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Tuesday, 23.09.2014, 11:19
The Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf during a meeting with Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics expressed her high opinion of Latvia's priorities, the successful implementation of which was also important to the companies of the City of London, reports BC the Latvian Institute.
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Six bids were submitted by deadline to the procurement declared by Estonian state real estate company Riigi Kinnisvara AS (RKAS) for the construction work of the so-called super-ministry building, that will in the future house four Estonian ministries, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
A total of five candidates have shown interest in acquiring the Citadale bank shares, the TV3 show "Neka personiga" reported on Sunday, cites LETA.
The motion to exclude Russia from the SWIFT payment system was not put forward at the European Union Council meetings, the Foreign Affairs Ministry's press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums told LETA.
The Political Council of the ruling majority in Lithuania convened for a sitting on Friday and reached a decision to increase the basic pension from 1 July 2015. If the increase comes on that date, then the move will require additional LTL 92 million (EUR 26.6 million), informs LETA/ELTA.
According to information obtained by LETA, one of the potential investors in Citadele bank is former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
According to calculations by the Corruption Prevention Bureau, Unity, Inguna Sudraba’s party For Latvia From the Heart and Harmony are close to reaching their spending limits for pre-election campaigning, informs LETA.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) welcomes the decision by the government of Latvia to sell its stake in Citadele to a group of international investors led by the U.S. investment fund Ripplewood Holdings and Tim Collins, the founder and CEO of the fund, informs LETA.
Taking into account the current financial difficulties that a number of Latvian farmers are suffering due to Russia's food embargo, the Agriculture Ministry is planning to allot several support funds to farmers until the end of 2014, writes LETA.
Lithuania has continued its strong growth in attracting foreign direct investment projects over the first half of 2014 despite a fall in investments in the region as a whole, according fDi Markets, The Financial Times' database of foreign direct investment (FDI), Invest Lithuania, foreign direct investment development agency, reports.
The Latvian government has recognized the U.S. investors chosen as the most suitable buyers for Citadele Bank, as they are ready to pay an "honest price" at the same time offering a sound vision regarding the bank's development, one of the investors of the U.S. fund Ripplewood Holdings, Tim Collins, told LETA.
The Estonian government has decided to go forward with the plan to create a Russian-language TV channel by the Estonian Public Broadcasting, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Latvian Government Treasury long term debt securities in the amount of EUR 20 million, will be sold in an auction next week, September 24, according to information provided by "NASDAQ OMX Riga", cites LETA.
On Thursday, the Seimas adopted amendments which bind over to go to a notary public if one wants to borrow more than LTL 10,000 (EUR 2,898). President Dalia Grybauskaite, who worked out these amendments, is convinced that residents deserve such suspicions of corruption, therefore, they should have even heavier bureaucratic burden, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.
The European Parliament (EP) welcomes the ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine and steps being taken to restore peace in Ukraine, at the same time condemning the Russian Federation for waging an undeclared "hybrid war" against Ukraine, urging the European Union member states to cancel planned agreements with Russia in the energy sector and to support farmers affected by Russia's food embargo, as Marta Ribele, acting head of the EP Information Office in Latvia, informed LETA.