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EC requests Latvia to adjust budget plan for 2015

EC requests Latvia to adjust budget plan for 2015

28.11.2014

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.

Keyword tags: Budget, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation



Nearly 980,000 people can cast votes at Riigikogu elections

Nearly 980,000 people can cast votes at Riigikogu elections

28.11.2014

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.

Increase of electricity prices for households will not be as "terrifying" in Latvia

Increase of electricity prices for households will not be as "terrifying" in Latvia

28.11.2014

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.


LU rector: new education minister's biggest challenges – ensuring political support

LU rector: new education minister's biggest challenges – ensuring political support

28.11.2014

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.

Tallinn implements alcohol sales restrictions

Tallinn implements alcohol sales restrictions

28.11.2014

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.

28.11.2014

Russia's tightened border control formalities increase demand for Latvian road carriers

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.

28.11.2014

"New Wave" in Jurmala under the question

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.

28.11.2014

All Latvian ministries have submitted their budget plans for 2015-2017

All ministries have submitted their spending projections for 2015-2017 to the Finance Ministry, as the Finance Ministry's spokesman Aleksis Jarockis told LETA.

28.11.2014

Schulz: Latvia will have to put much effort into improving the geo-political situation

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.

28.11.2014

Relations of Lithuanian, Russian parlts are cold

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.

28.11.2014

Kozlovskis: Georgia is an important partner in the field of home affairs to the whole EU

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.

28.11.2014

Estonian government approves tough measures against alimony payment evaders

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.

28.11.2014

Latvian Prosecutor presses charges against Flick

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.

28.11.2014

EU Commission approves allocating EUR 7.7 mln to Latvian dairy producers

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.

28.11.2014

38 Lithuanian travel agencies warned over equity capital size

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.

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