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Ceturtdiena 17.01.2019 | Name days: Tenis, Dravis

Estonia encounters new trouble with its ID card introduced in December

The PIN codes of the new Estonian electronic ID cards, issued earlier this month, are readable through its envelope by using a simple torch, a cyber security expert has found in a setback to the Estonian ID card system.

Ten Danske Bank suspects arrested by Estonia, more arrests likely

In the criminal investigation into alleged money laundering via the Estonian branch of Danske Bank, Estonian authorities have arrested 10 former employees as suspects.

Ameriks remains the chairman of Riga Freeport

With votes from members of Riga City Council, ex-Vice Mayor of Riga Andris Ameriks managed to retain his post as chairman of Riga Freeport board.

European Commission settles argument with Italy over budget

The European Commission said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Italy on its budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break the euro's rules and lead to legal action. European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis stated that the "agreement is not ideal" but allows the EU executive to avoid legal action against Italy "provided that the measures are fully implemented."

KGB bag to be published on the internet on 20 December

KGB files in Latvia will be published on the internet on 20 December, as confirmed by Latvian National Archive.

Ministry: it is critically important for Latvia to strengthen competitiveness of its economy

Latvia’s economic growth has become considerably more rapid in 2017 and 2018 when compared to previous years. Stable growth is noted for exports, investments, private and state consumption. Latvia’s GDP has grown around 4.7% in the first three quarters of 2018, BNN was told by Economy Ministry.

Latvian residents shop using local e-commerce portals; Chinese shopping sites popular, too

78% of Latvian internet used different shopping portals in the past year. 13% plan to do this in the future. While Latvian internet stores were most often used to purchase insurance, foreign portals were used to purchase footwear, clothes and different accessories, according to results of a study performed by Gemius.

Latvia to submit its initial Energy and Climate Plan to European Commission

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has gone through Economy Ministry’s initial National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 and has supported its submission to the European Commission.

Danske money laundering scandal in Estonia continues with eight arrests

As the Estonian Office of the Prosecutor General is investigating money laundering in the billions of euros at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank between 2007 and 2015, eight people have been arrested, ERR and Postimees daily report.

Latvia will most likely have to wait for government’s approval until next year

Although a large number of potential minister candidates for Krišjāņis Kariņš’s proposed government, it is unlikely for the new government to be approved this year, according to politicians participating in government formation talks.

UK steps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

The British government has decided to step up emergency no-deal Brexit contingency plans, including reserving ferry space for supplies and putting 3,500 armed forces personnel on standby to deal with any disruption.

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija invests EUR 53,000 in biscuit production plant

Chocolate and confectioneries production company Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija has invested more than EUR 53,000 in modernization of a biscuit and waffle production plant located on Artilērijas Street. Additional funding has allowed the company to install a powder sugar dosing pot.

Will Nils Ušakovs stay as Mayor of Riga?

Members of Riga City Council will meet at 15:00 on 18 December to decide on the dismissal of Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs. According to the head of Riga City Council faction of the National Alliance Nauris Puntulis: «Ušakovs should follow Andris Ameriks’ example and step down voluntarily.»