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Most dangerous industries in Latvia – woodworking, construction and transport

In terms of number of accidents, woodworking, construction and transport are the most dangerous sectors in Latvia; moreover, workers with one-year experience suffer the most at workplace accidents.

Latvia to run out of reimbursable medicines funding

Along with growing number of patients, the funding of reimbursable drugs is in threats of getting a deficit of five million lats. However, the medicinal product funding in Latvia is still the lowest in the Baltic States and has been assessed as critical by the EU.

Skele mulls over options to liquidate People’s Party

The politician and businessman Andris Skele has discussed the possibilities of liquidating the People’s Party with its members. This would enable the party to avoid repaying 1.03 million lats for unlawfully spending funds on the «positivism campaign».

75% of Latvia’s citizens plan to vote on Saeima dissolution at referendum

During the referendum, the absolute majority (75%) of the economically-active citizens of Latvia, aged 18 to 55 years, are going to vote on the Saeima dissolution, suggests a survey conducted in late June 2011 by TNS Latvia and broadcast 900 sekundes.

Swedbank: gas tariff rise to affect majority of households

Gas tariff increase from July 1, this year, will affect the majority of Latvian households, according to Swedbank Private Financial Institute’s estimates.

NP Foods contests Danish professor for false allegations about waffles

The company NP Foods has filed an application to the Competition Council regarding unfair competition actions against its managed enterprises AS Laima and AS Staburadze.

Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals’ board member shot dead (updated)

The board member of Noord Natie Ventspils Terminals Sergei Goncharov was shot dead on July 1 morning.

Gas tariff rise to affect 70% of residents' financial situation

Majority (70%) of the economically-active residents of Latvia, aged 18 to 55 years, believes that the gas tariff increase, starting from July 1, this year, will affect their household’s financial situation.

Expert: abandoning pension system to take up several decades

Theoretically, it would be possible to abandon the current pension system; however, this would require several decades, believes Gunārs Kūtris, chief justice of the Constitutional Court.

28 tonnes of clothing and footwear donated to needy people

With the support of the association Latvijas Zaļais punkts 28 tonnes of clothing and footwear were donated for charity by the residents of Latvia.

Latvia to advocate the same EU funding

Latvia’s key priorities in the EU's multi-annual budget for the next programming period (2014/ 20) are: to maintain the Cohesion Policy envelope (financing for structural funds and Cohesion Fund) at least at the same level (of 2007/ 13 programming period) and to attain fair direct payments to all EU member states’ farmers.

Riga Mayor to return to Riga next week

Nil Ushakov, Chairman of Riga City Council, is to return already next weekend from Germany, where he is currently receiving treatment.

Retail trade turnover grows 2%

Compared to April, the total retail trade turnover rose 2% in May 2011, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices.

Latvia ready to participate in Visaginas nuclear power plant project

The Latvian and Lithuanian Prime Ministers met to discuss the Baltic energy independence, agreeing on the need to strengthen the Baltic States’ position in the EU, jointly defending countries’ interests, including the financial outlook.

Liquid crystal displays to be produced in Ventspils

The company SIA EuroLCDs, which was recently-established in Ventspils, plans to open a three-dimensional (3D) imaging technology plant, investing around six million euro in it.

Citadele Bank ready to invest 100 million euro in Latvia's businesses

In order to boost the Latvian domestic market activity, Citadele Bank is prepared to invest more than 100 million euro or 70.3 million lats in the Latvian business this year.

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