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Monday 24.09.2018 | Name days: Agris, Agrita

Auditor General: Latvia tends not to consider competence and knowledge

Initially, when setting a remuneration system, the government did not take into consideration skills and knowledge necessary for a specific job position. If remuneration for particular skills was clearly stated, the society would not have to doubt it, the Auditor General Inguna Sudraba indicates.

Newly-bought airBaltic plane slides in runway security zone after landing

This year, on December 14, at 13: 55 o’clock the airline airBaltic plane Bombardier Q400 with the flight number BT 602, which took flight from Brussels to Riga, drove out on the runway’s safety zone.

Land Register judges’ salary cuts declared constitutional

The Constitutional Court has declared the Land Register judges’ salary reduction by 27% constitutional; therefore, starting from January 1, 2011, the remuneration will be calculated in accordance to the law On Judicial Authority and the CC ruling of January 18, 2010.

Situation in Latvia’s households slightly improves

In the third quarter of 2010, the situation in the Latvian households has slightly improved – in 16% of the households, where one of the members sought a job, someone found employment (11% – in the first quarter, 14% – in the second quarter).

Majority of Latvia residents regard their material position as moderate

On assessing family material position, the inhabitants of Latvia have a relatively positive outlook, most often stating that it is rather good or moderate.

Liquefied gas price for apartment buildings to climb by 9.5%

Starting from January 1, 2011, the liquefied gas, which is supplied to apartment buildings, will be 9.5% more expensive, the Marketing Director of SIA Latvijas Propāna Gāze Augusts Iesalnieks informs the business portal BNN.

Number of OCTA and CASCO indemnity claims increases by 28%

On average 28.4% more CASCO and OCTA indemnity claims were received during the last two working days in the previous week than in other days since early December, the business news portal BNN was informed by BTA insurance company.

Are Latvians moving to Estonia?

In a short period of time, after Estonia's proposal 15 Latvia residents have declared their place of residence in Valga. Valka region manager believes such a proposal can be considered an international scandal.

Latvian State Forests to support next year's budget

Latvian State Forests (a/s Latvijas valsts meži) will support the state budget revenue in 2011 with record high dividends, provides the next year's budget draft prepared by the government and reviewed by the Saeima.

23.3% more cars registered in Latvia this year

In eleven months of the year, 4 372 new cars have been registered in Latvia, which is 826 or 23.3% more than in the exact period of 2009.

State Audit Office: RTSD service tariffs are not grounded

The charges of some services stipulated by the VAS Road Traffic Safety Directorate are unjustified, the State Audit Office established during the audit.

Economist: Latvia can face similar economic stagnation as Japan

Without introducing changes to the national economy policy, Latvia risks facing the same economic stagnation as Japan, not reporting rapid economic growth for years already, said the economist Ojārs Kehris.

EU Commissioner: media freedom – one of democracy and human rights guarantees

When describing the events at the newspaper Telegraf, where, after a conflict with the new owner’s representatives, the editor-in-chief had to leave, the European Union Commissioner Andris Piebalgs emphasizes one of the democracy and human rights guarantees is exactly the media freedom.

Economist: government hopes for miracles

The government has not kept its promises about 2011 budget formulation, demonstrating it is not willing to face the actual problems. They are hoping for miracles instead, the economist Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis is convinced.

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau employees received huge bonuses

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) employees were paid more than two million lats in bonuses during 2003 to 2008, according to the CPCB financial reports.

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