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Friday 15.11.2019 | Name days: Undīne, Leopolds, Unda

Z-Towers developer, construction office and Burovs go at each other over Twin Towers

Z-Towers project developers have turned to State Police and Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau over intentional delays with the building’s commissioning, as reported by AS Tower Construction Management commercial director Andžejs Neguliners.

Competition Council bashes Riga’s planned waste management tender

Latvia’s Competition Council has voiced 15 complaints about the developed waste management service tender, including the differences among the four planned waste management zones, and the proposal to allow a single contender manage up to 86% of the city’s territory.

LDz Council refuses to reveal to Saeima compensation paid to ex-managers

The council of Latvian Railway and Latvia’s Transport Ministry as the company shareholder decided not to reveal to Saeima’s Public Expenditures and Audit Committee the exact amount of compensations paid to the company’s ex-managers.

Belarus punishes mass MDMA trafficker with 17 years in prison

A court in Belarus has convicted a female Russian citizen of drug trafficking sending her to 17 years in prison, Meduza news portal reports.

Rail Baltica airport station’s construction may cost 250 – 280 million euros for Latvia

Railway project Rail Baltica station’s construction at Riga International Airport may cost around 250 – 280 million euros. The exact amount will be clarified soon – in the second stage of the construction tender, says Rail Baltica implementer in Latvia Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas board chairman Kaspars Vingris.

Polish judge retirement reform violated EU law, bloc’s top court says

The European Court of Justice has ruled on November 5 that Poland has violated the law of the European Union in its reform aimed at lowering the pension age of regular court judges.

More money promised for doctors’ wages next year; Latvia puts embassy plan on hold

Latvia’s government might be able to find an additional amount of approximately EUR 18 million to increase doctors’ wages next year. This plan includes postponing the opening of Latvia’s embassy in Australia, as government representatives told journalists after meeting with healthcare representatives on Tuesday, 5 November.

Association leader: doctors are not prepared for a compromise solution

In attempts to resolve the healthcare financing problem in Latvia, healthcare workers are not ready to accept the government’s proposed compromises, said board chairman of Latvian Association of Young Doctors Kārlis Rācenis in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Panorāma.

Poll: Lithuanians and Estonians top list of illegal online content users

Young adults in Lithuania and Estonia have the worst ethics in deliberate accessing of illegal download sources in the European Union, showed the results of a poll conducted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The EUIPO study surveyed people between 15 and 24 from 28 EU countries

Doctor earns up to EUR 39 000 working in the public and private sector

Some Latvian doctor earns approximately EUR 39 000 by working in the public and private sector, according to information from LETA.

Washington informs UN about leaving Paris climate deal

Washington has informed the UN about the United States leaving the historic Paris climate deal despite being one of the largest emitters of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Estonian growth is slowing central bank agrees to IMF findings

The head of the Bank of Estonia has accepted the findings of the International Monetary Fund that the growth of the Estonian economy is slower in pace. The slowdown, should, however, lead to a cut in inflation, the official added.

JRT reconstruction funds to be diverted to cover losses in public transport

The EUR 7 million allocated from the budget to finance reconstruction of New Riga Theatre are planned to be diverted to Transport Ministry in the form of grants to cover losses in public transport service sector, according to the 5 November agenda of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Manufacturing industry output in Latvia increases 3.1% in September

Compared to September 2018, industrial production output grew by 7.3 % in September 2019, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices.