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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 17.12.2018, 04:59

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Russia says vice governor suspected of graft holds Estonian residence permit

Russia says vice governor suspected of graft holds Estonian residence permit

14.12.2018

Alexander Kuznetsov, deputy governor of the Pskov region of Russia arrested as a graft suspect on Friday, holds an Estonian residence permit, Russian investigators said, LETA/BNS.

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Usakovs survives confidence vote as opposition councilors walk out

Usakovs survives confidence vote as opposition councilors walk out

14.12.2018

Riga mayor Nils Usakovs survived a confidence vote and remained in office as opposition councilors walked out of an extraordinary city council meeting this evening, reported LETA.

KNAB arrests former Rigas Satiksme head Bemhens

KNAB arrests former Rigas Satiksme head Bemhens

14.12.2018

The now former head of the Riga Satiksme (RS) municipal transportation company Leons Bemhens has been taken into custody by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB), according to unofficial information obtained by LETA.


Corruption Prevention Bureau probing corruption in 3 Rigas Satiksme tenders

Corruption Prevention Bureau probing corruption in 3 Rigas Satiksme tenders

14.12.2018

The criminal probe started by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) against Rigas Satiksme is related to three tenders organized by the municipal transport company, LETA was told at the corruption-prevention bureau.

Rigas Satiksme board steps down, Usakovs appoints temporary board

Rigas Satiksme board steps down, Usakovs appoints temporary board

13.12.2018

All five members of Riga municipal public transport company Rigas Satiksme board have handed in their resignations to Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony), reported LETA/BNS.


13.12.2018

Five of the six persons arrested in connection with Rigas Satiksme case remanded in custody

Five of the six persons that were arrested in Latvia this week in connection with the Corruption Prevention Bureau’s (KNAB) probe into Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company’s procurement deals have been remanded in custody, LETA was told at the anti-corruption bureau.

13.12.2018

Corruption Prevention Bureau to request arrest of three more persons under criminal procedure on Rigas Satiksme’s procurements

he Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) today will request arrest of three more people who were detained under the criminal procedure on Rigas Satiksme’s procurements, reported LETA.

12.12.2018

Corruption Prevention Bureau asks court to arrest businessman Martinsons

The Corruption Prevention Burau (KNAB) has asked the court to arrest the detained businessman Maris Martinsons, LETA learned.

12.12.2018

EUR 800,000 bribe involved in RS procurement scandal - Polish anti-corruption bureau

In a statement, the Central Anti Corruption Bureau of Poland (CBA) points out that a EUR 800,000 bribe was involved in the Rigas Satiksme procurement scandal, reported LETA/BNS.

12.12.2018

KNAB also carried out search at Riga City Council yesterday - Latvian Television

atvian Television reported last night the officers from the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) also carried out a search at the Riga City Council yesterday. This was confirmed by Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga), writes LETA.

12.12.2018

Business of Estonian cargo operator Operail at risk in Russia as fine looms

The business of the Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator Operail in Russia is at risk following reports that a rail car repaired by Operail is to blame for a major train derailment that took place at the beginning of this month, according the Postimees reports writes LETA/BNS.

07.12.2018

Radical pro-Russia activist Girss acquitted of incitement to ethnic hatred

The Kurzeme district court in Liepaja on Friday found Illarions Girss, the former leader of Russkaya Zarya (Russian Dawn) pro-Russia group in Latvia, not guilty of inciting ethnic hatred, the court’s representative Velga Luka told LETA.

07.12.2018

Insolvency claim filed against operator of DIY chain K Senukai

An insolvency lawsuit against Kesko Senukai Latvia, the operator of K Senukai DIY retail chain, has been filed with Riga City Pardaugava District Court, according to information available on the website of the Insolvency Control Service informed LETA/BNS.

06.12.2018

Latvian Building Company BMGS Prepared to Sue Scandinavian Construction Giant Veidekke Over Unpaid Bills

One of Latvia's leading construction companies, AS BMGS, is preparing to sue the Scandinavian construction giant Veidekke Entreprenad AB (subsidiary f the Veidekke company in Norway) to recover a substantial sum of money for work that was done in Sweden. The issued bills have not been paid for more than a year, AS BMGS CEO Svetlana Afanasjeva informed BC.

04.12.2018

Lithuania reaches agreement on truck return, transmin says

The EU Transport Council agreed on key provisions of the Mobility Package on Monday and Lithuania managed to secure a provision that empty trucks won’t have to return to their country of origin, Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis says LETA/BNS.

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