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Wednesday, 17.09.2014, 08:31
Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that at the end of the first half of 2014 there were 872.5 thsd occupied posts in the country, which is 2.2 thsd posts or 0.2% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
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According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the average purchase prices of round timber in the 1st half of 2014 as compared to the 2nd half of 2013 continued to increase.
A Factum & Ariko fresh public opinion survey showed that, as compared to May, the share of Rail Baltica project supporters in Estonia has fallen by 5% to 68% of respondents, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013 hourly labour costs in the 2nd quarter of 2014 grew by 51 cents per hour or by 8.6%, reaching EUR 6.58.
Jyrki Katainen, new Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for EMU and the Euro focused at the recent informal Ecofin meeting in Milan on issues that are important for the member states in the pursuit of better economic growth and jobs. He mentioned structural reforms, stable fiscal policies and investments.
In the second quarter of the year 2014, the income of Lithuanian non-financial companies for goods sold and services rendered amounted to LTL 57.5 billion (EUR 16.6 billion) or by 3.7% more than in the same quarter last year and by 8.9% more than in the first quarter of this year, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to Statistics Lithuania.
During the first six months of 2014, Latvia's export has remained unchanged, as compared to the same period in 2013, as information provided by Eurostat indicates, cites LETA.
Latvian residents' health indicators have improved in several areas, the Ministry of Health informed LETA.
Latvian residents would want to earn EUR 2,769 a month on average in order to fulfill all of their dreams, according to a survey conducted by SKDS, cites LETA.
The registered unemployment rate has decreased in all regions and largest cities of Latvia at end-August 2014, reports LETA, according to the State Employment Agency's data.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in the first half of 2014 year-on-year the number of guests increased in accommodation establishments of every county. Compared with the first half of 2013, the number of tourists grew the most in Utena County (77.8%), the least in Alytus County (3.2%), informs LETA/ELTA.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) experts were pleased to work together with the Latvian team that was following all the necessary preconditions for the accession talks to close successfully, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria told Latvian President Andris Berzins today, as the Presidential Press Service informed LETA.
Industrial production in Latvia in July 2014, as compared to the respective period in 2013, decreased by 1.5%, which was the sixth largest decline among all European Union (EU) member states, the EU's statistical office Eurostat said on Friday, informs LETA.
Cultural diplomacy (PC) as an institutionalized concept has appeared in the European political context just about 5 years ago. However, it has gained already a broad appreciation both among artists of all sorts and politicians. In particular, PC has a role as an instrument of political influence for the Nordic countries and the Baltic States.
Lithuania and fellow Baltic states Estonia and Latvia are the countries most vulnerable to a Russian block on EU food exports imposed in retaliation for Western sanctions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said, cites LETA/AFP.