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Wednesday 17.10.2018 | Name days: Karīna, Gaits

No government formation announcement expected Latvia this week

With KPV LV refusing to attend repeated talks with the New Conservative Party on Friday, 12 October, and Attīstībai/Par! party announcing commencement of mutual talks with separate political forces, chances of hearing any news about the next government’s composition this week become zero.

Weather in Latvia to remain summer-like

At the end of this week and the beginning of the next weather in Latvia will be dictated by a strong and wide anticyclone. Because of that, weather will be warm, sunny and without precipitation, as reported by Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Volume of pesticides used on cereals and rape reduces in Latvia

Compared to 2012, the volume of pesticides used on one hectare of cereal cropland reduced by 5.8 % and of that used on one rape hectare by 11.7 % in 2017.

Latvia wants to ratify EU-Japanese strategic partnership agreement

On Thursday, 11 October, Latvia’s Saeima approved in the first reading a legislative draft in accordance with which it is planned to ratify the Strategic Partnership Agreement between European Union and its member states one side and Japan on the other.

Latvia’s Finance Ministry increases GDP growth outlook to 4.2% for 2018

Finance Ministry has increased the growth domestic product growth outlook for 2018 from 4% to 4.2%. At the same time, the ministry has reduced economic growth outlook for 2019.

Fast loan industry asks Latvian president not to announce stricter rules for industry

Alternative Financial Services Association of Latvia has sent a letter to Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis, detailing a request to return to the Saeima amendments to Consumer Rights Protection Law for a repeated reading, as confirmed by the association.

Real estate property registration order to be made more efficient

To help reduce administrative burden, it is planned to synchronize the data stored in State Land Service’s and district courts’ databases, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

Four foreigners denied entry to Latvia

On Wednesday, 10 October, Latvia’s State Border Guard apprehended 37 perpetrators on the country’s state borders.

Link between poking nose and pneumonia discovered in research

Human nose is designed to stop infectious bacteria from reaching lungs, but if its content is put into mouth, a person inserts bacteria, also the ones that cause pneumococcal infection, in his or her body putting it behind the protective mechanism, British scientists have concluded.

Saeima to prohibit state institutions from setting different competition conditions

Members of Saeima’s Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee supported in the first reading amendments to the Competition Law on Wednesday, 10 October, as confirmed by Saeima’s press-service.

Latvian parties remain cautious after second day of government talks; five parties continue talks

Parties elected to the 13th Saeima remain cautious after the second day of government formation talks. Political powers remain reluctant to reveal the composition of the potential government. Five parties continue government formation talks.

Maxima: a significant price drop has been noticed for coffee and sugar

Food product price inflation in Latvia remains low this year. According to data from Maxima Retail Trade Compass, the biggest price decline was observed for coffee and sugar in the first half-year.

Government-building in Latvia sluggish; disputes emerge between KPV LV and UGF

The government formation process in Latvia is progressing carefully at the moment. No coalition outline is seen after one day of talks among parties. With that said, some parties are already engaged in heated disputes. KPV LV and the Union of Greens and Farmers have managed to start an argument even before meeting.

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