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Wednesday 21.08.2019 | Name days: Linda, Janīna

Latvia Finance Minister Candidate: budget adoption might delay

2011 budget adoption will most likely take place until the end of the year; however, if there are new visions of structural reforms, the budget adoption could be held up, assumed the party Unity Nominee for Minister of Finance post Andris Vilks.

DnB NORD Latvian barometer survey: growing inhabitants pessimism

The tendency observed in August continuing, the pessimism amongst the population of Latvia increases, suggest the data of DnB Nord Latvijas barometrs survey.

Expert: large number of indecisive Latvians in 10th Saeima elections

The phenomenon of the 10th Saeima elections was a large number of indecisive voters among the ethnic Latvian population, the Head of the research centre Latvijas fakti Aigars Freimanis pointed out.

Latvia Finance Minister Candidate: reduced VAT rate abolition will not help the budget

There is no need to revoke the reduced VAT rates for books, electricity and tourism, because it will not produce significant benefit for the budget, believes the party Unity Candidate for the Minister of Finance post Andris Vilks.

Clothing buyers in Latvia overpay 16 times

Clothing prices in Latvia are comparatively high, therefore purchasers often overpay 16 times, said Latvian Light Industry Head Guntis Strazds.

AFL–FFF/LNNK not included in the new government coalition

The political association Unity Board decided not to include the national association All for Latvia – For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK. Therefore, two parties will form the coalition – the party Unity and the Green and Farmers Union.

Only 1/3 of Latvian residents know they can choose electricity supplier

Only 35% of inhabitants of Latvia have heard there is free electricity market in Latvia, namely, companies and people of Latvia can choose the electricity supplier, according to Market and social research center Latvijas Fakti conducted poll.

PR officer Liepnieks: Lembergs can stop Dombrovskis government in a night's time

Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs is capable of stopping Latvian Prime Minister's Valdis Dombrovskis government in a night's time, public relations officer Jurgis Liepnieks (Jurģis Liepnieks) said in an interview to the newspaper Diena, adding Lembergs has become more influential than ever, when compared to other two oligarchs Andris Skele (Andris Šķēle) and Ainars Slesers (Ainārs Šlesers).

Farmers to receive advance payment in October already

The Rural Support Service on October 25 will start paying out single area (SAP) advance payment to farmers, the business portal BNN was informed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MA)