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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 17.06.2019, 00:05

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Latvia elected to UN Economic and Social Council

Latvia elected to UN Economic and Social Council

14.06.2019

Latvia was elected a member of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the term of 2020–2022 at the plenary session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on Friday, the Latvian Foreign Ministry informed LETA.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Latvia



Is the Earth's rotation slowing down or does Latvia's economic growth lose momentum?

Is the Earth's rotation slowing down or does Latvia's economic growth lose momentum?

14.06.2019

The global economic growth is gradually slowing down; therefore, people and businesses in Latvia were also expected to gradually become more cautious, and this would mean lower GDP growth.

Foreigners have made half a million Tax Free purchases in Latvia

Foreigners have made half a million Tax Free purchases in Latvia

14.06.2019

According to the data summarized by the Tax Free Shopping concept creator Global Blue, during the last 20 years, tourists from 179 countries have done shopping in Latvia, making more than 520,000 purchases in our shops, informed Global Blue representative.


The highest scoring category – Platinum Category – on the annual Sustainability Index was awarded to Baltic International Bank

The highest scoring category – Platinum Category – on the annual Sustainability Index was awarded to Baltic International Bank

14.06.2019

The results of the annual Sustainability Index were announced on 13 June, and we are proud that this year Baltic International Bank won the highest platinum award. The Platinum Category is awarded to companies that have fully integrated corporate governance into their operations, and in which responsible persons have been appointed at both the managerial and executive levels. These companies systematically collect data and assess impact. They report on their activities with a high level of transparency and engaging stakeholders, and their published data was approved by the external auditor.

The Tretiak School of Goaltending Is in Riga Again

The Tretiak School of Goaltending Is in Riga Again

14.06.2019

From 15 to 23 June, already for the tenth time, classes of the Vladislav Tretiak and Sergey Naumov International School of Goaltending will be held in Riga.During these years, dozens of trainees of the School have achieved success in their sporting careers, many have gone on to join top class teams and represent their nations or are hot prospects for the future. From the very start of the School in Riga, it has been supported by Rietumu Bank.


14.06.2019

Insane Behring-Breivik fan planned attack on a Jurmala school - prosecution

A man who last year posted xenophobic comments about Roma and Russians on social networks and praised Norwegian right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring-Breivik, had plotted terror attacks on a school and several other locations in Jurmala, Laura Majevska, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, told LETA.

14.06.2019

Saaremaa to start search for operator of Montu-Ventspils ship route

he rural municipality government of Saaremaa, Estonia's largest island, has decided to arrange a procurement for finding an operator for the Montu-Ventspils ship route, according the regional Saarte Haal information reports LETA/BNS.

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