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Wednesday, 22.05.2013, 10:26
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau in 2011 there were 84 active combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Latvia, with total electrical capacity of 966.2 megawatts (MW). These CHP plants produced 3122 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and 4175 GWh of heat energy, which is 60.9 % of the total volume of the produced heat.
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) 47.9% of respondents in 2011 characterised their health as “good” or "very good”. In its turn, 35.5% assessed their health only as “fair”. 13.3% of respondents described their health as "bad" and 3.3% – as "very bad". As compared to 2010 significant changes in self-assessment of state of health have not been recorded.
Latvia's gross domestic product will grow by 3.5% in 2012, International Monetary Fund representative Mark Griffith announced during today's press conference on IMF/EC post-monitoring mission results.
Polish energy company PGE (Polska Grupa Energetyczna) is considering to return to the project of the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) construction, Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna said.
Compared to the first months of the year 2012, the current account deficit reduced to LVL 27.6 million in March.
Estonian Riigikogu foreign committee chairman Marko Mihkelson, who met on Wednesday in Tallinn with Russian Federation Council foreign committee chairman Mikhail Margelov, said that parliamentary dialogue at the committees level has been restored now, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Annual inflation in Latvia this past April was 2.8%, which was the 11th lowest inflation recorded across the European Union member states, according to latest data from the EU statistical office Eurostat. Inflation in Estonia made 4.2%