Date: 19.08.2019.

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Burovs elected new Riga mayor

Burovs elected new Riga mayor

19.08.2019

The Riga City Council at an extraordinary meeting today elected Olegs Burovs (Honor to Serve Riga, GKR), currently the acting Riga mayor, as the new Riga mayor, following two-month long political discussions, informed LETA.

Keyword tags: Elections, EU – Baltic States, Latvia



Estonia: Elron to buy dual system electric trains instead of hybrid trains

Estonia: Elron to buy dual system electric trains instead of hybrid trains

19.08.2019

AS Eesti Liinirongid, the state-owed Estonian passenger train company operating under the Elron brand, is in great probability about to acquire new trains capable us using two power supply systems instead of diesel-electric hybrid trains, according the news portal of public broadcaster ERR information reported LETA/BNS.

Juris Borzovs to be nominated for University of Latvia's acting rector

Juris Borzovs to be nominated for University of Latvia's acting rector

19.08.2019

The Education and Science Ministry is planning to nominate University of Latvia Professor Juris Borzovs for the university's acting rector, according to the ministry's draft decree LETA had a chance to see.


Court orders Novatours to pay ex-CEO of Estonian branch over EUR 183,000

Court orders Novatours to pay ex-CEO of Estonian branch over EUR 183,000

19.08.2019

The Harju County Court has satisfied a claim by Andree Uustal, former CEO of Novatours' Estonian branch, against the travel company, and ordered the latter to pay Uustal 183,000 euros for unpaid remuneration, holiday allowance and compensatory interest, informed LETA/BNS.

airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

19.08.2019

Latvian airline airBaltic in July 2019 has transported 578 340 passengers or 28% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East, informed airBaltic representative.


19.08.2019

2020 fiscal space will shrink by EUR 72 mln as Rigas Satiksme is included in budget deficit

Following criteria of the EU, Riga municipal public transport company Rigas Satiksme should be included in the general government sector, thus, in 2020 the fiscal space in the government budget will shrink by EUR 72 mln, the Finance Ministry informed LETA.

19.08.2019

Estonian competition watchdog prohibits merger of Estravel, Wris

The Estonian Competition Authority has prohibited travel services group Estravel from acquiring a majority holding in the Wris travel agency, сообщает LETA/BNS.

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