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Amid fears of Latvian real estate tax hike, Kariņš pledges no dramatic increase

As the Latvian Justice Ministry has drafted new rules of the cadastre evaluation of real estate, Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš promised in an interview with the LNT channel not to permit a dramatic hike in real estate tax.

Turnover of Latvia’s State Forests up 20,1%, profits – up 22,8% in Q1

Latvian state forest management company Latvia’s State Forests has in the first quarter of 2019 reached a turnover of 89,751 million euros, which is an increase of 20.1% as compared to the respective period in 2018, data published by the company showed.

Latvian foreign trade turnover up 9.5 in April on year

In April 2019 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia was 9.5% larger than a year ago, of which the exports value of goods was 2.9% and imports value of goods 15.3% higher, show provisional data of the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.

SEB bank Latvia warns of e-mail scam

The Scandinavian SEB bank in Latvia has issued on Tuesday, June 11, a warning of e-mail messages of a fraudulent character.

Latvia nominates ex-PM Dombrovskis to European Commission again

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers decided on Tuesday to nominate former Latvian Prime Minister and current Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis to continue as the representative of Latvia in the institution.

Amending Latvian non-citizen status not discussed in Saeima due to no quorum

The bill to end granting Latvian non-citizen status to children has not been viewed in the Saeima Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee as it had no quorum.

Orange threat in effect in Latvia as heat wave increases

In the coming days, from June 11 to 13, the orange weather warning will be in force due to intense early summer heat, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Rock and opera singer nominated for Latvian Culture Minister

Latvian rock and opera singer Nauris Puntulis has been picked by the National Alliance as it looks for a new Culture Minister following the current minister’s election to the European Parliament, LETA news agency reports.

Moldova calls early election as President Dodon suspended from office

A court in Moldova has suspended the country's President Igor Dodon from office to allow holding an early election as political parties have failed to form a government for months. Thousands of protestors have rallied in the capital, Chisinau.

Cleaning up Mt. Everest: 11 tonnes of waste and 4 bodies found

In a special expedition organized by the Nepalese government four unidentified bodies were found and more than 11 tonnes of waste was collected from Mount Everest.

Ministry appoints two additional Latvian Railway Council members

Latvian Transport Ministry, as shareholder in railway company Latvian Railway appointed Andris Liepiņš and Reinis Ceplis to the company’s council on Friday, 7 June, as confirmed by the ministry.

Lithuania’s prime minister tight-lipped on country’s joining of Baltic gas market

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he does not know if his country manages to join the shared gas market in the region.

Saeima plans to change public media board member approval order in Latvia

Latvia’s Saeima supported in the first reading amendments the Electronic Mass Media Law that clarify requirements for potential public media board member and their selection process, as well as their dismissal order.

Warm nights expected in Latvia at week’s end; heat to back away on Sunday

On Friday, 7 June, weather in Latvia will remain hot. Daytime air temperature will reach +26° C… +31° C, though it may be cooler along the coast in Kurzeme. Nights will be warm as well, as air temperature will stay at +15° C… +20° C.

MPC system’s parliamentary investigative committee to be led by Ieva Krapāne

Latvian Saeima’s parliamentary investigative committee will be led by Ieva Krapāne from KPV LV, as reported by Saeima press-service.

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