Date: 01.11.2017.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 23.11.2017, 16:31

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Estonia's alcohol consumption drops below 10 liters per adult in 2016

Estonia's alcohol consumption drops below 10 liters per adult in 2016

01.11.2017

Annual consumption of alcohol in Estonia declined to 9.9 liters of absolute alcohol per adult resident in 2016, it appears from an annual review presented at a conference of the National Institute for Health Development on November 1st, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Alcohol, Analytics, Estonia, Health, Markets and Companies



Riga to spend EUR 138,000 on traffic lights upgrade

Riga to spend EUR 138,000 on traffic lights upgrade

01.11.2017

The Riga City Council Communications and Transport Affairs Committee today approved an additional EUR 25,933 allocation for an upgrade of the city's traffic lights system, with the project's total costs estimated at EUR 137,933, LETA was told at the city council.

Baltic ports see 4.1% rise in cargo turnover in 9 months

Baltic ports see 4.1% rise in cargo turnover in 9 months

01.11.2017

All Baltic ports together handled 112.499 million tons of cargo in January-September this year, up 4.1% or 4.395 million tons from the same period in 2016, informs LETA, according to the data released by the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau.


Share of unreported wages in Latvia’s private sector reached 21.6% in 2016

Share of unreported wages in Latvia’s private sector reached 21.6% in 2016

01.11.2017

The share of unreported wages in the Latvian private sector made up 21.6% in 2016, down 1.1%age points from a year before, Natalija Filipovica, tax administration head at the State Revenue Service, told journalists today, cites LETA.

Eleon contests decision to auction Tootsi wind farm plots

Eleon contests decision to auction Tootsi wind farm plots

01.11.2017

The Estonian wind energy developer AS Eleon has contested in court a decision of the state forest management company RMK to put the land plots designated for a large wind farm at Tootsi in southwestern Estonia up for auction, informs LETA/BNS.


01.11.2017

Latvian MFA official calls for involvement of NGOs in implementation of development cooperation policy

More complex, innovative and smart solutions should be pursued in development cooperation policy, and more stakeholders, especially civil society and the private sector should be involved in its implementation, the Latvian Foreign Ministry's Parliamentary Secretary, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, said at the High Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held in Paris, France, on October 30-31, informs LETA.

01.11.2017

Hotel operator BBH adopts Hestia brand

BBH Hotel Group, operator of hotels in Estonia and Latvia, has adopted Hestia Hotel Group as its new name and brand, reports LETA.

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