Baltic farmers protest in Brussels, call for fairer deal
Latvian farmers made their ways to Brussels on December 13 in concert with colleagues from Estonia and Lithuania to protest against the low levels of payments they get from the European Union in comparison with farmers in other countries.
Competition watchdog okays Narvesen to buy Caffeine Roasters
Two of the most familiar sights on the streets of Rīga are to join forces after the Competition Council, Latvia's competition watchdog, greenlighted a deal in which Reitan Convenience, the owner of the Narvesen kiosk chain, will buy the Caffeine Roasters chain of cafes, which operates in 60 locations across the Baltics.
Annual inflation at 3.0% in November
The latest data of the Central Statistics Office show that in November 2018, compared to November 2017, the average level of consumer prices rose by 3.0%. Prices of both goods and services grew by 3.0%.
Spain's CAF contests tender to supply electric trains to Pasažieru vilciens
In addition to Czech train manufacturer Škoda Vagonka, the Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has filed an application with the Latvian procurement authority claiming violations in a negotiations procedure held by Pasažieru Vilciens rail passenger carrier to select a supplier of new electric passenger trains, according to the information published on the internet website of the Procurement Supervision Bureau.
Wage growth continues
Data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) November 29 show that in the 3rd quarter of 2018, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew by 8.0 % or EUR 75, reaching EUR 1 006 for full-time work.
Dobele was Latvia's cereal capital in 2017
Among all districts of Latvia the highest cereal yield last year was recorded in Dobele county according to experimental statistics from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB).
On the road with Latvian exporters: PharmIdea
I am intrigued to find out why molecular biologist Vitalijs Skrīvelis has chosen to meet me at Zilaiskalns. It is certainly a special place, a hill that rises from the flat fields and forests of north Vidzeme that is rich in legend and folklore, but not perhaps what you would expect from someone of a scientific mindset.
Saeima to repeatedly review Labor Law amendments
Saeima will repeatedly review amendments to the Labor Law, which stipulate cutting overtime pay 50 percent under general collective agreements and which President Raimonds Vejonis has returned to Saeima for revision.