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Wednesday, 02.09.2015, 13:28
Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia in Tallinn reported that starting September 2015, the hotel's new Director General is Gints Dzirnieks, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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In an interview on ''Rietumu radio'' today, Liepaja Mayor Uldis Sesks (Liepaja Party) said that one President Raimonds Vejonis and the Foreign Ministry's main tasks is to form good relations with all of the country's neighbors, however, problems in relations with Lithuania have been observed for several years already, reports LETA,
Latvian Energy Efficiency Association (LATEA) and the Representative Office of European Commision in Latvia has agreed for joint activities to promote the awareness of EU Energy Union in the Baltics. LATEA has received a support from European Commission to develop and present its concept for Baltic Energy Alliance.
The man, who was detained in May 2015 for gathering pornographic material of underage boys worked at the Riga municipal public transportation company Rigas satiksme, according to information obtained by LETA.
Corruption Prevention Bureau has possibly asked to launch criminal prosecution against Slesers and Lembergs02.09.2015
The Corruption Prevention Bureau in Latvia has possibly asked the Prosecutor General's Office to start criminal prosecution against ex-politician Ainars Slesers and Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, both implicated in the so-called "oligarch affair", reports LETA.
Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs Urmas Kruuse sent to EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan a letter, asking to implement emergency relief measures to alleviate the situation of Estonian milk producers, which should help to compensate for farmers for the difference between the market price and the production cost, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
According to the information available to the Delfi Ärileht news portal, a search took place on September 1 in the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, reports LETA.
Keepers of vehicles registered in Lithuania now can carry out mandatory roadworthiness tests in Germany and apply to 235 accredited inspection bodies in Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Thuringia, Schleswig-Holstein federal states as well Zarlando, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania regions and cities of Hamburg and Niedersachsen, reported BC the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania.
The Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice in Lithuania has reviewed the number of prisoners who refuse to eat food provided by penal facilities. The figure by Tuesday evening stood at 1,028 or 14% of all inmates in Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.
On August 31st, at the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, took part in a panel discussion on the European Union’s relations with Russia. The Foreign Minister emphasised that developments in Ukraine will serve as a litmus test on the future of relations between the EU and Russia, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
Prisoners from various Lithuanian penal institutions on 1 and 2 September 2015 will refuse food provided by those institutions due to new edition of the Code of Execution of Punishment, reports LETA/LETA.
Current estimates indicate significant savings in organizing the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), as direct spending on the residency from 2013 to 2015 amounted to EUR 45 million, according to the foreign minister's adviser Martins Dregeris told LETA.
A non-citizen from Latvia has been detained in Hungary for smuggling illegal refugees, Foreign Ministry spokesman Raimonds Jansons confirmed to LETA.
On September 1st 2015, Sulev Loo starts working as Estonia's state-owned railway company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways Co) Chairman of the Board, the company announced LETA.
A new case of African swine fever has been established in Rezekne Region's Griskani County in Latvia, where 144 domestic pigs were infected, reports LETA.