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Monday 24.09.2018 | Name days: Agris, Agrita

Overpaid tax may be returned to residents automatically

Saeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee plans for an electronic system that would automatically pay back residents’ overpaid taxes starting from 2021, as confirmed by the committee’s Chairman Vitālijs Orlovs.

Corruption office to be more involved in assessment of new SRS managers

From now on, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and Security Police will be more involved in evaluation of potential candidates for the post of director general of Latvia’s State Revenue Service, as State Chancellery director Jānis Citskovskis told 900 seconds programme of LNT in an interview.

Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announces grant context for cooperation development projects

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced a co-financing project ‘Support for European Commission and other international assistance financiers’ funded cooperation and education development projects for beneficiary countries picked by the Republic of Latvia and Republic of Latvia itself’, as reported by the ministry.

Prison guards in Russia detained amid outcry over inmate torture video

Russian authorities have taken six prison guards in custody after a video published on the internet, where at least 10 guards are seen torturing and kicking an inmate.

Latvia to request three helicopters from foreign partners to combat Valdgale fire

To effectively put out forest and peat fire from the air in Valdgale County, Latvia’s State Fire and Rescue Service has put up a request for three helicopters, as confirmed by Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis’ advisor Daiga Holma.

Heat wave fire in Greece claims lives

In Greece, no less than 24 people have lost their lives and more than 100 got injured when a wildfire moved quickly in a small resort village in the east, while other fires broke out elsewhere in the country that is coping with a heat wave.

Swedbank: Riga is behind neighbouring capital cities with real estate deals

With residents’ purchasing power and savings on a rise, more and more residents consider housing acquisition options, according to Swedbank data.

Criminal prosecution requested for two police officers for cheating at gambling

Internal Security Bureau has requested the prosecutor’s office to commence criminal prosecution of several people, including two police officers, for using illegal computer software to cheat at slot machines.

Fire in Valdgale held at bay within perimeter; Crisis Management Council calls emergency meeting

Last night, firefighters in Latvia managed to hold at bay the fire that had run through Valdgale County last week within the safety perimeter, says State Fire and Rescue Service press-representative Inta Palkavniece.

Nearly 10% of HIV infected in Latvia are youngsters

Latvia is currently the leader among newly uncovered HIV cases in Europe. On top of that, nearly 10% of all HIV infected are youngsters, says public health specialist Baltic HIV Association member Anda Ķīvīte.

Lursoft: catering sector in Latvia – how much industry leaders earn and pay in taxes

Using a study and compiling data on companies’ business activities for the past three years, Lursoft wanted to find out if it is true catering companies in Latvia work with losses, and what their tax contribution is.

Farmers in Estonia active in Open Farm Day

Estonian farmers have held their fourth Open Farm Day as over 250 farms in the Baltic country invited everyone interested to experience growing and making of domestic food and agricultural products.

Polish Sejm rushes to change defiant chief Judge of Supreme Court

Poland's legislators have passed rules to hasten the changing of a new Supreme Court chief as part of far-reaching judicial reform that has been criticised by the European Commission among others.

Heat wave to continue in Latvia along with thunderstorms and heavy rain at times

The heat wave active in Latvia will not back off this week – days will remain hot and night-time air temperature will not drop below +20° C. Heavy rain and thunder will be observed nearly every day this week, according to Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Bulgarian parliament opposes readmission of migrants from EU countries

Bulgarian parliament prohibited the its government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union member states on readmitting migrants first entered the bloc in Bulgaria.

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