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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 31.10.2014, 07:32

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More than 20,000 Latvian citizens were born outside Latvia in 10 years

More than 20,000 Latvian citizens were born outside Latvia in 10 years

30.10.2014

In a time period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, a total of 21,168 citizens of Latvia were registered in Latvian consular representations in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland, the European Latvians Association (ELA) informed LETA.

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Ahlstrom opens service center in Vilnius

Ahlstrom opens service center in Vilnius

30.10.2014

Ahlstrom, a high performance fiber-based materials company Ahlstrom, celebrates the inauguration of its Service Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

Barroso: without EU enlargement, Russia would have gobbled up Bulgaria and Baltics

Barroso: without EU enlargement, Russia would have gobbled up Bulgaria and Baltics

30.10.2014

Without the EU enlargement, Russia’s appetite, today, would not focus on Ukraine, but on Bulgaria and the Baltic states, outgoing Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told reporters at his last press conference yesterday, cites LETA/EURACTIV.


Sinkevicius: Rail Baltica should be a priority in allocating funds

Sinkevicius: Rail Baltica should be a priority in allocating funds

30.10.2014

On 28 October 2014, the representatives from Baltic States signed a landmark agreement which will launch the project Rail Baltica and bring the Baltic region closer to the Western Europe. By terms of the agreement, a joint Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian venture responsible for the Rail Baltica project will be set up in Riga, informed BC Lithuanian Transport Ministry.

Tallinn Airport among the best airports in Europe

Tallinn Airport among the best airports in Europe

30.10.2014

Tallinn Airport is among the best airports in Europe, based on the overall airport experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2014 airport survey, reported LETA/Baltic Business News.

30.10.2014

Infortar is interested in full ownership of Estonian Air

Infortar, major shareholder of Estonian passenger shipping company Tallink, is interested in buying the whole of Estonian national carrier Estonian Air, Infortar's head Ain Hanschmidt said at a press conference on Wednesday, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

30.10.2014

Flights between Riga and Cologne launched

Irish low-fare airline Ryanair launched its new Riga-Cologne service today, the Riga International Airport informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

30.10.2014

Estonian cargo ship in danger of sinking in Stockholm archipelago

Estonian company-owned cargo ship Kertu, which was on its way to Kokkola, Finland, is in danger of sinking in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

29.10.2014

Lithuanian officers bust a mob suspected of large-scale money laundering

The Financial Crime Investigation Service in Lithuania (FNTT) has unmasked an international organised mob which was engaged in the shadow trade of luxury mobile phones Vertus and precious metals in the European Union (EU) and the Eastern countries, informs LETA/ELTA.

29.10.2014

Stockmann looks to lay off 380 staff at Seppala

Stockmann has announced plans to cut some 380 jobs at its Seppala retail chain, Yle/LETA reports.

29.10.2014

Estonian president commends Farmer of the Year 2014

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the awards ceremony of the 'Farmer of the Year 2014' competition on October 28th, recognising the best farmers in Estonia and personally congratulating the title winner, Vändra OÜ director Ilmar Teevet, reports BC presidential press service.

29.10.2014

Swedish crown princess Victoria meets with Estonian state leaders

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel started their two-day visit to Estonia on Tuesday by meeting with Estonian state leaders and attending several events, LETA/Postimees writes.

29.10.2014

Eesti Pank: Estonian financial sector as a whole is in good condition

The Estonian financial sector is in good condition and most of the risks to financial stability in the next half year are small, Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its fresh financial stability assessment on Wednesday, cites LETA.

29.10.2014

Estonia still the highest in Doing Business ranking among Baltics

On the list of Doing Business 2015, a World Bank Group flagship report which was released this Wednesday Lithuania remained as one of the most favourably assessed countries in the world in terms of starting a business. In The overall ranking Lithuania is 24th, while Estonia on 17th position and Latvia 23 rd, informs LETA/ELTA.

29.10.2014

Latvia and Uzbekistan discussed events during Presidency in EU

From 28 to 29 October, the State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovics is on a visit to Uzbekistan to take part in an international conference in the city of Urgench entitled: "Development of Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to Mitigate the Environmental Catastrophe", reports BC Latvian MFA.

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