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Thursday, 30.07.2015, 17:08
At the moment, the Riga City Council "has no possibility" of offering premises for refugees in Riga, according to Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony Center), cites LETA.
Keyword tags: Latvia, Legislation, Real Estate, Society
On April 1, newspaper “Independent” (Neatkarīga) published an article about announcing an international search of several persons, Vladimir Vashkevich was among these persons; information was based on the message from Latvian State Police. Lawyers of Mr. Vashkevich had to make their own investigation to find out that information from State Police about Vashkevich is false. LR Prosecutor’s Office and Riga Ziemelu region court officially corrected this misinformation.However LLC Mediju nams, to which Neatkarīga belongs, refuses to recall this information as false, basing on the e-mail of representative of Public Relations Department within the State Police Dairis Anucans.
Former Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis is one of the five to six candidates running for the CEO at Latvijas Gaze, according to Juris Savickis, CEO of the company's shareholder Itera Latvija, writes LETA.
On 29th of July 2015, the Lithuanian Government has approved amendments to Rules for the development and implementation of public private partnership projects (PPPs). These amendments will allow the private sector to initiate project preparation and tender procedures by submitting an unsolicited proposal, reports BC chief project manager for PPP Irmantas Butkauskas.
At the moment, Greece must evaluate sustainability of various expenditures, including pensions and defense spending, the European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) said in an interview with LETA.
A new tender for shale gas exploration should be announced, thinks Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, reports LETA/ELTA.
In 2014, 2,307 persons convicted of a crime were serving a prison sentence in Estonia and a third of them were in jail for at least the fourth time, LETA/Postimees online reports.
Austrian Airlines signed a new cooperation agreement with Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air, according to which two Estonian Air aircraft will service Austrian Airlines flights, mainly flying to Eastern Europe, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
On July 29th, the Cabinet of Lithuania approved Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius' suggestion to grant support to citizens of Lithuania, people of Lithuanian origin and their families, who wish to move from war-torn regions of Ukraine to Lithuania and get integrated in here, reports LETA/ELTA.
Latvia may pay dearly if it fails to show solidarity in sharing the burden of refugees in the European Union, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said on his Facebook page.
Next week, the arrested vessels of Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) are expected to receive first money transfers, said Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius on July 28th, reports LETA/ELTA.
Baiba Rubesa will be appointed chairwoman of the board at the joint-stock company RB Rail, a joint venture of the Baltic countries set up for implementation of the Rail Baltica railroad project, reports LETA.
Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) signed an agreement today on the acquisition of 100% of shares in the Latvian insurance company Baltikums. The company will be fully taken over after the necessary permissions are received, reports LETA, according to VIG.
The national airline airBaltic is currently in talks with two prospective investors – aviation companies, the possibility to involve all three Baltic countries in airBaltic is also under consideration, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) told LNT television this morning, reports LETA.
In order to reduce the cost of running an obsolete poultry processing plant in Bauska and instead increase the capacity of a processing plant in Kekava, the poultry companies Lielzeltini and Putnu fabrika Kekava (Kekava) will be reorganized; 124 workers at Bauska processing plant will be laid off during the reorganization, as Kekava CEO Andris Vilcmeiers told LETA.