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Tuesday 18.02.2020 | Name days: Kintija, Kora

NEPLP may be allowed to assess beneficial owners of electronic mass media

It is necessary to set specific criteria based on which it will be possible to assess beneficial owners of electronic mass media. This is a matter of state security, said Saeima’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee chairman Artuss Kaimiņš, stressing that it is important to think about the ways individuals are able to legalize their content in Latvia’s information space.

5.8% of 2nd pension level participants in Latvia want their pension savings inherited

By 10 February 2020 a total of 74 825 people or 5.8% of all 2nd level pension participants have used their right to have savings of their pension transferred to someone else if they die prior to reaching retirement age, as reported by the State Social Insurance Agency.

Consumer prices in Latvia reach 2.2% in January

Compared to January 2019, the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.2 % in January 2020. Prices of goods have increased by 2.0 %, and prices of services – by 2.7 %.

Olainfarm talks. Krieķis indifferent to inheritors’ interests – the goal is «getting the digits»

Mārtiņš Krieķis likely had some intentions to lead Olainfarm towards insolvency. This much can be gathered from the statement heard in the recently published recordings – that the lawyer is indifferent to inheritors’ interests – the goal is «getting the digits».

Lithuania: NATO fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft near Baltic borders

The NATO fighter aircraft policing the Baltic airspace have been scrambled twice last week to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, says the Lithuanian National Defence Ministry.

State Audit: accessibility of family doctor services in Latvia remains limited

Two years since Latvian State Audit had submitted its report on efficiency of outpatient healthcare services not a single one of the previously submitted recommendations have been adopted to make the role of family doctors in healthcare more fitting for patient interests and further improve accessibility of such services, VK has concluded.

Misāne’s extradition to South African Republic postponed

Denmark has decided to postpone the extradition of Latvian citizen Kristīne Misāne to the South African Republic, as confirmed by Misāne’s sister Mārīte Batraka.

Prime minister: Rebenoks will not be picked to work in Latvenergo council

Latvian Economy Minister Ralfs Nemiro’s advisor Pāvels Rebenoks will not be picked as a candidate to become a member of Latvenergo council, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said after a meeting of Coalition Parties Council on Monday, 10 February.

Riga’s mayor plans to implement most new initiatives without approving the budget

Riga City Council chairman Oļegs Burovs has issued an order that, according to him, allows for restructuring of the municipality’s finance flow so that it is possible to implement this year’s planned initiatives using the last year’s budget base.

Latvia’s foreign trade turnover in December 8.2% higher when compared to a year ago

In December 2019 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.4 billion, which at current prices was 8.2 % larger than a year ago, of which the exports value of goods was 3.9 % higher, but imports value of goods – 11.6 % higher.

Former «treasury keeper» of Šķēle’s party becomes Latvian Defence Ministry’s advisor

Latvian Defence Minister Artis Pabriks has accepted Aivars Tiesnesis, who was once responsible for finances and coordination of the People’s Party, as his advisor, as reported by TV3 programme Nekā personīga.

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