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Friday 18.01.2019 | Name days: Antis, Antons

Kalnmeiers: I cannot pander to everyone

«I cannot pander to everyone,» the Prosecutor-General Eriks Kalnmeiers (Ēriks Kalnmeiers) expressed today, September 15th, when commenting the carried decision on the necessity of «inventory» in the case of Ventspils’ enterprises as «a remuneration for the prosecutor general post».

First class roads to be improved for saved 33.6 million lats

The Ministry of Traffic plans to make improvements in several state first class roads with the help of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) financing and money that has been saved up from the first round 33.6 million lats.

Subsistence level in August –166.42 lats

According to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data, in August the subsistence level has decreased by 1.28 lats, reaching 166.42 lats.

Debt recovery service charge - not more than 12 lats

Debt collectors are not allowed to visit people at the weekends and in week days after 9 PM. The government has supported the new law, which governs the extrajudicial debt recovery. The Ministry of Economy intends with the help of the new law to tackle aggressive debt collection. The law still has to be revised in the Saeima.

Buckwheat «snatched out» in Latvia stores

Information on upcoming buckwheat price increase has caused public concern, therefore buckwheat and other cereals products' choice in the stores is rapidly decreasing.

External trade turnover grew by 7.6% in July

The total external trade turnover on actual prices in July this year formed 874.8 milj. lats which is 7.6% or 62.1 milj. lats more than the previous month and by 34.6% (225.1 milj) more than in July last year, according to the Central Statistical Bureau data.

Centralization of service pensions

The Saeima has adopted amendments in seven bills that provide centralization of service pensions administration assigning this task to State Social Insurance Agency (SSIA).

Notorious TM Security «cleared out» Hotel Elefant by force

The scandalous Hotel Elefant «clearance», when its management and employees were forced to leave, was conducted by the notorious security company TM Security, which had been involved in many scandals already before.

Opposition leaves reading of Tallinn draft budget

The Tallinn City Council spent only 17 minutes on the first reading of the draft budget for 2011 for the City of Tallinn because the opposition factions refused to take part in the debate.

Court forbids Munkevics to be elected in Jurmala City Council institutions and posts

Jurmala City Court on Wednesday (September 8) decided to forbid Raimonds Munkevics, who is accused of giving bribes, to be elected in Jurmala City Council institutions and positions. Whereas he is not forbidden to approach Jurmala City Council member Iveta Blaua or other members of the local government.

82% of people feel confident in speaking with employers

The majority - 82% of the economically active population of Latvia feel confident in speaking with their employers.

Connections – key factor in job search

The data obtained from DnB NORD Latvijas barometrs poll show that the inhabitants of Latvia believe that it is easier to get a job through acquaintances.