Date: 13.09.2017.

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European energy solidarity principle: new initiative

European energy solidarity principle: new initiative

13.09.2017

Gas covers around a quarter of the EU's energy demand and the block’s present annual gas demand is about 400 billion cubic meters (bcm). It is predicted to remain relatively stable in the coming years. However, around 65% of the EU's gas is imported: main suppliers are Russia, Norway and Algeria. Therefore, securing energy supplies should be in the agenda for the energy solidarity principle among the member states.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Gas, Good for Business, Legislation



20,000 tourists from Israel visit Lithuania every year

20,000 tourists from Israel visit Lithuania every year

13.09.2017

Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis discussed with Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, the speaker of the Israeli parliament Knesset, the need to open direct air transportation between the two countries, reports LETA/BNS.

Lemminkainen shareholders give green light to merger with YIT

Lemminkainen shareholders give green light to merger with YIT

13.09.2017

A general meeting of the shareholders of Finnish construction company Lemminkainen on September 12th approved the merger of Lemminkainen into rival construction group YIT, informs LETA/BNS.


Latvian teachers' salaries are lowest in OECD but about 20% higher compared to similarly educated workers

Latvian teachers' salaries are lowest in OECD but about 20% higher compared to similarly educated workers

13.09.2017

The Latvian teachers' salaries are the lowest among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) but about 20% higher compared to similarly educated workers, according to the latest international report "Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators", informs LETA.

77% Latvians want employers to include wage in job ads

77% Latvians want employers to include wage in job ads

13.09.2017

Most respondents of 77% believe that inclusion of the amount of the wage in job ads should be made mandatory in Latvia, according to a poll carried out by CV Market job portal, cites LETA.


13.09.2017

Estonia: Baltics' LNG terminal projects will not receive Europe's support

Ando Leppiman, deputy secretary general for matters of energy at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, said that the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects to be developed in the Baltic countries will be left out of the list of European projects of common interest, the daily Postimees writes, cites LETA/BNS.

13.09.2017

Rural Support Service received more than 400 applications for compensation from Latvian flood-stricken farms

The Rural Support Service (LAD) by today has received 405 applications for farm inspections and subsequent compensation payments in the wake of heavy rains and floods at the end of August, LAD spokeswoman Kristine Ilgaza reported LETA.

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