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Friday 20.07.2018 | Name days: Ramona, Ritma

ZRP to lay stress on reforms

«Each identity has its time,» the leader of Zatlers Reforms’ Party (ZRP) Valdis Zatlers said, thus confirming that there is a high possibility to change the party’s name.

Experts: ACTA frightens internet freedom supporters

The greatest risk, if Latvia is to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), is a stricter monitoring of intellectual property circulation in the internet and wider interpretation opportunities – which is a violation, representatives and experts of the industry believe.

LVL 8 per month – personal retirement fund income

Last year, resident increased their activity in transferring funds for their retirement – compared to 2010 in 2011 the amount of deposits from the residents to their SEB open retirement plan increased by 15%, while the number of participants increased by 2%.

People support the President’s idea to change state administration

Half or 51% of economically active residents of Latvia aged from 18 to 55 years have a positive opinion about discussions on change of the state administration initiated by the President Andris Berzins.

National Association member to create «Latvian fear list»

Chairman of the National Association Raivis Dzintars has announced his plans to come up with a list of what Latvians fear the most. Consequently, these issues should not be discussed.

18.3 million paid in the third pension level last year

By the end of 2011, 198 575 people had joined pension plans which is by 3.8% more than in the end of 2010 (17.3% of economically active residents), according to the Finance and Capital Market Commission.

LB: unemployment rate falls slower due to changes in the 100-lats programme

The unemployment rate has been falling already the seventh quarter in turn, but in the last quarter of 2011 the proportion of job seekers decreased by 0.1 percent to 14.3% of economically active residents, which is slower than before.

Latvian Air Traffic hires controversial persons

The state-funded joint stock company Latvian Air Traffic has hired such controversial persons as the ex-prosecutor Guntis Akmenkalns and former chair of the Public Utilities Commission Valentina Andrejeva.

Kutris: referendum did not change people's everyday life

The national vote did not change relationship between people. It is the same old daily rhythm and people have not lost their ability to live side by side, says Gunars Kutris, Chairman of the Constitutional Court.

Association of Heat Supply Companies: old debts are not being paid

The price for heating per one square meter differs even ten times in Latvia, according to the survey Hot Bills. Meanwhile, there are no significant changes in the settlement of debts.

Melngailis: Latvia will join eurozone in 2014

Despite the prolonged European crisis, Latvia will join the euro area as planned - in 2014, says Nils Mengailis, head of the international business consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal.

Government confirms reorganization of the Infectology Center

Despite the protests of the Infectology Center of Latvia (LIC), the government has confirmed the project of the Healthcare Ministry about the formation of the Disease Prevention Centre and the reorganization of establishments subordinated to the Ministry.

Petrol gains while wood fuel remains flat

Petrol keeps gaining, while prices of wood fuel remain flat or even drop, as severe frost lasted only for a couple of weeks. In fear of harsh winter, people stocked up very timely, says Ziedonis Vilcins, forest owner from Skujene.