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Saturday, 29.11.2014, 00:44
The European Commission has requested 11 countries, including Latvia, to make the necessary adjustments to their 2015 budget plans, so that they are in accordance with EU regulations on fiscal discipline, informs LETA.
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Nearly 980,000 people can cast votes at the upcoming Riigikogu elections on March 1 next year; nearly 76,500 of them live abroad, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The expected increase of electricity prices for households from January 1, 2015, will not be as "terrifying" as it is being presented in the media, experts agreed during a discussion organized by LETA.
In an interview on LNT this morning, University of Latvia Rector Marcis Auzins said that new Education and Science Minister Marite Seile's biggest challenges will be ensuring political support for her priorities, as well as improving the work of weak ministry officials, informs LETA.
The Tallinn City Council decided to restrict the sale of strong alcoholic beverages in small shops and forbid selling alcohol near childcare institutions, which means that 124 small stores in Estonia's capital city will lose the right to sell booze in summer 2015, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Russia's tightened inspections on Lithuanian road carriers have increased the demand for Latvian carriers, however, there is no point in rejoicing prematurely, as there is no guarantee that Latvian business owners will remain exempt from such inspections, the head of road carrier association Latvijas auto Valdis Trezins said in an interview with Latvian Radio this morning, informs LETA.
The board of the annual pop music festival "New Wave" will decide on a new venue for the event by the end of the year, the festival's founder and organizer Igor Krutoy told RIA Novosti, cites LETA.
All ministries have submitted their spending projections for 2015-2017 to the Finance Ministry, as the Finance Ministry's spokesman Aleksis Jarockis told LETA.
Ahead of his visit to Latvia next week, European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz said that Latvia will have to put much effort into improving the geo-political situation during its EU presidency, informs LETA.
Seimas Speaker Loreta Grauziniene says that cooperation between the Seimas of Lithuania and the state Duma of Russia is almost non-existent, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) believes that Georgia is an important partner in the field of home affairs not only for Latvia, but the whole EU.
The Estonian government approved a draft law on Thursday which stipulates that if alimony is not paid without a good reason, the debtor's right to drive a motor vehicle, hunting rights, small boat driving rights can be suspended as well as the fishing rights card, weapons use permit and weapons acquisition permit can be suspended, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
A prosecutor from the Prosecutor General's Office has questioned former airBaltic chief Bertolt Flick and officially pressed charges against him, the prosecutor office's spokeswoman Aiga Eiduka confirmed to LETA.
The European Commission today approved allocating EUR 7.7 million to Latvian dairy producers, European Parliament Member Sandra Kalniete (Unity) wrote in her ''Twitter'' account, cites LETA.
The State Department of Tourism has issued written warnings to 38 travel agencies in Lithuania because they do not meet a provision of the Law on Tourism requiring their equity capital not to be lower than half of the authorised capital, informs LETA/ELTA.