Good for Business
Good for Business
Estonian Finance Minister Sven Sester on Tuesday signed a regulation which determines the precise requirements and rules regarding opening a bank account without going to a bank office by using a video bridge and the regulation is to come into force on Oct. 31, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Banks, Estonia, Financial Services, Good for Business, Innovations, Internet, Technology
25.10.2016.Riga Black Balsam Global Cocktail Challenge 2016 will host 60 leading world bartenders in Riga
21.10.2016.Court rules regulator had no reason to make Latvijas Gaze ensure third-party access to infrastructure
Baltic States: News & Analytics
Analytics, EU – Baltic States, Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Modern EU
atvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) has put Russian actor Dmitry Pevtsov on the list of personas non grata or individuals barred from entering Latvia, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Russia
24.10.2016.Several police officers in Latvia face disciplinary probe over purchase of motor vehicles not compliant with required emissions standards
Baltic States: Economy
Transport, Markets and Companies, Energy, Real Estate, Technology, Tourism, LIVE RĪGA, Baltic export
Talks between Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) and the Lithuanian unit of the Polish oil group Orlen on freight transportation rates have broken down again, Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius said, adding that the dispute is likely to be taken to court, reports LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Baltic, Cargo, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Railways, Transport
25.10.2016.Latvia's DLRR train engine repair company asks government guarantees for provision of bank credit
Baltic States: Finances & Investments
Financial Services, Investments, Buy / Sell Business
Latvian Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) is skeptical about the possibility to grant state guarantees to Daugavpils Lokomotivju Remonta Rupnica (DLRR), the train engine repair group based in the southeastern Latvian city of Daugavpils, the minister said.
Keyword tags: Budget, Financial Services, Funds, Latvia, Markets and Companies, Transport
19.10.2016.LTV names four candidates shortlisted for third round of competition for Revenue Service's chief
17.10.2016.Credit institutions obliged to react to information about new money laundering cases reported by mass media
Education and Science
Education and Science, Economic History, Book review
The study defines a new concept of "exploitative sham marriages" and proposes recommendations for their reduction25.10.2016.
The results of the project "Preventing human trafficking and sham marriages: A multidisciplinary solution" (HESTIA)* were presented at the dissemination briefing organised by the Ministry of the Interior (MoI). The main goal of the project initiated in January 2015 and co-funded by the European Union (EU) "Prevention of and Fight Against Crime" programme was to seek correlations and explore the phenomenon of sham marriages in the context of human trafficking and to propose comprehensive action for their prevention.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Law and Regulations, Legislation, Security, Society
Baltic States: Opinion
Several years ago "economics guru" could argue that economic growth is hindered by "expensive money". Nowadays, with historically low interest rates and Latvian commercial banks literally rolling in money (having 3 billion euro on corresponding accounts with Latvijas Banka), the economic growth is indeed weak. Despite the fact that politicians have been mentioning the word "reforms" for years and the need to address bottlenecks in crucial sectors is obvious to everyone, little is being done in reality, and the majority of true reforms die out because of red tape.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Banks, Budget, Education and Science, Financial Services, Latvia, Medicine, Statistics
20.10.2016.Demography to have most significant effect on Baltic real estate market in following years
Commission proposed (18 May) its 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out economic policy guidance for all EU states for the next 12-18 months. In addition to efforts already identified in EU-2020 strategy, this economic guidance instrument focuses on priority reforms to strengthen the recovery of EU-28 economies by boosting investment, implementing structural reforms and pursuing fiscal responsibility.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation, Round Table
On the 21st of October, 2016 in the Baltic International Academy (BIA), with the support of Taiwan’s mission in the Latvian Republic was held the International scientific conference “Perspectives of Development of Economic Cooperation between the Baltic States and the East Asia.”
Keyword tags: Cooperation, Culture, Education and Science, Latvia
21.10.2016.Global cybersecurity experts and the IBM Watson's artificial intelligence robot will visit Riga
12.10.2016.The 12 Latvian companies that Twino will be taking to Europe’s leading start-up festival Slush have been selected
- 22.10.2016Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company sees number of passengers drop 1.5% y-o-y
- 22.10.2016Russian Railways seek to divert Belarus oil product shipments away from Baltic ports
- 21.10.2016Another controlling-advising “body” for the EU financial sector
- 21.10.2016Low sea levels hamper ferry traffic to Hiiumaa
- 21.10.2016Transport Ministry plans road tax hike for luxury cars with high CO2 emissions
- 21.10.2016Lithuania-Sweden power link back online
- 21.10.2016Oil price to play part in future dairy market
- 21.10.2016Four people aboard Lithuanian yacht rescued in Baltic Sea
- 21.10.2016Lithuania's Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai expects to hold on to Belarusian cargo
- 21.10.2016Construction price index took an upturn in the 3rd quarter due to the increasing costs of construction materials
- 21.10.20164% of employees in Latvia get paid under the table
- 21.10.2016Eurostat: Latvia reports second smallest current account surplus in EU in August
- 20.10.2016SEB Group makes EUR 42.8 mln in January-September profit
- 20.10.2016Magnetic MRO teams up with Kuehne + Nagel for engine logistics
- 20.10.2016First pilot train leaves China for Riga
- 20.10.2016Maag group reaffirms interest in Tere dairy company