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Wednesday, 11.12.2019, 17:22
After the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of The Treasury has imposed sanctions on Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, he and his family members are banned from entry in the US, according to a statement published on the internet website of the US Department of State, reported LETA/BNS.
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The Cabinet of Ministers decided at an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday to call on the parliament to urgently adopt the amendments to the Law on Ports, providing that the state takes over the ports of Riga and Ventspils, informed LETA.
Welfare Ministry has ignored essence of law in granting social enterprise's status to Memory Water - association11.12.2019
The Welfare Ministry has ignored the essence of the Social Enterprise Law in granting a social enterprise's status to water producer Memory Water, as Madara Ulande, head of the Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association, told LETA.
During the first 11 months of 2019, the Freeport of Riga handled 30.041 mln tons of cargo, which is a reduction of 9.4% against the same period a year ago, according to information released by the port, reported LETA.
After the US Treasury's decision to imopse sanctions on Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs (For Latvia and Ventspils) and four legal entities, including Ventspils Freeport Authority, the Latvian state is taking over the ports of Riga and Ventspils, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told journalists Tuesday.
Latvian airline airBaltic continues its expansion in the Baltics and announces the launch of four new direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia, and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania. In total, airBaltic will add 13 new routes to its summer season 2020 route map, informed airBaltic representatives.
LDz Cargo, the rail freight shipping subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways) national rail company, turned over EUR 188.288 mln in the first nine months of 2019, which is a decrease of 6.5 percent against the respective period a year before, while the company’s profit was 4.7 times higher and came to EUR 818,263, according to information released by the company reported LETA.