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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 15.10.2019, 12:06

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Back Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

Back Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

15.10.2019

In 2017, 21.4 mln pupils were studying at upper secondary level in the European Union (EU), out of which more than 10.2 mln (or 48%) were enrolled in vocational education, informed Eurostat.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States



Oil price pass-through to consumer prices in Latvia

Oil price pass-through to consumer prices in Latvia

14.10.2019

According to our research*, a 10% increase in global oil prices raises the level of consumer prices in Latvia by 0.6% in the medium term. The increase in oil prices directly pushes up energy prices, i.e. the prices of car fuel, natural gas, heat energy, and – indirectly – the prices of food and services.

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by 19% in 3Q 2019

New light-vehicle registrations in the Baltic States grew by 19% in 3Q 2019

14.10.2019

Analysis of fully-processed registrations’ data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), reveals that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States grew by 18.6% to 25’505 units in III quarter 2019.


Estonian ministry's analysis: Technical education ensures greater income

Estonian ministry's analysis: Technical education ensures greater income

14.10.2019

"Success on the Labor Market", a fresh analysis of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, indicates that a technical education ensures a bigger income, writes LETA/BNS.

Karbauskis, Zubas, investment fund among biggest land owners in Lithuania

Karbauskis, Zubas, investment fund among biggest land owners in Lithuania

14.10.2019

Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, businessman Darius Zubas and investment fund Fixed Yield Invest Fund are the biggest land owners in Lithuania,according the delfi.lt news website informed LETA/BNS.


14.10.2019

Latvia's government debt might grow to EUR 11.65 bn by 2020-end

By the end of 2020, Latvia's government debt might grow to EUR 11.65 bn, according to the Finance Ministry's review of government debt trends, 2019-2022, writes LETA.

11.10.2019

Latvian ports' cargo turnover down 3% in nine months

Latvian ports' cargo turnover in January-September this year amounted to 47.249 mln tons, which is 3% less than in the first half of 2018, according to the Transport Ministry's data.

11.10.2019

Estonia: Corporate debt is growing more slowly than the economy is

The financial account statistics published by Eesti Pank today show that the growth in the debt of Estonian companies has accelerated a little this year. Companies invested more in the first half of 2019 than they did in previous years, and so they borrowed more to fund the investment. Even so, the growth of 4% in corporate debt over the year in the second quarter was notably less than the nominal growth in the economy.

11.10.2019

Rail freight in Latvia down 12.4% in nine months

Freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure amounted to 31.645 mln tons in the first nine months of this year, down 12.4% from the same period in 2018, the data of the Transport Ministry shows.

11.10.2019

Gas consumption in Lithuania has grown by 10%,

According to the Lithuania’s gas transmission system operator Amber Grid, within three quarters of 2019, gas consumption in Lithuania has increased by 10%, and under favorable conditions in the international gas market, gas transmission to the neighboring Baltic States has almost doubled, the Amber Grid`s head of communication Laura Sebekiene informed BC.

11.10.2019

Modern long-term EU budget for the period 2021-2027

The next multiannual financial framework (MFF) should be fit for the EU’s present and future challenges to deliver on the member states and citizens’ expectations. The Commission calls on EU Heads of State and/or Government to provide political guidance and new impetus to the negotiations in order to reach an agreement on a fair and balanced MFF.

10.10.2019

In August value of goods exported from Latvia was 2.1% smaller than a year ago

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that in August 2019 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.37 bn, which at current prices was 9.5% less than in August 2017, of which the exports value of goods was 2.1% lower, but imports value of goods – 15.1% lower.

10.10.2019

Latvia has lost 1% of GDP as a result of 2017 tax reform - expert

Latvia has been losing around 1% of GDP each year due to the loss of budget revenue resulting from the 2017 tax reform, Inna Steinbuka, a member of the Fiscal Discipline Council, told journalist LETA.

10.10.2019

Udovickij: Belaruskali deal to boost Belarus' fertilizer exports via Klaipeda

Lithuanian businessman Igor Udovickij says a controversial deal on Biriu Kroviniu Terminalas' (Bulk Cargo Terminal, or BKT) investments in Klaipeda is necessary to be able to handle Belarus' growing fertilizer exports via the Lithuanian seaport, informed LETA/BNS.

10.10.2019

Competitiveness and circularity: approaches in the Baltic Sea Region

Several EU states focus this October on circular economy: e.g. during “Circular Days/Circular weeks” in Poland (07-13.10.2019), many activities are devoted to promoting sustainable consumer behavior, supporting circular business models and establishing cooperation among stakeholders.

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