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Monday 09.12.2019 | Name days: Sarmīte, Tabita

State officials to have limited access to vehicle permits

The Ministry of Transport has decided to disallow state administration employees to require vehicle permits.

Leaving restaurants without paying not popular in Latvia

The practice of leaving restaurants without paying for the service is not popular and common in Latvia, recognize the surveyed representatives of restaurants and pubs by the business portal Nozare.lv.

Latvia in face of real estate deficit

Latvia may experience quality real estate shortage in one or two years, moreover, in all market segments, indicate the company Colliers International research data.

Food products surcharge is inevitable

The food product price gains are unavoidable due to the record-high raw material prices, while the manufacturers of agricultural production and food products agree that efficiency boosts have to be continued in the manufacturing processes so that consumers do not suffer from the raw material price climb.

Court employees demand equality principle in salary determination or they will strike

More than 20 Latvia’s District (City) courts and the Land Register Department employees have filed letters to high-level officials, requiring to prevent inobservance of legal norms and principles and ensure the equality principle in remuneration.

Heating cost 45% more in December

December heating costs in Riga will amount to 45% more than a year ago, the Riga City Council told the business news portal BNN.

Meat processors and traders caught dodging taxes

January came with the State Revenue Service (SRS) Financial Police Department (FPD) discovery of a scheme implemented by a meat processing company and meat product store chain owner. They avoided tax payment by reprogramming electronic cash registers and indicating a reduced value or quantity of goods in the consignment notes.

Economist: money supply in economy rises 3.5%

Last December, the volume of money in circulation continued to rise, reaching the highest monthly growth rate since December 2009, the economist at the Bank of Latvia Vilnis Purviņš informs.

Millions spent on emergencies

Last year, 2.5 million lats was spent from the budget program on unforeseen events – in particular on flooding and fire. The remaining funds, which comprise more than 70 million lats, were directed to politically significant, yet barely priority measures.

State Chancellery’s function audit purely theoretical

Upon assessing the function audit carried out by the State Chancellery on the administrative burden reduction and procedure simplification in the education system and business, the Saeima members concluded the results are purely theoretical and no practical solutions are provided, the business news portal BNN was informed by the Saeima.

Latvian economy to grow 3% this year

This year the Latvian economy will spike about 3%, while export, having surged 29% in 11 months last year, will still be the key economic driving force, the senior economist at AS Nordea banka Andris Strazds indicates in a press video conference.

Vilks: budget deficit should be reduced to 5% of GDP

This year Latvia will continue to take steps to reduce the state budget deficit to 5% of the gross domestic product, the Finance Minister Andris Vilks indicated in Euromoney Central and Eastern Europe Conference in Vienna.


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