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Non-taxable minimum income planned to rise in Latvia
During the next year's budget planning negotiations, government parties have mentioned raising the non-taxable minimum income to at least EUR 400, according to the information available to Latvian Television September 16.
Riga Airport passenger numbers pick up
The number of passengers served at Riga International Airport this August exceeded 390 thousand, which is almost half of the numbers of August 2019 and 92 thousand passengers more than a month before, the airport said in a release September 16.
One in three bridges in Latvia are in 'critical state'
Bridges managed by local governments have been neglected for a long time, and their safety is questionable, according to State Audit Office (VK) information published September 16 following an audit in several municipalities.
Catering businesses fatten up for winter
The active season of restaurants and other catering companies when people could be seated outdoors is coming to an end. Latvian regional television ReTV's broadcast aired September 11 explored whether caterers are ready for the winter.
Small incomes got even smaller last year
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, one being inequality in society. The people with low incomes have been affected more than the wealthy, according to EURANET PLUS report on September 13.
35 countries on Latvia's travel "yellow list"
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on September 10 and includes 35 countries (36 if you include Latvia itself) on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania.
Some trains will have 'Covid-safe' cars from next week
As of September 15, special cars are planned on individual train routes where only people with a valid Covid-19 certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test will be allowed to board, Passenger Rail (PV) said September 10.
Latvia receives €237 million chunk of EU recovery funds
The European Commission said September 10 it had disbursed €237 million to Latvia in pre-financing to help to kick-start the implementation of the investment and reform measures outlined in Latvia's recovery and resilience plan.
Strong foreign trade figures posted in July
Provisional data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in July 2021 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 3.06 billion, which at current prices was 27 % larger than a year ago.
Fitch keeps Latvia at 'A-', outlook stable
Rating agency Fitch provied a fairly upbeat assessment of Latvia's economic outlook September 3 in maintaining its current 'A-' rating of the country and reaffirming a stable outlook while increasing its 2021 GDP growth projection from 3 % to 4 %.   
Hold your drones, Latvian authorities warn
The State Police and the Civil Aviation Agency remind the public that unmanned aircraft (drones) are not a toy that can be used anywhere, Latvian Television reported September 9.

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