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Tuesday 11.12.2018 | Name days: Valdis, Voldemārs, Valdemārs

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.

Bulgarian man accused of journalist Marinova's murder

In Germany, a citizen of Bulgaria has been arrested and charges with the brutal killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova, according to Bulgarian authorities.

Stockholm’s and Sigulda’s combined offer officially added to 2026 Olympics list

The combined offer submitted by Sweden’s Stockholm and Latvia’s Sigulda was officially added on to the short-list of 2026 Olympics host candidates by the International Olympics Committee on Tuesday, 9 October.

Party: counter-measures for climate change should be next government’s priority

In response to the threats detailed in the report of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Progressive party in Latvia invites the government to pay more attention to the climate change problem.

Priest accused of sexual abuse and human trafficking released from arrest on bail

Latvian State Police has released Pāvels Zeiļa, a priest of diocese of Rezekne-Aglona accused of human trafficking and sexual abuse, from arrest on bail, according to unofficial information from LETA.

EU Environment Ministers Council agrees to limit CO2 emissions from cars

Latvia’s delegation from Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry to EU Environment Council voiced support for limitation of CO2 emissions in the transport sector at the council’s meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday, 9 October.

Expert: Latvia has given Russia a signal that its activities will be openly discussed

The objective of the statement released by Constitution Protection Bureau regarding the attacks performed by Russian GRU on Latvia’s cyber space was giving Russia a signal that its activities will be discussed openly, said director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs Andris Sprūds.

Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme gains rights for 96 million euros worth contract

After nearly a two-year long procedure, SIA Rīgas mikroautobusu satiksme has once again acquired rights to provide minibus transport services in the capital, LETA reports.

Latvian parties name priorities; government formation talks commence

Political parties that might participate in the formation of the government have named their priorities in the new government. Officially talks are to commence on Tuesday, 9 October.

Inflation level in Latvia reaches 3.2%

Compared to September 2017, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.2 % in September 2018. Prices of goods grew by 3.3 % and prices of services by 2.9 %. Compared to 2015, consumer prices were by 6.2 % higher in September 2018.

Harmony’s Dombrovskis ready to organize minority coalition if need be

Harmony political party’s prime minister candidate Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis would be ready to take the reins of a minority coalition if need be. He also added in an interview to Latvijas Radio 8 October that Harmony won 13th Saeima elections and it is only fair, he said, that President Raimonds Vējonis should offer the role of forming the next government to the party that won.

Six contenders make to for SRS director general’s post in second phase of selection

The personnel selection commission responsible for picking the best candidate for the post of director general of the State Revenue Service has picked six contenders for the second stage of the selection process.

Police commence 17 administrative cases for breach of pre-election promotion

State Police commenced seventeen administrative cases on 6 October for violation of pre-election promotion requirements, as confirmed by State Police representative Simona Grāvīte.

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