Date: 09.04.2018.

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In 2017, general government surplus stood at 0.6, debt – 39.7% of GDP in Lithuania

In 2017, general government surplus stood at 0.6, debt – 39.7% of GDP in Lithuania

09.04.2018

Statistics Lithuania informs that in 2017, based on provisional data, the general government surplus totalled EUR 252.6 million, or 0.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). In 2016, the general government surplus totalled EUR 103 million and stood at 0.3% of GDP.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Budget, Financial Services, GDP, Lithuania



In February, foreign trade turnover in Latvia rose by 9.9% y-o-y

In February, foreign trade turnover in Latvia rose by 9.9% y-o-y

09.04.2018

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in February 2018 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.02 bln, which at current prices was 9.9% more than in February 2017, of which the exports value of goods was 11.6% and imports value of goods was 8.4% higher. In February, Latvia exported goods in the amount of EUR 932.7 mill. but imported – in the amount of EUR 1.09 bln. Compared to February 2017, foreign trade balance has improved as exports in total foreign trade amount increased from 45.4% to 46.1%.

Latvian food, agricultural and fish product exports grew by 21.3% in 2017

Latvian food, agricultural and fish product exports grew by 21.3% in 2017

09.04.2018

The Latvian exports of food, agricultural and fish products last year increased by EUR 464.4 million or 21.3% compared to 2016, according to the report on foreign trade in 2017 prepared by the Agriculture Ministry based on the Eurostat data, cites LETA.


Opponents of Rail Baltic: EU Commission hasn’t assessed cost-benefit analysis

Opponents of Rail Baltic: EU Commission hasn’t assessed cost-benefit analysis

09.04.2018

Avalikult Rail Balticust (ARB), a nonprofit bringing together opponents of Rail Baltic, has learned from the European Commission that the Commission has not assessed the new cost-benefit analysis of the railroad intended to connect Tallinn with the Central European railway system, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonia issues 3 large investor residence permits in 2017

Estonia issues 3 large investor residence permits in 2017

09.04.2018

The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board in 2017 issued three large investor residence permits, for which people had to invest at least one million euros in Estonia, and all three recipients were Russian citizens, the daily Eesti Paevaleht reports, cites LETA/BNS.


09.04.2018

Lithuanian Railway posts EUR 108 mln in revenue in Q1

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) said that the revenue of the state-run company for the first quarter of 2018 rose by 4 year-on-year to reach 108 million euros, reports LETA/BNS.

09.04.2018

Lithuanian EnMin in Kiev: Nord Stream 2 is clearly geopolitical project of Russia

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline planed on the bottom of the Baltic Sea is a geopolitical project of Russia and should not become reality, says Lithuania's Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaiciunas, stressing the need to ensure compliance to top safety standards in the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravyets, informs LETA/BNS.

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