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Monday, 25.05.2015, 02:14
Today, the 4th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit – a high-level meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the EU countries and six partner countries organised within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – ended in Riga with the adoption of the Summit Declaration. This envisages ever-closer cooperation between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, reported BC press secretary to Latvian Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
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Swedish companies BillerudKorsnas AB and Baltic Resources AB have signed an agreement on acquisition of 100% stake in Latvian wood pellet producer Latgran by Estonian company Graanul Invest, the company's representatives informed LETA.
On 22 May 2015, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, who is leading the delegation of Belarus at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Employment will be growing slowly in Latvia in 2015, with the total number of employed persons increasing just 0.2%, the Economy Ministry says in its latest report "On the Macroeconomic Situation in the Country", informs LETA.
A memorandum of understanding and loan agreement on macro-financial aid to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 1.8 billion was signed during the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga today, reports LETA.
The Latvian airline airBaltic will replace Air Lituanica flights and rescue the stranded passengers, affected by today’s suspension of operations of the Lithuanian carrier, reported BC Janis Vanags.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany on May 21st, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline, writes AFP/LETA.