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Monday, 24.10.2016, 06:26
Rigas Satiksme, the municipal public transport company of the Latvian capital city, carried 12.668 mln passengers in September 2016, down 1.5 % from the same month a year ago and up 14 % from the previous month, LETA was told at the company.
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Latvian telecommunications operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) achieved a 9% increase in turnover in January-September to EUR 139 mln as compared to the respective period in 2015, the company’s spokeswoman Elina Lidere informed LETA.
Overweight or obese adults make up 21.3 percent of Latvia's population, which is the second highest figure in the European Union (EU), according to the latest data from Eurostat.
Court rules regulator had no reason to make Latvijas Gaze ensure third-party access to infrastructure21.10.2016
The Public Utilities Commission had no reason to issue a regulation obliging Latvijas Gaze natural gas utility to allow third parties, including Latvenergo power utility, to access its gas transmission, distribution and supply infrastructure, the Administrative Regional Court ruled today, writes LETA.
Several years ago "economics guru" could argue that economic growth is hindered by "expensive money". Nowadays, with historically low interest rates and Latvian commercial banks literally rolling in money (having 3 billion euro on corresponding accounts with Latvijas Banka), the economic growth is indeed weak. Despite the fact that politicians have been mentioning the word "reforms" for years and the need to address bottlenecks in crucial sectors is obvious to everyone, little is being done in reality, and the majority of true reforms die out because of red tape.
The Transport Ministry in cooperation with experts has completed work on alternative road tax rates, which stipulate higher taxes for luxury automobiles with high carbon dioxide emissions. The tax is expected to provide EUR 93 mln to the budget this year and about as much in 2017.
Four people aboard a Lithuanian-owned yacht -- two Lithuanians, an Estonian and a Finn -- were rescued in the Baltic Sea last night, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Friday writes LETA/BNS.