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Tuesday, 28.07.2015, 04:27
The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) shows that in 2014 average monthly household consumption expenditure per household member comprised EUR 299 (1), which is EUR 1.24 or 0.4% less than in 2013.
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Data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to May, level of construction costs in Latvia in June 2015 reduced by 0.5%.
Recent “Panorama” summer edition (nr.53), a publication of the Commissioner and DG for Regional Policy is devoted to two main issues: celebrating 25 years of the Interreg program with an overview of 20 of its most successful projects, and the Cohesion Policy efforts to assist the implementation of the Digital Single Market, one of the Commission’s main priorities.
Moody’s Investors Service announced that it affirmed Estonia's A1 government bond rating with a stable outlook, informs LETA.
Statistics Lithuania has carried out a survey on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in Lithuanian companies. It has shown that all production and services companies with 10 and more employees were using computers and broadband internet, writes LETA/ELTA.
Latvian Employers' Confederation and president agree that tax policy needs to be stable and predictable
Tax policy and tax system need to be stable and predictable in the long term, which will foster investors' confidence in Latvia, President Raimonds Vejonis agreed during a meeting with representatives from the Latvian Employers' Confederation on July 24th, reports LETA.
On 23 and 24 July 2015, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics participated in the informal meeting of the European Union (EU) General Affairs Council in Luxembourg. Minister Rinkevics expressed support for Luxembourg’s priorities in the field of migration. Reported BC the Latvian MFA.
Federal medical authorities in Latvia report that 365 people committed suicide in 2014, compared to 381 in 2013, cites LETA.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2014 as compared to 2013 the number of births rose in all three Baltic States. However, the largest birth rate growth of 5.6% was registered in Latvia.
Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Demographic Yearbook 2014 has been released. The publication provides statistical information about the structure and demographic development of the Lithuanian population: birth and death rates, marriages, divorces, migration. Comparable demographic statistics of the European Union member states and population projections of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) are provided.
In 2014, from all the people who visited Estonia, 4.3% were from Latvia, and that is a 3% growth compared to 2013. Last year a total of 170,000 Latvians used overnight accommodations in Estonia, and that is 12,000 more than in 2013, the Estonian Tourist Board informs LETA.
Lithuania is a tiger in the European zoo. The future looks bright for a country that chose a totally different path from Greece. Investors and entrepreneurs take note!
It would be the greatest and worst mistake to raise the value added tax – there is no country, except Greece, that is considering increasing VAT during budget talks, the Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics said on July 23rd, cites LETA.
Having conducted a financial audit of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania the National Audit Office stated that State funds in the area of labour and social care were used irresponsibly, the office reports LETA/ELTA.
More people have expressed the wish to become Estonia's e-residents in the first six months of the project than expected – the predicted number of applications for this year was already exceeded by two times by the start of July, Estonian economy and communications ministry reported LETA.