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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 12.12.2018, 01:12

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Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft

Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft

11.12.2018

The two municipalities Gävle and Sandviken in the Stockholm region have decided to sell a total of 130 hectares of land to Microsoft for SEK 269 million, thereby creating conditions for a major international investment, Invest Stockholm informed BC.

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EuroSpike qualifies in Estonia's antitank weapons procurement

EuroSpike qualifies in Estonia's antitank weapons procurement

11.12.2018

The weapons manufacturer EuroSpike GmBH has qualified as a tenderer in a tender to supply long-range antitank systems to the Estonian defense forces, as it has submitted the application necessary for participation in the tender along with necessary documents, reported LETA/BNS.

European regional policy: effects for the Baltic States

European regional policy: effects for the Baltic States

11.12.2018

Several EU funds assist structural reforms and progressive regional development in the Baltic States. The EU’s strategy aims at making European regions actively participating in nation growth. However, historic administrative and territorial divisions often do not cope with the modern digital societies and “smart specialization” trends. Hence, political decisions concerning regional policies have to be both optimal and progressive.


President to withdraw Gobzems' nomination for PM

President to withdraw Gobzems' nomination for PM

10.12.2018

President Raimonds Vejonis will withdraw Aldis Gobzems’ (KPV LV) nomination for prime minister. After a meeting with Gobzems on Monday, Vejonis told journalists that he would issue a decree to withdraw the nomination and start consultations with political parties, reported LETA/BNS.

Baltic states, Finland undecided on changing of clocks at meeting in Tallinn

Baltic states, Finland undecided on changing of clocks at meeting in Tallinn

10.12.2018

Representatives of the transport ministries of the Baltic states, Finland and Poland, who met in Tallinn on Monday, were of differing opinions when it comes to whether the countries should stay in summer or winter time once the practice of adjusting the clocks twice a year ends, reported LETA/BNS.


10.12.2018

Seizing the potential of climate solutions – and making the Baltics leaders in green economy

As the most important UN climate conference COP24 since the historic Paris meeting is being held in Katowice, Poland, it is also time for the Baltics to think about delivering on the Paris Agreement’s promises. A recent study by SEI Tallinn and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra reveals that the Baltics have great potential in doing so. The key is scaling up Nordic solutions that have already proved their effectiveness.

10.12.2018

Poland's Itaka to fly tourists from Lithuania's Kaunas

Polish tour operator Itaka, which entered the Lithuanian market earlier this year, is expanding its operations and will offer trips from Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas from the upcoming spring as well, informed LETA/BNS.

10.12.2018

President of LDz was appointed the First Vice President of the UIC European Regional Assembly.

The President of VAS /SJSC/ “Latvijas dzelzceļš”, Edvīns Bērziņš, was appointed the First Vice President of the European Regional Assembly of the International Union of Railways (UIC), :DZ representative informed BC.

07.12.2018

European security: an urgent issue for the EU and the Baltics (part I)

The European Commission organised a media seminar on the “security research”, with a view of a deeper understanding of the complex security issues. The theme is of vital importance at present tense time for both Europeans and the Baltics’ sub-region in line with EU’s priorities of making Europe a safe place and enhancing regional security.

07.12.2018

Latvian architects bureau NRJA wins TabFab Creative Quarter sketch design competition

The first-prize winner in the sketch design competition “The Architectural Vision for Complete Development of the TabFab Creative Quarter and an invitation to participate in negotiation procedure on development of the construction design and author’s supervision is Latvian architects office NRJA, Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (National Alliance) announced LETA on Friday.

07.12.2018

Estonian power co: Electricity prices rose as expected in November

The price of electricity rose in line with expectations and as a result of colder weather in November in Estonia, Finland and Latvia alike, whereas in Lithuania the price moved lower, the state-owned power generating and power distribution group Eesti Energia said on Friday.

07.12.2018

Estonia's Autolevi raises EUR 225,000 on Funderbeam to expand business in Finland

The Estonian peer-to-peer car rental service Autolevi has raised 225,000 euros via the crowdfunding platform Funderbeam, which it is about to use to expand operations in Finland, informed LETA/BNS.

06.12.2018

Lithuanian and Estonian subsidiaries of Latvia’s Capitalia non-bank lender merged with parent

Capitalia non-bank lender has concluded a reorganization by merging its Lithuanian and Estonian subsidiaries with the Latvian parent company and becoming a European company (societas Europaea) with a head office in Latvia, LETA was told at the company.

06.12.2018

The element of surprise has vanished, but growth is still present

Emotions of surprise stirred by the release of the flash estimate of gross domestic product growth in the third quarter of 2018 have already subsided, but the detailed third quarter data published by the Central Statistical Bureau confirm that Latvia's economy has experienced rapid growth. At the same time, however, the question concerning the sustainability of the factors underpinning this growth remains relevant.

06.12.2018

Denmark is important Latvia’s partner in defense and regional security – Vejonis

Denmark is important Latvia’s partneri n defense and regional security, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during the official visit of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to Latvia.

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