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Monday 17.02.2020 | Name days: Konstance, Donats

Prime Minister: there are loops in the law that can be used to prolong trials

«The difficulty is that there are loops in the law lawyers are able to use to prolong trials,» said Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Wednesday, 5 February.

Maxima tragedy criminal case viewing concludes; ruling promised in mid-February

On Tuesday, 4 February, Riga City Pārdaugava Court concluded listening to the last words of the accused in the so-called Zolitude Maxima supermarket tragedy criminal case and announced the ruling will be announced on 18 February.

US first democratic caucuses bring Buttigieg and Sanders as top presidential candidates

In the US state of Iowa, the first caucuses of the Democratic Party to select its candidate for the US presidential election has produced Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders as the frontrunners, according to AP news agency.

National Health Service urges residents to use state-funded cancer screening tests more actively

On 4 February – the World Cancer Day – Latvian National Health Service urges residents to take their health seriously and use state-funded cancer screening options more actively.

RTAB head accuses Riga’s mayor of document forging; asks KNAB to investigate

Riga Tourism Development Bureau board chairman Guntars Grīnvalds has asked Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau to investigate possible document forging in the institution.

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.

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