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Ceturtdiena 12.12.2019 | Name days: Otīlija, Iveta

Few imports from Japan not to raise concern

Currently, the incoming cargos from Japan are checked at the European Union’s (EU) external borders. Yet overall, the number of freights from Japan to Latvia is small, therefore there are no grounds for concern, the Food and Veterinary Service spokeswoman Anna Joffe points out to the business news portal BNN.

Corruption Prevention Bureau head said to have ordered phone tapping politicians

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) head Normunds Vilnitis has violated the law by asking to phone tap several politicians, CPCB senior officer Juris Jurass announced at a meeting of Saeima Corruption Prevention Subcommittee on March 22.

53.1% of Latvia able-bodied population employed

The economically active population has dropped 2.6%, compared to 2009. Nearly two thirds (65.3%) of this age group were economically active - 69.5% among men and 61.5% among women. All in all 940.9 thousand persons (53.1% of population aged from 15 to 74) were employed in 2010.

Oskars Abolins appointed as the SFRS Chief

On Tuesday, March 22, the government appointed the current SFRS Riga Region Administration head, Major Oskars Abolins as the Chief of the State Fire and Rescue Service. Abolins’ candidacy to the SFRS Chief’s post was named by the Interior Minister Linda Mūrniece.

Baltics’ media advertising market down 7% in 2010

In 2010, the Baltic media advertising market fell by 7%, to 225.3 million euro, according to the aggregated data by the market, social and media research agency TNS Latvia.

Latvian Milk accuses Preiļu Cheese of spreading false rumours

SIA Latvian Milk has filed a legal claim to AS Preiļu Cheese Board Chairman Jāzeps Šnepsts on diffusing false information regarding the new dairy plant project, which Preiļu Cheese Head publicly referred to as a «money-laundering project», the business news portal BNN was informed by the dairy cooperative Trikāta KS Board Chairman Uldis Krievārs.

2.5 million euros allocated for Estonian fishladders

The Environmental Investment Center allocated 2.5 million euros to be divided up by four projects that will help preserve fishing populations in Estonia.

Estonian Air replacing planes; flights from Tallin to Minsk and Vilnius halted

The national carrier Estonian Air is replacing both of its Saab 340 twin-engine propeller aircraft with larger, turbo prop planes. As a result, flights from Tallinn to Vilnius and Minsk will be halted for several months.

Riga can be fined half a million euro for poor quality air

Last week, air quality was regarded good enough in Riga City Center, however dust particle concentration threshold was exceeded in three days of the period during March 14 and 21, reaching already 20 out of 30 acceptable excessive dust particles concentration in a year.

Growing Nordic countries interest in Estonia’s real estate

While Poland is mainly attracting the so-called new European Union member countries' real estate investors, Estonia continues to be the destination of Nordic countries’ investors, says Olev Mait Makk, the partner of Estonian property group Seven Real Estate Advisors.

Survey: key banking service for new businesses – Internet banks

At the moment, new businesses are mainly focussed on improving costs and operations efficiency. This is confirmed by the fact that in the survey on banking services businessmen singled out the possibility to use the Internet bank as the most important, Nordea Latvia public relations specialist Juhans Rass told the business news portal BNN.

Competition Council head: fine on banks to reduce payment cards system costs

Although the recent banks agreement on commission payments on settlement with payment cards is not a cartel, the fact it lasted a considerable period of time is not economically grounded, which is why they were imposed the fine, Competition Council board chairman Ieva Jaunzeme says.

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