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Latvian MFA: extension of sanctions against Belarus was expected

Latvian MFA: extension of sanctions against Belarus was expected

31.10.2014

The extension of European Union sanctions by another years against Belarus was an expected decision, Foreign Ministry press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums told LETA.

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Supreme Court turns down claim contesting results of 12th Saeima elections in Latgale

Supreme Court turns down claim contesting results of 12th Saeima elections in Latgale

31.10.2014

The Supreme Court in Latvia decided today to turn down Harmony's claim contesting the results of the 12th Saeima elections in Latgale election district, informs LETA.

Seimas: necessary to enhance security of diplomatic representations of Lithuania

Seimas: necessary to enhance security of diplomatic representations of Lithuania

31.10.2014

The Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs has considered the 2015 draft budget and found that it is necessary to enhance the security of Lithuanian diplomatic representations, taking into account the geopolitical situation, informs LETA/ELTA.


Lithuanian Malsena buys Veski-Mati grain product manufacturer

Lithuanian Malsena buys Veski-Mati grain product manufacturer

31.10.2014

Baltic States' largest grain producer Malsena buys Balti Veski, an Estonian company that produces cereal and other grain products using the Veski-Mati brand, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.

Offer to buy Citadele Bank still on despite developments

Offer to buy Citadele Bank still on despite developments

31.10.2014

U.S. entity Ripplewood Advisors, the confirmed buyers of the state's stake in Citadele Bank, announced yesterday that it understands that postponement of the signing of the contract is "merely technical in nature", reports LETA.

31.10.2014

Lithuania's Audit Office urges institutions to learn from mistakes of others

Having analysed the results of financial (regularity) audits completed in 2014, the National Audit Office in Lithuania (NAO) summed up the most common errors and irregularities made in the public sector, informs LETA/ELTA.

31.10.2014

EcoMin: signing of Citadele sales agreement to be delayed

Since only one person is currently a candidate to become a Privatization Agency (PA) board member, but two board member signatures are need to sign the Citadele sales agreement, today’s planned signing of the sales agreement to the U.S. fund Ripplewood will not go ahead, reports LETA.

31.10.2014

Premia's general meeting okays sale of ice-cream business

The shareholders of Tallinn Stock Exchange-listed company Premia Foods approved at an extraordinary general meeting on Thursday of selling the ice cream and cold products business of Premia Foods to Latvian Food Union group owner Andrey Beskhmelnitskiy, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

31.10.2014

Petition initiated to change electoral system in Latvia

A petition has been initiated on the online petition platform Manabalss.lv in order to change the electoral system in Latvia, informs LETA.

31.10.2014

One more rally held to save Riga's Lucavsala

About 20-30 people, concerned about the commercialization of Riga's Lucavsala Island, gathered with placards again yesterday in downtown Riga, reports LETA.

30.10.2014

Teterevs and ABLV to sponsor the construction of Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga

Today, Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbarde and the council members of the long-discussed Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga – Inara Tetereva, Boriss Teterevs, Ernests Bernis and Olegs Fils, signed an agreement of construction for the complex, be located in an uptown area between Hanza, Pulkveza Brieza, and Skanstes Streets, reports LETA.

30.10.2014

Latvian parliament passes Development Finance Institution Law

Saeima decided in the final reading today to pass the Development Finance Institution Law that was proposed by the Finance Ministry, informs LETA.

30.10.2014

Latvian Saeima rejects proposal to increase salaries for ministers

Saeima of Latvia decided today to reject the motion to increase monthly salaries for Cabinet ministers, informs LETA.

30.10.2014

Latvian Saeima passes stricter 'no smoking' rules

Saeima in Latvia decided in the final reading today to pass amendments to the law that stipulate that a non-smoker's right to clean, unpolluted air, just as the right to be free from risks of ailments, take priority over the interests of those who smoke, informs LETA.

30.10.2014

Privatization Agency board steps down due to Citadele deal

The Latvian Privatization Agency board has resigned due to the Citadele Bank deal.

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