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Tuesday, 06.12.2016, 19:51
Estonia's Minister of Rural Affairs Martin Repinski handed his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the new government was sworn in on Nov. 23, reports LETA/BNS,
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Estonia outperforms the rest of Europe in the OECD's latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.Latvia is ahead of Lithuania but still trails behind Estonia.
Few Saeima deputies are members of the Home Guard, although the Home Guard is one of the cornerstones of the Armed Forces and officials regularly remind the public about the important role of the Home Guard, newspaper Latvijas Avize writes today.
The outlook for property & casualty (P&C) insurance globally is stable for 2017, as premiums are expected to grow in line with GDP while pricing and investment headwinds remain, Moody's Investors Service says BC.
The European Commission quite regularly invites religious representatives from churches and religious associations, spiritual communities and philosophical and non-confessional organisations for high-level meetings and working level discussions. At the present migration crisis, it is really highly important.
Latvian national airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Madrid on May 26, 2017, BC learned from the airline.
Lithuania's state energy group Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy) and European Investment Bank (EIB) on Monday signed a loan of 190 mln euros for the biomass and waste-fired cogeneration plant in Vilnius.
ithuania's largest haulage companies are investing in establishment of own rest areas for their drivers in Western Europe in response to stricter regulation of drivers' rest procedures and lack of space in public truck parking areas, vz.lt news portal said on Monday, reports LETA/BNS.
According to fuel seller Olerex the global price of fuels on Monday reached the highest level in the past year and a half and the price increase should finally also reach Estonia, write LETA/BNS.
The price of electricity in Nord Pool Spot's Lithuanian bidding area last week averaged 37.3 euros per megawatt-hour, up by 0.8% from the previous week, but down by one-fifth from the year-earlier level, Litgrid said on Monday.
EUR 140 mln is lost in Latvia each year because of counterfeiting and piracy, which makes up 15.7% of all sales in Latvia, according to studies carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights. As a result, 2,500 jobs are lost in Latvia every year, the EUIPO told LETA.
Lithuania has registered this year's second death from sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the Center for Communicable Diseases and AIDS said LETA/BNS.
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015 the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 302.8 million euros, which was 6% more than in 2014.
As the new Vilnius office of Exadel, an international software engineering company, opens its doors, the company has announced ambitious plans to grow its operations in Lithuania. The US-based company currently employs over 50 specialists in Lithuania, and is now planning to recruit a further 150 staff in the coming two years. This recruitment drive is part of a long-term, five-year development plan for which the company plans to invest €19 million.
Unemployment rate in the eurozone was 9.8% in October which is the lowest indicator since July 2009, while the highest unemployment rate growth was registered in Estonia, reports LETA/BNS.