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Pensions of up to EUR 454 to be increased in October in Latvia

Pensions of up to EUR 454 to be increased in October in Latvia

12.08.2020

On October 1, 2020, all pensions of up to EUR 454 a month will be increased in Latvia, the Welfare Ministry informed LETA.

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Lithuanian airports to be exempt from EUR 9.7 mln profit contribution

Lithuanian airports to be exempt from EUR 9.7 mln profit contribution

12.08.2020

The Cabinet agreed in principle to exempt Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports, LOU) from transferring 9.7 million euros of its 2019 profit into the state's coffers to prevent the state-owned company from becoming insolvent, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvian FinMin proposes starting tax reform by introducing mandatory health insurance payment

Latvian FinMin proposes starting tax reform by introducing mandatory health insurance payment

12.08.2020

The Finance Ministry proposes reforming Latvia's tax system in three stages, introducing in the first stage a mandatory 5 percent health insurance payment without increasing the overall labor tax burden but instead redistributing the rates of state social security contributions, personal income tax and solidarity tax, LETA was told at the ministry, informs LETA.


Opinion Festival 2020 in Estonia to focus on fundamental rights

Opinion Festival 2020 in Estonia to focus on fundamental rights

12.08.2020

June 15 in 2020 marked 100 years since the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and, correspondingly, the fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the individual are the main topics of this year's edition of the Opinion Festival to take place in the central Estonian town of Paide on Friday and Saturday, informsLETA/BNS.

Gambling turnover in Latvia falls 52% in H1

Gambling turnover in Latvia falls 52% in H1

12.08.2020

Latvian lottery and gambling companies' revenue from gambling fell 52 percent on year to EUR 70.424 million in the first half of 2020, informs LETA, according to the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia.


11.08.2020

Government in Latvia approves regulations for introduction of bottle deposit system

The government in Latvia on August 11th approved the new Deposit System Operation Regulations, which determines the terms of acceptance, collection, processing, preparation and re-use of deposit packaging, special instructions for deposit packaging and conditions of use, and a number of other issues related to the operation of the system, informs LETA.

11.08.2020

Over 200 event technical services providers stage picket outside Latvian Culture Ministry

Over 200 people representing event technical service companies gathered by the Culture Ministry building today to protest over the government's failure to support the industry during the Covid-19 crisis, LETA observed.

11.08.2020

City24 observes oversupply in Tallinn rental market

The number of apartments in the Tallinn rental market this summer is higher than ever before, granting tenants a clear advantage, according to Karin Noppel-Kokerov, manager of real estate portal City24.ee, cites LETA/BNS.

11.08.2020

Vilnius bridges lit up in white-red-white to support pro-democracy protesters in Belarus

Four bridges in Vilnius were illuminated in the white–red–white colors of the Belarusian national flag on Monday evening in support of pro-democracy protesters in the neighboring country, informs LETA/BNS.

10.08.2020

airBaltic revises flight schedule on a weekly basis according to CDC recommendations

Latvia's airBaltic national carrier revises its flight schedule each week based on the recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the airline's representative Alise Briede informed LETA.

10.08.2020

Corruption Prevention Bureau seeks prosecution of Latvijas Tilti for bribery

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) on Monday forwarded a bribery case to the Prosecutor General's Office, asking to start a criminal prosecution of a Latvia-registered legal entity for bribing a foreign official, LETA was told at the anti-corruption bureau.

09.08.2020

Latvian criminal police initiates criminal proceedings regarding illegal takeover implemented by NCH Capital in Ukraine

Following the illegal takeover in Ukraine worth tens of millions of euros experienced by LU Invest – a company owned by a member of the Latvian business family Paškausks – as implemented by US investment fund NCH Capital (previously known as New Century Holdings), Criminal proceedings have been initiated by the Office for the Prevention of Economic Crimes of the State Police's Central Criminal Police Office of Latvia.

07.08.2020

Baltic tourism sector wants to organize trips to separate European regions

Baltic tourism associations plan to ask their governments for permission to organize trips to safe autonomous regions in Europe. Such a possibility was on Friday discussed with representatives of Lithuania's Ministries of health and Economy and Innovation, reports LETA/BNS.

07.08.2020

Lithuania asks Slovenia to hand over detained businessman Kucinskas

Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office has asked Slovenia to hand over Vidmantas Kucinskas, the founder of the Arvi business group, who has been recently detained in the country, informed LETA/BNS.

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