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Friday, 27.03.2015, 22:51
The Latvian State Television's (LTV) third channel in the Russian language will be created in cooperation with Estonia, and the cost of the project is similar to that of the Estonian channel. Work on the new channel's concept is continuing, and LTV will not comment on the cost of the project or the content of the channel until the concept is approved by the National Electronic Mass Media Council, cites LETA.
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Since the beginning of December 2014, more than 1,100 people have gained Estonia's e-residency; starting mid-April 2015, the registration becomes easier because one does not have to come to Estonia anymore to do so, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
SPI Group, parent company of Stoli Group, is extremely disappointed in the ruling as we firmly believe it is not correct in light of the facts and the relevant law. We are examining all of our options with our lawyers and next steps, informs the company.
On 27 March 2015, on behalf of the European Union, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics signed the Additional Protocol to the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
On 26 March, during his working visit to Chisinau, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Prime Minister of Moldova, Chiril Gaburici, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Natalia Gherman to discuss the relations between the European Union and Moldova in the context of the Riga Summit, the internal political situation in Moldova, bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Moldova, and developments in the region, reported BC Latvian MFA.
In 2014, 16 people lost their lives in a work-related accident in Estonia; there were altogether 4,635 occupational accidents, which is nearly 11% more than the previous year, said the Director General of the Labour Inspectorate Maret Maripuu, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in Riga has announced a competition for the vacant position of the Finance Department's head, reports LETA, according to information published on the hospital's website.
On behalf of his organization, leader of the Latvian Non-Citizens' Congress, Aleksandrs Gaponenko, has requested legal assistance from the Russian State Duma, Gaponenko announced on Thursday, cites TASS/LETA.
EU Commission opens infringement procedures against Lithuania on investor restrictions for agricultural land
The European Commission (EC) has today decided formally to request Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, and Slovakia to submit their observations on their laws regulating the acquisition of agricultural land, the institution said in a press release yesterday, cites LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania's National Commission for Energy Control and Prices (VKEKK) on March 26th 2015 fined Lithuania's electricity transmission system operator Litgrid EUR 100,000, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Riga Circus has calculated the amount of losses caused by the recent fire, estimating up to EUR 35,000, the circus' manager Lolita Lipinska informed LETA.
The political consultations of Foreign Ministries of Lithuania and Kazakhstan on 26 March in Astana focused on possibilities for further development of bilateral relations, Kazakhstan's relations with the European Union, security situation and regional cooperation in Central Asia, reports BC Lithuania's MFA.
The Estonian government decided on March 26th, 2015 to allocate EUR 2.8 million for the completion of the Narva border crossing point construction, LETA/Delfi reports.
In the first reading on March 26th 2015, Latvian Saeima approved in principle several draft bills stipulating that only parties with at least 500 members will be eligible to run for the Saeima and European Parliament elections, reports LETA.
The head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) of Poland and the Director of the Special Investigation Service (STT) of the Republic of Lithuania signed a cooperation agreement, the STT reports LETA/ELTA.