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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 29.08.2016, 03:05

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Estonia to ban free plastic bags in stores

Estonia to ban free plastic bags in stores

25.08.2016

Citing a EU directive, the Estonian Ministry of Environment wishes to ban free lightweight plastic bags in stores from July 2017 and to raise the price of plastic carrier bags available in stores to up to one euro apiece from 2019, write LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Ecology, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Retail, Society



 Estonians trust major institutions more than Europeans on average

Estonians trust major institutions more than Europeans on average

24.08.2016

The trust that Estonian citizens have in the major public institutions remains high, with Estonians giving higher scores to the trustworthiness of the legal system, the government and the European Union than citizens of EU member states on the average, reports LETA/BNS.

Dargis an Nauseda top ranking of Lithuania's most influential businessmen

Dargis an Nauseda top ranking of Lithuania's most influential businessmen

24.08.2016

Robertas Dargis, the head of the Lithuanian Industrialists Confederation, and Gitanas Nauseda, adviser to SEB bank president, top the list of the country's most influential economists and businessmen, LETA/BNS reports according to delfi.lt information.


 Latvian diaspora provides EUR 500 million to national economy a year

Latvian diaspora provides EUR 500 million to national economy a year

24.08.2016

The Latvians who live and work in foreign countries provide around EUR 500 million a year to the Latvian economy, Peteris Elferts, the Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large for diaspora, said on public radio Wednesday, cites LETA.

Latvian children may have to start school at the age of six in 2018/2019

Latvian children may have to start school at the age of six in 2018/2019

22.08.2016

Children may have to start school at the age of six in the 2018/2019 school year, Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis (Unity) said at a meeting of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees Council today, reports LETA.


18.08.2016

Nearly half of Latvian consumers pessimistic about job opportunities

Nearly half of consumers in Latvia consider chances of finding a good job within a year to be slim, a Nielsen survey shows, cites LETA.

18.08.2016

Russian singer Gazmanov denied entry to Lithuania

Lithuania on Wednesday denied entry to Oleg Gazmanov, a Russian pop music performer who supports the Kremlin's policies and glorifies the Soviet Union in his songs.

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