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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 07.05.2015, 01:33

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Commissioner Ansip presents detailed EU digital single market plan

Commissioner Ansip presents detailed EU digital single market plan

06.05.2015

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a detailed plan for creating a digital single market, and thereby implement one of its highest priorities, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Keyword tags: Employment, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Technology



Controversial Uber to expand to Estonia

Controversial Uber to expand to Estonia

06.05.2015

The controversial Uber that connects drivers and passengers and has caused a lot of problems in Europe because of unlicensed drivers, intends to expand to Estonia and will most likely use the services of people who have a permit of non-regular transport here, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.

Latvia urges closer cooperation to protect freedom of expression online

Latvia urges closer cooperation to protect freedom of expression online

06.05.2015

On 4-5 May 2015, Viktors Makarovs, Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Latvia, is taking part in the 5th high level conference of the Freedom Online Coalition in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The overarching theme for the Conference is “Internet Policy Making – Best Practices for Promoting Online Freedom”, reports BC the Latvian MFA.


Latvia has seventh fastest Internet speed on mobile devices

Latvia has seventh fastest Internet speed on mobile devices

06.05.2015

Latvia has the seventh fastest Internet speed on mobile devices in the world, according to the Internet speed-test service Ookla, cites LETA.

MoonCom in Latvia significantly increases profit almost fivefold since 2013

MoonCom in Latvia significantly increases profit almost fivefold since 2013

06.05.2015

In 2014, computer electronics wholesaler MoonCom in Latvia increased its profit almost fivefold since 2013, reports LETA, according to Firmas.lv data.

05.05.2015

Bentley Systems opening a new office in Kaunas

Bentley Systems, a global software supplier that opened its first office in Lithuania ten years ago, is expanding and opening a new office in Kaunas. The opening ceremony for the office, held in the centre of the historical temporary capital, was attended by Evaldas Gustas, Minister of Economy; Visvaldas Matijosaitis, the mayor of the city; Danukas Arlauskas, director of the Lithuanian Business Employers’ Confederation; and other officials and members of academic community, reports BC the Invest Lithuania.

05.05.2015

Estonian President met with Information Technology Minister of Japan

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, met on April 30 in Kadriorg with the Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy of Japan, Shunichi Yamaguchi, the president's office reports BC.

05.05.2015

Riga electric machine building works audited consolidated profit in 2014 – EUR 652,382

Rigas elektromasīnbuves rupnica (Riga electric machine building works, RER) Group's net turnover in 2014 reached EUR 33.76 million, which is 0.75% less than in the previous year, according to RER's audited consolidated financial report, submitted to "Nasdaq Riga" stock exchange, cites LETA.

29.04.2015

Enterprise Estonia launches foreign specialists recruitment portal

The state-owned foundation Enterprise Foundation announced that it launched on Tuesday the portal and programme Work in Estonia, which helps companies operating in Estonia to recruit highly qualified foreign specialists in high-growth sectors of the economy, reports LETA.

28.04.2015

Lithuania's MFA – among 5 best connected foreign ministries on Twitter

Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Ministry's (MFA) Twitter account is among the top five most mutually connected accounts of world leaders on Twitter, repots LETA/ELTA.

23.04.2015

Computer hardware dealer Also Latvia increases turnover, but reduces profit in 2014

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.

22.04.2015

Japanese Culture Ministry allots EUR 200,000 funding for Martinsons' new film "Magic Kimono"

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.

22.04.2015

Ilves chaired the World Bank’s World Development Report panel in Washington D.C.

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.

22.04.2015

Marijuana decriminalization initiative hits a snag in Latvia

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.

21.04.2015

LMT's turnover decreases, profit increases in Q1

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.

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