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Tuesday 26.03.2019 | Name days: Eiženija, Ženija

Producer price level in Latvia up 5.3% in October

Compared to September, level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.1 % in October 2018. Prices of products sold on the domestic market fell by 0.5 %, while prices of exported products went up by 0.7 %.

AP: Saeima budget committee ready to resolve EMS funding problem

Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee is prepared to immediately resolve the problem of insufficient funding for Emergency Medical Service if it is requested by Finance Ministry and Healthcare Ministry, said the committee’s newly-elected chairman Mārtiņš Bondars in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Fake news portal owner Niks Endziņš released from arrest

Niks Endziņš, who is accused of writing and publishing fake news, has been released from arrest. A security measure not associated with deprivation of freedom has been applied to him instead, State Police representative Gita Gžibovska said without mentioning the name of the suspect.

Criminal prosecution requested for Bior employee for defrauding money from the state

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has asked the prosecutor’s office to commence prosecution of a Bior institute employees and two Lithuanian citizens for defrauding EUR 832,418 from the state budget using glass eel procurement, according to information from CPCB.

Latvian parties refrain from taking initiative in government formation talks

On the first day after State President Raimonds Vējonis’ invitation to parties to offer a prime minister candidate with support from the majority of the Saeima, political parties failed to take the initiative in commencing official talks.

Old Latvian government leaves new one budget plan accepted by EC

European Commission has coordinated Latvia’s 2019 budget plan, adding that it generally fits requirements of the Stability and Growth Pact. However, the old government in Latvia is not able to push it forward. This is why it has been decided to wait for the formation of a new government in Latvia to resolve problems.

Latvian ministry to search for a way to reduce antibiotics consumption

«According to antibacterial medicines consumption data, consumption of antibiotics for treatment of humans in Latvia is one of the lowest in the European Union. It is important to maintain this level or ensure its reduction. At the same time, it is also important to ensure accessibility of quality healthcare services for Latvian residents,» Healthcare Ministry reports.

Saeima continues electing heads of committees; Jurašs to be responsible for security

Election of chairpersons, deputy chairpersons and secretaries of Saeima committees continue. On 21 November Saeima deputies divided posts in ten committees. There are six more left.

Five years pass since the Zolitude Tragedy in Latvia

The court investigation of Zolitude tragedy’s criminal case is progressing, according to the state prosecution. Wednesday, 21 November, marked five years since the tragedy, when the roof of a Maxima supermarket collapsed, killing 54 people and injuring several dozen.

Estonian Interior Minister Anvelt steps down

Estonian Interior Minister Andres Anvelt has announced his resignation from office as the social democrat plans to leave politics altogether.

Bribery accused ex-Riga City Council official detained in Egypt

Law enforcement authorities in Egypt have detained bribery accused former Riga City Council official Ārija Stabiņa, as confirmed by Panorāma programe of LTV.

LMIB: CCLI price should not increase in Latvia in the near future

The price of Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance is not expected to increase in the near future, said board member of Latvian Motor Insurers' Bureau Juris Stengrevics in an interview to 900 seconds programme of LNT.

Competition Council permits Energia Verde to change owners

Latvian Competition Council has permitted the agreement in which Estonia-based private capital investment fund Usaldusfond BaltCap Infrastructure Fund gains decisive influence over SIA Energia Verde by acquiring 70% of its shares from AS Energoeco, BNN was informed by the council.

Latvian corruption watchdog commenced five cases on crimes in healthcare in past five years

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has sent five criminal cases associated with corruption violations in healthcare to the prosecutor’s office in the fast five years.

Ieva Jaunzeme becomes candidate to lead Latvia’s State Revenue Service

The personnel selection process organized to pick the new head of Latvia’s State Revenue Service has concluded. Ieva Jaunzeme has been named the winner, as confirmed by State Chancellery.