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Eurostat: Latvia unemployment level was eighth highest in EU in October

In October 2017, Latvia’s unemployment level was 8.2%, which was the eighth highest among EU member states for which data is available, according to data from Eurostat.

Latvia’s high-grade alcoholic beverages market declines every year

According to data from Estonian alcohol industry, more than 2.1 million litres of high-grade alcoholic beverages were sold at stores located in border regions in the first nine months of 2017. Thereby Latvia’s high-grade alcoholic beverages market has declined 1.5% in the first nine months of the year.

Retail trade turnover grew in Latvia 4.5% in October

Compared to October 2016, total retail trade turnover rose by 4.5 % in October 2017. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.5 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 6.3 %, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel fell by 1.8 %.

Expert: human factor is the weak spot in cyber-attacks

Cyber-attacks are often aimed against specific workers. Criminals use information easily obtained on the internet against them. The new trend in cyber-crimes is exploitation of the human factor, says Tele2 Shared Service Center’s security office manager Artūrs Pantelis.

Police: many drivers blatantly ignore basic road traffic rules

Too often State Police receive information and experience for themselves that some drivers blatantly ignore even the most basic of road traffic rules, especially the requirement for signal lights, representatives of Latvian State Police say.

Circene: healthcare funding regulations will not motivate people to pay social tax

Regulations included in the healthcare funding legislative draft will not motivate residents to pay taxes, said representative of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ingrīda Circene in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

Estonian GDP up 4.2% on year in Q3 2017

Estonia's gross domestic product grew 4.2% from July to September in 2017 compared to the respective period last year, the Baltic country's statisticians have estimated.

Daudze: Latvia and Pakistan share unused cooperation potential

«Latvia and Pakistan are united by an active and constructive dialogue. However, there is still unused economic cooperation potential left unexplored. Development of trade relations would benefit from a convention on prevention of double taxation,» says Saeima speaker’s associate Guntars Daudze.

Irish Deputy Prime Minister steps down, keeping government in power

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald has stepped down from office stating she was resigning for the sake of the country, averting an interim parliamentary election, after the politician has been under pressure over a police whistleblower scandal that could have brought down the government.

Latvian Healthcare Minister joins Green Party

On Wednesday, 29 November, Latvian Green Party’s board reviewed Healthcare Minister Anda Čakša’s application to join the ranks of the party. With party chairman Edgars Tavars’ recommendation, her membership was approved.

Updated: «I have taken poison,» Bosnian War criminal says in court

In The Hague, an appeal hearing of the UN's International Criminal Court of Justice has been suspended after Bosnian Croat defendant Slobodan Praljak has drunk some liquid and said that it had been poison.

Latvian households pay for electricity less than the average in EU

In the first six months of 2017, the price of electricity and gas in Latvia was below the average in the European Union, according to Eurostat data.

Baltic states prefer package terminals, finds DPD and plans investments

Europe's second largest package delivery firm, Germany-based DPD is plans to invest over four million euros to install more than 250 new package terminals in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2018 and 2019.

Conexus Baltic Grid gas storage tariff may increase 38%

The gas storage tariff of Conexus Baltic Grid may increase by 38% in the foreseeable future. This is provided by the new tariff project submitted for review to the Public Utilities Commission.