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State Audit Office objects to the idea of letting children use hunting weapons

The State Audit Office does not support the changes planned to the Law on the Handling of Weapons that would permit the use of firearms in hunting already as of age sixteen. (more…)

Development of Riga transport infrastructure – inefficient and does not solve problems

The Municipality of Riga, in developing the transport infrastructure of the city, acted inefficiently, not economically and not in compliance with the requirements of laws and regulations. There is a lack of targeted solutions to long-standing problems, while the implementation of existing projects has been chaotic and non-transparent. (more…)

The municipality does not encourage the reduction of the number of cars in the centre of Riga

Although the Municipality of Riga has set a target to reduce the number of cars in the city centre, it does not solve essentially the problems caused by the traffic flow. The State Audit Office has concluded that the municipality does not have unified approaches to parking issues: the streets of the centre of Riga have been overloaded for a long time and the number of road traffic accidents is also increasing. (more…)

State Audit Office sees future risks in the activity of the tennis center “Lielupe”

Weaknesses in the management system of the tennis center “Lielupe” in the Ministry of Education and Science and in the tennis center itself establishes risk that after completion of the reconstruction, internationally compliant courts will be half empty and the tennis center will not be able to cover all maintenance costs. (more…)

Funding Required to Latvian Cadet Force Calculated, Development Plans Still Unclear

In the opinion of the State Audit Office, the current Latvian Cadet Force training system is neither of good quality nor safe. Such conclusion was made by the State Audit Office after completing the audit on legality and effectiveness of the use of funding granted to Cadet Force development that was conducted in 2018. (more…)

Medical rehabilitation without priorities, supervision and evaluation of results

Lack of data on both patient needs in medical rehabilitation and achieved results prevents to evaluate efficiency of state-funded rehabilitation services and needs of the population in conjunction with state budget possibilities. (more…)

The State Audit Office organizes a seminar for colleagues in the EU Eastern Partnership countries

Delegations from the Supreme Audit Institutions of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova will stay in Riga from December 11 to 12, to attend a workshop organized by the State Audit Office aimed at more effective implementation of international standards of the Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) in the work of the supreme audit institutions of the Eastern Partnership. (more…)

The State Audit Office: the administrative burden for the construction of private houses must be reduced

Compared to the other Baltic States, it is easier to construct private houses on your own in Latvia, observing the regulatory framework. However, the administrative burden of the construction process and the time-consuming of various coordination makes it difficult and unduly burdensome for both builders and supervisors. (more…)

Pupil transportation – competition of local governments for money that follows each pupil

When organising pupil transportation, local governments mostly choose “one solution for all”, and the choice is often based on the competition with neighbouring local governments for school children and money that follows pupils, not on the understanding of the different situations and needs of children. (more…)

State Audit Office Strengthens the Capacity of the Supreme Audit Institution of Georgia

While further strengthening the capacity of the supreme audit institutions of the EU Eastern Partnership states, experts of the State Audit Office are on a visit to Georgia this week where they are conducting a training programme to the colleagues of the Supreme Audit Institution of Georgia. (more…)