Date: 09.05.2018.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 21.05.2018, 21:35

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Misplaced fears over Nord Stream 2

Misplaced fears over Nord Stream 2

09.05.2018

The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline is generating a spirited debate on both sides of the Atlantic. But debates should be guided by facts, not fearmongering, which seems to be the preferred tool of the project’s opponents. Appeared first in The National Interest, May 2.

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



1/5 Latvian population has never consulted family doctor during the past 12 months

1/5 Latvian population has never consulted family doctor during the past 12 months

09.05.2018

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2017, 20.1% of population aged 16 and over in Latvia have never consulted a family doctor or general practitioner1during the past 12 months, and almost half – medical specialist (48.7%) or dentist (48.9%).

Immigration exceeded emigration for the 3rd year in a row in Estonia

Immigration exceeded emigration for the 3rd year in a row in Estonia

09.05.2018

According to the revised data of Statistics Estonia, 1,319,133 persons lived in Estonia on 1 January 2018, which is 3,499 persons more than at the same a year earlier. In 2017, the population figure decreased by 1,759 persons due to natural increase, but increased by 5,258 persons as a result of positive net migration.


Loss from mandatory insurance in Latvia shrinks to EUR 120,000 in Q1

Loss from mandatory insurance in Latvia shrinks to EUR 120,000 in Q1

09.05.2018

Latvian insurance companies’ aggregate loss from mandatory motor third party liability (MTPL) insurance was EUR 120,000 in the first quarter of 2018, down from EUR 4.054 million in the same period last year, writes LETA, according to information released by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Latvia (LTAB).

Viking Line to add extra departures on Tallinn-Helsinki route for summer

Viking Line to add extra departures on Tallinn-Helsinki route for summer

09.05.2018

Viking Line will increase its capacity on the Tallinn-Helsinki route for the summer as the ships Gabriella and Mariella are to make additional journeys to Tallinn on alternate days from June 16 to August 12, reports LETA/BNS.


09.05.2018

President: e-health is absolutely indispensable to all residents of Latvia

The e-health system is absolutely indispensable to all residents of Latvia and the health system in general, so everyone is interested in its effective functioning, President Raimonds Vejonis said after his weekly meeting with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) today, cites LETA.

09.05.2018

Oil prices may push inflation in Lithuania in 2018

Inflation has slowed down in Lithuania lately but rising oil prices may push it up again, Laura Galdikiene, an economist from Swedbank, says, cites LETA/BNS.

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