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Monday, 22.12.2014, 05:26
On December 18, in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government called for immediate establishment of the European Fund for Strategic Investments to fund growth of Europe, and for reaching an agreement on the most important tasks during Latvia's Presidency. Latvia has set a priority – to develop competitive, digital and engaged Europe, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
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One of the leading ERP companies in the Baltic and Nordic countries HansaWorld has announced a shift in strategy and will further offer their products as cloud computing services by introducing a brand new product – Standard ERP, reported BC HansaWorld development PR consultant Marcis Krastins.
With the country's economy growing slower than expected, most business start-ups in Lithuania are taking the advantage of the situation in the domestic market. While the country's largest companies are estimating the consequences of Russia's embargo, our business start-ups are planning to further increase their sales volumes within the coming six months and recruit new employees to satisfy the growing demand, the bank DNB said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
Rotten WiFi, a public WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog, has measured and evaluated the quality of public hotspots in 172 countries worldwide, testing hundreds of networks. The collected data revealed Top 20 countries with best public WiFi. Lithuania tops the list with download speed at 15,40 Mbps, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
On Tuesday, December 16, in Belgrade, during the meeting with Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma stressed that Latvia appreciates Serbia's commitment and the accomplishments regarding the EU integration reforms, and encourages continuing the reforms, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has decided against reviewing its initial ruling regarding extradition to the United States for Latvian cyber-crimes suspect Deniss Calovskis, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.
The majority of Latvian residents prefer to read printed books, while only a minor part prefers electronic books. Furthermore, 45% say that the daily routine allows them to read for more than two hours a day, according to a survey conducted by publishing house Drukatava.
Striving to create the maximum comfort to its students and teaching stuff in academic activity, creativity and recreation the University of Latvia was the first in Baltic States to apply in its activity a breakthrough project developed by Apple called iBeacon.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, who is on a visit to the USA, accompanied by a high-level business delegation, visited on Friday New York electronic stock exchange Nasdaq and attended its opening, reports LETA, referring to the government's press service.
The Latvian Guarantee Agency, in collaboration with the Economy Ministry, has unveiled the "Acceleration Fund Program" offering EUR 30 million meant for technology-intensive companies, the agency's representatives informed LETA.
On Thursday, December 11, after the meeting with Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission (EC), Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma emphasized – Latvia anticipates the Presidency of the European Union with a commitment to move forward the digital single market in Europe, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
The National Centre of Cyber Security formed on the basis of a section of the Ministry of National Defence will be inaugurated on 1 January, as provided for in the amendments of the Law on Cyber Security and other related legal acts approved by the Seimas of Lithuania on 11 December, informs BC the Ministry of National Defence.
As Estonia unveiled the world’s first e-residency in December 2014, the first steps were taken to creating a regulated and organised identification process purely for Internet users. The scheme, designed to provide willing participants with an online identity that is recognised by the Estonian state and embedded in a physical chipped card, does not give participants any actual legal citizenship. However, the e-residency can act like a legitimate proof of identity online, thereby potentially streamlining legal, bureaucratic and financial procedures.
Apple recently announced its best apps of the year 2014, and the winner for best iPad app is Pixelmator, a powerful new image editor, created by two Lithuanian entrepreneurs, brothers Saulius and Aidas Dailides, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday of the agreement between Estonia and EU Agency for large-scale IT systems (EU LISA), under which the state will build the agency headquarters for 8.4 million euros in Tallinn, LETA/Postimees Online reports.