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Saturday, 29.04.2017, 20:36
Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has decided that Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas, who was suspended several months ago due to an investigation, cannot return to his duties after the probe has been completed, reports LETA/BNS.
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On Friday, six companies have registered in the Register of Natural Gas Suppliers, the Public Utilities Commission’s (SPRK) reported LETA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in December 2016 amounted to 2 016 mln, imports – EUR 2 254 mln. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 1 158 mln. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 238 mln.
Foreign visitors made 6 million visits to Estonia in 2016, which is about 4% more than in 2015. Foreign visitors consumed more than 1.3 bln euros of goods and services in Estonia in 2016, which was 2% more than in 2015.
The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that during the year* (in January 2017, compared to January 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.9%. Prices of goods grew by 2.8% and prices of services by 3.1%.
In January 2017, the Freeport of Riga handled 3.204 million tons of various cargo, which was a 1.9 percent drop from the same month a year ago when the port handled 3.267 million tons of cargo, Vita Gerharde, a representative of the Freeport of Riga Authority, told BC.
The NordBalt power interconnection between Lithuania and Sweden is offline due to unknown reasons, reports LETA/BNS.