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Commission approves €51 million Latvian scheme to support companies with exporting activities affected by Coronavirus outbreak

Thursday, August 6, 2020

he European Commission has approved a Latvian scheme, with an estimated budget of €51 million, to support companies engaged in the export of goods and services in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The public support, which will take the form of direct grants, will cover up to 25% of the mandatory social security contributions paid by the beneficiaries. The…

Ethics commission votes no violation in MP reposting anti-LGBT content

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Saeima MP Jānis Iesalnieks (National Alliance), who mid-July had retweeted a post of discriminating nature against sexual minorities, has not violated the Saeima Code of Ethics, Latvian Television reported August 5. Development/For!, supported by Harmony, had turned to the Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Commission regarding a post on Twitter where Jānis Iesalnieks had allegedly encouraged hatred towards a group of society. On March 1, Iesalnieks had retweeted a post about…

Commission approves €47.5 million Lithuanian scheme

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The European Commission has approved under state aid rules a €47.5 million Lithuanian scheme to support companies active in the production and processing of pig, vegetable and aquaculture products affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the public support will take the form of (i) direct grants, with a budget of €7.5m; and (ii) subsidised interest rates for loans,…

Lithuania to set up commission for national minority issues

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Officials from the Lithuanian government’s office and ministries decided on Monday to set up a commission or a council to deal with problems faced by national minorities. According to Deividas Matulionis, the government’s vice-chancellor, it is yet to be decided what the legal status of the proposed body will have. “We decided that we will have such a commission or council. It would be a working body to draft national…

Estonia forfeits seat in Juncker’s outgoing Commission

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Estonia has decided not to retain a European Commissioner for the rest of the current EU executive’s mandate, instead allowing nominee Kadri Simson to prepare for her duties under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas announced on Monday (9 September) that his country will make do with no representation in Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission, which is set to end its mandate on 31 October. Ratas had initially…

Krapane says she has information about mandatory procurement component that may lead to new criminal cases

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ieva Krapane, head of the parliamentary investigative commission on the mandatory procurement component (MPC) system, has information that may lead to new criminal proceedings, the politician told reporters today. Krapane has spoken to several persons connected to the MPC business environment and also seen certain documents signed by officials, she said after the investigative commission today decided to ask Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers to delegate one or more prosecutors to…

Lithuanian parlt speaker faces no-confidence vote after his party approves coalition deal

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, faces a no-confidence vote in the parliament to remove him from office after the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) has approved a new coalition agreement. In an open ballot vote on Monday evening, the LFGU council supported the agreement with 68 votes in favor, one against and seven abstentions, Ramunas Karbauskis, the party’s leader, told reporters in Kaunas. “We can say this…

Broka claims corruption does not have a place in her life

Friday, July 12, 2019

The now-suspended University of Latvia vice-rector Baiba Broka, who was also voted to the Riga City Council from the National Alliance’s ticket, says that she will cooperate with the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) in the corruption case against her. She also plans to call a press conference tomorrow, where she intends to answer questions from members of the press, she posted on her Facebook profile. Broka also said that she…

New Greek government faces swift test from creditors

Monday, July 8, 2019

Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister Monday, a day after his resounding win over left-wing Alexis Tsipras, who led the country through the tumultuous final years of its international bailouts. Mitsotakis, 51, was elected on a pledge to cut bailout-era taxes and ease draconian budget targets set by Greece’s creditors during the years of financial rescue — commitments that could be put to…

Head of Latvian Finance and Capital Market Commission steps down

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The chairman of Latvia’s Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) Pēters Putniņš and his deputy Gunta Razāne submitted resignations on Thursday, 4 July, as confirmed by Finance Minister Jānis Reirs. Both submitted resignations, asking to be relieved of duties as of 15 July, said Reirs. He confirmed forwarding resignations to Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece along with a letter, requesting the matter regarding Putniņš and Razāne to be discussed by Saeima’s…