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Saturday, 22.11.2014, 04:50
The prosecutor in charge of the so-called Daugavpils siltumtikli affair has brought charges against six persons for bribery, abuse of authority, and fraud.
Keyword tags: Corruption, Energy, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation
On 20 November, the Under-Secretary of State for European Affairs, Inga Skujiņa, and the Head of the Bilateral Relations Directorate, Einars Semanis, met with David Tilson, the Head of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association of the Canadian Parliament and his delegation, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
Today, one year passes since the roof of a Maxima supermarket collapsed in the Zolitude neighborhood of Riga, killing a total of 54 people, including several rescuers, reports LETA.
Representatives of the Riga Construction Board have inspected about 300 public buildings in Riga since the Zolitude tragedy. A total of 3,886 buildings were inspected in the first nine months of the year 2014, the Riga Construction Board informed LETA.
The Estonian government discussed at its Thursday evening cabinet meeting the establishment of a Russian-language TV program, and gave its support to it; to make the final decision, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Culture need to find financing sources for around EUR 4 million per year, LETA/Pubic Broadcasting reports.
Russia would like to ratify the border treaty with Estonia, but in the current tense political situation, does not see any possibility for it, due to Estonia's own behaviour too, Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Alexei Pushkov told Estonian Public Broadcasting, cites LETA.
During its presidency of the Council of the European Union next year, Latvia will play an important role in the region's security, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins on Thursday, informs LETA.
Vilnius Municipality is a founder and shareholder of more than 400 companies and it is not avoiding to fund them, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.
The final natural gas price for heat producers (those buying from the new company Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas, owned by Lietuvos Energija Group, and from LITGAS) in 2015 will be by 6-7% or by LTL 100 (EUR 29) / 1,000 cubic metres cheaper than this year, the Ministry of Energy says, cites LETA/ELTA.
The Riga Regional Court today ruled in favor of Cits medijs (publisher of the magazine Ir) for the court to annul a guarantee claim against the company requested by insolvency administrator Maris Spruds, thus, the publisher's EUR 22,979 worth of assets have been unfrozen.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday law amendments that establish a 60 million euros fund of funds at the state-owned KredEx foundation that will indirectly finance start-up companies, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov discussed in an interview on BBC the Ukrainian crisis and its impact on the West-Moscow relations, addressing the theoretical possibility of a coup in Latvia, cites BBC/LETA.
Today, the development of laws that fulfill the requirements of today's digital society has become one of the most important issues for maintaining security and controlling cyber crime, according to the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who today opened the Networked Security international conference, which is being organised by the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and brings together experts from approximately 40 countries, reported BC the president's office.
In her opening speech at the Swedish Business Awards ceremony today, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said that socially sensitive Nordic business ethics have created counterbalance in Lithuania to the corrupt business methods which came from the East, reports LETA/ELTA.
During a meeting between Latvian President Andris Berzins and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in Riga today, the two sides discussed matters related to strengthening economic cooperation, LETA was informed by the president's press secretary Liga Krapane.