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Sunday, 14.02.2016, 03:42
Estonian parliament (Riigikogu) is to elect the next president of the republic around Aug. 29-30 and if the president is not elected in the parliament, an electoral body will probably convene to elect the president on September 24, writes LETA.
Keyword tags: Estonia, Law and Regulations, Legislation
Sworn advocate Juri Raidla, one of the creators of Estonia's Constitution, stressed on Friday that the Constitution must not be changed in the name of everyday politics, Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast of the public broadcaster ERR reports, cites LETA.
The Commission’s responsibility is to ensure that the rule of law is preserved throughout the Union member states. Besides, the rule of law is one of the Union's fundamental values. Recent events in Poland concerning the Constitutional Tribunal and reform in medial forced the Commission to assess the situation.
The number of new companies registered in Latvia in 2015 is the lowest annual number of start-ups for the past five years, while the number of liquidated companies rose 57 % last year, according to data compiled by Lursoft, informs BNS/LETA.
According to estimations made by the Ministry of Justice, Estonia is to spend about 3.4 mln. euros on legal costs in the court dispute with the listed water company Tallinna Vesi, to which around half a mln. euros of VAT would be added, and by now the state has spent around one mln. euros of the sum, informs BNS/LETA.
Olev Kalda will continue performing the duties of director general of the Estonian Food and Veterinary Board following the dismissal of Ago Partel from the post at the beginning of January. Informs BNS/LETA.
Lithuania's state-controlled shipping company Lietuvos Juru Laivininkyste (Lithuanian Shipping Company, or LJL), which is undergoing bankruptcy procedures, has handed out layoff notices to all of its almost 200 employees, but will rehire a part of them.