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Kazāks: the central bank cannot be made an «ivory tower»

The council of the Bank of Latvia should take over functions of the management board, said candidate for the post of governor of the Bank of Latvia and member of the central bank’s council Mārtiņš Kazāks in an interview to Latvijas Radio on Monday, 25 November.

Producer prices in Latvia’s industry down 0.2% in October

In October 2019 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry dropped by 0.6 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market dropped by 0.6 %, and prices of exported products – by 0.5 %.

University of Latvia offers prime minister a peace treaty

On 21 November, the University of Latvia sent Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš a peace treaty offer in the approval case for acting rector Indriķis Muižnieks, requesting recognition of results of elections and have him approved as the university’s rector, said LU vice-rector Ina Druviete at a press-conference on Friday, 22 November.

80% of adolescents globally lacking physical activity, PVO finds

The World Health Organisation has found in a major study that globally only one in five adolescents moves enough daily to prevent detrimental effects on their health.

Attīstībai/Par! political party invites raising doctors’ wages at budget deficit’s expense

Political parties association Attīstībai/Par! invites allocating the necessary EUR 60 million for doctors’ wages at the expense of budget deficit, as reported by the political party’s representative Amālija Brūvere.

Cybersecurity to seniors. Estonia advises senior citizens in libraries

To inform Estonian senior citizens on how to care for their data safety online, a day of information technology advice has been held in over 80 libraries in the country.

Riga City Council opposition initiates mayor’s dismissal

Opposition parties in Riga City Council have collected the necessary 20 signatures to initiate the dismissal of Mayor Oļegs Burovs, as reported by For Latvia’s Development party’s representative Ieva Graudiņa-Šutko.

Court sees personal promotion attempts in claims about delays with Maxima tragedy case

Riga City Pardaugava Court denies claims made by a number of people about slow progress with the review of the criminal case regarding the Zolitude tragedy. On top of that, the court says those are attempts to secure positive personal promotion at the expense of the tragedy’s victims and such claims mislead society.

Latvia’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality may require billions of euros

Latvia has not yet estimated the costs of moving towards climate neutrality, but they may reach billions of euros, said Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry’s deputy state secretary Alda Ozola at the Energy and Climate Plan 2030 – Road towards Sustainable Country forum on Thursday, 21 November.

Ex-president: 13th Saeima is not responsible for previous parliament’s «cuckoo eggs»

Latvia’s ex-president Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga believes there is no reason to dissolve the 13th Saeima.If the previous Saeima left some «cuckoo eggs» for the new parliament before leaving, such as something in legislation, this does not mean the current Saeima is to blame, says the ex-president.

Saeima deputies: bio-economy is a major strategic development direction for Latvia

Bio-economy is one of the main strategic directions for Latvia and the National Development Plan for 2021-2027 needs to have a section dedicated to bio-economy. It needs to detail a specific vision for necessary innovations, labour force resource and capital attraction.

Cērps: financial stability should be the main priority for the Bank of Latvia

One major priority for the Bank of Latvia should be responsibility over the stability of the financial system, said potential candidate for the post of the Bank of Latvia and ex-chairman of the Finance and Capital Market Commission Uldis Cērps.


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