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Competition Council launches case against Riga City Council and Getliņi EKO

Latvia’s Competition Council has initiated a case against Riga City Council and Getliņi EKO for possible breach of EU establishing treaty. A temporary measure is requested, which could mean the halting of the re-signing of the waste management contract.

There’s always room for old friends. Latvian MEP unveils his team

The team of Latvian member of the European Parliament Ivars Ijabs will include For Latvia’s Development board member Edgars Jaunups and Pēteris Viņķelis, as reported by media portal

Time passes. Bribery accused Baiba Broka receives new post in University of Latvia

Vice-rector of the University of Latvia Baiba Broka, who is accused of bribery in a criminal case investigated by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, has received a new post in the university – she has been appointed as the expert for legal affairs in the administration’s support group.

Minister wonders if money for ex-LDz board members counts as resource squandering

Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits intends to ask the shareholder of Latvian Railway to check if payment of compensation to ex-LDz board chairman Edvīns Bērziņš and board member Aivars Strakšas for early termination of work relations can be considered squandering of state resources.

Minister: Belarus is prepared to increase oil transit through Latvia

During his visit to Belarus and meeting with President Aleksandr Lukashenko, affirmation was received that with the restoration of Novopolotsk oil processing plant Belarus is prepared to increase oil transit through Latvia, said Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

Latvian minister allows for online consultations for stroke diagnosing

To make assistance more accessible to stroke patients and ease stroke diagnosing in regions, it may be possible to adopt 24/7 online consultations with Latvia’s largest hospitals, said Latvia’s Healthcare Minister Ilze Viņķele in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta Panorāma.

Latvia’s minister wants an international selection process for LDz board members

To pick board members for Latvian Railway, it would be best to organize an international selection process, said Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits in an interview to Latvijas Radio on Monday, 29 July.

Volume of imported petrol in five months down 8.8% in Latvia

The volume of petrol imported to Latvia had declined 8.8% in the first five months of 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018. The volume of diesel fuel has declined 0.2%.

Week in Lithuania: Olympic hero gets disqualified, PM wins confidence, Nausėda visits Latvia

Last week, Lithuania’s new President Gitanas Nausėda paid visit to his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits, PM Skvernelis won confidence vote in Parliament and Olympics' winner got disqualified for two years.

Estonia in the lead among Baltics in Global Innovation Index

Latvia retains 34th place in the latest Global Innovation Index. This is better than Lithuania, which holds 38th place, but worse than Estonia, which is declared the 24th most innovative country in the world.

Latvian Saeima deputies’ wages to grow 5.5% next year

Wages of Saeima deputies are set to increase along with the average wage in Latvia next year. To ensure this, Saeima’s budged plans to allocate an additional amount of EUR 268 000, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

No «tangible contribution». Latvian Association of Journalists proposes dissolving NEPLP

Latvian Association of Journalists has asked the 13th Saeima to discuss the possibility of evaluating the work performed by members of the National Electronic Mass Media Council and replace old council members with new ones.

Prison inmates complain about risk of getting tuberculosis in Olaine Prison’s infirmary

In response to complaints sent by inmates of Olaine prison in regards to the risk to getting tuberculosis, Latvian Ombudsman’s Bureau representative performed a surprise visit to Olaine Prison’s infirmary and concluded no improvement were performed at the prison.

Latvijas Radio wants to resolve crisis at LR2 with funding from state budget

The board of Latvijas Radio wants to resolve the situation with Latvijas Radio 2 using additional state funding, as confirmed by members of the board.

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