Date: 25.08.2020.

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Latvia to impose entry ban on some 30 Belarusian officials

Latvia to impose entry ban on some 30 Belarusian officials

25.08.2020

The Cabinet of Ministers in Latvia decided today to impose an entry ban on particular Belarusian officials, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Belarus, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation



VKG not planning to shut down Ojamaa mine

VKG not planning to shut down Ojamaa mine

25.08.2020

Estonian shale oil producer Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) is not planning to close down the Ojamaa oil shale mine in the wake of news that six employees of the mine have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, informs LETA/BNS.

50 kratt AI solutions to be in use in Estonia by end-2020

50 kratt AI solutions to be in use in Estonia by end-2020

25.08.2020

The use of artificial intelligence in the Estonian public sector has started and by the end of the year 2020, 50 so-called kratt solutions, artificial intelligence technology named after a magical treasure-bearer in old Estonian mythology, will be in use in the country, informs LETA/BNS.


PM Karins: If Astravyets NPP is put into operation, Latvia will stop electricity trade with Belarus

PM Karins: If Astravyets NPP is put into operation, Latvia will stop electricity trade with Belarus

25.08.2020

If Belarus puts its new nuclear power plant (NPP) in Astravyets into operation, Latvia will halt electricity trade with Belarus, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists following Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, cites LETA.

Latvian financial regulator publishes due diligence guidelines for banks

Latvian financial regulator publishes due diligence guidelines for banks

25.08.2020

The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) in cooperation with industry has developed recommendations that will serve as a practical guide for financial institutions through customer due diligence and enhancement of internal control system. The objective of the recommendations is to have a common understanding on both the banks and regulator's side of the application of laws and regulations in the area of the prevention of financial crime, as well as the introduction of risk-based approach, said FCMC in a statement.


25.08.2020

Rigas Siltums heating tariffs down 2% from October

Rigas Siltums municipal heating company will cut its heating tariffs by 2% from October, the company informed LETA/BNS.

25.08.2020

Lithuania's unemployment hits new high of 13.5%

Lithuania's steadily rising unemployment hit a new high of 13.5% this week, the country's Employment Service said on Tuesday, noting that the rate is the highest among neighboring states, writes LETA/BNS.

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