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Saturday, 25.05.2013, 20:04
The number of people employed in Latvia increased by 1.8% in the first quarter of this year when compared to the same period in 2011, which was the sixth largest increase across the European Union, the EU statistical office Eurostat reports. Employment has increased the most in Estonia – 3.2%, followed Poland and Romania – by 2.5% each, as well as Lithuania and Malta – 1.9%, writes LETA.
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Kristaps Putans, now former employee at Citadele Bank, was sentenced to a lesser charge by a Riga court today – accepting favors illegally, not bribery.
The joint-stock dairy company Rigas piensaimnieks (RPS) increased turnover by 2% in 2011, according to information on Firmas.lv.
Latvia should evaluate possibilities of constructing another larger hydroelectric power plant on the Daugava River, President Andris Berzins said during an interview on the on-line discussion ''Dienas rits'' this morning.
Two coins issued by the Bank of Lithuania – the gold coin dedicated to Basketball and the silver coin dedicated to Theatre – gained recognition in the international commemorative coin contest "Coin Constellation" organised this week in Moscow, Russia. Over 250 coins and 28 coin series from 29 countries were submitted to the contest, the central bank said.
Lithuania's share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption in 2010 accounted for 19.7%, a 0.3% decrease from 2009. The country's target for 2020 is 23%, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, reports.
At the fourth meeting of the European SME envoys held in Malta (15 June 2012), European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani announced a series of new initiatives and planned actions to improve access of SMEs to finance, to boost entrepreneurship and to go international. The article also reviews the Commission steps in the last 2 years on “activating” innovative and creative SMEs in Europe. Baltic States businessmen shall keep in mind the new opportunities.