Tag: Latvia

#FoodUnion heritage brands scoop ice cream market in countries ignored by multinationals

#FoodUnion heritage brands scoop ice cream market in countries ignored by multinationals

| June 7, 2019

Having emerged from the rubble of the global financial crisis in 2008, the dairy giant Food Union has not only gone on to conquer a highly competitive Latvian market but now, with the continual financial support from founding investor Meridian Capital, have set their sights on major global expansion. With their headquarters situated in Hong […]

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#FoodUnion launches digital tool for #Latvia dairy industry

#FoodUnion launches digital tool for #Latvia dairy industry

| June 6, 2019

Since their emergence in 2012, pan-European dairy and ice cream company Food Union have placed an emphasis on consistent innovation to maintain their place at the top of the industry. The latest example comes in the form of the interactive platform Smart Dairy Farmer, introduced in May with the stated goal of helping the Latvian […]

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‘Corrupt’ #Latvia politicians seek to escape justice by running off to #EuropeanParliament

‘Corrupt’ #Latvia politicians seek to escape justice by running off to #EuropeanParliament

| May 23, 2019

On 23 May, the EU will hold one of the biggest democratic elections in the world, electing its representatives to the European Parliament in Brussels for the next five years, writes Latvian political analyst Olga Springe. From the perspective of Latvian society, European Parliament elections don’t hold any significant value, but they are seen as a […]

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Quality of life in #Latvia is not a priority

Quality of life in #Latvia is not a priority

| May 17, 2019

Four presidents, 14 governments and eight Seimas have changed in Latvia over the past 20 years. The country joined the European Union and NATO, and then switched to the euro. But have Latvians become better off? Has their quality of life improved? Statistics shows that the general well-being of population remains very low. Political turbulence […]

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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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