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Tuesday 20.11.2018 | Name days: Anda, Andīna

Nearly 13,000 children of school age left Latvia last year

In 2017, Latvia lost 12,801 children aged 7 to 18 due to them leaving the country, according to information from Education Quality State Service’s report on 2017.

Construction Law to be softened to avoid shortage of construction specialist in the future

Latvia’s Economy Ministry has submitted for review amendments to the Construction Law to prevent a shortage of construction specialists in the future.

FCMC: violation committed in Nasdaq CSD SE Baltic Joint Depositary

Latvia’s Finance and Capital Market Commission has recorded a violation in Nasdaq CSD SE Baltic Joint Depositary, because the incident in the data centre made it impossible for Nasdaq CSD SE to perform its main functions for longer than two hours, as confirmed by the commission.

Putting out peat fire in Valdgale will require waiting for autumn rainfall

In spite of use of helicopters, the only way to liquidate the peat fire in Valdgale County is waiting for autumn rainfall, says State Fire and Rescue Service representative Inta Palkavniece.

Latvia’s Security Police checks Russian agent Butina’s relation to Latvia

Latvia’s Security Police has commenced an inspection about Russian agent Marija Butina’s possible relation with Latvia.

World largest water temperature anomaly observed in Baltic Sea

The steepest water temperature deviation is currently observed in the Baltic Sea, where water temperature is more than five degrees above the annual average index, according to information published by Denmark’s Meteorology Institute.

Expert: residents’ purchasing power – with a stable plus sign

Latvia’s economic growth in recent years has had an effect not only on the capital but also residents’ purchasing power. Local businesses’ economic activity gas increased in regions and other cities in Latvia.

Opinion: municipalities’ involvement in tourism business puts at risk local entrepreneurs

By founding their own companies and becoming involved in tourism business, municipalities often put at risk domestic entrepreneurship in regions, said chairperson of Rural Traveller tourism association Asnāte Ziemele in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

Latvia’s State Forests: more helicopters needed to handle large-scale fires

Latvia requires additional funding to afford additional helicopters to be able to handle large-scale fires, says Latvia’s State Forests Representative Zigmunds Jaunķiķis.

Latvia wants to form two anti-doping committees

During a government meeting, officials approved Healthcare Ministry’s developed project of rules that provide for forming a Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee and Therapeutic Use Exceptions Committee, as well as establish terms for both committee members.

Latvian government supports initiative to donate food to charity

On Tuesday, 24 July, Latvia’s government supported amendments put together by Agriculture Ministry to Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food. These amendments permit donating food to charity after reaching minimal expiry term.

Fire fighters in Valdgale find remains of man-made fire within peat bog perimeter

While inspecting areas within the secure perimeter in Valdgale County on Monday, 23 July, fire fighters found evidence of man-made and, possibly, malicious fire-starting, said Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis after a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Overpaid tax may be returned to residents automatically

Saeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee plans for an electronic system that would automatically pay back residents’ overpaid taxes starting from 2021, as confirmed by the committee’s Chairman Vitālijs Orlovs.

Corruption office to be more involved in assessment of new SRS managers

From now on, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and Security Police will be more involved in evaluation of potential candidates for the post of director general of Latvia’s State Revenue Service, as State Chancellery director Jānis Citskovskis told 900 seconds programme of LNT in an interview.

Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announces grant context for cooperation development projects

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced a co-financing project ‘Support for European Commission and other international assistance financiers’ funded cooperation and education development projects for beneficiary countries picked by the Republic of Latvia and Republic of Latvia itself’, as reported by the ministry.

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