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Lithuanian troops to have careful medical tests over Iran missile attacks

Lithuanian troops, who were among allied forces in Iraq during Iran’s retaliatory attack on US forces in January would undergo careful health tests after their return to the Baltic country, LRT broadcaster reports.

Purgaile: Latvia’s economy would benefit from a new bank entering the market

Latvia’s economy would benefit from some new bank entering the market, said Finance and Capital Market Commission head Santa Purgaile in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Tuesday, 4 February.

Latvian blogger arrested for invitations to «liquidate all of the Chinese»

On 31 January 2020 Latvian State Police arrested one Niks Endziņš, who was previously accused of spreading false news, for publishing a video on his Facebook profile in which he incited national hatred and, among other things, invited to «liquidate all of the Chinese».

Why is peripheral sight important and how can it be improved?

Peripheral or side sight is part of our sight, but rarely do people think about it in their everyday lives. Even when undergoing sight exam very little attention is provided to peripheral sight.

NVD not sure when extension of e-health project’s terms could be requested

Latvian Healthcare Ministry’s planned e-health project’s term extension may be requested, but it is unknown when or if it is even necessary, explains National Health Service representative Tanita Tamme-Zvejniece.

67 826 Latvian residents want their pension savings passed on after death

So far a total of 67 826 Latvian residents have chosen in favour of passing on their second level pension savings in the event of their death. 66.9% have chosen to let their pension savings be inherited after their death, as reported by State Social Insurance Agency representative Iveta Daine.

KNAB terminates criminal process against Artuss Kaimiņš

Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has terminated the criminal process against Saeima deputy Artuss Kaimiņš over acceptance of illegal financing by his political organization and reporting false information in income declaration. The process was terminated due to a lack of composition of a crime.

Latvian citizen evacuated to France from coronavirus-affected region in China

Latvian citizen has been successfully evacuated from China’s Wuhan region, where the outbreak of the coronavirus was first observed, to France, as confirmed by Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs through Twitter.

KNAB to look into possible crimes committed by Riga City Council employees

Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau currently has five criminal processes in the works, in which seven employees of Riga City Council have rights for defence, as reported by KNAB.

Manufacturing volume output in Latvia increases 2% in 2019

Compared to 2018, manufacturing volume rose by 2 %, based calendar adjusted data at constant prices in 2019. Mining and quarrying decreased by 5 %, electricity and gas supply – by 4.4 %, but industrial production output, which includes previously mentioned sectors grew by 0.8 %.

Belarusian citizen arrested in ABLV Bank money laundering case

On Saturday, 1 February, Riga City Latgale Suburb Court ruled on arresting one of the four foreign suspects in the criminal case regarding the laundering of EUR 50 million of illegally obtained funds at ABLV Bank. This person is a citizen of the Republic of Belarus.

Estonia marks 100 years since victory over Soviet Russian forces

The Tartu Peace Treaty signed between Soviet Russia and Estonia in 1920 sealed Estonian victory in its battle clear its territory from foreign forces and Soviet Russian commitment to recognise the independence of the then young neighbouring country.

Latvia searches for allies to prevent EU cohesion funding reduction

No member state of the European Union should suffer from a serious or disproportionate reduction of the EU multi-year budget for 2021-2027. This position is outlined in the declaration signed by 15 countries and approved at the recent EU Friends of Cohesion summit in Portugal.

Mārtiņš Krieķis’ secret conversations or everyone is a fool

«For [Olainfarm] council you need three people you can completely control» and «as a person without any ethics, I can help you with that» – these and other statements from lawyer Mārtiņš Krieķis can be heard in conversations published by in which he converses with people involved in «Olainfarm inheritors wars».

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