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Wednesday 18.07.2018 | Name days: Rozālija, Roze

State Labour Inspectorate launches inspection of SIA Koblenz for possible fictive employees

Latvia’s State Labour Inspectorate has commenced an administrative procedure in relation to SIA Koblenz security firm’s possible fictive employment of security staff from other firms, as confirmed by SLI representative Megija Ekkerte.

Latvia’s State Children's Rights Inspectorate increases employees’ wages

Wages of employees and officials of State Inspectorate for Protection of Children's Rights have been increased one average by EUR 96, as confirmed by the chief of this institution Marianna Dreja.

Latvian government supports expanding Competition Council’s authority

On Tuesday, 26 June, Latvia’s government supported amendments to the Competition Law. Changes propose expanding the authority of the Competition Council when dealing with dishonest municipal businesses.

Customs officers discover two million contraband cigarettes in furniture shipment

During a routine cargo inspection at Ventspils port, officers of Latvia’s State Revenue Service’s Customs Office intercepted a contraband shipment of 2,000,000 cigarettes. The ‘goods’ were stashed in a cargo carrying furniture, as confirmed by SRS.

Average electricity price decline in Latvia this week – 13%

The average weekly electricity price in Latvia has declined by nearly 14% – to 42.27 EUR/MWh – in Estonia and 45.72 EUR/MWh in Lithuania. The price decline in Latvia was 13% – to 45.72 EUR/MWh, according to information from Latvenergo.

Tourist favourite Ruhnu island in Estonia affected by broken-down ferry

Estonia's scenic Ruhnu island, which is located closer to Latvian mainland than to other Estonian territories, is affected by disrupted ferry traffic from the city of Pärnu and the romantic island in the heat of the tourist season.

Island Bridge reconstruction enters second phase; traffic restrictions planned

From Tuesday, 26 June, traffic restrictions will be gradually introduced in order to commence the second stage of Island Bridge reconstruction. Drivers should keep in mind traffic restrictions when planning their route, as reported by Riga City Council’s Transport Department.

KPV LV: someone is trying to ruin our party’s reputation

An attempt is being made to ruin KPV LV’s reputation, said Saeima deputy Artuss Kaimiņš at a press conference organized on Monday, 25 June, in relation to last week’s events, when Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau detained Kaimiņš, Atis Zakatistovs and businessman Viesturs Tamužs.

Potential investors want ABLV Bank’s owned bank in Luxembourg

Several potential investors have voiced their interest in purchasing liquidated ABLV Bank’s owned ABLV Bank Luxembourg, says the bank’s liquidator Arvīds Kostomārovs.

Saeima deputy not called in to CPCB for repeated interrogation yet; avoids comments

Saeima deputy Askolds Kļaviņš has not yet been invited to come over to Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau for a repeated interrogation. The politician said he may pick a lawyer to represent him only once he receives an invitation from CPCB.

Average school exam scores in Estonia too low for University of Tartu

Pupils at Estonian secondary schools have taken their state examinations this summer and their average results show that the average potential student would not qualify for the University of Tartu, the highest ranking higher education institution in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.

Estonia experiences safe Midsummer festival as «bonfire guards» registered for first time

Estonian traditional Midsummer festival of Jaanipäev has been a weekend of active work to the the Estonian Rescue Board, which introduced the voluntary registration of bonfire guards this year.

Weather to become summer-like again in Latvia this week

The beginning of the week will remain rainy in Latvia. However, as the anticyclone becomes stronger, precipitation will back off and air temperature will start gradually increasing. Weather will change again at the end of the week, as reported by Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

SRS uncovers numerous violations more than half of inspected companies

State Revenue Service’s Tax Control Office performed a total of 305 thematic inspections of employers in Latvia in Q1 2018. Authorities recorded violations in 171 inspections, according to information from SRS.