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Saeima supports «opening KGB bag» in the final reading

Latvian Saeima supported in the final reading the publication of KGB files on the internet. 71 Saeima deputies voted in favour of this decision.

Rubesa: Rail Baltica project will be implemented sooner or later

Rail Baltica project will be implemented sooner or Latvia, said former CEO of RB Rail Baiba Rubesa in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme becomes the only contender in minibus services procurement

AS Liepājas autobusu parks and AS Nordeka, which had previously submitted numerous complaints about SIA Rīgas satiksme’s organized minibus transport services procurements, have decided to no longer participate in them. With that, the only contender that has applied for the most recent one is Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme.

Tax avoiders sentenced to prison after SRS criticized court rulings

At the end of September, five people were sentenced to prison for tax avoidance. This ruling comes right after the State Revenue Service criticized the court justice system for previous rulings in criminal cases dealing with financial crimes.

SRS performs ten searches in Daugavpils in relation to illegal alcohol production

In June 2018, Latvia’s State Revenue Service’s Tax and Customs Police performed a search in some factory in Daugavpils, where an unknown party was illegally producing alcohol.

Regulator: heating season commenced without major changes

In spite of the price increase for natural gas and changes with procurement prices of wood chips over the course of the past year, this year’s heating season commenced without major changes when compared to last year, as reported by Public Utilities Commission.

Olainfarm shareholders plan to change the way management board approves decisions

At a meeting scheduled for 22 November, shareholders of AS Olainfarm plan to make it compulsory for the company’s management board to receive approval from the company council on a number of matters, according to information submitted to Nasdaq Riga on the planned changes to the company’s statutes.

Criminal process on state aid issued to Liepājas metalurgs handed for criminal prosecution

Latvian State Police has submitted to the prosecutor’s office materials of the criminal case regarding the state aid that was provided to KVV Liepājas metalurgs. As part of this criminal process, former Prime Minister and Finance Minister Einars Repše may have been made a suspect in this case. After all, he was the one who signed the state aid provision documents, as reported by Latvijas Avīze.

CIB: number of businesses with debts before SRS on a rise

44,000 businesses have tax debts before the State Revenue Service, according to data from the Credit Information Bureau.

People shot in Aizpute are not Latvian citizens

The people who were shot near the private clinic in Airzpute on Sunday, 30 September, are not Latvian citizens, said Chief of Criminal Police Andrejs Grišins prior to the press-briefing organized on Monday, 1 October.

Competition Council fines melioration companies for cartel agreement

On 13 September 2018, three melioration companies – Limbažu Melio, Bauskas meliorācija and Meliorācijas eksperts – were fined by Competition Council for coordinating their offers in procurements organized by Rural Support Service’s administered fund.

Jurmala City Council opposition may request mayor’s dismissal over syringe with cocaine

The opposition of Jurmala City Council intends to request dismissal for Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis because of the information regarding the syringe found during a search by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

NHS: residents still overpay for compensated medicines

Every year, Latvian residents overpay nearly EUR 25 million for medicines that have cheaper alternatives with the same therapeutic efficacy, said Director of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Department of Latvia’s National Health Service Signe Bokta in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks commences heating season

As autumn begins and air temperature gradually goes down, SIA Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks also makes preparations to ensure heating can flow to all of the buildings under its supervision without problems, the company promises.

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