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Friday, 28.10.2016, 18:57
one of the candidates competing for the post of the Corruption Prevention Bureau's (KNAB) head has been selected for the second round of the tender, State Chancellery director Martins Krievins, who chairs the panel assessing the candidates, told journalists today.
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he Indian Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons, the Business Standard reported on Thursday, reports LETA/BNS.
A Vilnius court has given the green light to the state energy group Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy) to continue the construction of a new biomass and waste-fired cogeneration plant in the capital, reports LETA/BNS.
The Commission Work Programme for 2017 (CWP-17) is the third on a row of “delivery attempts” on 10 priorities outlined in the initial Political Guidelines from July 2014. CWP follows European main challenges in 21 key initiatives and 18 REFIT proposals to evaluate, review and simplify EU legislation. Commission will contribute to preparation for the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome in March 2017.
The Competition Council has imposed a fine of EUR 1.6 million on Knauf building materials distributor and Poland's Norgips, the parent company of Norgips, which also belongs to the Knauf Group, the council informed LETA.
Talks between Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) and the Lithuanian unit of the Polish oil group Orlen on freight transportation rates have broken down again, Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius said, adding that the dispute is likely to be taken to court, reports LETA/BNS.
The study defines a new concept of "exploitative sham marriages" and proposes recommendations for their reduction
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.
atvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) has put Russian actor Dmitry Pevtsov on the list of personas non grata or individuals barred from entering Latvia, informs LETA.
Several police officers in Latvia face disciplinary probe over purchase of motor vehicles not compliant with required emissions standards
Several disciplinary probes have been launched after motor vehicles that do not comply with the purchase agreement have been delivered to the State Police, and the Internal Security Bureau has been asked to assess the responsibility of several police officials for the situation, reports LETA.
Police have established that the bomb threat to the Tallinn airport on Saturday was made by a man serving a prison sentence, who made the threat using a cellphone, the regional prosecutor's office said LETA/BNS.
Court rules regulator had no reason to make Latvijas Gaze ensure third-party access to infrastructure
The Public Utilities Commission had no reason to issue a regulation obliging Latvijas Gaze natural gas utility to allow third parties, including Latvenergo power utility, to access its gas transmission, distribution and supply infrastructure, the Administrative Regional Court ruled today, writes LETA.
Police who raided properties and a motor vehicle of a man in the southeastern Latvian region of Daugavpils seized 774,000 illegal cigarettes during the searches, police representatives informed LETA.
The average age of automobiles in Latvia is the second oldest in Europe, furthermore, major defects are found in 50% to 80% of automobiles during the annual vehicle inspections, as Janis Liepins, head of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate's Vehicle Technical Control and Certification Inspection, told Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee today, writes LETA.
As things stand now, the penalties meted out to the shipyards building new ferries for Estonian island routes for delays in the delivery of the ferries have covered the costs of the rent of substitute vessels, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal said.
A Vilnius court has slashed the fine imposed by the competition watchdog for Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), Lithuania's biggest district heating supplier controlled by France's Veolia, by nearly 2 mln euros to 17.104 mln euros. The fine for Estonia-registered biofuel supplier First Opportunity (formerly Bionovus) has been reduced by 352,900 euros to 3.176 mln euros.