Šlesers "Passenger Train" seen on the family business

Last year JSC "Passenger Train" (PV) Board of Governors are appointed by Kaspars Upenieks traffic Minister Ainārs Šlesers (LPP / LC) driver's son, is now the Latvian television program "100" confirmed the minister.

After the program's information, Šlesera driver's son, previously worked as a municipal police kārtībnieku and rapporteur of the National Probation Service, while the minister maintains that Upenieks have acquired education, related to the marketing sector, and therefore he is confident that the new member of the board of his duties perform professionally.

"It does not matter who he is the son. This man was chosen by professional criteria, "said Šlesers.

The fact that Upenieks are aware of Mr Šlesera does not mean that he would be a good professional in a major on the board. Maybe that Upenieks able to perform their duties, but the doubt arises from the fact that when a country without a job is very much a professional staff with many higher education and high levels of professional experience, so it is very tempting Office has just appointed a guy from school promises.

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Ruling party continues to fall, rating the end of 2008

Rating of the ruling party during the last quarter of 2008 is very low, which is a logical continuation of Latvia in the context of the economic situation.

Tight hold positions in the lot "Center", which compared with previous quarters is not drastically changed.

If the view of the lot, which consists of the current government, then still only the Greens and Farmers Union overcomes 5% limit, which means that the battle for the electoral votes still to be very tough.

As has generally it takes place in Latvia, the views of all voters will determine advertising effectiveness. Very uncomfortable for us to recognize that before the elections palsosim of strawberries and whipped cream white zirgā heroes.

Statistics: Latvian Facts

New Era and the Civil Union unified government toppling

PS one of the leaders Kalniete told that she proposed the parties to support the protests, a vote on the Town Council provides 8.janvārī. Common indications lot is very supportive, said S. Kalniete. But she expects the shares organizers to come up with proposals for future action. "It is very important that this not only against the measure, but that there should be clear by then, ultimately, we hope to do that on the day after the protest," stresses S. Kalniete.

Opposition party, New Era on Tuesday the announcement of support for Public Policy and 20 other public organizations' initiative to invite all the protests on January 13. It shares the participants will ask the President Vaira Vike-Freiberga to dismiss the Saeima month. "January 13 is the day when everyone can read aloud at the Dome Square to express their views on current events to remind the coalition and that the real power belongs to the people of the country," its party leader Solvita Aboltina.

Opposition New Era (JL) and is expected to Civic Union (PS), will join protesters 13.janvāra protests Dome Square. But Harmony Center (SC) no. Saeima dismissal in this context would not be effective, the opposition should focus in order to gain a victory 6.jūnija municipal elections, the date advised SC chairman Nils Ushakov.

The current situation in the country and current government policy ensured that more than 40 percent of Latvia's residents are unaware of the vote in future elections, 90 percent do not state government. The country has a crisis, a general disbelief and mistrust politicians. This happened solely because of their own political action, says JL statement.

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TB / LNNK feeding on centrāltirgus money

Riga Central (RCT) agent business, where major commercial area originally leased to the company, which then leased its subtenants are common practice, studied by the newspaper Diena. Their usefulness is debatable, since the commercial rental space that is Central task. RCT press agent John Basēvičs explained that the market was favorable to rent as soon as big companies in the area and "to the following principles are also other markets, both in Latvia and the world."

The current arrangement is beneficial to both the number of political forces, who got a solid business with minimal risk, and possibly also serves as the current batch of feed. Business registers serving companies Lursoft data show that for nearly ten years of operating the market in the center of Riga City Harmony Group leader Mikhail Kameņeckis the past three years, one of the member associations of the new center party ziedojis Ls 5000. When, after the local elections in 2005 led the market came tēvzemieši, it soon became the business market now, Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins (TB / LNNK). Just tēvzemiešu under the auspices of the chairman of the board became life-long employee of the N. Market Cibuļska. Currently, she is from their duties suspended.

Minister of short memory

Where did the idea for the business market, G. Berzins Dienai inability to remember. The lease agreement he partly owned company GIA won without contest in the market by working on the principle - if there is free trade area, anyone can log in to the market, explained Mr Basēvičs. Information on free trade areas and elsewhere are not publicly available, it can be known only market in the administration.

Last year, the firm GIA was more than 190 thousand lats high turnover. The market rents the company paid a 60 Ls 000, shows the company's annual report. Company Profit last year was LVL 50 000. From unofficial sources Dienai known that KNAB from the market in the administration of the company izprasījis GIA-related documents.

J. Basēvičs explained that in some cases, a major trading area of the lease the organization of competitions. Already in 1998 the tender for the reconstruction of RCT in closed areas and continuing lease rights for 19 years, won the only candidate company CN and partners. The company was founded a couple of weeks before the victory. Through the middle of its owner is one of the founders of Parex Bank, currently the real estate darbonis with a controversial reputation Juris Vanags, as well as a former lawyer, Parex Bank, has said the current Riga alderman M. Kameņeckis.
Both gentlemen have branded the Movement N owners, and in 2001 rented for fifteen years, won the fish pavilion.

