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Monday 21.10.2019 | Name days: Severīns, Urzula

Old Riga municipality’s parking lots to charge less

Riga City Council decided today, November 23, to reduce charges for Municipality’s parking lots in Old Riga.

Latvia Cabinet of Ministers approves e-money institutions legal framework

Amendments to The Law of Payment Services have been adopted, they provide electronic money institutions registration, licensing, regulatory and supervisory requirements, as well as the necessary amendments in related laws, the business portal BNN was informed by the Ministry of Finance.

Economically active population of Latvia increases by 0.1%

Third quarter this year the number of economically active population of Latvia has increased by 0.1%, compared to the exact period of 2009.

28 502 lats for resigned ministers’ compensations requested

An application has been filed requesting the allocation of 28 502 lats (40 554 euro) from emergency case funds to pay out compensations for ministers and advisors that have left the post.

Inhabitants consider high emigration level as the biggest threat to the state

Majority of Latvia’s population considers that high level of emigration create more threats to the state and its future than the low birth-rate, indicates the latest poll by DnB NORD Latvijas barometers.

Public meeting against budget drafting process

Latvian Free Trade Union Board Chairman Pēteris Krīgers informed the business portal BNN they plan a public meeting against 2011 budget drafting process on November 25 at 8.30 AM at the building of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Greens/Farmers fraction Head: Jurmala City Council could be dismissed

An option to dismiss Jurmala City Council is under discussion, due to the fact they are not united and have adopted deconstructive decisions, said The Greens and Farmers Union (Zaļo un Zemnieku Savienība) Saeima fraction head Raimonds Vējonis.

Tax changes to boost shadow economy

Changes in labour force taxes will make people of low salaries pay more and hinder investments, according to a sworn lawyers office BDO Zelmenis & Liberte research on the government's planned labour force tax changes in Latvia and their impact on the national economy.

Almost 200 000 needy people in Latvia

In early 2010 the number of needy people in Latvia formed 100 000, while currently it has almost doubled, reaching 200 000.