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Tuesday, 31.05.2016, 19:07
Latvia intends to participate in the international trade fair Expo 2017 to be hosted by Astana, Kazakhstan, the Latvian parliament’s representatives visiting Kazakhstan said during the meeting with Rapil Zhoshybayev, Commissioner for Expo Astana 2017, informs LETA.
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The Latvian government and the construction industry signed a memorandum today, pledging mutual trust and cooperation in fighting shadow economy, informs LETA.
Lithuanian and Polish railway companies are set to launch a regular passenger service between Kaunas and Bialystok in mid-June 2016, following six months of negotiations, reports LETA/BNS.
Latvian Family Physicians' Association will be waiting for Health Minister Guntis Belevics' (Greens/Farmers) proposals for improving access to healthcare for two to three weeks, as the association's head Sarmite Veide told LETA after healthcare workers' protest at the government's building today.
An information system for the courts of an administrative unit of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, developed by Estonian software companies, will be opened in a ceremony on June 4, 2016, reports LETA/BNS.
Finance Minister of Latvia Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) will accept the State Revenue Service Director General Inara Petersone's resignation, as the minister confirmed to LETA.
Latvia is interested in continuing busy and pragmatic political dialogue with China, which serves as a basis for successful economic, educational, scientific and cultural cooperation, Saeima speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said during her meeting with China's parliament vice-speaker Ji Bingxuan, reports LETA.
Law-enforcement officers on May 30th conducted searches at the office and home of the director of the Lithuanian unit of Bertona Holdings Limited, a company controlled by Nerijus Numavicius, the largest shareholder of Vilniaus Prekyba, the country's biggest business group, as part of a suspected corruption case involving politicians and the MG Baltic group, sources have said, writes LETA/BNS.
The Latvian national budget lost revenue of more than EUR 220,000 because of the luxury car contraband scheme uncovered by the Customs Police under the Latvian State Revenue Service, Kaspars Podins, the head of the Customs Police, told the press on May 30th, informs LETA.
Daugavpils Lokomotivju Remonta Rupnica (DLRR, the train engine repair group based in the southeastern Latvian city of Daugavpils, has denied media reports that mass layoffs are being planned at DLRR, informs LETA.
The task of government in the digital age is to develop services for the people, and e-governance is increasingly becoming just e-administration as a result, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in his opening remarks at the Tallinn e-Governance Conference on May 30th, cites LETA/BNS.
Latvijas Gaze power utility has appealed the Public Utilities Commission's (regulator) warning denying power supply company Latvenergo access to gas infrastructure so that the energy company could begin purchasing gas from Lithuania, informs LETA.
The board of the Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE) on May 30th endorsed speaker of the parliament Eiki Nestor as the party's candidate for the next Estonian president, informs LETA/BNS.
According to the Estonian Employers' Confederation, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas promised at a meeting with the confederation's representatives that the government will not fill the state budget using indirect taxes, like a sugar and fat taxes, informs LETA/BNS.
Electricity prices for Lithuanian households are set to decline by 5% from July 2016 after the country's energy market regulator approved the new tariffs on May 30th, cites LETA/BNS.