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Monday, 20.05.2013, 22:43
Compared to April, construction costs in May 2012 increased on average by 1.3%, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. In comparison with May of the previous year, the overall level of construction costs rose by 7.3%.
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Estonian interior minister Ken-Marti Vaher said that the Estonian state will never start taking away citizenship acquired by birth from its citizens and the ministry continues its analysis in the issue of people having multiple citizenships, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Algirdas Semeta, commissioner for taxation, customs, anti-fraud and audit, says that Lithuania would benefit from a widely used tax on financial transactions as proposed by the European Parliament.
Today, Latvian President Andris Berzins returned the bill on the initiation of referendums, which stipulates abandoning the current procedure of organizing referendums, to Saeima for a repeated review, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.
On Thursday, Lithuania's parliament gave the green light to a consultative referendum on the construction of the Visaginas nuclear power plant (NPP).
During a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party) today, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the United States support the restitution of Jewish properties, and that a quick solution to this issue is in everyone's interest.
The Public Utilities Commission believes the Regional Court ruling on Latvenergo electricity rates to be unfounded and contradictory, and that part of the court's conclusions are not in line with the actual situation, therefore the commission will appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, as the Public Utilities Commission representative Daiga Reihmane informed the Nozare.lv business portal.