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Monday, 27.04.2015, 04:47
Computer hardware dealer Also Latvia increased its turnover by 28% in 2014, while the company's profit reduced by 15%, according to "Firmas.lv" data, cites LETA.
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Latvian director Maris Martinsons' new feature film "Magic Kimono" has received the Japanese Culture Ministry's financial support in the amount of over EUR 200,000, as Edgars Gertners from the film's creative team informed LETA.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is the co-chair of the World Bank's World Development Report advisory panel, led the discussion on the preparation of the World Bank's most influential report 2016, Internet and Development, together with World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu on Monday in Washington, reported BC the president's office.
The initiative for decriminalization of marijuana, which has been signed by over 10,200 residents of Latvia at the Manabalss.lv portal, will be submitted to Saeima not by the person who organized the signature drive, Aris Abele, but by other persons.
The mobile communications operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) turned over EUR 38 million in the first quarter of the year 2015, which is 7% less than in the respective period last year, reports LETA.
The mobile communications operator Tele2 increased its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) by 4%, reaching EUR 7.3 million in the first quarter of the year 2015. Tele2 representatives informed LETA that the company keeps registering a growing EBITDA indicator for the third quarter in a row, informs LETA.
IT and communications company Lattelecom increased its net profit by 14% in the first quarter of 2015, reaching EUR 8.6 million. This is EUR 1.1 million more than in the respective period of 2014, according to the Group's unaudited financial report, cites LETA.
The Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence holds this week the exercise "Locked Shields 2015", in which 400 participants from 16 countries solve technical cyber cases, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Moving up six positions from last year, Latvia has been ranked 33rd on the 2015 Global Information Technology Report, according to the World Economic Forum. The report says that regardless of the growing results, Latvia is still behind the remaining two Baltic states, with Estonia in 22nd place, and Lithuania – 31st, writes LETA.
Cooperation memorandum on information Exchange in cleantech sector signed during Green Bridge Forum 2015
During the third day of the Green Bridge Forum 2015, April 17 a memorandum on cooperation in cleantech sector, including information exchange and implementation of future plans was signed in Jurmala.
On 15 April 2015, Seimas Deputy Speaker in Lithuania Gediminas Kirkilas met with Irish Ambassador to Lithuania David Robert Noonan, reports LETA/ELTA.
The World Economic Forum published its fresh IT-countries' ranking, which shows that Estonia has fallen by one place, LETA/Postimees Online reports. Estonia's new place in the list is 22nd.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday of handing over real estate units near the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour from justice ministry to interior ministry in order to erect the European Union IT agency's permanent headquarters building there, interior ministry press department announced LETA.
At the proposal of the Information Board, the new Estonian government's ministers were given mobile phones that use encrypted data communications, which they must use when they want to communicate information meant for the institution's internal use, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Rõivas confirmed at yesterday’s meeting with his Finnish colleague Alexander Stubb that Finland continues to be the closest partner for Estonia, particularly in terms of economy and digital cooperation, reports BC government’s press service.