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Saturday, 14.12.2019, 18:56
The first Holiday Inn hotel in Latvia, located in the Preses Nams high-rise in Riga, is to open in September 2022, British hospitality company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) representative Liga Tregere told LETA.
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Employees of the Estonian embassy in Vilnius have met with representatives of Skinest Rail, a railway services and investment company owned by Estonian businessman Oleg Ossinovski, in relation to a dispute that has arisen between the company and the state of Lithuania, informed LETA/BNS.
In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Lithuania on 22-23 September, Vilnius is inviting visitors from all over the world to discover the city’s pilgrimage routes and the hidden gems of its sacral heritage, informed Go Vilinius representative.
The Supervision Service of the Bank of Lithuania rejected the application of UAB HUSH LT to issue an electronic money institution licence for restricted activity since the head of the company failed to meet legislative requirements; moreover, the company provided incorrect information about him, informed Bank of Lithuania.
Seasonally non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, in the 2nd quarter of 2018 hourly labour costs rose by 76 cents or 9.5%, reaching EUR 8.82. Seasonally adjusted data show sharper rise – of 11.5%.
Data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2018 there were 24.5 thousand job vacancies in Latvia, which is 7.8 thousand vacancies or 46.6% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2017. In public sector there were 7.2 thousand and in private sector 17.3 thousand job vacancies. Over the year, the number of job vacancies in private sector grew by 6.7 thousand or 63.9%, while in public sector by 1.0 thousand or 16.8%.
Up to 120,000 working-age residents of Estonia have no health insurance over the long term, says an analysis by the Praxis Center for Policy Studies which explored a switch to a universal healthcare system as one of the options available to Estonia, reported LETA/BNS.