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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 20.01.2018, 20:28

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In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction

In 2018, Riga port will continue entering new markets for cargo and passenger attraction

19.01.2018

In 2018, the marketing activities of the Freeport of Riga Authority will be focused both on preserving existing markets and active work in new regions, attracting new cargo and passenger flows to the port, In the marketing area, the Freeport of Riga Authority will continue strategic cooperation with port operators, supporting them in attracting cargo and investments, informed BC port’s press service.

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Lithuanian building firms criticize new rules for hiring foreign workers

Lithuanian building firms criticize new rules for hiring foreign workers

19.01.2018

Lithuania's "white list" aimed at making it easier to hire workers from third countries has already drawn considerable interest from road haulers, but builders want a different instrument, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Friday, cites LETA/BNS.

Ikea boosts forest holdings in Lithuania to 15,000 ha

Ikea boosts forest holdings in Lithuania to 15,000 ha

19.01.2018

Sweden's furniture group Ikea has increased its forest holdings in Lithuania by 50% to 15,000 hectares over the past 12 months, catching up with Euroforest, the largest investor in Lithuanian forests until recently, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Friday, cites LETA/BNS.


Swedbank economist: Euribor may reach zero at end of 2018

Swedbank economist: Euribor may reach zero at end of 2018

19.01.2018

Swedbank chief economist Tonu Mertsina said that the Euribor rate may be close to zero by the end of this year, the news portal of the Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports, cites LETA/BNS.

Estonia admits need to change Aliens Act

Estonia admits need to change Aliens Act

19.01.2018

The Estonian government at its Thursday's meeting decided to start a procedure for amending the Aliens Act to bring it into conformity with EU law, as required by the European Commission, reports LETA/BNS.


19.01.2018

Riga nominated for European Best Destination 2018 title

The Latvian capital city Riga has been included in the list of 20 European cities nominated for this year’s European Best Destination title, Live Riga representative Anna Blaua told LETA.

19.01.2018

Estonian president, Juncker focus on EU future, budget

During a meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discussed matters of the future of the European Union, shaping of the new financial period, the union's energy policy, Eastern Partnership and large infrastructure projects, informs LETA/BNS.

19.01.2018

Ambassador: Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel would be important connection for Finland

Finnish ambassador to Estonia Kirsti Narinen said that the Tallinn-Helsinki railway tunnel would be an important connection with continental Europe for Finland, reports LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Lithuania's annual growth of housing prices bigger than EU's in Q3

Housing prices in Lithuania grew by 8.5% in the third quarter of 2017 year-on-year, which made the growth among the biggest in the European Union, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat showed on Thursday, cites LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Applications for Estonian startup visa filed from 47 countries during 1st year

Altogether 325 applications from 47 countries were filed in the framework of the Estonian startup visa program over the course of its first year of existence, informs LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Migration and the Lithuanian economy

During the last two decades, Lithuania has experienced a very high rate of population mobility, which peaked during the early years of EU membership (2004–2006) and once again during the recent economic and financial crisis (2009–2011). Lithuanian workers took advantage of economic opportunities abroad and made the most of free movement within the EU and EEA.

18.01.2018

Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017

Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 as its basic tenets - including guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights of minorities, freedom of the press, and the rule of law -came under attack around the world, the U.S.-based non-governmental organization Freedom House said in its annual report, cites LETA.

18.01.2018

EU Commission approves EUR 140 mln support for Vilnius CHP plant

The European Commission has approved almost 140 million euros in additional support for the construction of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.

18.01.2018

Latvian, Spanish PMs agree on necessity to step up economic cooperation

Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during their meeting yesterday agreed on the necessity to step up economic cooperation between both countries, Kucinskis’ office reported LETA.

18.01.2018

Estonia and Lithuania register fastest inflation in eurozone in December

Annual inflation in the eurozone slowed by 0.1 percentage points in December 2017 to 1.4%, and the fastest inflation was registered in Estonia and Lithuania - 3.8%, informs LETA/BNS.

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