Posts published in Day: February 14, 2021

Ex-heads of Latvian municipalities may receive bonuses

Sunday, February 14, 2021

On Thursday, 11 February, Latvia’s parliament approved in the second reading amendments to the Law on the Status of the Deputy of the Republic City Council and Municipality Council. The new changes clarify the order under which former heads of municipal administration not re-elected are to be paid benefits, as BNN was told by Saeima’s press-service. It is planned that the benefit payment procedure will remain the same for city…

Estonia to invest 4.3 million euros in heritage preservation in 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

As Estonia continues to support the restoration and preservation of heritage sites, the country’s National Heritage Board has earmarked 4.3 million euros for various restoration and renovation projects in 2021, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports. The institution supported 186 project applications, which made up 37% of the total of project applications submitted to the board. EUR 1,889,861 million will be spent on renovating 75 buildings, EUR 722,175 – for the…

Schools will be first to reduce restrictions, says Health Minister

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Lifting any restrictions will only be possible gradually, and the first to see it will be schools, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts told Latvian Television February 12. “Forgive other industries, we will first seek opportunities to open schools for at least the young pupils”, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said on LTV. The Minister said that Latvia currently has the fifth highest incidence rate in Europe. The cumulative incidence rate of 14 days per…

2020 tax take exceeded forecasts made at start of pandemic

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Data released by the finance ministry and tax authority reveal 2020, despite being a pandemic year, did not see as severe an economic decline by the end of the year as had been forecast when the coronavirus first arrived in spring, at least as far as tax receipts go. Labor tax and also fuel excise duties – despite a cut in diesel duties – were the major drivers, and the…