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Saturday, 28.03.2015, 13:01
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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The creation of a digital single market in Europe would give Latvian businessmen access to a market with half-a-billion customers, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) said in a press conference today, cites LETA.
According to the Estonian adult population health behaviour survey, made public on Friday by the Health Development Institute, the amount of daily smokers has started to decrease, but indicators of physical activity and overweight continue to be problematic, LETA/Delfi 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.
The European Union (EU) on the average recycles 43% of its total waste, however, Latvia only recycles 17%, according to a study by Eurostat, taking into account data from 2013, cites 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.
Economic growth in the Baltics will continue despite the current geo-political factors, reports LETA, according to SEB banka economic analysts.
On March 26th 2015, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with one of the most famous Swedish investors Marcus Wallenberg to discuss investment environment in Lithuania. The PM also stressed the benefits of Swedish investments in Lithuania and discussed further cooperation, reports LETA/ELTA.
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.
Latvian Saeima today approved in principle amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, proposed by the Justice Ministry, which stipulate switching to electronic auctions from July 1, 2015, reports LETA.
Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) intends to use the Health Ministry's Latvian Health Platform to reduce the percentage of the population who smoke and (ab)use alcohol or drugs to 1% by 2065, reports LETA.