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Monday, 29.08.2016, 03:05
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.