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In a year the average wage has increased by 19 LVL

In the third quarter of this year, the average monthly wage in the country was 467 LVL, which exceeds the average of the third quarter of 2010 by 19 LVL, or 4.3%.

Real estate tax amendments will cause new problems

The planned amendments to the real estate tax mean that this tax will remain unfair. This is how Elita Baklane-Ansberga, the general director of the Government land department commented on the changes of the tax policy.

The bill of «zero declarations» has been adopted unanimously

On the 1st of December, during the second and final hearing Saeima has urgently adopted the law of declaring a person’s property, or the so called „zero” declarations, that cover the institution of a starting declaration as well as the potential for income legalization.

CEC: preliminary number of signatures for referendum on Russian - 178 000

Up to now, the Central Election Commission (CEC) has been informed about 178 000 signatures collected for holding a referendum on Russian as an official language, says CEC Chairman Arnis Cimdars.

Latvia ranks next to Cuba and Turkey in corruption level

Latvia kept losing positions also in the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, receiving 4.2 points and ranking the 61st next to Cuba and Turkey, according to Transparency International, global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.

Krajbanka clients reimbursed LVL 84.5 million

From November 29 to November 30, 10:00, 17 825 Latvija Krajbanka clients were reimbursed LVL 84.5 million. 88% of the sum was paid by bank transfer to the client's bank account. The pay-outs can be received only in lats, says Citadele spokeswoman Ieva Praulina.

CRC to assess whether chapters of Constitution could be unamendable

After a request by the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, President Andris Berzins has asked the Constitutional Rights Commission to assess whether it is possible to make some chapters of the Constitution unamendable.

Ryanair cuts flights from Riga

Irish low cost airline Ryanair is set to cut 30% of its flights from Riga. The move comes after Riga airport increased security fees.

Swedbank: eurozone debt crisis moves from periphery to center

The global economic growth was still pretty good in the third quarter of 2011, while the current indicators, for example, confidence surveys show that its pace is slowing down, especially in the eurozone and Great Britain.

Bank of Latvia economist expects gloom retail trade

Compared to September, total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) fell 2.9% in October 2011. The sharp drop is reversing the direction of growth posted in the past five months, says Agnese Bicevsksa, Bank of Latvia economist.

Latvian Blondes Association publishes cookbook as charity project

Thai-style cabbage, chicken soup with coconut milk, Lebanese salad, lavash pie and tomato soup with croutons are just some of the recipes 18 well-known Latvian blonds share with you in their new “Blondes cookbook”. This book is meant as a charity project and all profits will go to disabled children.

Latvia now holds 99.8% of airBaltic shares

On November 30, Latvia Transport Ministry used its pre-emptive right to buy the national airline airBaltic shares that were previously owned by the private shareholder Baltic Aviation Systems.

LVL 46.3 million reimbursed to Krajbanka clients

As of Wednesday, November 30, 10:00, a total of LVL 46.3 million were reimbursed to Latvijas Krajbanka clients.

Police seizes property of Krajbanka board

Within the framework of the criminal proceedings launched in Krajbanka, law enforcement authorities have identified four suspects: President Ivars Prieditis, co-owner Vladimir Antonov as well as board members Dzintars Pelcbergs and Martins Zalans.

Antonov resigns as Chairman of Portsmouth Football Club

The notorious Russian billionaire Vladmiri Antonov has resigned as Chairman and director of Portsmouth Football Club, which plays in the English second tier.

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