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Friday, 28.10.2016, 07:27
Latvia's Augstspriegumu Tikls power transmission system operator has submitted a new tariff project to the Public Utilities Commission (regulator), planning an 8-13 percent tariff hike, the company said in a statement published on Latvia’s official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis, noted LETA.
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The study defines a new concept of "exploitative sham marriages" and proposes recommendations for their reduction25.10.2016
The results of the project "Preventing human trafficking and sham marriages: A multidisciplinary solution" (HESTIA)* were presented at the dissemination briefing organised by the Ministry of the Interior (MoI). The main goal of the project initiated in January 2015 and co-funded by the European Union (EU) "Prevention of and Fight Against Crime" programme was to seek correlations and explore the phenomenon of sham marriages in the context of human trafficking and to propose comprehensive action for their prevention.
Credit institutions obliged to react to information about new money laundering cases reported by mass media17.10.2016
Credit institutions will have to take relevant action every time the media report about new money laundering cases, according to the Finance Ministry's amendments to the Regulation on Unusual Transaction Indicator List and Procedure for Reporting Unusual and Suspicious Transactions, which the government's committee approved today, reports LETA.
Danish parliament (Folketinget) hosted recently an inter-parliamentary meeting of the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES). Commission Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič responsible for Energy Union delivered Commission’s vision on the EU energy transition, including its efficiency and use of renewables.
Latvia is going to tumble into "a huge tax pit" in 2017 due to introduction of minimum social insurance contributions for employees which will mean a rise in labor costs, financial expert Agnese Pastare, the owner of PB Finanses accounting company, warned in an open letter to the Latvian top state officials, lawmakers, ministries and business organizations.
Climate change poses a threat to the planet and people. Hence, the EU takes measures for energy transition to a low-carbon economy and society. Member states have to take the message as both the necessity and an opportunity.
After the three Baltic states reached agreement after lengthy and complex negotiations to hold contractor tenders of the European-gauge project Rail Baltica in every individual country rather than via a joint enterprise only, Lithuania's Transport and Communications Ministry holds a different stance on the matter from that of the state-run Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG), reports LETA/BNS.