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Tuesday 26.03.2019 | Name days: Eiženija, Ženija

Latvian president announces amendments for open state president’s election

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis has announced amendments to the State President Election Law to allow for transparent election of the president.

Security Police asked to investigate cooperation between Riga City Council and Crimean Bridge designers

Riga City Council faction of the National Alliance has turned to Security Police with a request to investigate the city council’s cooperation with the Russian company that designed the Crimean Bridge and which now works with the city council on development of the overpass in Latvian capital, as BNN was informed by NA representative Edvards Ratnieks.

CRPC fines Rime Latvia EUR 20,000 for unfair sticker campaign

Latvia’s Consumer Rights Protection Centre has fined Rimi Latvia EUR 20,000. CRPC believes Rimi had misled buyers about the discount offered for Bosch goods during a sticker collection campaign.

KPV LV leader: we need to reassess the duties of law enforcement institutions

It is necessary to perform an audit of duties of certain law enforcement institutions, said KPV LV prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Week’s beginning to be chilly in Latvia, whereas mid-week air temperature may yet reach +15° C

Monday’s weather in Latvia will be dictated by the south, south-western part of an active anticyclone. The sun will appear every now and again between the clouds. Latgale, on the other hand, may experience snow.

Political parties in Latvia agree on the need for territorial reforms

Four political parties have reached an agreement in regards to the need for territorial reforms in Latvia. This is why it is necessary to work with determination to ensure that the 2021 municipal elections also take place in new counties, said co-chairman of Attīstībai/Par! Juris Pūce.

Who could take the wheel in Saeima? Politicians have different opinions about the new Praesidium

Political parties in Latvia expect different outcomes, including a temporary solution and the possibility of preserving the current team governing the Saeima. The 13th Saeima will gather for its first meeting 6 November. Politicians doubt the new government will have been formed by then.

Reminder! Transition to winter time to happen this Sunday

28 October marks the end of daylight savings time in Latvia and elsewhere in the world. This is when all clocks are to be turned one hour back, Latvian Economy Ministry reminds.

SEA criticized for surface evaluation of public procurement contenders

On 24 October, Latvian Competition Council’s representatives met their counterparts from Welfare Ministry’s and State Employment Agency to discuss the responsibility of procurement tender organizers on identifying and reporting cartel agreements to authorities.

NCP leader believes Latvian parties can organize before nomination of a new prime minister

Political parties could agree on the formation of a new government before the nomination of the new prime minister, says board chairman of the New Conservative Party Jānis Bordāns.

November’s beginning promises more sunlight that last days of October in Latvia

Weather in Latvia at the end of this week will be dictated by a new cyclone, which will start moving from the Baltic Sea to the east on Saturday, 27 October. The cyclone will also bring precipitation – rain, with a possibility of wet snow, as reported by Latvian State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Latvian voters will be able to cast votes in EP elections at any election site

On Thursday, 25 October, Saeima approved amendments to the European Parliament Election Law in the final reading. Changes to the law permit voters to participate in EP elections at any registered election site, as confirmed by Saeima’s press-service.

One step closer: Saeima conceptually supports adoption of container-deposit system

On Thursday, 25 October, Saeima conceptually supported amendments to the Packaging Law. These amendments provide for the adoption of a container-deposit system. The goal of the planned system is ensuring maximum re-use of containers, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Construction costs in Latvia up 4.8% in September

Compared to August, the level of construction costs in Latvia rose by 0.5 % in September 2018. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 1.2 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.5 %, and prices of building materials by 0.1 %.

Latvian troops to test their ability to defend residents from possible threats

More than 40 Latvian troops have arrived in Norway to participate in Trident Juncture, the largest NATO military exercises to be organized in recent years, as reported by Latvian Defence Ministry.