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Thursday, 23.05.2013, 08:44
Even though there was a sharp decline in the number of Riga Airport passengers in the first half of 2012, there are objective reasons behind it, LETA was informed by Transport Ministry State Secretary Anrijs Matiss.
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In May 2012, producer prices in Latvia decreased by 0.4% from April, the tenth steepest reduction across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat.
In the beginning of 2012, the FTTH Council Europe association announced at the Conference held in Munich, Germany, that, in terms of the development of fiber-optic Internet development and the availability of technology services for individual users and the corporate sector, Lithuania ranked first among the European countries for the third time in a row. Nowadays, fiber-optic networks are not only about providing the high-speed Internet. Today, an integral part of any such network is IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) interactive services, an innovative solution for the modern media industry.
Starting July till the end of the year 2012, Estonia is the presiding state of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) European region, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
State-owned joint-stock railroad company Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Rail, LDz) transported a total of 33.5 million tons of cargo in the first six months of the year, which is 10.8% more when compared to the first half of last year, the company's president Ugis Magone said during a press conference today.
Yesterday, Latvian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Igors Apokins met with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, noting growing economic, political and humanitarian Latvian-Uzbek cooperation, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry's press and information department.
On Monday, three cruise ships with approximately 2,500 passengers visited Klaipeda port which is quite many for the Lithuanian port, Lietuvos Rytas reports. The majority of tourists – almost 1,400 – came by the biggest of three cruise vessels – 218 meters long "Balmoral".