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

Weather to become warm in Latvia at week’s beginning; wind speed to pick up later

This week will begin in Latvia with warm weather and precipitation – snow, increased air temperature, wet snow and rain. At the middle of the week air temperature will drop. Wind speed will pick up, reaching 15-19 m/sec, as reported by Latvian’s Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Week in Lithuania. Government set to raise teachers' pay only in 2020

Lithuania's government on Thursday, November 29, proposed to trade unions that an agreement of political parties on raising teachers' pay should be signed. But due to failure to make any decision on teachers' salaries, the negotiations at the Ministry of Education and Science were postponed.

BATL: Ventspils Freeport’s decision to raise fees will not bring in more cargoes

The decision of Ventspils Freeport authority to raise fees for port services starting with 1 January 2019 will not bring in more cargoes to Ventspils, says Baltic Association – Transit and Logistics.

Estonian economy grew faster in quarter three

Estonian economy has grown faster in the third quarter of 2018, with its gross domestic product being by 4.2% higher in the third quarter of 2018 than in the respective period last year, the country's official statistics showed.

BTA Baltic Insurance Company appoints new board chairman

BTA Baltic Insurance Company AAS makes changes to the composition of its Management Board on 30 November 2018 – BTA Management Board Member Wolfgang Stockmeyer has been appointed as the Management Board Chairman.

Weekends in Latvia to be chilly; thaw expected next week

Weather is expected to remain cold in Latvia at the end of the week. No precipitation is expected. However, there will be snow, wet snow and even rain at the beginning of next week.

KPV LV leader: check for issue of permits to access official secrets should be sped up

The law should state that the inspection to see if a person can be provided with a permit to access official secrets should not take longer than three weeks, says prime minister candidate from KPV LV Aldis Gobzems.

European Parliament supports new temporary border control rules for Schengen Area

Instead of the two-year period, the temporary border control within Schengen Area should not exceed one year, MEPs say. In accordance with the current Schengen Borders Code, member states are allowed to organize temporary border control checks within internal borders if there are threats to public order or internal security.

Average wages in Latvia up EUR 75 in 2018

Compared to Q3 2017, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew by 8.0 % or EUR 75, reaching EUR 1,006 for full-time work in Q3 2018. Compared to Q2 2018, gross wages and salaries have increased by 0.2 % or EUR 2.

Latvia to expand list of controlled narcotic and psychotropic substances

Saeima’s Legal Affairs Committee has conceptually supported amendments to the Law on the Procedures for the Coming into Force and Application of The Criminal Law, which provide for expanding the list of controlled narcotic and psychotropic substances in Latvia by five new substances.

Latvian Saeima conceptually supports temporary budget

On Thursday, 29 November, Saeima supported amendments to the Law on Budget and Financial Management in the first reading in order to guarantee financing for the parliament’s previously made decisions next year, including larger pensions and benefits, increased wages for teachers.

Gobzems’ potential government disagrees over multiple important topics

Potential government partners seem to have disagreements over multiple important topics, such as KPV LV proposal to automatically provide all deputies with access to official secrets, as well as the matter on closed government meetings.

Construction costs in Latvia up 4.4%

Compared to September, the level of construction costs in Latvia dropped by 0.1 % in October 2018. Prices of building materials reduced by 0.2 %, labour remuneration of workers by 0.1 %, while maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment grew by 0.1 %.

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