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Five International Projects Approved by Riga Film Fund

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Riga Film Fund has announced five projects selected to receive cash rebates in the amount of 511,732 EUR for the films to be shot in Latvia this year. The cash rebate scheme covers up to 25% of expenses in Latvia for the costs related to production: rental of spaces and equipment, transportation, accommodation, creative and administrative costs, and others. Estimated budgets for spending during production in Latvia and eligible…

New public order rules approved in Rēzekne

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Rēzekne City Council has approved new public order rules, which were revised in the context of the coming into force of the Administrative Liability Act, Latvian Radio reported on July 14. In general, the people surveyed by reporters are in favor of the new rules, as they believe they will help to ensure the city’s orders, and it will be easier to deal with conflict situations with the population.…

Latvia’s 150 million euro loan to be approved by Council of Europe Development Bank

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) on May 12 is set to approve a €150 million loan to Latvia to support the government’s measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. “CEB funding will ease the budgetary pressure on the public health care sector. The authorities have already approved measures totaling €1.8 billion to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include the acquisition of disposable personal protective…

Latvian 2019 budget approved at last

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Members of the Saeima finally passed Latvia’s 2019 budget on April 3, with the first quarter of the financial year already gone by. At an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, April 3 and lengthy debates, the government’s spending plans crossed with 59 votes in favor and 34 votes against. In the vote, opposition members of the Harmony and Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS) parties were joined by three rebel members of the coalition party KPV LV (Karina Sprūde, Linda…