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Latvian parliament passes Development Finance Institution Law

Saeima decided in the final reading today to pass the Development Finance Institution Law that was proposed by the Finance Ministry, informs LETA.

Teterevs and ABLV to sponsor the construction of Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga

Today, Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbarde and the council members of the long-discussed Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga – Inara Tetereva, Boriss Teterevs, Ernests Bernis and Olegs Fils, signed an agreement of construction for the complex, be located in an uptown area between Hanza, Pulk...

Latvian Saeima rejects proposal to increase salaries for ministers

Saeima of Latvia decided today to reject the motion to increase monthly salaries for Cabinet ministers, informs LETA.

Latvian Saeima passes stricter ‘no smoking’ rules

Saeima in Latvia decided in the final reading today to pass amendments to the law that stipulate that a non-smoker's right to clean, unpolluted air, just as the right to be free from risks of ailments, take priority over the interests of those who smoke, informs LETA.

More than 20,000 Latvian citizens were born outside Latvia in 10 years

In a time period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, a total of 21,168 citizens of Latvia were registered in Latvian consular representations in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland, the European Latvians Association (ELA) informed LETA.

Privatization Agency board steps down due to Citadele deal

The Latvian Privatization Agency board has resigned due to the Citadele Bank deal.

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