For the year asylum in Latvia has requested 133 a native of Georgia

The security police (SP) in 2013 checked 171 people. All they asked for asylum in Latvia, according to the annual report by the special services. Often asylum asked the people of Georgia – 133 persons. In addition, the security services had to learn the biography of immigrants from Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Algeria, Somalia, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria and Morocco.

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CC: times strawberry cake is over, the time came dinners in castles

After the end of the economic crisis, some state institutions has returned to the practice characteristic of the expenses of previous years, but the strawberry cakes on birthdays officials replaced the dinners in the castles in expensive restaurants. This was stated by the national audit office on the audit report 26 ministries and Central state institutions for 2013. According to the head of the state control Committee Elite Krumina, some state institutions of appetite compared with 2012 much has increased in the past year, workshops were conducted with lunch in castles and discussion of the concepts in expensive restaurants.

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PB Russian security forces recruited Latvian smugglers

Last year Russian special services showed interest to those inhabitants of Latvia who for various reasons were constantly visited Russia. For example, attempts have been made to recruit smugglers. This is stated in the report of the IB for 2013. As in previous years, the Russian security agencies were engaged in Latvia’s interest. In particular, they tried to establish cooperation with Diaspora organizations and activists in the regions of Latvia.

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The security police called “agents of Russian influence” in Latvia

Russian compatriots policy continues to pose a threat to Latvia, it is noted in the annual report of the security Police. The document identifies a number of specific persons, which the Agency believes the Russian agents of influence. According to the BOP, the most active representatives of compatriots policy is Viktor Gushchin, Alexander Gaponenko, Joseph Koren, Elizabeth Krivtsov, Hilarion Girs, Margarita dragile, Elena bachinskaya and others.

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Straujuma: still early to speak about the update of the plan of struggle against shadow economy

Talking about the update of the plan of struggle against shadow economy, it is still too early, but it is necessary to strengthen the cooperation of the responsible institutions in the fight against the shadow economy, believes the Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma. “At the moment it would be premature to speak about the update of the plan of fight against the shadow economy, as yet, no assessment is included in the plan of measures for combating the shadow economy and to ensure fair competition for 2010 – 201,”, – she has told to Agency BNS.

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