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Monday 15.10.2018 | Name days: Hedviga, Helvijs, Eda

KPV LV party submits 13th Saeima candidate list – Gobzems at the very end

KPV LV political party has chosen Artuss Kaimiņš as its leading candidate in Riga. Aldis Gobzems, who is the party’s prime minister candidate, is the last number on the list, according to the document submitted to the Central Election Commission.

Politicians to not be allowed to host TV and radio programmes from 6 August onward

Monday, 6 August, marked the coming into force of the restriction detailed in the Law on Pre-Election Campaign for Saeima candidates to host TV and radio programmes on election day and 60 days prior to elections, as confirmed by National Electronic Mass Media Council.

Harmony gathers a number of municipal workers in its 13th Saeima candidate list

Harmony political party has chosen a number of municipal deputies as headliners in its list of candidates. Vjacheslav Dombrovskis will be the party’s first number in Riga. The party’s deputy chairman Jānis Urbanovičs will be candidate number 2. Saeima deputy Andrejs Klementjevs will be Harmony’s third candidate in Riga.

Latvian ministries request additional EUR 1.1 billion in next year’s budget

In spite of the forecasted negative fiscal space, Latvia’s ministries request an additional amount of EUR 1.1 billion for budget priorities in 2019, according to information compiled by Finance Ministry.

Week’s beginning to be warm in Latvia; heat to come back again soon

Weather in Latvia will be moderately warm at the beginning of the week. However, the heat is expected to return for a couple of days in the middle of the week. No major precipitation is expected, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

LCCI: number of businesses experiencing difficulties with finding workers on a rise

The number of businesses that believe labour accessibility in Latvia has reached a critical level continues increasing, according to a survey performed by Latvia’s Chamber for Commerce and Industry.

Industrial production output in Latvia up 0.4%

Compared to June 2017, industrial production output increased by 0.4 % in June 2018. Production output rise was recorded in manufacturing and mining and quarrying, while as the amount of electricity produced declined industrial production output in electricity and gas supply fell by 8.9 %.

Latvia’s Road Safety Directorate to open a new technical inspection station in Jelgava

This September a new vehicle technical inspection station of Latvia’s Road Safety Directorate is planned to be opened in Jelgava, Aviācijas Street 40.

U.S. not to reduce its forces in Europe, says NATO North-East commander

Regardless of the funding criticism to NATO voiced by Washington, the U.S. army's presence in Europe is needed and will not be reduced, noted the Commander of NATO Multinational Corps Northeast, German armed forces General Manfred Hofmann to ERR.

Riga municipality to restrict waste management sector for 20 years

Riga municipality has decided to unjustifiably limit the number of service providers in waste management industry for 20 years, said Competition Council Communication Office manager Paula Vilsone, commenting on the recent tender for household waste management in a public-private partnership.

Latvian government agrees on 20% increase of doctors’ wages

Wages are to grow 20% every year from 2021 onward. A work group responsible for developing a plan for medium-term increase of wages for doctors has reached an agreement on this, as confirmed by Healthcare Ministry’s press-representative Oskars Šneiders.

New Unity and Union of Greens and Farmers submit their candidate lists

As submission of candidate lists continues, two more parties – New Unity and Union of Greens and Farmers – submitted their candidate lists for 13th Saeima elections to the Central Election Commission.

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