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Wednesday, 22.10.2014, 03:01
General government budget deficit at the end of 2013 comprised EUR 199.6 million or 0.9 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the general government consolidated gross debt comprised EUR 8875.9 million or 38.2 % of the GDP, according to the results of the October 2014 general government budget deficit and debt notification compiled by Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), which has been made in line with the methodology of European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).
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President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with Sweden's new Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. During a working lunch, the President and the Prime Minister discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Sweden, security situation in the region, implementation of common energy projects, and cooperation in international organizations, informed BC presidential press.service.
European Union (EU) states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, informs EUOBSERVER/LETA.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas discussed the security situation on the Baltic Sea, positions for the upcoming European Council meeting and economic co-operation with the Swedish colleague Stefan Löfven, reports LETA, referring to the Government Press Office.
The state cannot afford to buy E.ON Ruhrgas 47.23% stake in the Latvijas Gaze gas supply company, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian State Television this morning, reports LETA.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's just-concluded visit to Germany, Russia and Italy proves to be a successful tour injecting vigor and vitality into the development of China-Europe relations.
Next week liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Independence will arrive to Lithuania, it will ensure Lithuania's energy freedom, says Jovita Neliupsiene, Chief Advisor on Foreign Affairs to President Dalia Grybauskaite, cites LETA/ELTA.
During EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg yesterday, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) urged EU members to show clearer and stronger support for the Eastern Partnership initiative countries.
Fisheries and environmental experts and authorities from the Baltic region start today a 2-day meeting with key focus on a mature draft for a new HELCOM Recommendation on aquaculture which, once adopted, will help cultivate fish in a more balanced and environmentally sustainable way, informs professional secretary at HELCOM Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky.
The Lithuanian start-ups have come to London to participate at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, reports LETA/ELTA.
The "Riga 2014" Foundation is urging the government to make a decision on the future of the Corner House or the former KGB building at 61 Brivibas Street in Riga – an architectural edifice that "stood empty and deserted in the very center of Riga for more than six years," as "Riga 2014" public relations officer Martins Dregeris told LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania Jutta Schmitz on 17 October and discussed prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.
Monetary policy instruments are no magic solution or a "silver bullet" in dealing with the economic problems in the euro area, and it is crucial to observe budget discipline and implement structural reforms – this is the message that ran like a red thread of today's conference titled "Have We Learnt Anything from the Crisis?" and held by Latvijas Banka in Riga with the participation of the Eurosystem policy makers, representatives of international and national institutions and top scholars, reports the bank.
AB Kauno Grudai instant noodles City Taste won an innovative product award at SIAL 2014 international food industry and beverages exhibition in Paris, informs LETA/ELTA.
Russia has decided to extend the range of meat products that may not be imported from the European Union, as the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service Rosselkhoznadzor announced on Saturday, noting that several dangerous beef by-products would not be imported in Russia from October 21, reports LETA/NEWSRU.COM.