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Tuesday, 21.05.2013, 04:31
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments1 in the 2nd quarter of 2012 comprised 426.4 thousand people, which is 2.5% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2011.
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Already 10,250 signatures have been collected for staging a referendum on granting Latvian citizenship to all non-citizens of Latvia, as movement "For Equal Rights" representative Andrejs Tolmacevs told LETA.
Klaipeda State Sea Port Authority General Director Eugenijus Gentvilas says that the Port Authority and the whole port are being abused by the Government's plans for energy and usually, the interests of the port and its companies are disregarded, Jura24 reports.
Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization will have a positive effect on transit cargo volumes and Latvian Ports can count on a 5-10 percent increase, even though the insufficient capacity of railroad infrastructure could prove hampering, Latvian Association of Ports CEO Karlis Leiskalns informed Nozare.lv.
The EfTEN real estate fund created by major Estonian entrepreneurs earned 1.5 million euros in net profits in the first half of 2012, but the fund’s report notes that majority of optimism about the future has disappeared from the Estonian real estate market, writes Äripäev.ee/LETA.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius does not agree with Seimas' Deputy Speaker Virginija Baltraitiene who has suggested that the National Control Commission for Prices and Energy (VKEKK) should monitor petrol price and put a price cap on it.
Latvian bistro/restaurant chain Lido plans to open up a new restaurant in the Finnish city of Lappeenranta within the next 6-8 months, the owner and director of Lido Gunars Kirsons said in an interview to newspaper Diena.