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Wednesday 26.02.2020 | Name days: Mētra, Evelīna, Aurēlija

Latvian citizen evacuated to France from coronavirus-affected region in China

Latvian citizen has been successfully evacuated from China’s Wuhan region, where the outbreak of the coronavirus was first observed, to France, as confirmed by Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs through Twitter.

KNAB to look into possible crimes committed by Riga City Council employees

Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau currently has five criminal processes in the works, in which seven employees of Riga City Council have rights for defence, as reported by KNAB.

Manufacturing volume output in Latvia increases 2% in 2019

Compared to 2018, manufacturing volume rose by 2 %, based calendar adjusted data at constant prices in 2019. Mining and quarrying decreased by 5 %, electricity and gas supply – by 4.4 %, but industrial production output, which includes previously mentioned sectors grew by 0.8 %.

Belarusian citizen arrested in ABLV Bank money laundering case

On Saturday, 1 February, Riga City Latgale Suburb Court ruled on arresting one of the four foreign suspects in the criminal case regarding the laundering of EUR 50 million of illegally obtained funds at ABLV Bank. This person is a citizen of the Republic of Belarus.

Estonia marks 100 years since victory over Soviet Russian forces

The Tartu Peace Treaty signed between Soviet Russia and Estonia in 1920 sealed Estonian victory in its battle clear its territory from foreign forces and Soviet Russian commitment to recognise the independence of the then young neighbouring country.

Latvia searches for allies to prevent EU cohesion funding reduction

No member state of the European Union should suffer from a serious or disproportionate reduction of the EU multi-year budget for 2021-2027. This position is outlined in the declaration signed by 15 countries and approved at the recent EU Friends of Cohesion summit in Portugal.

Mārtiņš Krieķis’ secret conversations or everyone is a fool

«For [Olainfarm] council you need three people you can completely control» and «as a person without any ethics, I can help you with that» – these and other statements from lawyer Mārtiņš Krieķis can be heard in conversations published by zolotie-sjostri.com in which he converses with people involved in «Olainfarm inheritors wars».

Latvian prime minister orders justice minister to resolve lengthy litigations problem

To enhance the rule of law in Latvia and promote the prestige of the judicial system within society, Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has asked Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns to resolve the problem of lengthy litigations, as reported by the prime minister’s representative Sandris Sabajevs.

Latvia’s gross domestic product increases 1.1%

Compared to Q4 2018, the gross domestic product (GDP) value increased by 1.1 % in Q4 2019 according to seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data.

Latvian Welfare Ministry to ask government to extend e-health project term

Healthcare Ministry plans to ask the government to extend the term of the e-health project, as reported by Healthcare Minister Ilze Viņķele’s advisor Edgars Skvariks.

Bordāns suggests stationing VDD on Upes Street; Burovs offers land in Čiekurkalns

Latvian Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns proposes stationing the State Security Service near the former Brases prison on Upes Street. Riga City Council chairman Oļegs Burovs, on the other hand, offers land in Čiekurkalns, Bābelīte and elsewhere, as both politicians told Delfi TV with Jānis Domburs on Thursday, 30 January.

Danish court keeps Kristīne Misāne under arrest

On Thursday, 30 January, Danish court of justice decided to maintain the arrest over Latvian citizen Kristīne Misāne, as confirmed by her representatives.

State Police perform a search at Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks

On Thursday, 30 January, Latvian State Police performed investigative activities at Riga municipal company LLC Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks main building on Aleksandra Čaka Street 42, as confirmed by the company’s representative Krists Leiškalns.

European Parliament proposes adopting single charger type for all mobile phones

The European Parliament has invited European Commission to develop binding rules by July 2020 in order to ensure the adoption of a single type of charger for mobile phones, as reported by EP representative Jānis Krastiņš.

Coronavirus spread outside China prompts international health emergency by WHO

The World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency of international concern over the spread of the new coronavirus outside the borders of the country of its origin, China, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Saeima committee picks TV3 journalists Kalderauska and Eglītis for posts in NEPLP

On Thursday, 30 January, Saeima’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee picked TV3 journalists Ieva Kalderauska and Jānis Eglītis for vacant posts in the National Electronic Mass Media Council.


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