Date: 16.01.2020.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 28.05.2020, 01:06

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Latvia: Decline in population at risk of poverty

Latvia: Decline in population at risk of poverty

16.01.2020

Data of the survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in 2019 show that 434 thousand persons or 22.9% of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty1 in 2018 – 0.4 percentage points less than in 2017. Disposable income2 of this share of population was below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Latvia, Quality of life, Statistics



It is important to Latvia that Belarus is stable and economically strong country - Karins

It is important to Latvia that Belarus is stable and economically strong country - Karins

16.01.2020

It is important to Latvia that Belarus is an independent, economically strong and stable country, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister Syarhey Rumas.

Estonia: Companies are borrowing from other sources alongside banks

Estonia: Companies are borrowing from other sources alongside banks

16.01.2020

Corporate debt grew faster last year, at a rate that reached around 6% at the end of the third quarter. Estonian companies again borrowed mostly from banks operating in Estonia, but they also used other sources of loans more than they did last year. Household debt grew fast because the labour market remained favourable and supported strong demand for loans.


Windfarm Akmene One wins Lithuania's 1st green energy auction

Windfarm Akmene One wins Lithuania's 1st green energy auction

16.01.2020

Lithuania's first technology-neutral green energy promotion auction has been won by Windfarm Akmene One, a foreign-owned company that plans to build an 18-turbine wind farm with a total capacity of 90-101 megawatts (MW) in the northern district of Akmene, writes LETA/BNS.

Birthrate in Latvia drops to lowest level in decades - demographer

Birthrate in Latvia drops to lowest level in decades - demographer

16.01.2020

Last year the birthrate in Latvia continued to decline, dropping to the lowest level in decades, demographer Ilmars Mezs told LETA.


16.01.2020

EU planning to shift freight traffic from road to rail

One of the key objectives of the European Commission's European Green Deal is to shift 75% of freight traffic from road to rail and sea, which means that Estonia will need to continue its efforts in rail development, informed LETA/BNS.

16.01.2020

Latvijas Dzelzcels railway company plans to fire about 1,500 employees by year end

Latvijas Dzezlcels state-owned railway company plans to fire about 1,500 employees by the end of this year, LETA learned from the company' spokeswoman Ella Petermane.

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