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Sunday, 01.03.2015, 01:01
Estonia's largest passenger shipping company Tallink informed the Tallinn stock exchange that it has decided to sell its ferries Regina Baltica and Silja Festival, informs LETA.
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Estonia's biggest passenger shipping company AS Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku Oy signed a contract for the construction of the LNG powered fast ferry for Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations, Tallink announced LETA.
Do you want to become an engineer, an architect, a journalist, a doctor, a beauty specialist or pursue a different career, but you still haven’t decided where to study? Then you really need to come to the fair “Skola 2015” (“School 2015”), which will take place from 27 February to 1 March at the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga where, in an active and creative environment, you will be offered diverse information on study opportunities in Latvia and abroad and will be assisted in choosing the most appropriate path of education.
After meetings with the Russian side regarding mutual cooperation in the transportation sector, it can be concluded that a substantial reduction in cargo turnover is not expected this year, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) told LETA.
Latvia has the sixth lowest minimum wage among the 22 European Union (EU) member states that have national minimum wages, according to data published by Eurostat, cites LETA.
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission issued four reasoned opinions on Thursday regarding Estonia for failing to comply properly with its obligations under EU law, informs LETA.
A total of 1,122,926 visitors stayed at hotels and other accommodations in Riga in 2014, which represents a 15.6% increase on 2013. The total number of tourists visiting the city reached 2 million last year, according to information from the Central Statistical Bureau, tabulated by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau.
The joint-stock company RB Rail and Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania submitted a joint application to the European Commission, seeking funding for the first round of implementation of the Rail Baltica project from the Connecting Europe Facility, as well as the Baltic countries' joint support letter signed by the Baltic transport ministers, LETA learned from Latvian Transport Ministry.
In the export of Estonian agricultural produce and food products, the share of the European Union increased in 2014, Äripäev.ee cites the Ministry of Agriculture.
The European Commission (EC) has presented analyses of economic challenges to individual member-states. Specific recommendations to individual countries to be issued in May 2015 and will be based on these reports, informs LETA/ELTA.
PM and "Eurochambres" heads discuss commercial cooperation within the framework of Latvia's Presidency in EU
On February 26th 2015, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met Richard Weber, President of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry "Eurochambres" and Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary – General to discuss cooperation between Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union and business cooperation partners – the European chambers of commerce, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Transport Minister of Latvia Anrijs Matiss, who spent yesterday in Moscow, took the opportunity to invite his Russian counterpart – Maxim Sokolov – to the III ASEM Summit in Riga at the end of April 2015, informs LETA.
On 18 - 19 February 2015, in Riga representatives of eighteen EU member states prepared recommendations for data usage improvement and European citizens' initiative development at the conference and discussion "Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society."
Straujuma: Europe is affected by a number of aspects, ranging from local political pressures to changes in macroeconomic environment
Today, in Brussels, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, in addressing the Centre for European Policy Studies at the conference "More or Less Europe”, highlighted the key aspects driving current economic, security and geopolitical challenges, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Although the construction of Rail Baltica railway line takes at least 4 to 5 billion euros, the three Baltic states will ask for only a tenth of the cost of building the infrastructure from the European Commission in the first round of funding, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.