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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 26.07.2017, 09:32

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Latvian government supports steeper excise tax hike on fuel, cigarettes, alcohol

Latvian government supports steeper excise tax hike on fuel, cigarettes, alcohol

11.07.2017

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers on July 11th supported amendments to the Law on Excise Tax, providing for a steeper excise tax hike on fuel, cigarettes and alcohol, informs LETA.

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Lithuanian president signs new lobbyism bill into law

Lithuanian president signs new lobbyism bill into law

03.07.2017

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed the parliament-approved bill on lobbyist operations into law, reports BNS/LETA.

Identity numbers without birth dates now issued in Latvia

Identity numbers without birth dates now issued in Latvia

03.07.2017

Personal identity numbers are issued to residents of Latvia from July 1, 2017 without birth dates in them, informs LETA.


EU extends sanctions on Russia

EU extends sanctions on Russia

19.06.2017

The European Union decided on Monday to extend sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, reports LETA/BNS.

Lithuania's govt okays liberal bill on name-spelling

Lithuania's govt okays liberal bill on name-spelling

19.06.2017

"We supported the bill that would allow entering personal names on the first page of the passport in the language that is the origin language of the person's name," Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told journalists. The final decision on the law is yet to be made by the parliament. Under the current laws, first and last names of Lithuanian citizens are spelled in documents in Lithuanian characters only, i.e., without x, w and q. If endorsed by the parliament, the amendments would allow original spelling of first and last names for the Polish community in Lithuania, if the applicants can provide a source that verifies the non-Lithuanian version of the name. The possibility would also be available to Lithuanians who assume the last name of their foreign spouse after marriage. The parliament is also considering an alternative amendment, which would allow the non-Lithuanian spelling on an additional page of the passport – a version not supported by the Cabinet. Decisions taken by the government do not bind the parliament to support a specific bill, writes LETA/BNS.


16.06.2017

Lithuanian Parliament approves new Concessions law

On 15th June, Lithuania's Parliament approved a new Concessions law which comes into power from 1st January 2018. The legislation, passed together with the adoption of the EU Directive 2014/23/EU, enables a wider and more flexible use of concessions. The new law aims to establish an adequate, balanced and flexible legal framework for the award of concessions that ensures equal and open access to the market to economic operators from across the European Union.

15.06.2017

Saeima bans use of wild animals in circus shows in Latvia

Saeima today passed in the final reading amendments to the Animal Protection Law, banning use of wild animals in circus shows, even though the responsible committee earlier had supported a different wording for the bill, writes LETA.

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