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Saturday, 02.08.2014, 01:28
EU’ customs authorities detained in 2013 almost 36 million items suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR). Commission's annual report on customs actions to enforce IPR suggests that intercepted goods represent more than € 760 million; this is less than in 2012. Present report published at the end of July 2014, also gives statistics on the type, provenance and transport method of counterfeit products detained at the EU's external borders.
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Economy Minister Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis (Reform Party) told Latvian Television this morning that there is a real possibility that Russia's response to the EU sanctions in Latvia could affect the food and transit industries, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA.
In June 2014 the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Lithuania stood at 10.5%, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, said, informs ELTA/LETA.
In the upcoming days, a Baltic-Polish task force of food and veterinary service specialists from the four countries will be set up, which will meet at least once every two weeks to analyze the latest information in regard to the spread of African swine fever in the region, and decide on how best to move forward in combating the spread of the disease, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet expressed deep concern that Dutch and Australian experts are still unable to get to the Malaysian aircraft accident site in Eastern Ukraine to do their work, since battle activity goes on in the vicinity, informs LETA reffering to Postimees Online.
Fish processing company ''Karavela Ltd.'', which produced the ''Kaija'' line of canned fish products, has so far this year increased profits by 62 percent when compared to the same period last year, as well as achieved a 12.5%increase in turnover, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA reffering to the company.
The European Commission selected a total of 106 projects that will benefit from over €320 million in EU support for improving transport infrastructure across Europe. The funding will support projects announced by the Commission in 2013 and is effective through “Trans-European transport network (TEN-T) Program”; since January 2014 – the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
Ambassadors of Member States of the European Union decided in Brussels today to implement the third stage sanctions against Russia for the first time; these are targeting sectors of the economy, informs LETA reffering to Postimees Online.
The airline Air Lituanica adds Billund to its schedule of regular flights. The flights to the town of Denmark launched during the summer season will remain on the schedule twice a week, reported BC at Commercial Officer of company.
The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose broad economic sanctions against Russia, hoping to force Moscow to reverse course in Ukraine, informs LETA reffering to EU sources.
During the upcoming 12th Saeima elections, there will be 96 voting stations operating abroad, where Latvian citizens will be able to vote, informs LETA reffering to the Central Election Commission.
Lithuania is considering declaring a state of emergency in the entire country on Monday due to an outbreak of African swine fever at the "Idavang" pig breeding complex, Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitiene announced. Currently, the state of emergency has been declared in Ignalina Region, reports ELTA/LETA.
The Estonian government held an extraordinary meeting on Friday and decided that Estonia supports implementing the additional sanctions planned against Russia, informs LETA reffering to Public Broadcasting.
One of the most important conferences for anthropology in Europe and beyond is Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. Approximately 1,200 anthropologists from around the world are expected to participate in this major international conference, which will take place in Tallinn from 31 July to 3 August 2014, reported BC Krista Must, Communication Senior Specialist of Tallinn University.
The Lithuanian Seimas has closed its fourth regular session which began on 10 March 2014. During the session, Members of the Seimas convened to 51 plenary sittings and adopted over 300 legislative acts. The session was extended until 17 July 2014 due to the solemn sitting held on 12 July 2014 when Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania, was sworn in for the second term of office. After the Government returned its mandate to the re-elected President, the Seimas nominated its candidature for the Prime Minister, the Office of the Seimas says in a statement, reports ELTA/LETA.