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Rīgas satiksme’s shareholder to ask prosecutor to assess council chairman’s approval

Municipal public transport company Rīgas satiksme shareholder, executive director of Riga City Council Juris Radzēvičs, plans to turn to the office of the prosecutor over the approval of Rolands Klinčs as council chairman of Rīgas satiksme, he said in an interview to Latvijas Radio on Monday, 6 January.

Latvia’s biggest parties received EUR 1.2 million in donations; Unity, ZZS and Attīstībai/Par! in the lead

In 2019 the biggest political parties in Latvia received EUR 1 251 183 in donations. The largest donations were received by Attīstībai/Par!, Unity and the Union of Greens and Farmers, according to information from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

Iraqi parliament requires U.S. forces to leave after killing of Iran’s general

Iraqi legislators have decided to cancel the country’s request for the international coalition of forces to be in the country after the U.S. killed a key Iranian general.

Air temperature +8° C, strong wind and rain expected in Latvia this week

The week is expected relatively warm – air temperature will range between 0° C… +8° C, as reported by Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

CVK urges government to allocate around 915 000 euros for signature collection

After performing estimates, Latvia’s Central Election Commission sent a letter to Finance Ministry and the Cabinet of Ministers with a request to provide funding of EUR 914 870 for the organization of signature collection for a referendum in relation to legislative drafts halted by the state president, as reported by CVK representative Laura Zaharova.

Industrial production output in Latvia decreases 0.2% in 2019

Compared to November 2018, industrial production output fell by 0.2 % in November 2019. That was affected by output drop in manufacturing by 0.8 % and in mining and quarrying by 16.9 %, while in electricity and gas supply there was an increase of 3.9 %.

In Estonia, 200 km internet cable built to cater 9 000 households

In Estonia, a high-speed internet cable has been built by electric grid operator Elektrilevi hoping to attract around 9 000 households to the project. For a customer to receive a connection, it will cost close to 200 euros.

Since 2016 the number of children in orphanages has dropped by more than 500

Since 2016 the number of children in orphanages around Latvia has declined by more than 500, as reported by Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča in an interview to LTV programme Rīta Panorāma on Friday, 3 January.

Estonia officially joins UN Security Council

The Estonian flag has been raised at the UN Security Council in the U.S., where the Baltic country has been elected to protect international law globally, together with 14 other countries in 2020 and 2021. Estonia plans to Estonia will attend all sessions, have the right to vote and will chair two sanctions committees.

Prosecutor formerly responsible for Sprūds’ case given disciplinary penalty for negligence

Prosecutor Uldis Cinkmanis has been given a disciplinary penalty for negligence in the criminal case involving ex-insolvency administrator Māris Sprūds.

Riga’s mayor dismisses city council’s City Development Department’s director

Mayor of Riga Oļegs Burovs has cancelled the order made in his absence regarding the appointment of Emils Jakrins as acting director of Riga City Council’s City Development Department, as reported by the city council.

NATO Baltic States air space patrol mission reduced to eight fighter jets

The NATO Baltic States air space patrol mission has been reduced from 12 to eight fighter jets as of 2020.

Džineta Innusa appointed as board chairperson of Rīgas satiksme

Latvian Transport Ministry’s deputy state secretary Džineta Innusa has been appointed as chairperson of the board of public transport company Rīgas satiksme. On Thursday, 2 January, the council of Rīgas satiksme met with the company’s newly-elected board.

Eco Baltia vide submits complaint over Riga’s waste management procurement

LLC Eco Baltia vide as submitted a complaint over Riga City Council’s organized household waste management procurement, according to information from Procurement Monitoring Bureau.

Turkey: 200 thousand people on move to Turkey in war-torn Syria

In the Syrian province of Idlib, which has recently suffered an air strike offensive by Syrian government and Russian forces, over 200 thousand migrants are moving to neighbouring Turkey, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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