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Latvian Saeima to decide on election of deputies to committees on 20 November

Latvian parliament plans to elect deputies to different committees on 20 November, as confirmed by the Saeima Praesidium and Faction Council at a meeting on 8 November.

Latvian president asked to announce amendments to Labour Law

Several construction, accommodation and security organizations have sent an open letter to President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, asking him to announce amendments to the Labour Law which were approved by the Saeima 1 November.

Consumer prices in Latvia reach 3.2% in October 2018

In October 2018, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.2 % compared to October 2017. Prices of goods grew by 3.3 % and prices of services by 3.0 %. Compared to 2015, consumer prices were 6.9 % higher in October 2018.

Political parties submit proposals for Saeima committees

In continuation of talks regarding the parliament’s work, political parties elected to the 13th Saeima have voiced their expectations and proposals for future governance of Saeima committees.

EU's centre-right parties vote on leader for Europarliament election

The leading political force of the European Parliament (EP), the European People's Party, is on Thursday, November 8, convening to decide on its candidate to head the European Commission after the EP elections of spring 2019.

Retail trade in Latvia grows more rapidly than average in Europe

Compared to the same month of 2017, retail trade turnover in Latvia grew by 3.5% in September 2018. This is more rapidly than the average in the European Union, according to data published by Eurostat.

KPV LV: previous agreement shattered. Politicians re-elect the old Saeima Praesidium

During the first meeting of the 13th Saeima, deputies elected the new Praesidium. According to information from Saeima’s website, members of the Praesidium are usually elected from the largest parties represented in the Saeima.

Consumer prices in Estonia jump 4.4% in year

The consumer price index in Estonia, has from October 2017 to October 2017 increased by 4.4%, with transport costs being the key contributing factor, according to calculations by official statisticians.

Estonia considering maritime law changes to attract 300 to carry its flag

Estonia plans amendments to its Ship Flag and Ship Registers Act and is aiming to attract up to 300 large cargo vessels under the Estonian flag in seven-years time.

Latvian farmers worried over short term for use of financial support from EP

Farmers are satisfied with the decision made by the European Parliament’s Budget Committee to provide financial support to Latvian farmers who suffered losses from intense rainfall last year. However, farmers are worried about the short period of time provided for the use of said finances.

London blames EU of Brexit bias, denies support to EU aid fund

The British government has refused to support the budget of an development aid fund of the European Union, which totalls 30 billion euros, but has instead blamed the European Commission of biased attitude against UK-based organisations the country's leaving the bloc.

Ministers elected to Saeima to temporarily work both in government and the parliament

Ministers elected in Latvia’s parliament will continue working both in the 13th Saeima and the government until a new Cabinet of Ministers has been approved.

In U.S. election, lower house of Congress expected to go to Democrats

After the U.S. midterm elections, the Democratic Party seemed set to gains control of the lower house of the federal legislator body, the Congress.

Political parties successfully compose 13th Saeima

On Tuesday, 6 November, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia approved 100 parliamentary deputies.

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