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Tuesday 25.09.2018 | Name days: Rauls, Rodrigo

Latvia’s industrial output up 3.6% in July 2018

Compared to July 2017, industrial production output increased by 3.6 % in July 2018. Production output rise was recorded in manufacturing, mining and quarrying, and electricity and gas supply.

Non-bank lender Mogo’s profits down five times in first half-year of 2018

Non-bank lender AS Mogo’s profits were EUR 410,308 in the first six months of 2018, which is five times below the company’s profits for the same period of 2017, according to information regarding Mogo’s financial indexes for the first six-month period of 2018.

Latvian ministry wants EUR 145,700 to finance public media coverage of Pope’s visit

Latvia’s Justice Ministry plans to request additional funding of EUR 145,710 from the emergency budget to ensure public media coverage of the visit of Pope Francis to Latvia.

Latvian ministry may consider forming institution to monitor fake news

The Criminal Law in the Republic of Latvia does provide criminal liability for persons reporting fake news, but it is nevertheless necessary to form a separate institution to monitor the spread of such news in the internet, says Interior Affairs Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Evika Siliņa.

Weather to become warm again in Latvia this week

On Monday, 3 September, weather in Latvia will be dictated by a high-atmospheric pressure area. With that, the first school day will pass without any major precipitation. In the evening, however, there may be some rain in Latgale.

433 tons of old tires removed from landfills in Latvia

As part of the attempts in Latvia to recycle heaps of worn out tires accumulated in waste management landfills over years of mismanagement in the sector, this year by mid-August, 433 330 of worn-out tires have been removed, according to the Latvian Tire Management Association.

France calls for new, closer EU cooperation with Russia

President Emmanuel Macron of France, who is advocating European defence cooperation alongside NATO, has envisaged more up-to-date, closer relations between the European Union and Russia.

Two more out-of-family support centres to be opened in Latvia

The out-of-family support centres Liepāja and Dūja, planned for Riga, as offered by the NGO Sociālo pakalpojumu aģentūra, have been confirmed by the Ministry of Welfare.

We agitate, but «ethically». Ministerial influence on Saeima election

Government ministers in Latvia can openly voice support their political party, also during the campaigning period of the parliamentary election. Ministers take part in advertisements, events, give interviews to media, which will not be counted in the regulated limit of party spending, but only in case if such campaigning does not breach the norms of ethics.

Latvian Justice Board recommends not trusting insolvency cases to reported judges

Insolvency cases should not be given to judges mentioned in the problem report of insolvency court proceedings, the Latvian Board of Justice has recommended to the heads of the Riga District Court and the City of Riga Latgale Urban District Court, according to Gaidis Bērziņš, the Chairman of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee.

Average wage in Latvia exceeds 1 000 euros

The average gross monthly wage in Latvia for full-time work has in the second quarter of 2018, reached 1004 euros, official statistics show.

Latvian eID card to become primary document over passport from 2023

For the citizens of Latvia, the eID card currently used on par with the Latvian passport, will become the primary document for proving a person's identity from the year 2023.

Hungary and Italy agree to push for stricter EU immigration policy

European Union's two most outspoken opponents of liberal migration policy, Italy and Hungary, have agreed to cooperate in trying to make the policy in the EU stricter so that illegal migration would be limited.