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LDz announces procurement for first stage of railway electrification project

As part of Latvian railway electrification project, a talk procedure was announced 10 August. Conditions for participation were published along with this announcement. Construction of the first line of railway electrification will be part of the first stage of the procurement, as reported by Latvijas dzelzceļš representative Ieva Kārkliņa.

PUC: no major heating tariff increase is expected in Latvia

No major increase is expected for Latvia’s next heating season, said Public Utilities Commission council chairman Rolands Irklis in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT on Friday, 10 August.

20.8% of Saeima deputy candidates have no higher education

20.8% of candidates participating in 13th Saeima elections do not have higher education, according to information from the Central Election Commission’s website.

Latvia’s Defence Ministry performs final assessment of 4x4 tactical transport procurement

Defence Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4x4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces.

Heat to back off on weekends in Latvia; weather to become windy

The heat currently present in Latvia will back off on weekends. Some areas may experience rainfall. Weather will become windy on Saturday and Sunday. Warm masses of air will be carried to Latvia by a cyclone next week. Some rain is expected on certain days, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

FVS inspectors notice high meat temperature in certain locations at Riga Central Market

Inspectors of Latvia’ Food and Veterinary Service have noticed high temperature of meat sold at certain spots of Riga Central Market’s Meat Pavilion.

Foreign trade turnover in Latvia up 9.1% compared to last year

In June 2018 foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.37 billion, which at current prices was 9.1 % more than in June 2017, of which the exports value of goods rose by 10.7 % and imports value of goods by 7.9 %.

Latvian government promises higher pension indexation for 2018

On 1 October, pensions and benefits or their parts that do not exceed EUR 382 will be increased, says Latvia’s Welfare Ministry.

SRS: cash register reform halfway through in Latvia

The cash register reform in Latvia is halfway through, said State Revenue Service acting director general Dace Pelēkā in an interview to Rīta Panorāma programme of LTV.

Study: one-third of HIV patients in Latvia have experienced discrimination

One-third of people living with HIV in Latvia have experienced discrimination due to their HIV status, according to the initial HIV Stigma Index results.

Police found 47 foil packages containing narcotics at some apartment in Daugavgrīva

Kurzeme Office of Riga Municipal Police received word around 17:00 on 5 August regarding some group of suspicious people in Daugavgrīva. The group, possibly in a state of narcotic daze, was seen standing outside some apartment building for some time before entering one of the apartments, police say.

Inflation in Latvia reached 2.6% in July

Compared to July 2017, the average level of consumer price rose by 2.6 % in July 2018. Prices of goods grew by 2.4 % and prices of services by 3.2 %.

Latvian government to pull young parents back to labour market

Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reached an agreement with Welfare Minister Janis Reirs in the formation of a work group that would search for a solution to provide employment to young parents without them losing 70% of state benefits during parental leave.

USA may co-finance Latvia’s purchase of Black Hawk helicopters

Latvia’s planned purchase of a Black Hawk helicopters for the needs of its army may be co-financed from US support programmes, Defence Ministry says.

Sixteen parties and party union candidate lists to participate in 13th Saeima elections

Submission period for candidate lists for 13th Saeima elections has officially concluded in Latvia. Latvia’s Centrist Party and Par Alternatīvu were the last parties to have submitted their candidate lists.

African swine fever recorded in a small backyard enclosure in Saldus

African swine fever infection has been found in two dead domestic pigs in a small backyard enclosure in Druva village in Saldus. Epidemiological investigation has commenced, as confirmed by Food and Veterinary Service representative Ilze Meistere.

Cigarettes contraband levels in Latvia remain the highest among EU member states

Latvia remains the unfortunate leader among EU member states in terms of cigarette contraband – 21.1% of the total amount, according to data from a survey performed by KPMG last year.

Latvia’s fire fighters finally put out turf and forest fire in Valdgale

Considering that the active phase of battling the massive fire that has devastated Valdgale these past couple of weeks, Latvia’s State Fire and Rescue Service has thereby concluded its work at the site.

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