of the construction work performed at Latvia’s eastern border could potentially result in Interior Affairs Ministry reconsidering relations with construction company Igate.

Latvian prime minister takes notice of KNAB’s investigation of construction cartel

«We as a society pay too much for those structures,» said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to public broadcaster LNT programme 900 seconds, commenting on the recent wave of searches performed by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau at multiple well-known construction companies.

Latvia’s KNAB interviews current and former owners of high-profile construction companies

On Tuesday, 3 September, Armands Garkāns, co-owner of construction company Arčers and road construction company Binders, was seen at the office of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, as reported by LETA.

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