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Court allows Lithuanian Railways to continue 250 mln euros electrification tender

Court allows Lithuanian Railways to continue 250 mln euros electrification tender

19.10.2018

A Vilnius court has allowed Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) to resume a tender, worth around 250 mln euros, for the electrification of the Vilnius rail junction and of a railway section between Kaisiadorys and Klaipeda, informs LETA/BNS.

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Estonian bank planning park, apartment building where Maxima supermarket once collapsed

Estonian bank planning park, apartment building where Maxima supermarket once collapsed

19.10.2018

Estonian bank Coop Pank is planning to reconstruct an apartment building and build an underground parking lot and a park at 20 Priedaines Street in Riga, which is where a Maxima supermarket collapsed in November 2013, informs LETA.

Lithuanian food watchdog receives four complaints over needles in food

Lithuanian food watchdog receives four complaints over needles in food

19.10.2018

Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service has received four complaints over this week on needles found in foodstuffs, informs LETA/BNS.


Latvian FCMC fines LPB Bank 2.2 mln euros for violating laws on financial crime prevention

Latvian FCMC fines LPB Bank 2.2 mln euros for violating laws on financial crime prevention

19.10.2018

The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) of Latvia has fined LPB Bank 2.2 mln euros for violations of the law and regulations on the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing, and ordered LPB Bank to dismiss the bank's board member Arnis Kalverss, who is responsible for the bank's measures against financial crime, informs LETA.

Jewish tombstones removed from paving in Lithuania's Siauliai

Jewish tombstones removed from paving in Lithuania's Siauliai

19.10.2018

Former Jewish tombstones are being removed from paving in various areas of Siauliai, northern Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS referring to the local authorities.


17.10.2018

Restructuring carried out in Latvian corruption watchdog

The Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) has conducted another restructuring, seven experienced officials are leaving their jobs, including six who are retiring, according to the information at the disposal of LETA.

17.10.2018

Poland attacks EU's Gazprom deal in court

Poland's state-run gas firm PGNiG said on Tuesday it filed a complaint with the EU's top court against a controversial deal by the European Commission to settle an anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed energy giant, reports LETA/BNS.

16.10.2018

Much has been achieved in reducing the number of non-citizens in Latvia since 2008 – Foreign Ministry

Since 2008, much has been achieved in reducing the number of non-citizens in Latvia, the Foreign Ministry points out in a report to be submitted to the United Nations on economic, social and cultural rights from 2008 to 2017, cities LETA.

16.10.2018

Maxima supermarket collapse in 2013 could have been caused by fire on supermarket's roof – construction engineer

The roof of Maxima supermarket in Riga's Zolitude neighborhood that collapsed in 2013 could have been damaged by a fire that had occurred while the supermarket was being built, and there were other contributing factors, construction engineer Ivars Sergets testified before Riga Pardaugava Court today, cities LETA.

16.10.2018

Former MP Klavins sentenced to 120 hours of community service and repay 9,948 euros to the national budget

The Prosecutor General's Office has sentenced former Greens/Farmers MP Askolds Klavins 120 hours community service and ordered him to repay 9,948 euros to the national budget, informs LETA.

16.10.2018

New fuel labels in the EU states: Commission’s initiative

This October all European customers at public filling station will notice new harmonized fuel symbols on fuel dispensers and fuel nozzles. It will give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles while helping them avoid miss-fuelling and provide adequate information on the environmental impact of the fuels used.

16.10.2018

Latvian president promulgates bill on publishing KGB files

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis promulgated the bill on publishing files of former Soviet security service KGB, informs LETA referring to the announcement published in Latvijas Vestnesis official gazette.

15.10.2018

Latvian tax authority launches criminal procedure against former high-ranking State Police official

A former high-ranking State Police official is a suspect in a criminal procedure launched by the State Revenue Service (Valsts ieņēmumu dienests, VID) on large-scale money laundering and tax evasion of more than 200,000 euros, informs LETA referring to the VID.

15.10.2018

Estonian prosecutors say nothing criminal in 'roof money'

The Office of the Prosecutor General has said that there is nothing criminal in the allocation of specific amounts of money under the Estonian state budget at the discretion of the government, dubbed 'roof money,' and will not open a criminal investigation based on an application filed by the political movement Estonia 200, informs LETA/BNS.

15.10.2018

Lithuania's major drugstore chains fear watchdog probe's influence on business

Limedika, Gintarine Vaistine and Norfos Vaistine, operating one of the largest drugstore chains in Lithuania, have turned to court with a request to order the Competition Council to return information which, they say, is not related to the ongoing probe into competition-restricting agreements, the competition watchdog launched earlier this year, informs LETA/BNS.

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