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Monday, 22.12.2014, 22:33
Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Keit Pentus-Rosimannus stressed at her visit to Georgia Estonia's continued support for Georgia's integration into the European Union and NATO and said that there are unused opportunities in economic relations with Georgia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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The official website of Latvia's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) has been successfully launched and can be accessed at eu2015.lv, the presidency's spokeswoman Linda Jakobsone told LETA.
East Capital Explorer's direct investment Starman, the leading cable TV and broadband internet service provider in Estonia, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Lithuanian Cgates for a total enterprise value of EUR 56.3 million, cites LETA/ELTA.
Having opened an office in Vilnius in summer 2014, American software engineering company Exadel has announced further plans for expansion, including the opening of new offices in Kaunas and Klaipeda. Exadel intends to create 35 new jobs for IT specialists and programmers in the two new offices, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
On 19 December 2014, Vilnius University opens a new laser complex "Naglis" at the Laser Research Centre (Saulėtekio al. 10), reports BC university’s press service.
The book of oaths signed by the first three presidents of Latvia has been put up for bids on the online marketplace "E-bay" for USD 30,000 (EUR 24,420), reports LETA, referring to the portal lsm.lv.
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.
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.