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Wednesday 26.06.2019 | Name days: Inguna, Inguns, Ausma, Ausmis

Flu intensity in Latvia increases; claims seven more lives

Last week, flu intensity in Latvia had increased considerably. Additionally, seven people died either from flu or from complications caused by flu, according to data from the Disease Monitoring and Prevention Centre.

Politicians discuss the pros and cons of Kariņš’s government

Latvian politicians have commenced preliminary debates before the vote on New Unity politician Arturs Krišjāņis Kariņš’s forming government’s approval. BNN offers the pros and cons provided by opposition deputies.

Facebook meets with Estonian parties in attempt to curb fake news in it networking company Facebook has met with Estonian parliamentary parties and discussed possibilities to combat the spread of fake news in the run-up to the Estonian parliamentary election this spring.

Latvia and Britain reach agreement over citizen status after Brexit

Latvia and Britain have reached a mutual agreement that in the event Britain exits the European Union without an agreement, the status of both countries’ citizens will not change after Brexit, said Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs in an interview to LTV programme Rīta panorama.

Latvian coalition parties sign Kariņš’s government declaration

On Wednesday, 23 January, partners of prime minister Krišjāņis Kariņš’s government coalition signed the cooperation agreement, government declaration and fiscal discipline agreement, as confirmed in New Unity’s statement.

Ice on roads creates problems for drivers in Vidzeme and Zemgale

Ice in parts of Vidzeme and Zemgale makes driving conditions hard on state and regional roads. Icy roads are currently being covered with anti-freeze compound, as reported by Latvian State Roads.

At least five potential Latvian ministers are preparing to put down Saeima deputy mandates

At least five potential ministers in Krišjāņis Kariņš’s forming government are preparing to put down their deputy mandates. There are also candidates who have yet to make up their mind.

NCP leader on Jurašs’ persecution: conspirators afraid of losing power

«We are witnessing an intentional state capture attempt. Conspirators are afraid of losing power,» said New Conservative Party leader Jānis Bordāns about the request to commence criminal prosecution of Juris Jurašs.

ABLV Bank successfully repays 80.9% of guaranteed remuneration amount to clients

The liquidated ABLV Bank has paid off EUR 388.356 million or 80.9% of the total amount of remuneration to clients, as confirmed by Citadele external communications manager Regīna Ikala.

Kristovskis vs. Lembergs’ running mouth: opposition wants answers

Aivars Lembergs’ running mouth and the scandalous statements he has made over the years no longer surprise people. There have been some addressed to journalists, calling them ‘political prostitutes’, and ones addressed to prosecutors. He has been penalized multiple times for this.

Producer prices in Latvia’s industry grow 5.4%

Compared to December 2017, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 5.4 % in December 2018. Prices of goods sold on the domestic market grew by 7.3 % and prices of exported products by 3.7 %. Prices of both products exported to euro area countries and products exported to non-euro area countries went up by 3.7 %.

CPB starts evaluating Kariņš’s government members for issue of access to official secrets

Latvia’s Constitution Protection Bureau has commenced the evaluation of potential members of Krišjāņa Kariņš’s emerging Cabinet of Ministers, as confirmed by CPB representative Iveta Maura.

All coalition-forming parties in Latvia affirm participation in Kariņš’s government

All parties forming the coalition in Latvia have made official decisions on participation in prime minister candidate Krišjāņis Kariņš’s government.

Latvian residents urged to pick milk produced in Latvia

Only 52% of Latvian residents can differentiate local dairy products from imported ones, according to results of a study performed by Agricultural Cooperation Council and SKDS.

Kariņš: policy of Latvia’s new government to surface during 2020 budget talks

It is planned that the next government will start working immediately after approval in order to continue the work started by the last government and start tackling the 2020 state budget as early as spring, said prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

15.1% less oil products were carried from Latvia in 11 months of 2018

When compared to the same period of 2017, 77,683 tonnes or 15.1% less oil products were carried from Latvia in the deferred excise tax payment regime in the first 11 months of 2018, according to State Revenue Service’s compiled data on turnover of goods.

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