Date: 14.08.2019.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 16.10.2019, 00:41

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Latvians to trade in Belarusian N-plant's electricity, bypassing Lithuania

Latvians to trade in Belarusian N-plant's electricity, bypassing Lithuania

14.08.2019

With Lithuania taking steps to block market access to electricity generated by Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Latvia's electricity transmission grid operator is planning to import electrical energy from the facility under construction close to the Lithuanian border, informed LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Belarus, Energy, Energy Market, Latvia, Lithuania, Nuclear power plant, Russia



Karavela turnover amounted to EUR 25 mln in H1

Karavela turnover amounted to EUR 25 mln in H1

14.08.2019

Fish cannery Karavela turned over EUR 25 mln in January-June, which is a slight increase on the first half of 2018, the company's marketing director and co-owner Janis Endele told LETA.

Operator of Latvia's Elkor retail chain raises turnover 4.2% in 2018

Operator of Latvia's Elkor retail chain raises turnover 4.2% in 2018

14.08.2019

ETG, the operator of Latvia's Elkor retail chain, closed 2018 with 52.353 mln euros in turnover, up 4.2% against a year before, and a loss of EUR 1.055 mln in contrast to a profit made in 2017, according to the company's financial report available at Firmas.lv, reported LETA.


There are signs within the strong labour market that the economy is cooling

There are signs within the strong labour market that the economy is cooling

14.08.2019

The labour market remains favourable for employees. The unemployment rate was 5.1% in the second quarter. The number of short-term workers from abroad rose noticeably. Employers in industry have become more pessimistic about continued growth in employment.

Latvian hospitals, Emergency Medical Service short of more than 1,000 medics, nurses

Latvian hospitals, Emergency Medical Service short of more than 1,000 medics, nurses

14.08.2019

Latvian hospitals and Emergency Medical Service are short of more than 1,000 medic, nurses and other health care professionals, according to the information presented at the Saeima social and labor affairs committee meeting today, reported LETA.


14.08.2019

Tallinn Digital Summit 2019 to focus on future of AI

The Tallinn Digital Summit 2019, which is to be held in the Estonian capital on Sept. 16-17, will feature experts and ministers of 20 countries and focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the future, reported LETA/BNS.

14.08.2019

GDP and employment both up by 0.2% in the euro area

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28, informed Eurostat.

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