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Ceturtdiena 20.06.2019 | Name days: Rasa, Rasma, Maira

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.

Court to apply additional security measure for Munkevics

Jurmala Court will decide on the possibility of applying additional security measure to Raimonds Munkevics. Jurmala City Council deputy Iveta Blaua, who is in a status of witness in the case, considers that from the custody released and in corruption accused colleague could influence her.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Riga

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will stay in Riga on Monday and Tuesday during her official visit.

Piebalgs: Zoellick’s confusion about daily 100 lats pay was an unfortunate joke

The World Bank (WB) President Robert Zoellick’s incomprehension about 100 lats pay per day for the unemployed in Latvia was a very luckless joke, emphasized European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs.

Unemployment rate decreases

A considerable drop in employment rate is not expected, although the improvement of the situation is not unequivocal.

Bemhens: people use neither public nor private transport

Riga residents use less both public and private transport, informed the Chairman of the municipal public transport company Rīgas Satiksme Leons Bemhens.

Offer to liquidate the State Chancellery

Ministry of the Interior (MI) opposes to the auditors’ recommendations, which would help to economize 79 million lats, stated the Chief Executive of MI public relations department, Gunta Skrebele.

Slakteris: electricity matters were taught, that’s why I meet the qualifications of Latvenergo board member position

The former Minister of Finance and present Saeima Deputy, Atis Slakteris, has announced his candidacy to Latvenergo Board Member position. When commenting on the application, Slakteris mentions that he has studied electricity matters; therefore, he has the necessary knowledge to occupy the position.

EU to set equal requirements for child-care leave

The European Union (EU) plans to ensure equal family leave conditions for inhabitants in all 27 member states.

Police officers detained

Two Riga Regional Executive Police Department officers have been detained. They are suspected of illegal alcoholic beverages products storage, transportation and sale.

One third of workers receive envelope wages

One third of economically active inhabitants of Latvia (38%) have friends and relatives that mainly receive their salary in envelopes.

One third of workers receive envelope wages

One third of economically active inhabitants of Latvia (38%) have friends and relatives that mainly receive their salary in envelopes.

airBaltic shareholders meeting disapproves new Board

National airline AS Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic) shareholders in a meeting on August 31th decided to postpone the election of the new Board.

Top prime minister candidates – Lembergs and Dombrovskis

Latvian society recognizes Aivars Lembergs (political party ZZS) and the current Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (political party Vienotība) as the most popular proposed candidates for the post of Prime Minister.

Half Latvian local governments can be left without heating

The total debt for heating has already surpassed 20 million lats. The current data on heat debt shows that half of the local governments of Latvia can be left without heating.