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Two Estonians charged in Finland's largest ever money laundering case

Two Estonians charged in Finland's largest ever money laundering case

16.08.2019

Finnish authorities are accusing two men originally from Estonia of extensive money laundering and the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) believes that Russian organized crime is behind the money laundering scheme, Finnish public broadcaster Yle reported on Friday reffered LETA.

Keyword tags: Crime, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Legislation



Latvian talents explore working and living in Finland

Latvian talents explore working and living in Finland

16.08.2019

Next week (19-24 Aug.), five international talents will visit Finland. The winners are from Singapore, Lithuania, Latvia, India and Albania and were selected from more than a thousand applicants. They will visit with their families and explore daily life, work and free time activities in Turku Region, informed Talent Turku and Talent Call Turku campaign organizators.

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and needed reforms (I)

Enforcing sustainability: modern challenges and needed reforms (I)

16.08.2019

The global sustainable agenda requires the states to take all necessary measures (“what it takes”) to implement UN sustainable development goals by 2030. Generally, these measures involve three spheres of national governance: social, environmental and economic; but none of them shall be effective without adequate reforms in existing national education and training policies.


GDP and employment both up by 0.2% in the euro area

GDP and employment both up by 0.2% in the euro area

14.08.2019

Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28, informed Eurostat.

Assault death rate in the EU highest in the Baltic States

Assault death rate in the EU highest in the Baltic States

14.08.2019

With 4.6 assault-related deaths per 100 000 inhabitants, Latvia registered the highest rate among the EU Member States in 2016. Two other Baltic Member States, Lithuania (3.6 deaths due to assault per 100 000 inhabitants) and Estonia (2.7) also recorded relatively high rates of death due to assault, informed Eurosta.


13.08.2019

Prime Ministers of the Baltic States to mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way in Riga

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has invited Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, and Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania, to visit Latvia on 23 August. The officials will hold a meeting, as well as attend celebration events, informed Sabīne Spurķe Press Secretary to Cabinet of Ministers

13.08.2019

Belarusians removed from Lithuania's GIPL tender due to ties with Russia - documents

The Lithuanian government removed a Belarusian firm from the tender process for a Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) construction contract due to its business ties with Russian companies and contacts with individuals deemed as posing risks, according to documents available to LETA/BNS.

12.08.2019

Estonia: Erasmus+ program supporting learning mobility with EUR 12.5 mln

The Archimedes Foundation is distributing altogether 12.5 mln euros for the learning mobility of Estonia's education field in the 2019 round of applications of the European Union's education, youth and sport program Erasmus+, informed LETA/BNS.

12.08.2019

The energy transition in the European political context

There is a real need to connect two debates that are happening simultaneously in the European political space: the discussion around the 2050 decarbonization strategy and the issue of guaranteeing the daily energy security of our continent.

12.08.2019

Latvian Agriculture Ministry urges European Commission to monitor Ukrainian egg producers more closely

The Latvian Agriculture Ministry has called on the European Commission to monitor Ukrainian egg producers more closely in order to protect consumers in the European Union from salmonella infection, LETA was told at the ministry.

12.08.2019

Finnish retailer Stockmann posts EUR 11.2 mln operating loss for H1

The consolidated revenue of the Finnish department store operator Stockmann for the first half-year declined 5.5% to 449.5 mln euros, while the 2.7-mln-euro operating profit turned into an operating loss of 11.2 mln euros, Stockmann told the stock exchange.

09.08.2019

Latvia and Lithuania leaders among EU countries for drowned residents

In 2016 there were 5 537 deaths of European Union (EU) residents caused by accidental drowning and submersion. The figure has been falling each year since a peak of 6 090 deaths in 2013 and corresponds to an EU average of 1.1 deaths per 100 000 residents, informed Eurostat.

09.08.2019

Lithuania's Maxima Group selling Polish IT firm Infinite

Emperia Holding, a Polish company controlled by Vilnius-based Maxima Grupe, is selling its IT subsidiary, Infinite, and will plow the proceeds into expansion in Poland, informed LETA/BNS.

08.08.2019

Fair taxation: new European rules would resolve tax disputes quicker and easier

New EU rules will ensure quicker and more effective resolution of tax disputes among the states, making life easier and offering much more tax certainty for businesses and individuals experiencing double taxation issues.

07.08.2019

Poland's Rafako questions Amber Grid's choice of Alvora as GIPL contract winner

Following Amber Grid's announcement of its intention to award a contract, worth almost 100 million euros, for the construction of the Lithuanian part of the Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) to Alvora, Poland's energy facility builder Rafako, another bidder, says the Vilnius-based gas pipeline and engineering network construction company may pose a threat to national security, informed LETA/BNS.

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