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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 20.06.2018, 14:35

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Brexit sparks Irish businessmen's interest in Lithuanian market

Brexit sparks Irish businessmen's interest in Lithuanian market

20.06.2018

Irish businessmen concerned about the upcoming Brexit are becoming more and more interested in the Lithuanian market, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Investments, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Technology



Lithuanian travelers spent EUR 186.5 mln abroad in Q1

Lithuanian travelers spent EUR 186.5 mln abroad in Q1

20.06.2018

Lithuanian tourists spent 186.5 million euros abroad in the first quarter of 2018, up 10.7% year-on-year, the latest figures from the Statistics Lithuania have revealed, cites LETA/BNS.

Ireland seeking closer ties with Nordic, Baltic countries

Ireland seeking closer ties with Nordic, Baltic countries

20.06.2018

As the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union, Ireland is seeking closer ties with the Baltic and Nordic states, Irish President Michael D. Higgins said in Vilnius on June 19th, informs LETA/BNS.


Latvia awards funding to 7 development projects in EU's Eastern Partnership countries, Central Asia

Latvia awards funding to 7 development projects in EU's Eastern Partnership countries, Central Asia

20.06.2018

Following the assessment of project applications submitted to the grant competition "Support for development cooperation project in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia", the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded funding (grants) to seven development cooperation projects to be carried out in Central Asian countries – Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan – and the countries of the European Union's Eastern Partnership – Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, informs LETA.

Latvia and Peru agree to expand business, educational and science cooperation

Latvia and Peru agree to expand business, educational and science cooperation

20.06.2018

Latvia and Peru have agreed to expand business, educational and science cooperation, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.


20.06.2018

Neste plans to expand its station network in Lithuania

Neste Lietuva, the Finnish-capital company operating a network of unmanned stations in Lithuania, plans to open three new stations in 2018, informs LETA/BNS.

20.06.2018

Estonia's GDP per capita is 77% of EU average

Estonia's gross domestic product (GDP) per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) last year made up 77% of the average European Union rate, compared to 75% in 2016, the indicator was lower in seven member states and the same as Estonia's in two other member states, cites LETA/BNS.

20.06.2018

Low direct payments, reduced financing will be heavy blow on Latvia’s farming

The very low level of direct area payments combined with a reduced financing for rural development for a second consecutive period will be a heavy blow on Latvia’s farming sector, said Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers) after the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Luxembourg on June 18, informs LETA.

19.06.2018

Latvian MFA: Baltic Sea states must work together to reduce sea pollution

All members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) should agree on practical measures and seek an effective solution so as to reduce the catastrophic pollution of the Baltic Sea, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said during the meeting with the Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallstrom, informs LETA.

19.06.2018

Personal identification services company Veriff raises USD 7.7 mln

Estonian personal identification services startup Veriff has raised 7.7 million dollars, with the leading investor being Mosaic Ventures, reports LETA/BNS.

19.06.2018

Swiss institute: Latvia least competitive among Baltic states

Also in 2018 Latvia ranked the 40th most competitive country in the world compared, and is still showing the lowest score among its Baltic neighbors, according to the annual World Competitiveness Ranking developed by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Center in Switzerland, informs LETA.

19.06.2018

Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

A program agreement was signed between Estonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on June 18th, according to which Estonia will utilize more than eight million euros' worth of support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism Programme for carrying out research and higher education cooperation projects, reports LETA.

19.06.2018

Latvian TransMin in China discussed cooperation in tourism and transport

The Latvian Transport Ministry’s representatives during their visit to China discussed mutual cooperation opportunities in tourism, transport and logistics, said ministry’s representative Ilze Greiskalna, cites LETA.

19.06.2018

Estonia, Moldova to launch 10 new development cooperation projects

Estonia intends to launch ten new projects in development cooperation with Moldova, in addition to the 18 joint projects already in progress, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in the capital of Moldova on June 18th, informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2018

Ireland’s experience might help Latvia to find way to return emigrated nationals

Ireland’s experience might help Latvia to find a way to return the emigrated Latvians, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis after his meeting with Irish President Michael Higgins on June 18th, informs LETA.

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