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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 22.12.2014, 05:26

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EU leaders agree on the strategic investment plan for Europe's growth

EU leaders agree on the strategic investment plan for Europe's growth

19.12.2014

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.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, EU – Baltic States, Investments, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Technology



HansaWorld fully switches to cloud computing service

HansaWorld fully switches to cloud computing service

19.12.2014

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.

Lithuanian business start-ups to expand despite slowing economy

Lithuanian business start-ups to expand despite slowing economy

19.12.2014

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.


Lithuania has world's best public WiFi

Lithuania has world's best public WiFi

19.12.2014

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.

Latvia encourages Serbia to continue the Euro-integration reforms

Latvia encourages Serbia to continue the Euro-integration reforms

17.12.2014

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.

17.12.2014

ECHR: Calovskis may be extradited to the U.S.

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.

15.12.2014

Majority Latvians spend more than two hours a day reading

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.

15.12.2014

The University of Latvia applies the state- of- the art innovative micro-location solution iBeacon

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.

15.12.2014

Rõivas presented E-Estonia to Nasdaq in New York

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.

12.12.2014

Latvian IT-companies to have access to a EUR 30 mln under "Acceleration Fund Program"

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.

12.12.2014

Straujuma and Ansip discussed EU’s digital area

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.

12.12.2014

National Centre of Cyber Security will start functioning as of 2015 in Lithuania

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.

11.12.2014

E-Residency: online gimmick or a smart-ID for the future?

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.

11.12.2014

Lithuanian Pixelmator becomes Apple's pick for best iPad app in 2014

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.

11.12.2014

Estonia builds headquarters for EU IT agency for 8.4 mln euros

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.

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