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Tuesday, 28.03.2017, 20:39
Despite of yearlong deceitful smear campaign a full version of documentary “Attempt on the State” by Polish movie maker Andrzey Tarkovski-Kiliszevski was uploaded to www.attemptonthestate.com and www.youtube.com.
Keyword tags: Corruption, Latvia, Legislation, Society
The European Court of Justice has dismissed the action Estonia filed in the spring of 2015 to get back from the European Union the 34.3 mln euros that Estonia paid as penalty for excessive stocks of sugar, reports LETA/BNS,
Russia's gas giant Gazprom has missed a deadline for paying a 36-million-euro anti-trust fine to Lithuania and the authorities will now seek to recover the money through bailiffs.
Following revelations in the media of alleged money laundering committed using Estonian banks, making U.S. dollar payments in Estonia and Latvia may become extremely difficult if Deutsche Bank should stop handling dollar settlements here, Aivar Paul, head of prevention of money laundering at LHV Pank, said LETA/BNS.
Latvian customs officers prevented 1.135 mln cigarettes from being smuggled from Belarus into Latvia last week, LETA was told at the State Revenue Service.
An international group of investigative journalists has revealed how banks laundered 20.8 bln U.S. dollars of Russian money of illegitimate origin, of this nearly 1.6 bln dollars through Estonia, writes LETA/BNS according to Postimees reported.
Around 77 mln US dollars of Russian money could have been laundered via Lithuanian banks with the help of dubious court rulings and complex bank transactions, writes LETA/BNS according to the news website 15min.lt reported on Tuesday.
Police General Guntars Markitans, head of the State Police's Riga Region Police Department, has decided to retire effective March 23, reportsl LETA.
Norway has offered the European Union (EU) a quota swap deal in order to enable EU fishermen to obtain the necessary license for catching snow crab in Norway's Arctic shelf, LETA was told at the Norwegian Embassy in Riga.
The National Electronic Mass Media Council has not yet received information about the sale of Modern Times Group (MTG) broadcasting businesses in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to Providence Equity Partners, as the council's chairwoman Dace Kezbere told LETA.
The deadline for sale of the assets of insolvent KVV Liepajas Metalurgs, a steel plant based in Liepaja port city in south-western Latvia, has been extended till June 16, Dzintars Hmielevskis, a spokesman for the company's insolvency administrator said LETA/BNS.
The Administrative Regional Court partly satisfied the claim that Euromin Holdings (Cyprus) Limited (Euromin), a company of Vitol Group, had filed against the Latvian financial regulator, the Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC), in a dispute over the price of shares in Ventspils Nafta holding company in the mandatory buyout offer, the court said LETA/BNS.
Latvia to send European Commission letter asking to continue work on case of trawler's arrest in Norway
The Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee will send the European Commission a letter requesting to continue work on the case of the Latvian trawler arrested in Norway for catching snow crab in its waters, LETA learned at the committee’s meeting.
Acting mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas has said he intends to examine the details of the waste disposal tenders held by the City of Tallinn with Deputy Mayor Arvo Sarapuu in the light of claims that the deputy mayor responsible for waste removal secretly holds a stake in the company Baltic Waste Management (BWM), reports LETA/BNS.
Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company to appeal Competition Council’s decision on EUR 2.1 mln fine
Rigas Satiksme municipal public transport company will appeal the Competition Council’s decision to fine the company with EUR 2.1 million, Rigas Satiksme board member Emils Jakrins said in a press briefing today.