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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 19.02.2017, 16:22

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European Parliament approves free trade agreement with Canada

European Parliament approves free trade agreement with Canada

15.02.2017

The European Parliament today backed the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), facing down protests by activists and Donald Trump-inspired calls for protectionism, reported LETA according to AFP news agency information.

Keyword tags: Economics, EU – Baltic States, Society



Minister wants to move 25 public institutions out of Tallinn

Minister wants to move 25 public institutions out of Tallinn

14.02.2017

Estonia's Public Administration Minister Mihhail Korb has presented a plan to the government, according to which 25 public institutions would be moved away from Tallinn, according to the daily Postimees reports LETA/BNS.

Britain begins deporting immigrants who have no registered residence or job

Britain begins deporting immigrants who have no registered residence or job

13.02.2017

British Home Office has begun to send notifications to immigrants that they will be sent home if they do not have a registered residence or a job in Britain, LNT television reported on Sunday.


UN urges Estonia to ensure sufficient funding for child welfare

UN urges Estonia to ensure sufficient funding for child welfare

13.02.2017

After considering Estonia's periodic report on the situation of children, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child called on the country to ensure that the necessary regulations and budgetary allocations are made for the implementation of the new Child Protection Act that entered into force in 2016, reports LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian air force commander dismissed after helicopter repairs probe

Lithuanian air force commander dismissed after helicopter repairs probe

10.02.2017

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has decided that Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas, who was suspended several months ago due to an investigation, cannot return to his duties after the probe has been completed, reports LETA/BNS.


09.02.2017

First technical solutions and design of the new Public Procurement Register are ready

The first part of the new Public Procurement Register has been developed, including user-friendly design, search engine and desktop view. The register developed in cooperation of the Estonian Ministry of Finance, the Information Technology Centre for the Ministry of Finance and international software and business consulting company Nortal will become available to users in 2018, the representative of the Ministry informed BC.

08.02.2017

Lithuania plans to introduce minimum needs basket of EUR 240-250

Lithuania's authorities are planning to introduce a minimum needs basket of around 240 to 250 euros that will show what minimum monthly income a person needs to survive, informs LETA/BNS.

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