Tag: Latvia

Commission adopts Opinion on #Latvia updated #DraftBudgetaryPlan

Commission adopts Opinion on #Latvia updated #DraftBudgetaryPlan

| March 7, 2019

The European Commission has adopted its Opinion on the updated Draft Budgetary Plan of Latvia and found the updated Plan for 2019 to be broadly compliant with the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact.Nonetheless, the Commission invites the Latvian authorities to accelerate progress on the structural part of the fiscal recommendations addressed to them […]

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Another government but the same problem in #Latvia

Another government but the same problem in #Latvia

| February 22, 2019

Latvia is on the brink of a social explosion. Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš’s statement cold serve as the impetus to it. In an interview with LNT’s programme 900 sekundes last week he said that “Latvia is currently unable to significantly raise the wages of teachers, because it would require either increasing the budget deficit […]

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#Latvia – PM Krisjanis Karins delivers a stable government for the Latvian people

#Latvia – PM Krisjanis Karins delivers a stable government for the Latvian people

| January 24, 2019

Following the formation of the coalition government in Latvia, spearheaded by EPP member party Unity (Vienotība), Joseph Daul, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP), has congratulated Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins: “After four challenging months of talks, following the outcome of last October’s elections, Krisjanis Karins successfully conducted the negotiations to form a stable […]

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Social uncertainty weakens #Latvia

Social uncertainty weakens #Latvia

| January 24, 2019

The latest data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the beginning of 2018 population of Latvia accounted for 1 million 934 thousand, which is 15.7 thousand people fewer than a year ago, writes Viktors Domburs. Another survey conducted in 2018 by the CSB, shows that the share of Latvia’s population exposed to […]

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Canadian soldiers’ nightmare in #Latvia

Canadian soldiers’ nightmare in #Latvia

| January 18, 2019

Latvia’s Defence Ministry reported on 9 January a change in the top brass of NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Latvia took place. Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Sauvé (pictured) took over command from his Canadian compatriot Lieutenant-Colonel Steve MacBeth, thereby concluding the rotation of the third group of troops deployed in Latvia, writes Viktors Domburs. In an interview […]

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A ‘new-old’ minister of defence in #Latvia

A ‘new-old’ minister of defence in #Latvia

| December 27, 2018

The process of forming a new government in Latvia has become an exciting political show. And the show must go on. And it is really going on. After three unsuccessful attempts to find a candidate for the prime-minister post who could overcome disagreement between political parties, President Vejonis hopes that Krišjānis Kariņš (pictured) will gain […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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