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Tuesday 13.11.2018 | Name days: Jevgēņija, Jevgēņijs, Eižens

EuroCop mulls proposing to exclude Latvia from Schengen Area

Due to the catastrophic situation in the Latvian police sector, the European Confederation of Police EuroCOP is considering to propose the Brussels to exclude Latvia from the Schengen Area.

Sugar production-oriented company established in Latvia

In order to produce sugar, the Russian national vodka Samogon manufacturer has set up a company Jelgavas cukurs.

Saeima Speaker: state-funded artificial insemination could boost birth rate

One of the ways to promote birth rate and improve the demographic situation in Latvia could be the state-supported artificial insemination for families, who cannot have children, considers the Saeima Speaker Solvita Aboltina.

Expert: 32% companies plan to boost staff

Slightly more than one third or 32% of Latvian companies plan to boost their staff this year. The majority reveals they plan increasing staff by 10%, according to audit company KPMG Baltics study Pulse of Economy 2011.

Baltkom and Izzi talks to continue on who acquires whom

A peculiar situation has occurred regarding the much discussed deal between the telecommunications and cable TV operators Izzi and Baltkom. Negotiations between the two companies have not halted, however, now they both have to agree on who acquires whom.

SEB: Latvia household income stabilizes

With the improving employment rates and slow-down in wage drop, Latvia’s household income has stabilized as well, SEB bank economists conclude.

Arco Real Estate: March saw sufficient property market activity

In March 2011, the activity of Latvia real estate market was sufficient and we can divide all the clients into three groups.

Ventspils nafta terminal handles 15% more oil products

In the first quarter of 2011, SIA Ventspils nafta terminal reloaded 2 962 800 tonnes of petroleum products, which is by 15% or 396.6 thousand tonnes more than during the same period last year.

Needy families benefit can reach 500 lats a month

If there are two pre-school children in a family but both of the parents are unemployed, theoretically and practically the municipality can grant them 500 lats a month.

Estonia declares itself electric cars giant

In the engineering industries exhibition in Hannover, Estonia positions itself as electric cars development center, according to their display stand. 500 Mitsubishi iMiEV’s electric cars have already been purchased in Estonia

Riga Free Port processed cargo volume grows 7.5%

In the first quarter of 2011, Riga Free Port companies processed almost 7.7 million tonnes of cargo, exceeding the previous year's indicators by 7.5%. The growth in the liquid cargo segment comprises 22.5%, in bulk cargo – 1.3%, while general cargos reported an increase of 8.4%.

Riga City Council concludes first quarter with 3.53 million lats in surplus

In the first quarter of 2011, Riga City Council’s budget posted a surplus of 3.53 million lats, according to the Council’s report.

Latvia loses both pupils and teachers

Traditionally pupils and students in Latvia make up a considerable proportion, amounting to 86.7% in 2010/2011 academic year. Yet the proportion of those involved in education is shrinking.

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