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Friday 13.12.2019 | Name days: Veldze, Lūcija

Fuel price gains to halt soon

There are no objective reasons for fuel prices to keep surging. The current fuel price in North Eastern Europe is a couple of percent lower than several weeks ago. Moreover, US dollar has dropped as well, which should drag down fuel prices even more.

77% of Latvia population support passenger carriers’ protest

77% of the economically-active residents of Latvia, aged 18 to 55 years, support the passenger carriers’ warning protest campaign on Thursday, March 24.

Latvia sells 8 million lats government securities

On March 23, ten-year domestic government bonds were offered with maturity February 4, 2021. Eight million worth government securities were sold.

Expert: passenger transportation might see a downfall in 2012

If the budget consolidation measures, which are currently being planned by the government, are implemented and the sector funding is reduced by aanother 30%, passenger transportation can expect a breakdown in 2012, considers Pēteris Salkazanovs, the president of the Latvian Passenger Carriers’ Association.

Idea not to recover small tax debts

If it were permitted by the law, small tax debts not exceeding 10 lats could be freed from collection. The current legislation does not allow not carrying out debt collection to small debts reaching only a couple of santims or lats.

Latvia reports the highest number of jobseekers in Baltics

Compared with its neighbours Lithuania and Estonia, last year Latvia had the largest proportion of unemployed persons –18.7%.

Few imports from Japan not to raise concern

Currently, the incoming cargos from Japan are checked at the European Union’s (EU) external borders. Yet overall, the number of freights from Japan to Latvia is small, therefore there are no grounds for concern, the Food and Veterinary Service spokeswoman Anna Joffe points out to the business news portal BNN.

Corruption Prevention Bureau head said to have ordered phone tapping politicians

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) head Normunds Vilnitis has violated the law by asking to phone tap several politicians, CPCB senior officer Juris Jurass announced at a meeting of Saeima Corruption Prevention Subcommittee on March 22.

53.1% of Latvia able-bodied population employed

The economically active population has dropped 2.6%, compared to 2009. Nearly two thirds (65.3%) of this age group were economically active - 69.5% among men and 61.5% among women. All in all 940.9 thousand persons (53.1% of population aged from 15 to 74) were employed in 2010.

Oskars Abolins appointed as the SFRS Chief

On Tuesday, March 22, the government appointed the current SFRS Riga Region Administration head, Major Oskars Abolins as the Chief of the State Fire and Rescue Service. Abolins’ candidacy to the SFRS Chief’s post was named by the Interior Minister Linda Mūrniece.

Riga can be fined half a million euro for poor quality air

Last week, air quality was regarded good enough in Riga City Center, however dust particle concentration threshold was exceeded in three days of the period during March 14 and 21, reaching already 20 out of 30 acceptable excessive dust particles concentration in a year.


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