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Ceturtdiena 17.10.2019 | Name days: Karīna, Gaits

Influenza season begins in Latvia as first patients appear

At the beginning of October Latvia’s Disease Control and Prevention Centre registered the first influenza cases this year even though overall flu intensity in Latvia remains very low, as confirmed by SPKC communication office head Ilze Arāja.

Economy Minister proposes standardizing and centralizing tenders

A regulation for procurements could help standardize and centralize them using ministries involved, for example, said Latvian Economy Minister Ralfs Nemiro in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Tuesday, 8 October.

LTV: more than two million euros is lost in LTRK through fictive business trips

Over the course the three past years more than two million euros have been lost through Latvia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Most of this money ended up in 16 different subsidiaries, according to public broadcaster LTV programme De Facto.

Average electricity price goes down in Baltic States

Last week, the average electricity price in Baltic States went down, according to AS Latvenergo.

Waste management in Riga: four areas and seven-year waste management rights

In two weeks a new tender for waste management in Riga will be organized. Waste management services will be provided for seven years, journalists were told by Riga’s Mayor Oļegs Burovs after a meeting with Competition Council and Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry’s representatives.

Estonian construction accident ends lethally

In Estonia, at the site of stadium construction works, one person has lost his life as two workers were accidentally buried under soil.

State funding for parties proposal – no more than EUR 80 000 per political party

Parties of the ruling coalition in Latvia have agreed to calculate state budget support based on contribution on elections of all levels, journalists were told by Latvia’s President Egils Levits after a meeting of coalition parties’ Saeima faction representatives on Monday, 7 October.

Danske Estonia had quantity of non-resident transactions as only criterion, suspect banker says

In non-resident operations of Danske Bank’s scandalous Estonian branch, the only criterion in the investigated period was their number due to profitability, according to former worker Mihhail Murnikov’s interview with Bloomberg.

Nekā personīga: Strods may have leaked information about LVC tenders

The ex-board member of road maintenance company Latvijas Valsts ceļi Edgars Strods was detained for possible leaking of information about LVC tenders to Armands Garkāns’ companies, as reported by public broadcaster TV3 programme Nekā personīga.

Security service finds possible violations found with unsent notifications for EP elections

Latvia’s State Security Service has found possible violations in relation to unsent or lost letters with information as to which election sites Latvian residents should use to participate in European Parliament elections.

Central Market’s rent contract signed during Ušakovs’s reign may have cost Riga millions

Ex-Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs’ signed contract for the rent of Riga Central Market may have cost the municipality more than nine million euros, as reported by TV3 programme Nekā personīga.

Kosovo election marks significant change of power division

The snap election in the young Balkan nation of Kosovo has been won by two opposition parties, seeking to oust country’s largest and dominating party from power. PDK, who have been the largest party in each of Kosovo’s last four governments, came third.

Latvia implements a suicide prevention programme for youngsters

Starting with 1 October, teenagers in Latvia will be able to receive professional aid free of charge as part of Mental Health Disorders programme, notes Children Hospital Fund manager Liene Dambiņa.

Latvia may agree to postpone Brexit

Latvia may support postponing Brexit if it means preventing a no-deal exit, said press-secretary Mārtiņš Drēģers on behalf of Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

Swedbank: Estonian branch needs to investigate money laundering scandal

Chairman of Swedish Swedbank council Göran Persson stressed during his visit to Estonia that the bank needs to determine the reasons behind problems so that it is possible to leave the scandal with money laundering and the stain on the bank’s reputation in the past.

Latvian and Lithuanian presidents hope to ratify maritime border treaty

After meeting in Vilnius on 3 October, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and Latvian President Egils Levits announced the shared desire to speed up talks on the two countries’ maritime border treaty so that it is possible to approve it in the next four years.