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Modernizing transport: European priority

Modernizing transport: European priority


The European Commission selected a total of 106 projects that will benefit from over €320 million in EU support for improving transport infrastructure across Europe. The funding will support projects announced by the Commission in 2013 and is effective through “Trans-European transport network (TEN-T) Program”; since January 2014 – the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

Keyword tags: Analytics, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Transport

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

"Valmieras stikla skiedra"  investing USD 20 million in U.S.-based plant

"Valmieras stikla skiedra" investing USD 20 million in U.S.-based plant


Nathan Deal, the Governor of the U.S. State of Georgia, announced today that the Latvian joint-stock fiberglass company "Valmieras stikla skiedra" had chosen Dublin, a town in Laurens County, as the base for its production facility in the United State. The facility will create 150 new jobs and around USD 20 million will be invested in its development over the next five years, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA reffering to "Valmieras stikla skiedra".

Keyword tags: Financial Services, Good for Business, Investments, Latvia

Education and Science Education and Science, Economic History, Book review

Põllumajandus arvudes. 2013. Agriculture in Figures

Põllumajandus arvudes. 2013. Agriculture in Figures


The pocket-sized reference book provides information about the economic indicators of Estonian agriculture, agricultural land use, the area and yield of field crops and fruit and berry plantations, the number and production of livestock, and the use of mineral and organic fertilisers. Comparisons with previous years ensure a thorough overview of the development of Estonian agriculture. The information is presented as tables and diagrams.

Keyword tags: Agriculture, Book review, Economics, Estonia

Round Table Round Table

Approaches to media sector in Europe: Commission’s coordinating efforts

Approaches to media sector in Europe: Commission’s coordinating efforts


The article underlines the Commission efforts towards media sector plays a key economic, social and cultural role in the EU. Generally, Europe has a strong media industry, which creates growth and jobs and presents European life, history, culture and values around the world. The media landscape is following a transformation, characterized by a steady increase of convergence of media services, with a visible move towards intertwining traditional broadcast and internet. The EU institutions cannot do much about regulating the media sector in the member states as these “regulations”, according to the Lisbon Treaty, are of supplementing and coordinating character.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Round Table, Technology

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