April 29, 2023 (TV3)
The government is creating a plan to address the shadow economy. Professor Arnis Sauka highlights the regular research conducted on the topic, but expresses concern over policy makers' lack of focus on resolving the issue.
Link (in Latvian)

April 29, 2023 (Press.lv)
In Latvia, intensified anti-piracy efforts have led to reduced pirated audiovisual content. Professor Arnis Sauka emphasizes the need for a systematic approach, continuous monitoring, and decisive action to achieve lasting results in combating piracy. 
Link (in Latvian)

April 25, 2023 (TVnet portal)
Professor Arnis Sauka hosts the TVnet show "Money Talks" and discusses the main challenges in the health sector and whether the problems are solely due to funding issues or industry reorganization.
Link (in Latvian)

April 24, 2023 (LTV)
Professor Arnis Sauka presents the findings of the Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia (FICIL) Sentiment Index study, highlighting foreign investors' evaluation of Latvia's business environment. He emphasizes that foreign investor sentiment is at its lowest since 2016.
Link (in Latvian)

April 24, 2023 (TVnet portal)
Professor Arnis Sauka concludes that the investment environment in Latvia has deteriorated, stating that investors perceive moderate chaos in the country and uncertainty about its direction.
Link (in Latvian)

April 20, 2023 (LSM portal)
Professor Arnis Sauka presents a new study on the development of the non-bank consumer lending industry, revealing that the non-bank lending sector has almost reached the level of consumer loans issued by banks. 
Link (in Latvian)
Another TV clip on the topic: Link (in Latvian)

April 13, 2023 (LSM portal)
Professor Arnis Sauka, a shadow economy researcher, warns that political rhetoric about raising the retirement age and taxes could reinforce the shadow economy as ministries' working groups develop a plan to curb it.
Link (in Latvian)
The same topic is covered: Link (in Russian)

April 13, 2023 (LTV)
Professor Arnis Sauka participates in the TV show "Today's Question," discussing how long the urgent debate on labor shortage can be postponed. 
Link (in Latvian)

April 12, 2023 (LTV)
The topic of raising the retirement age has emerged among politicians. Professor Zane Varpina contends that any discussion on increasing the retirement age must also involve addressing the accessibility of healthcare, given that Latvia's life expectancy ranks among the lowest in the European Union.
Link (in Latvian)

April 10, 2023 (The Financial Times)
“Fossil fuel divestment pledges by investors including sovereign wealth funds, trusts and foundations which gain traction on social media have an outsized impact on carbon-intensive companies, wiping billions off their market value.” The Financial Times features recent research by Professor Anete Pajuste (co-authored with Marco Becht and Anna Toniolo), titled “Voice Through Divestment”. 
Link (in English)

March 27, 2023 (L’Echo)
Professor Anete Pajuste’s recent research is mentioned by the Belgian business newspaper L’Echo. A recent study by Marco Becht, professor at the Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management at ULB, Anete Pajuste, professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, and Anna Toniolo of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, shows that an exit strategy may have more impact than one might think. "By stigmatizing targeted companies, it increases the likelihood of asset devaluation," the study authors say. The advocacy for divestment, which has gone viral, has depressed the stock prices of all major carbon emitters.
Link (in French)

March 14, 2023 (LSM portal)
After a two-year break, individuals engaged in economic activities are once again required to make advance payments for personal income tax. Professor Arnis Sauka comments on this development, which was suspended during the Covid-19 crisis.
Link (in Latvian)