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Monday 15.10.2018 | Name days: Hedviga, Helvijs, Eda

Political scientists: Auditor General’s involvement in politics would reduce her popularity

State Auditor General Inguna Sudraba might lose her popularity rapidly, if she became a politician, believe political scientists, not excluding the possibility she might be trying to polish her reputation with such statements.

Latvia Post plans to increase domestic parcel rates

Latvia Post (Latvijas Pasts) has submitted to Public Utilities Commission a draft on domestic parcel rates, as it plans to increase the domestic parcel rates considerably.

Euro strengthening could slow down Estonia export

The strengthening of the euro against the dollar in recent months could have a negative impact on Estonia’s export, which rose by 40% in August this year, compared to the corresponding period in 2009.

ME Kampars: positive result in negotiations with Gazprom

Although negotiations with Gazprom and the Latvian government are still ongoing, the agreement on price reduction is a big step forward, said the Minister of Economics of Latvia Artis Kampars.

Russian billionaires interested in Latvenergo LNG terminal construction

Good acquaintances of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin – businessmen Yuriy Kovalchuk and Gennady Timchenko intend to develop business in Latvia and use it as a base for economic expansion in Europe.

Latvia Prime Minister: four parties should form the Parliament

The Prime Minister of Latvia hopes it will be possible to approve the new government on November 2, although there are complex negotiations among parties due to opposite views, said Valdis Dombrovskis.

MW: employment measure funding should be increased by 17.3 million lats

The necessary funding to carry out active employment measures in the year 2011 should be increased by 17.3 million lats, considers the Ministry of Welfare.

Ober-Haus: Baltic real estate market recovers

Apartment prices in the capital cities of the Baltics testify for the fact the real estate sector has survived the sharp downturn caused by the global economic crisis. After having experienced the lowest level, the prices are currently climbing.

28.39% more new enterprises registered this year

This year, 8 724 new companies were registered in Latvia, which is by 28.39% more than in 2009.

Analysts: European gas market is corrupt

The European gas market is corrupt and is dominated in interests of the major Western forces, points out the analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former US ambassador to Lithuania Keith Smith.

Rimi not to sell erotic magazines any more

It will no longer be possible to purchase erotic magazines in Rimi stores. Association of Latvian Press Publishers (ALPP) considers the traders' decision censorship.

Russia wants to build a nuclear power plant in Europe

Russian nuclear power industry sees opportunities to profit from reactors building in developing countries, including India, China and Iran. Currently it is trying out prospects of becoming the main nuclear energy supplier in the European Union (EU).

World Bank suggests reducing SRS employees number

The number of employees at the State Revenue Service should be reduced by two-thirds, while the remaining workers remuneration – doubled, such suggestion was made by the World Bank to the Latvian government.

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