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Thursday, 07.05.2015, 01:33
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.
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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.
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 the seventh fastest Internet speed on mobile devices in the world, according to the Internet speed-test service Ookla, cites LETA.
In 2014, computer electronics wholesaler MoonCom in Latvia increased its profit almost fivefold since 2013, reports LETA, according to Firmas.lv data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.