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Water level rise in Baltic Sea named the most rapid in Europe in recent years

In recent years the water level rise registered in the Baltic Sea was the most rapid in Europe, and by the end of the year the average water level along Latvia’s coast may by half a meter higher than it is now, according to the outlook published by the European Environment Agency.

Latvia’s territories with the largest percentage of children – Mārupe, Ādaži and Babīte

Most children eagerly wait for Father Christmas to come and bring presents. This is why the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia has decided to look at data and compile a roadman for Father Christmas – locations in Latvia with the largest percentage of children.

Transport Ministry to turn to police over compensation paid to ex-LDz board

Transport Ministry intends to turn to law enforcement institutions over the compensation paid to ex-Latvian Railway chairman Edvīns Bērziņš and board member Aivars Strakšas, as Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits told journalists on Monday, 23 December.

KNAB has not handled a single criminal case about potential corruption at Latvian ports

Throughout its entire existence Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has never had a criminal process regarding possible corruption at any of Latvia’s ports.

Latvian Emergency Medical Service’s director is hopeful about the service’s future

The Emergency Medical Service has lately managed to implement a number of changes, says the service’s director Liene Cipule, adding that she is generally hopeful about the service’s future.

Volume of petrol imported to Latvia up 5.2% in first ten months

The volume of motor petrol imported to Latvia in the first ten months of 2019 has declined 5.2% when compared to the same period of 2018, whereas the volume of diesel fuel has declined 3.3%, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

Kariņš: Ventas osta to ensure professional and depoliticized port management

Ventas osta, the state company created to perform the functions of Ventspils port, will provide a professional and depoliticized management of the port, says Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš.

Ex-President of Latvia wants to manage Latvian Basketball Association

Latvia’s former president Raimonds Vējonis has officially submitted his application as a candidate for the position of president of Latvian Basketball Association, as reported by LBS.

Justice Minister suspends State Land Service’s director general Zvidriņa

Latvia’s Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns has ordered a disciplinary case against State Land Service director general Solvita Zvidriņa, suspending her.

Alcohol and tobacco products to become more expensive in Latvia next year

In accordance with the Law on Excise Tax, with 1 January 2020 onward, excise tax on tax products and tobacco products will increase, reminds State Revenue Service.

Producer price level in Latvia's industry decrease 0.4%

Compared to October, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry dropped by 0.1 % in November 2019. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market dropped by 0.5 %, however prices of exported products increased by 0.3 %.

Saeima conceptually supports changes for prosecutor general’s approval

Latvia’s Saeima has conceptually supported amendments to the Law on the Office of the Prosecutor and the Law on Judicial Power, which provide for changing the order in which the prosecutor general is approved in position, as reported by the parliament’s press-service.

Saeima decides: Riga City Council will be allowed to be elected for more than five years if dismissed

In spite of opposition deputies’ objections and opposition from one coalition party, members of the ruling coalition adopted amendments to laws on Thursday, 19 December, allowing election of Riga City Council for a term of longer than five years in the event of its dismissal.

Saeima conceptually supports Riga City Council dismissal

Latvia’s Saeima has conceptually supported the legislative draft detailing Riga City Council’s dismissal. It provides for dismissing the city council and appointing an interim administration, as reported by Saeima’s press-service.

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