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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 17.10.2019, 09:30

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Finmin: Multi-billion fines for money laundering should reach Estonia's budget

Finmin: Multi-billion fines for money laundering should reach Estonia's budget

16.10.2019

Fines measuring in the billions of euros may be slapped on Estonian banks as a result of money laundering breaches, which should eventually land in the Estonian state budget, Finance Minister Martin Helme said on social media, cited LETA.

Keyword tags: Budget, Estonia, Financial Services, Legislation



Corruption Prevention Bureau detains board member of Salaspils municipal company

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains board member of Salaspils municipal company

15.10.2019

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has detained Ilgonis Igaunis, a board member of Salaspils municipal company Valgums-S, on suspicions of abuse of authority, according to the information at the disposal of LETA.

Court finds EUR 29 mln worth of frozen assets to be proceeds from crime

Court finds EUR 29 mln worth of frozen assets to be proceeds from crime

14.10.2019

The Criminal Division of Riga Regional Court last week overruled a decision of the Riga City Vidzeme District Court and recognized EUR 29 million worth of frozen assets to be proceeds from crime, Laura Majevska, a representative of the Prosecutor General's Office, told LETA.


Lithuania: Court imposed sanctions on managers of cartelists

Lithuania: Court imposed sanctions on managers of cartelists

11.10.2019

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) partially upheld the request of Konkurencijos taryba and restricted the right of D. L., manager of the company Ledevila, Ž. K., former manager of Elmis, and L. K., former manager of Vortex Capital, to occupy managerial positions in the public or private sector for their involvement in competition law breaches, the Lithuanian Competition Council`s representatives informed BC.

Estonia: M.V. Wool to recall trout gravlax from stores at request of veterinary authority

Estonia: M.V. Wool to recall trout gravlax from stores at request of veterinary authority

10.10.2019

Estonian fish packing and fish processing company M. V. Wool on Thursday morning received an injunction from the Veterinary and Food Board ordering the recall of 200-gram sliced trout gravlax packages from retail, reported LETA/BNS.


09.10.2019

Corruption Prevention Bureau detains former Daugavpils mayor Eigims on corruption suspicion

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) on Tuesday detained former Daugavpils mayor Rihards Eigims (Our Party) in suspicion of corruption and money laundering, according to the information at the disposal of LETA.

08.10.2019

Finnish court dismisses charges against Estonians suspected of money laundering

A court in Helsinki has dismissed all charges in the largest money laundering case ever tried by a Finnish court, in which two Estonian nationals were suspected of laundering 135 mln euros in total, informed LETA/BNS.

04.10.2019

Court of appeal rejects National Library builders' EUR 12.1 mln claim against the state

The Riga Regional Court today rejected a EUR 12,134,532 claim filed against the state by Latvian National Library builders, general partnership Nacionalo Buvkompaniju Apvieniba, as the court informed LETA.

03.10.2019

Latvia's PrivatBank has been used to transfer money to Biden's son; Vejonis has participated in Zlochevsky's forum in Monaco

Latvia's PrivatBank has been used to transfer money from Ukrainian gas and oil company Burisma Holdings to Rosemont Seneca, a company belonging to US Vice President Jo Biden's son Hunter Biden, currently involved in US President Donald Trump's impeachment procedure, according to leaked banks statements of Rosemont Seneca, reported LETA.

03.10.2019

Prosecutor renews charges against Jurmala mayor for allegedly illegal financing to Greens/Farmers

The Prosecutor General's Office has renewed charges against Jurmala Mayor Gatis Truksnis (Greens/Farmers) for allegedly illegal financing to the Union of Greens and Farmers, LETA learned from the prosecutor's office.

01.10.2019

Board member of LVC state road management company sacked after his detention

The Transport Ministry, as the shareholder of Latvijas Valsts Celi (LVC) state road manager, has decided to remove Edgars Strods from the LVC board after his detention by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) on Tuesday, LETA was informed at the ministry.

01.10.2019

Court upholds temporary regulation for waste management in Riga

Administrative Regional Court today rejected the Riga local authority's request to invalidate the Competition Council's decision to apply a temporary regulation for waste management in Riga, LETA was told at the court.

27.09.2019

EUR 151,088 payment suspended under criminal procedure on trade missions - LIAA

At present EUR 151,088 have been suspended in support payments for trade missions organized by the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK), Linda Eiduka, a representative of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency said LETA.

27.09.2019

Veterinary, Food Board to also check other Estonian fish packing facilities for bacteria

Due to the Listeria bacterium present in the plant of the fish packing and fish processing company M. V. Wool, the Veterinary and Food Board is to also check the activity of other Estonian fish packing and processing plants in handling red fish, the regional Saarte Haal writes

26.09.2019

Estonia: All of the over 600 samples taken in M.V.Wool comply with standards, the adverse effects of the products on human health have been ruled out

M.V.Wool AS confirms that the fishery products of the company have always complied with the limit values established in the European Union and that the adverse effects of these fishery products on human health have been ruled out. Since the spring, M.V.Wool has been working closely with the Veterinary and Food Board (the VFB) and has established a zero tolerance for the presence of listeria bacteria. Samples taken in the last six months confirm that the company's products comply with the limit values with a good margin.

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