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On April 23, 2015, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia passed several amendments to the Micro-enterprise Tax Law. One of the amendments shall enter into legal force on January 1, 2016, and the other on January 1, 2017.
Every fifth resident in Latvia, or 21%, have purchased illegal alcohol, cigarettes or gasoline the past year, according to a survey by SKDS, cites LETA.
The illegal cigarette market in Latvia is at around 30% at the moment, the head of the State Revenue Service's Customs Criminal Department Edijs Ceipe informed LETA.
The director of the State Employment Agency Inese Kalvane currently sees no reason why refugees in Latvia would be unable to find a job, repots LETA.
IT and telecommunications company Teo acquires the mobile operator Omnitel from its current shareholder TeliaSonera. This allows Teo and Omnitel to meet the customers' increasing demand of converged offerings on the market including fixed, mobile, internet, TV and IT services, Teo said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
An agreement is being prepared in order to equip Latvia's current anti-air system "RBS –70" with improved missiles, reports LETA, according to the Defense Ministry's representative Kaspars Galkins.
On 1 October 2015 in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius and New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully signed a bilateral working holiday agreement, which will allow young people of both countries to study and gain work experience abroad, the Lithuanian MFA reports BC.
Belarus and Latvia must strengthen their political dialogue, according to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, cites BELTA/LETA.
Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to July industrial production volume in Latvia in August 2015 (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) decreased by 1.4%.
Between 21st September and 2nd October 2015, Warsaw, Poland, hosted the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States. Bahtijors Hasans, the Ambassador of Latvia to the UN, OSCE and other international organisations, and Ambassador Aiga Liepiņa, the Director of the International Organisations and Human Rights Department at the Foreign Ministry headed the Latvian delegation at the HDIM, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
Enormous raw milk containers have reached agricultural cooperative Pienas LT. Specialists from the German company Pentair Sudmo have started to install them on October 1st. A total of four huge such containers will be installed, informs LETA/ELTA.
The survey of members of the American Chamber of Commerce has shown that 58.4% of the respondents from major United States companies operating in Lithuania are unhappy with the current migration system in the country and regard it as poor or very poor, informs LETA.
Largest market research and consulting company TNS LT carried out a study on customer experience concerning Lithuanian shopping centres. The study has shown that a positive opinion about a shopping centre is not enough – they have to find ways to stand out in order to attract more customers and establish strong ties with them, informs LETA/ELTA.
19 out of the EU's 28 countries have filed the necessary paperwork under new rules that make it easier for governments to ban genetically modified (GM) organisms or block the cultivation of GM crops on their territory, EU Commission spokesperson Enrico Brivio said on October 4th, cites LETA/DPA.