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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 19.02.2019, 15:18

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Criminals in Latvia had planned to kidnap and kill a bailiff – police

Criminals in Latvia had planned to kidnap and kill a bailiff – police

19.02.2019

Criminals in Latvia had planned to kidnap a bailiff, demanding EUR 350,000 in ransom, Main Criminal Police Department head Andrejs Grisins told journalists on Tuesday.

Keyword tags: Crime, Latvia, Legislation



Court cuts fine for Lithuania's Init for broadcasting Russia's RTR Planeta to EUR 50,000

Court cuts fine for Lithuania's Init for broadcasting Russia's RTR Planeta to EUR 50,000

19.02.2019

– A Lithuanian court has cut the 150,000 euro fine on the country's cable TV operator Init, imposed by the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania in April, to 50,000 euros, informed LETA/BNS.

Kidnapping of a state official averted in Latvia - police

Kidnapping of a state official averted in Latvia - police

19.02.2019

Law enforcement officers have averted a kidnapping of a state official, LETA was told at the State Police.


Estonian court decides not to return part of Savisaar's assets

Estonian court decides not to return part of Savisaar's assets

19.02.2019

The Harju County Court has partially satisfied an appeal by attorney Oliver Naas and returned a part of the assets seized from Edgar Savisaar, former leader of the Center Party and ex-mayor of Tallinn freed from trial on corruption charges due to his bad health, reported LETA/BNS.

Talgo to appeal Pasazieru Vilciens’ decision to buy trains from Skoda Vagonka

Talgo to appeal Pasazieru Vilciens’ decision to buy trains from Skoda Vagonka

15.02.2019

Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L. (Talgo) will appeal the decision of Latvia’s Pasazeru Vilciens rail passenger carrier to purchase the new electric trains from the Czech company Skoda Vagonka, the company informed LETA.


15.02.2019

Court sets EUR 200,000 bail for former Rigas Satiksme head Bemhens

The Riga City Vidzeme District Court today set a bail of EUR 200,000 for Leons Bemhens, the former head of Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company who has been arrested in connection with an ongoing probe into alleged corruption in the company, LETA has learned.

14.02.2019

Norwegian Supreme Court bans Latvian trawler from crabbing in Svalbard

The Supreme Court of Norway has ruled the Latvian trawler Senator and banned it from crabbing in Svalbard, the ship’s owner Peteris Pildegovics informed LETA.

14.02.2019

Latvian Police arrested EUR 121.3 mln worth of property connected to money laundering last year

According to information from the State Police, EUR 121.3 mln worth of property was arrested in connection with money laundering activities last year informed LETA/BNS.

13.02.2019

LEG receives EUR 9.3 mln paid by Alstom Power as compensation to Lithuania

The Finance Ministry transferred on Monday around 9.28 mln euros to Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba (Lithuanian Energy Production, or LEG) as compensation for damage caused by Alstom Power, a unit of France's Alstom , informed LETA/BNS.

11.02.2019

Prosecutor's office in 2018 closed criminal tax on tax evasion against Vaskevics

The prosecutor's office last year closed a criminal case on tax evasion against former State Revenue Service official Vladimirs Vaskevics, informed LETA/BNS.

11.02.2019

Rigas Satiksme corruption case suspect Volkinsteins released on EUR 100,000 bail -TV

Igors Volkinsteins, the former director of Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company’s infrastructure maintenance and development department who had been detained as part of the company’s corruption case, has been released on EUR 100,000 bail, Latvian Television reported on Sunday night, referred LETA.

07.02.2019

Estonian top court rejects ID-card manufacturer Gemalto's appeal re public tender

The Supreme Court of Estonia did not admit into handling an appeal submitted by ID-card manufacturer Gemalto AG on Jan. 7 regarding the public tender for the supply of new ID-cards and the matter will continue in circuit court, informed LETA/BNS.

06.02.2019

EUR 5.4 million misspent on Riga transport infrastructure - state auditors

The local authority of Riga has misspent EUR 5.4 million that were supposed to be used to improve the city’s transport infrastructure and the use of another EUR 9.1 million is untraceable, the State Audit Office has concluded.

04.02.2019

Police have probably detained former Corruption Prevention Bureau's chief Vilnitis

The economic crime unit of the Latvian State Police has probably detained Normunds Vilnitis, a former head of the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB), according to unconfirmed information obtained by LETA.

04.02.2019

Kucinskis’ government has suspended acquisition of Radio SWH

Former government headed by Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) has suspended the acquisition of Radio SWH shares, reported LETA/BNS.

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