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WTO deal to facilitate Lithuania's trade in IT products

WTO deal to facilitate Lithuania's trade in IT products

29.07.2015

The conditions for exports of Lithuanian-made information technology (IT) products should improve after 54 member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reached an agreement on expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) on 24 July 2015, reports BC Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Keyword tags: Good for Business, Legislation, Lithuania, Technology, USA



Government expenditures in the EU: hiding national priorities

Government expenditures in the EU: hiding national priorities

28.07.2015

Main present “measurement key” in the national economy is GDP, i.e. size of gross domestic product. However, generally the states’ progress are measured by the governments’ expenditures, which among EU-28 states are about half of the GDP. Recent Eurostat’s account proves that. In order to get a closer look at the issue, we provide examples from the United States’ government expenditure.

The Baltic States placed in Tier 2 in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

The Baltic States placed in Tier 2 in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

28.07.2015

In the United States' 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, Latvia was placed in Tier 2, which is the same ranking as last year, LETA learned from the U.S. Embassy in Riga. Estonia and Lithuania are also in this category.


U.S. court sentenced Estonian cyber criminals to prison

U.S. court sentenced Estonian cyber criminals to prison

24.07.2015

U.S. Manhattan Federal Court sentenced three men with Estonian roots to jail in the so-called "ghost click" criminal case and sentenced them to pay a total of 4.5 million dollars, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

U.S. and Latvian military engineers complete renovation of Naujene Orphanage

U.S. and Latvian military engineers complete renovation of Naujene Orphanage

22.07.2015

The United States European Command (USEUCOM), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Riga and the Daugavpils Regional Council, have completed renovation at the Naujene Orphanage, LETA was informed by the embassy's press and culture department.

22.07.2015

Latvia receives strong confirmations of support from U.S. in strengthening energy security

During her recent visit to the United States, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) had several high-level meeting with U.S. officials, during which she received strong confirmations of support in opening Latvia's gas-market and strengthening energy independence, the Economy Ministry informs LETA.

21.07.2015

Balticovo penetrates U.S. market in wake of bird flu crisis

The joint-stock egg and egg products producer Balticovo has started exporting eggs to the United States, penetrating this market following the recent bird flu outbreak in the country. Exports to U.S. will make up no more than 20% of the total produce, the company's CEO Andris Platais informed LETA.

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