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Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for discoveries improving pharmaceuticals

As the laureates of the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday, October 3, there have been named American chemists and George P. Smith, as well as Britain's Sir Gregory P. Winter for their achievements in biochemistry.

SRS performs ten searches in Daugavpils in relation to illegal alcohol production

In June 2018, Latvia’s State Revenue Service’s Tax and Customs Police performed a search in some factory in Daugavpils, where an unknown party was illegally producing alcohol.

Regulator: heating season commenced without major changes

In spite of the price increase for natural gas and changes with procurement prices of wood chips over the course of the past year, this year’s heating season commenced without major changes when compared to last year, as reported by Public Utilities Commission.

Olainfarm shareholders plan to change the way management board approves decisions

At a meeting scheduled for 22 November, shareholders of AS Olainfarm plan to make it compulsory for the company’s management board to receive approval from the company council on a number of matters, according to information submitted to Nasdaq Riga on the planned changes to the company’s statutes.

NATO to hold largest manoeuvres since collapse of USSR

NATO will hold military exercise Trident Juncture 18 exercise, which will involve 45,000 troops, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted, adding that officials confirmed would be the alliance's largest drills since the Cold War.

Criminal process on state aid issued to Liepājas metalurgs handed for criminal prosecution

Latvian State Police has submitted to the prosecutor’s office materials of the criminal case regarding the state aid that was provided to KVV Liepājas metalurgs. As part of this criminal process, former Prime Minister and Finance Minister Einars Repše may have been made a suspect in this case. After all, he was the one who signed the state aid provision documents, as reported by Latvijas Avīze.

CIB: number of businesses with debts before SRS on a rise

44,000 businesses have tax debts before the State Revenue Service, according to data from the Credit Information Bureau.

Nobel Prize in to be awarded for «groundbreaking» achievements in laser physics

As the laureates of the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, October 2, there have been named American laser physicists Arthur Ashkin and Donna Strickland, as well as their French colleague Gérard Mourou for their inventions in the 1980s.

EU workers no longer priority to UK, when country leaves bloc

The UK plans to stop preferential access to the country's labour market for European Union workers after Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May has stated.

People shot in Aizpute are not Latvian citizens

The people who were shot near the private clinic in Airzpute on Sunday, 30 September, are not Latvian citizens, said Chief of Criminal Police Andrejs Grišins prior to the press-briefing organized on Monday, 1 October.

Competition Council fines melioration companies for cartel agreement

On 13 September 2018, three melioration companies – Limbažu Melio, Bauskas meliorācija and Meliorācijas eksperts – were fined by Competition Council for coordinating their offers in procurements organized by Rural Support Service’s administered fund.

Jurmala City Council opposition may request mayor’s dismissal over syringe with cocaine

The opposition of Jurmala City Council intends to request dismissal for Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis because of the information regarding the syringe found during a search by Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

Facebook uncovers cyber attack affecting nearly 50 million user accounts

Social media giant has suffered in a giant security breach that, according to the company, has made the personal information of close to 50 million user accounts accessible to attackers.

NHS: residents still overpay for compensated medicines

Every year, Latvian residents overpay nearly EUR 25 million for medicines that have cheaper alternatives with the same therapeutic efficacy, said Director of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Department of Latvia’s National Health Service Signe Bokta in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

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