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Wednesday, 26.11.2014, 13:07
The government of Latvia decided yesterday to allot EUR 9.9 million to consolidation of scientific centers and facilitating their excellence, informs LETA.
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As retaliation for blacklisting Russian political Konstantin Simonov, Russia could in the near future blacklist a political scientists or official from Latvia in a tit-for-tat move, political observer Karlis Dauksts told LETA.
The transport industry's losses could amount to EUR 1 billion if Latvian-Russian relations become worse, the Economy Ministry of Latvia informed the government yesterday, cites LETA.
The government approved a new strategy to improve the business environment in 2014 and 2015 – while the strategy has no overarching goal, the government has decided that it should achieve a higher position for Latvia in the World Bank's "Doing Business" index, ahead of Estonia and Lithuania, as Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told reporters after the government's meeting, cites LETA.
The state is losing EUR 80 million in taxes every year due to the premature death of residents caused by alcohol abuse, Latvian Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) said yesterday during the conference "Reducing Harm Caused by Alcohol in Latvia", organized by Latvian Medical Association, cites LETA.
According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments (1) in the 3rd quarter of the year 2014 comprised 764.6 thousand people. That is 11.3% more than in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
Preliminary data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that in 2013 social protection expenditure in Latvia in accordance with the ESSPROS (1) methodology accounted for EUR 3 276.8 mln, which is EUR 188.4 mln more than in 2012.