Date: 17.05.2019.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 17.07.2019, 00:09

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airBaltic sees 15.5% increase in passenger numbers in first four months

airBaltic sees 15.5% increase in passenger numbers in first four months

17.05.2019

In the first four months of the year, Latvian national airline airBaltic transported 1.231 mln passengers, which was 15.5% more when compared to the same period last year, the airline informed, informed air Baltic.

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Amount of electricity produced in CHP plants rose by 39% in 2018

Amount of electricity produced in CHP plants rose by 39% in 2018

17.05.2019

The latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2018 the amount of electricity produced in combined heat and power (CHP)1 plants2 constituted 4170.0 gigawatt hours (GWh), which accounts for 62 % of the total amount of electricity generated in Latvia. Compared to 2017, the amount of electricity produced in CHP plants went up by 39%, which can be explained by the reduction in hydro power output caused by the dry and hot weather.

Estonia: The labour market is doing well with low unemployment and increasing employment

Estonia: The labour market is doing well with low unemployment and increasing employment

17.05.2019

Employment increased by 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019, while unemployment was at 4.7%, which is very low. Although a fall in confidence in foreign trading partners indicates the economy may be cooling, this has not yet had any notable impact on the Estonian labour market. The labour force survey shows that employment increased in the service sector and fell in the industrial sector.


Gas prices for Lithuanian household to remain unchanged in July – regulator

Gas prices for Lithuanian household to remain unchanged in July – regulator

17.05.2019

Natural gas prices for Lithuanian households will remain unchanged in July, the market regulator has confirmed to LETA/BNS.

Restrictions set by Riga City Council on gambling halls in historical center are in line with Constitution – court

Restrictions set by Riga City Council on gambling halls in historical center are in line with Constitution – court

17.05.2019

The Riga City Council’s decision not to allow opening a gambling hall in Riga meets the Latvian Constitutions, the Constitutional Court ruled, reported LETA/BNS.


17.05.2019

Revolut moves operation launch date in Lithuania

The United Kingdom's fintech startup Revolut has moved the operation launch date of its specialized bank in Lithuania from the first to the second half of this year, Antonia Green, a spokesperson for the company, told LETA/BNS.

17.05.2019

Bordans to initiate no-confidence vote in Prosecutor General Kalnmeiers

The Justice Ministry has discovered indications in the work of Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers suggesting that Kalnmeiers does not meet the requirement for impeccable reputation, Justice Minister Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party) told the press today, referred LETA.

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