RCT former mistress Cibuļska N. Day interview before a couple of months, said that while the market leader in on a couple of warehouses, as most of the closed-trade area belonging to private owners, which the market is leased from the municipality-owned land. In fact, the market has managed six Spīķeri and the five pavilions, only those for long periods before a leased to private firms. Besides the above mentioned companies are already the largest tenant of the middle RCM web site also referred to the company Viar (dairy and food pavilion), Trade House Latgale District (it is associated with N. Cibuļsku) and Luto. The latter two companies are linked by a single owner - the general public unknown Anita Darzins.

Lease agreements with the listed firms closed for at least ten years. J. Basēvičs explained that the rental fee each year to review and approval of the board of three people. In recent years, the board chairwoman of the N. Cibuļska. How big a charge from its apakšnomniekiem requires the big firms, markets and wring even knowing, because it was already commercial. Day found that rents are at least two, and in some cases even three, four times higher.

"Such practices are iegājusies since 90.gadiem, and we as a council can do nothing. Contracts are not canceling because they are closed even to 40 years. Pieļauju if someone bigger rentee come with big investments, then such lease agreements is worthwhile, "said RCT board chairman Suratina Balodis (TB / LNNK).

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Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis call for the concert hall contract

Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis (LPP / LC) has not been informed of about 6 million lats worth of Riga acoustic concert building design contract, which last year concluded the last working day of a national agency New Three Brothers (3jb) with the architect, Anda Sīļa led AB.SZK office.

"Following the information, which is currently at the disposal of the Prime Minister, his contract shall be considered inadequate for the current economic situation," expressing I. Godmanis rating Day on Monday, said a press representative of the Chief Executive Edgar Vaikulis.

He also stressed that the Prime Minister and all the contract involved the heads of a request for information concerning the conclusion of an agreement and the obligations it imposes a state budget. I. Godmanis on the issue today had planned to meet with the ministers of culture Helēnu Demakovu (TA), but the meeting postponed, the minister in the study.

After E. Vaikule precepts also Finance Minister Atis Slakteris (TA) premjeru advised that before the conclusion of the contract, he is not aware of it, with the Finance Minister of the Prime Minister today was not able to provide any official information.

E. Vaikulis did not rule that in order to obtain additional information could take place a meeting with Prime Minister 3jb heads Zigurdu Magoni.

The contract for the concert hall building design has not yet publicly available, 3jb spokeswoman Elina Bīviņa promise that by the end of the day it might be available for the concert hall's website. The exact amount of the contract E. Bīviņa promised to call the nearest time. She advised that the building will be in two phases. 1.posms down contests AB dam project and the technical design and development costs of this work consists of 3.1 million lats.

The press release was based, that the contract closed down "according to a leading economist at Latvia's recommendation to continue in parallel with the construction of libraries of other cultural building projects development" on paper "for awarding public contracts might stimulate the economy the vital construction sector." The project is financed by the funds, which are still in 2005. year it was awarded the privatization of the Fund, additional funding from the state budget next year [2009 [will be no need for the Riga concert and construction will start no earlier than 2011. year when the library will work already completed, says the statement.

After the first phase of implementation would cost clear precise concert construction costs, which is provisionally estimated at around 63 million lats. The contract with the architect's office, providing that the government after implementing 1.posms be provided with information about any further costs and the government can decide whether to freeze the implementation of the project or continue it.

After E. Bīviņas said 3jb did not think that, given the current economic situation in the country, the Riga concert promoting the project would be frozen. "This is necessary for the project is not in doubt," said E. Bīviņa and admitted that "We think it is appropriate to current circumstances, when prices are declining."

Day already wrote that AB.SZK design will be conducted in cooperation with professionals from Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and France. Taking into account the specificities of the work, the design will be divided into two phases - the first concert will be developed in the building design contests, AB dam reconstruction project and the technical weldable Agenskalna Bay šķērsojumiem, while the second phase will Riga concert building technical project.
After 3jb said, the Riga concert construction costs are comparable with rates in other similar design-scale facilities in Europe.

AB dam technical renovation project cost 556 000 lats, Agenskalna Gulf crossings metu development - 50 000. Another 775 000 lats all necessary design work arhitektoniskajai management, cost control and administration for two years, 457 000 lats - acoustics and stage equipment conception, 937 000 lats - AB dam building and building research and design, but 359 000 lats - the motor and electrical construction design. Thus, the first stage of designing the total cost will reach 3.1 million lats.

The design the second phase, whose cost will be similar, the concert will be full of Riga Technical design and will be manufactured medicines Symphony scale model room acoustics solutions for verification and simulation. Given the currently available means of Riga concert towards the project, the contract with the architect's office intended to include the condition that the second phase of the design will be launched only after it has been decided on the best model for the Riga concert works funding.

Riga concert building design will take the German company "Bolinger + Grohmann Ingeneure" who has experience in airports, museums, banks, high, entertainment and sports building design. Room acoustics will develop solutions to the Japanese specialists from Nagata Acoustics, which is one of the world's leading companies acoustics design, which made concert halls labskanību highly appreciated by music industry professionals. In turn, the stage design of equipment and medicines to provide a concert hall in Riga "dUCKS scene" from France.

Information from Diena.lv, photo from apollo.lv