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Smart specialisation and innovative-led growth in the EU states

Smart specialisation and innovative-led growth in the EU states

21.07.2017.

The Commission intends to shape a broader approach to boosting innovation-led growth in the EU. Thus, it is proposing a new set of actions to further help Europe's regions invest in their niche areas of competitive strength (so-called "smart specialisation") and generate the needed innovation, resilience and growth. The Baltic States have to find their sectors of growth, i.e. niche areas of competitive strength.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Funds, Good for Business, Innovations, Legislation, Modern EU, Technology


Baltic States: Finances & Investments Financial Services, Investments, Buy / Sell Business

Rietumu Bank signed an administrative agreement with Financial Commission

Rietumu Bank signed an administrative agreement with Financial Commission

21.07.2017.

Rietumu Bank and the Financial and Capital Market Commission have signed an agreement on termination of the administrative case that was initiated based on results of complete inspection and also on the information submitted to the Financial and Capital Market Commission by its international partners, informed BC Eleonora Gailisha from bank’s press service.

Keyword tags: Banks, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation


Baltic States: Opinion Direct speech

Helsinki and Tallinn – happy siblings of the Baltic Sea

Helsinki and Tallinn – happy siblings of the Baltic Sea

28.06.2017.

The development of Helsinki–Tallinn cooperation has long been a subject of study in official working groups. But in practice, people have already voted with their feet: the cities are already one extensive urban area. In 2016, the Gulf of Finland was crossed almost 9 mln times. Breakfast in Helsinki and lunch in Tallinn. Shopping in both. Museum visits. Such is everyday life in an extensive urban cluster - cheerful cultural relations.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Cooperation, Direct Speech, Economics, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Transport


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Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development

Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development

06.03.2017.

Managing urban areas has been always one of the most important development challenges for city planners. During last decades, cities have been developed in a strictly “human & sustainable” way: everything for city’s dwellers! However, nowadays it’s easy to evaluate the “optimal city” –its development has to be in line with the sustainability concept adopted by the UN and in effect from January 2016.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Investments, Latvia, Real Estate, Round Table


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