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Sunday, 21.12.2014, 17:48
The Competition Council in Latvia has decided to change several binding rules formerly imposed on broadcaster MTG Broadcasting AB (MTG), allowing the company to change cooperation terms in regard to the placement of classic advertisements by its clients.
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The European Commission has confirmed its opinion on the updated draft budgetary plan of Latvia for 2015, the Finance Ministry informed the press representatives, cites LETA.
The European Humanities University (EHU) was honored to host seven distinguished candidates who were invited to campus as finalists for the position of University Rector this week.
On the basis of the Constitution, and having regard to the decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, the Seimas has ratified the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism signed by the euro area countries in Brussels in 2012 and amended in 2014, and the documents relating thereto. This Law received 82 votes in favour, with 1 vote against and 1 abstention, reported LETA/ELTA, referring to the Office of the Seimas.
French transport, infrastructure and energy giant Alstom plans to take part in Rail Baltica II project, offering infrastructure and energy solutions as well as the rolling stock, said Alstom Central and Eastern European director Valerie Chardon.
On December 18, in Brussels, the Heads of State and Government called for immediate establishment of the European Fund for Strategic Investments to fund growth of Europe, and for reaching an agreement on the most important tasks during Latvia's Presidency. Latvia has set a priority – to develop competitive, digital and engaged Europe, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
At the European Council meeting in Brussels, President Dalia Grybauskaite together with other EU leaders discussed topical external policy issues and the situation in Ukraine, reported BC presidential press service.
On 18 December 2014, the Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement on EUR 65 million loan for a maximum period of sixteen years, reported BC press service of Litgrid.
One of the leading ERP companies in the Baltic and Nordic countries HansaWorld has announced a shift in strategy and will further offer their products as cloud computing services by introducing a brand new product – Standard ERP, reported BC HansaWorld development PR consultant Marcis Krastins.
Lithuanian economy has reached a stage of development where moderate GDP growth cannot be taken for granted and certain, SEB's analysts say in their latest Lithuanian Macroeconomy Review, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is attending a European Council meeting. The focus of the meeting is on the economic situation in the European Union and measures to foster economic growth and investments, reported BC the presidential press service.
Due to strong demand on its Vilnius route, Turkish Airlines, the 3rd largest carrier in Europe, will increase its flights between Vilnius and Istanbul as from March 2015. Effective from the 29th of March, the schedule will increase from 5 weekly to daily flights, reported BC press service of Vilnius airport.
Rotten WiFi, a public WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog, has measured and evaluated the quality of public hotspots in 172 countries worldwide, testing hundreds of networks. The collected data revealed Top 20 countries with best public WiFi. Lithuania tops the list with download speed at 15,40 Mbps, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
During a meeting with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins emphasized that the European Union wishes to see Kyrgyzstan as a democratic country, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.
The United Nations affirmed 18 December as the International Migrants Day. On this day countries are encouraged to discuss migration problems. Lithuania stands out from other EU Member States in the extent of emigration, informs LETA/ELTA.