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Expert: full refusal of MPC system is not possible

It is not possible to completely drop the mandatory procurement system or the fee for green energy, said Economy Ministry’s work group member and energy expert Juris Ozoliņš in an interview to Rīta panorama programme of LNT.

Police: origin of Valdgale fire found on territory of Pindstrup Latvia

Latvia’s State Police has found that the origin of Valdgale fire was on the territory of Pindstrup Latvia peat production company.

Latvian State Revenue Service recalculates forecasted monthly non-taxable minimum

As of 1 August residents will see a recalculated individual forecasted monthly non-taxable minimum in their electronic tax book, as confirmed by State Revenue Service.

EU imposes sanctions on Russian firms for building Crimea bridge

The member states of the European Union have adopted sanctions against Russian companies for participating in the illegal construction of the Crimea bridge that connects Russia to the illegally annexed peninsula of Crimea.

Waste management companies may apply for Riga’s region and half a billion euros

Getliņi waste landfill managing company SIA Getliņi EKO has announced a tender to find a private partner for household waste management in Riga in the form of a public-private partnership.

Bank of Latvia governor permitted to appoint his substitute in European Central Bank

Following European Union Court’s order, the Prosecutor General’s Office has clarified the security measure applied to bribery accused governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmārs Rimšēvičs. He has been given the right to appoint his substitute in the European Central Bank Council, as confirmed by Prosecutor General’s Office representative Aiga Eiduka.

Traffic on Estonian roads, from main to local motorways, on rise

Estonian has observed an increased in the average traffic per day on the country roads in the first half of 2018 Estonia's main roads, based on the data collected by by the Estonian Road Administration.

Ministry plans to finish test version of healthcare service recipients’ database by September

The test version of the healthcare recipients’ database should be ready in September, according to what Healthcare Minister Anda Čakša told 900 seconds programme of LNT.

France tightens smartphone ban to schoolchildren

Pupils in France will not be allowed to use their smartphones at school, starting from the new school year according to a ban adopted by the French parliament.

Six persons involved in case on illegalities in Ogre bank’s insolvency process

Latvian Economic Crimes Prevention Office performed several searches and found six people suspects in a criminal case revolving around money laundering and abuse of power during the insolvency process of AS Ogres komercbanka, as confirmed by State Police press-representative Ilze Jurēvica.

Culture Ministry gives green light to three culture infrastructure projects

On 27 July, Latvia’s Central Finance and Contracting Agency gave green light to three major culture infrastructure projects. This marks the commencement of Culture Ministry’s programme to develop territories in Riga using funding from the European Union worth a total of EUR 54,541,128, as confirmed by the ministry.

airBaltic turnover up 19% in first half year of 2018

Revenue of Latvia’s national airBaltic airline reached EUR 180.8 million in the first six months of 2018, which is also 19% more when compared to the same period of last year, BNN was told by the company.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 5.6% in June

Compared to June 2017, total retail trade turnover rose by 5.6 % in June 2018. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 6.4 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, rose by 5.1%, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 4.8 %.

Half of potential prosecutor candidates fail general knowledge test

Last week, half of the candidates who applied for the prosecutor’s post had failed the general knowledge test, as confirmed by the prosecutor’s office.

ICT industry’s export capacity on a rise; volumes have increased by 23%

Exports of services from Latvia’s information and communication technologies industry have increased by 23% in Q1 2018, according to the latest data from the Bank of Latvia.

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