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Saturday, 25.06.2016, 11:40
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis voiced regrets over the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the President’s Chancellery reported LETA.
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Spanish low-costs carrier Vueling is due to launch flights between Riga and Barcelona this Saturday, June 25, reported BC Sarmite Rinmane, a spokeswoman for Riga International Airport.
There are options for Latvia to increase tax revenue but difficult decisions will be required and major adjustments will have to be made to the tax system, the World Bank experts have concluded, informs LETA.
Latvian leftist MEPs Andrejs Mamikins (Harmony), Estonian MEP Yana Toom (Center Party) and Tatjana Zdanoka (Russian Union of Latvia) have submitted to the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions a petition in support of Latvian and Estonian non-citizens, informs LETA.
Anatolijs Abramovs, the former CEO of Rigas Centraltirgus (Riga Central Market), a municipal company operating several marketplaces in the Latvian capital, is a suspect in a new bribery case, informs LETA.
Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that compared to April, in May 2016 the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry decreased by 0.2%. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market decreased by 0.3%, whereas for exported products it decreased by 0.1%. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries dropped by 0.1%, while it remained unchanged for exports to non-euro area countries.
On 20 June, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, where EU Foreign Ministers discussed the Arctic region, the Sahel, developments in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Middle East peace process, and visa liberalisation for citizens of Georgia, reported BC the Latvian MFA.