Date: 21.02.2017.

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39% of residents would leave Latvia in case of Russian invasion

39% of residents would leave Latvia in case of Russian invasion

21.02.2017

Should Russia attack Latvia, 39 percent of residents would either do nothing or leave the country, according to a public opinion survey carried out by SKDS for the Defense Ministry writes LETA.

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Resident deposits at Latvian banks reach historically highest level in 2016

Resident deposits at Latvian banks reach historically highest level in 2016

21.02.2017

Resident deposits at Latvian banks increased by 12.6 percent or EUR 1.4 bln in 2016, reaching the historically highest level or EUR 12.2 bln at the end of the year, according to the Latvian financial regulator, the Finance and Capital Market Commission.

Government considers suing Grindex shareholders over sale of the company's state-owned shares

Government considers suing Grindex shareholders over sale of the company's state-owned shares

21.02.2017

The government considers taking two large shareholders of Latvia's Grindex pharmaceutical group to court for selling the company's state-owned shares, allegedly causing a EUR 2 mln loss to the state as a result.


M. Kučinskis and Brexit Minister agree on inviolability of interests of Latvia's residents working in UK

M. Kučinskis and Brexit Minister agree on inviolability of interests of Latvia's residents working in UK

21.02.2017

On Tuesday 21 February, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis held a meeting with David Davis, Minister for Exiting the European Union (EU) in Rīga.

UniPark buys Citypark Eesti

UniPark buys Citypark Eesti

21.02.2017

Stova, a Lithuanian company that provides car parking services under the UniPark brand, has purchased Citypark Eesti, the owner of around 6,500 parking spaces in Tallinn, reports LETA/BNS.


21.02.2017

Klaipeda lags behind Riga in container traffic in January

Klaipeda lagged behind Riga in terms of container traffic in January, the Lithuanian seaport's authority said LETA/BNS.

21.02.2017

Electricity consumption in Lithuania: highest in a quarter of a century

In 2016, the final electricity consumption in Lithuania totalled 10.47 kilowatt hours (or 10.47 terawatt hours, TWh). A record growth in the consumption was observed last year: residents, businesses, agriculture and transport used 4.5% more electricity compared to 2015. The growth rate in agriculture was as high as 8.4%, service sector 5.7%, residents 4.3%, and transport sector 4%. The lowest year-on-year growth rate (3.5%) was recorded in the industrial sector.

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