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Monday, 31.08.2015, 09:46
Riga has the densest network of Wi-Fi hotspots compared to other capital cities of the European Union countries, shows a research by the telecommunications company Lattelecom, cites LETA.
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Led by Bolivia and El Salvador, Latin American countries dominate the top of the list of the most emotional countries in the world for 2014, where nearly six in 10 residents in each of these countries reported experiencing positive or negative emotions the previous day, according to a research by the Gallup Institute. Post-Soviet countries, including Latvia, largely dominate the list of countries at the other end of the spectrum, reports GALLUP.COM/LETA.
Maris Leja, the prosecutor on one of the criminal cases on the so-called Latvenergo bribery affair, is demanding jail sentences for the former Latvenergo Vice President Aigars Melko, the company's former Technical Director Gunars Cvetkovs, and company Energy Consulting head Andrejs Livanovics, informs LETA.
During a special press conference on August 27th, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) said that approximately 60,000 to 70,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive in Riga for this year's European Men's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2015), reports LETA.
At the cabinet meeting on August 27th, the Government members in Estonia were given an overview of the current state of preparations for the European Union presidency, reports LETA, referring to the Government Press Office.
Despite widespread belief that Estonia has sufficient reserves in fresh water, the country might face severe water stress by 2040, revealed an international study, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
With about 70,000 fans expected to converge on Riga from abroad for the European Championship ("EuroBasket" 2015), the Latvian beer giant Aldaris is gearing up for the event with special set-ups in a number of host bars in Old Town and downtown, and a cordoned-off zone at the Freedom Monument, reports LETA.
Lithuanian president: government is responsible for the loss of EU funding for the Rail Baltica signalling system
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite says the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Government are responsible for the loss of European funding for the Rail Baltica signalling system. Moreover, the inability to prepare attractive funding project for Brussels shows poor communication with the European Commission (EC), writes LETA/ELTA.
The value of Latvian wooden furniture exports in the first half of the year 2015 increased by 3% from the same period in 2014 to a total of EUR 61.16 million, which is 5.9% of the total forest industry exports in the fist six months, informs LETA, according to a report presented by the Agriculture Ministry's Department of Forests.
On 27 August, a train from Poland will arrive in Kaunas on the new Rail Baltica track with Catherine Trautmann, the European Coordinator for the North Sea-Baltic core network corridor, of which Rail Baltica railway line is a part, aboard. A train from Poland with passengers aboard last arrived in Lithuania in August 1939, reports LETA/ELTA the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
During the first half of 2015, the Latvian forest industry's exports increased by 5.2%, reaching EUR 1.03 billion, compared to EUR 988 million in the same period in 2014, reports LETA, according to data provided by the Forest Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Lithuanian Minister of Economy, Evaldas Gustas, presented to the Government accomplishments in business promotion and mitigation of the Russian embargo. He said that implemented measures have given results, informs LETA/ELTA.
Starting from 26 October 2015, Estonian Air will serve the Örebro-Copenhagen route. The flights will be operated twice a day on workdays and once a day on Sundays with CRJ700 aircraft. The service agreement is valid until 25 October 2018, reports BC airline’s press service.
"BaltCap Private Equity Fund II" has pushed through acquisition of the realty investment management firm BPT Real Estate, which operates in all three Baltic States and Poland, informs LETA.
The CEO at the joint-stock company RB Rail, set up for implementation of the Rail Baltica standard-gauge railroad project, should take office in October 2015, and hopefully agreement could be reached by that time with the candidate chosen for the job, Baiba Rubesa, as Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said in an interview with Latvian State Radio today, cites LETA.