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Estonia had smallest government debt in EU in Q1

Estonia had smallest government debt in EU in Q1

21.07.2017

The size of the government debt of Estonia measured as a ratio to gross domestic product (GDP) was 9.2% in the first quarter of 2017, the lowest such ratio among the EU member states, reports LETA/BNS.

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Latvia registers one of EU's largest budget surplus in Q1

Latvia registers one of EU's largest budget surplus in Q1

21.07.2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Latvia had one of the largest general government budget surpluses against GDP among EU member states, according to data on 20 EU member states released by Eurostat, informs LETA.

Mortality still exceeds fertility rates in Latvia

Mortality still exceeds fertility rates in Latvia

20.07.2017

Over the past three years, Latvian birth number almost has not changed and constitutes 22 thousand annually. Provisional demographic indicators compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 10 175 children were born in the first half of 2017, which is 990 newborn fewer than in the same period a year ago.


A moderate increase in the construction price index continued in Estonia in Q2

A moderate increase in the construction price index continued in Estonia in Q2

20.07.2017

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the construction price index in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was 0.2% compared to the previous quarter and 1.5% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016.

The industrial producer prices fell slightly in Estonia in June

The industrial producer prices fell slightly in Estonia in June

20.07.2017

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.3% compared to May and by 3.3% compared to June 2016.


20.07.2017

Wages of state officials in Latvia might grow by EUR 485-750 in coming years

Wages of state officials might climb even by EUR 485-750 in the coming years as a result of the planned tax reform, said Latvijas Avize daily, cites LETA.

20.07.2017

ECFR analysis ranks Estonian parties by pro-Westernism

The most pro-Western political party in Estonia is the opposition Reform Party, which places second on that criterion among the parties represented in the national parliaments of Europe and the European Parliament, a study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), a well-known think tank, suggests, cites LETA/BNS.

19.07.2017

In 2016, household consumption expenditure exceeded pre-crisis level in Latvia

Latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2016 household consumption expenditure comprised on average 333 euros per household member monthly – 17 euros or 5.4% more than in 2015. Considering 0.1% increase in the consumer prices, consumption expenditure at constant prices rose by 5.3%.

18.07.2017

Discussing the EU's future: more people involved

European Commission presented its White Paper on the Future of Europe in March 2017. Already four months after, the debate on the EU's future is picking up speed with potentially over 30 million citizens participated in discussions.

18.07.2017

Lithuania's share of working IT specialists among EU's lowest

The share of information and communications specialists among all individuals employed in Lithuania has grown in 2016, however, has remained among the lowest among all 28 members of the European Union (EU), Eurostat said on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.

18.07.2017

Relocation of 70-80 jobs to NE Estonia now certain

As part of the plan to relocate a number of state jobs out of Tallinn, decisions have been made regarding 70-80 jobs to move them to East-Viru county, Minister of Regional Affairs Jaak Aab told regional newspaper Pohjarannik, cites LETA/BNS.

17.07.2017

Balts' annual inflation remains EU's highest in May

The harmonized annual inflation in the Baltic states remained the highest in the European Union (EU) in May 2017, Eurostat said on July 1th, reports LETA/BNS.

17.07.2017

Estonian crime numbers decreased by 9% in H1

The number of crimes committed in Estonia in the first six months of the year 2017 was smaller by 9% than during the same period in 2016, and also the numbers of manslaughters and murders declined, informs LETA/BNS.

17.07.2017

Majority believes it is better to live in Riga than other places in Latvia

The majority of Latvian residents believe life in Riga is better than in other places of the country, according to a survey conducted by SKDS pollster, cites LETA.

14.07.2017

Latvian exports grew at EU's average rate in January-May

During the first five months of the year 2017, Latvian exports grew at the EU’s average pace, according to the export growth data released by Eurostat on July 14th, informs LETA.

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