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In 2013, the representation expenses of Seimas leadership amounted to LTL 100,000

In 2013, the representation expenses of Seimas leadership amounted to LTL 100,000

17.04.2014

In 2013, the representation expenses of the parliament leadership amounted to LTL 100,000 (EUR 29,000). During 10 months of 2013, Parliament Speaker Vydas Gedvilas (until he was replaced by his party fellow Loreta Grauziniene) was the one to spend the most funds for representation, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.

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Estonia has one store per 100 people

Estonia has one store per 100 people

17.04.2014

Over 10,000 operating location based stores have been registered in the Estonian economic activities registry, meaning that there is one store per around every 100 people, Äripäev Online's commerce news portal reports, cites LETA.

Civil servants' salaries in Lithuania to be compensated

Civil servants' salaries in Lithuania to be compensated

17.04.2014

Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius has met the Constitutional Court's (KT) ruling on the compensation of civil servants' salaries with reserve, informs LETA/ELTA.


Salaries in Lithuania are projected to rise by 5.8-6.9% in 2014-2017

Salaries in Lithuania are projected to rise by 5.8-6.9% in 2014-2017

16.04.2014

Lithuanian Government will continue to carry out responsible fiscal policy. On Wednesday the Cabinet of Ministers has approved convergence programme for 2014 by which Lithuania commits to maintain sustainable compliance with the Maastricht criteria in 2014-2017, and to be prepared for the euro adoption in early 2015, informs LETA/ELTA.

Lithuanian companies are preparing for euro, while residents remain indifferent

Lithuanian companies are preparing for euro, while residents remain indifferent

16.04.2014

As less than 7 month remains until the planned introduction of the euro in Lithuania, more than a half of companies began preparations for the euro changeover, while residents are more passive in preparing for the euro, informs LETA/ELTA.

16.04.2014

Latvia registers EU's third lowest annual inflation in March

Annual inflation in Latvia was 0.3% in March 2014 – the third lowest across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.

16.04.2014

Äripäev: Sanctions against Russia would be tougher on Latvia than on Estonia

Tougher sanctions on Russia would harm the business interests of several companies trading with our Eastern neighbour but companies have taken that into account and the effect on the Estonian economy as a whole should most likely be smaller than in Latvia, where transit and trade relations with Russia are closer, writes Äripäev/LETA.

16.04.2014

Veshnyakov: Russia is not planning any economic sanctions against Latvia

Russian Ambassador Alexander Veshnyakov, interviewed by LTV, reassured viewers that Latvia faces no threat from Russia. He said that he realizes that Russia's operations in Ukraine have upset many people in Latvia, who are concerned about state security, informs LETA/ELTA.

16.04.2014

Latvia registers EU's third smallest reduction in exports in January

Latvia's exports in January 2014 reduced by 3% when compared with the same month last year, which is the third smallest reduction in the EU, according to Eurostat.

16.04.2014

If Europe imposes economic sanctions against Russia, many people in Latvia could lose their jobs

The Welfare Ministry told LETA yesterday that if the European Union imposes sanctions against Russia, many people in Latvia could lose their jobs, especially those working in the rail and fish processing sectors.

15.04.2014

PM: high credit rating for Lithuania will determine lower costs for public debt servicing

The fact that Lithuania returned to one of the highest rating levels in Lithuania's sovereign credit history will make it possible to plan lower costs for servicing the public debt, says Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius. The savings will be directed towards education and health care, informs LETA/ELTA.

14.04.2014

The gross value added per person employed amounted to LTL 83 447 in 2013

Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on provisional data, in 2013, the value added per hour actually worked in the whole economy amounted to, on average, LTL 45.32 at current prices, which is by LTL 1.96 more than in 2012. The gross value added per person employed amounted to LTL 83 447.

14.04.2014

Lithuania registers EU's third largest drop in industrial production output in February

Compared to February 2013, industrial production output in Latvia decreased by 1.7% in February 2014 – the fourth largest reduction in the European Union, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat. The largest year-on-year reductions were registered in the Netherlands – by 8.9%, Finland – by 5.4%, and Lithuania – by 2.1%, writes LETA.

14.04.2014

SEB: 3 out of 5 Lithuanians expect housing prices to rise

In March 2014, 3 out of 5 (59%) Lithuanians said that in their opinion housing prices would increase in the short run. 21% of residents expected that housing prices in the coming 12 months would remain the same, while 9% of those polled thought that housing prices in Lithuania would decline, a survey commissioned by SEB bank revealed, cites LETA/ELTA.

14.04.2014

Rinkevics: there will be no winner in Ukraine crisis

In an interview to the Spanish newspaper ''El Mundo'', Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party) said that there will be no winner in the Ukraine crisis, and that only European Union and NATO membership is able to offer member states necessary stability, cites LETA.

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