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Friday, 31.10.2014, 07:32
In a time period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, a total of 21,168 citizens of Latvia were registered in Latvian consular representations in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland, the European Latvians Association (ELA) informed LETA.
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Ahlstrom, a high performance fiber-based materials company Ahlstrom, celebrates the inauguration of its Service Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
Without the EU enlargement, Russia’s appetite, today, would not focus on Ukraine, but on Bulgaria and the Baltic states, outgoing Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told reporters at his last press conference yesterday, cites LETA/EURACTIV.
On 28 October 2014, the representatives from Baltic States signed a landmark agreement which will launch the project Rail Baltica and bring the Baltic region closer to the Western Europe. By terms of the agreement, a joint Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian venture responsible for the Rail Baltica project will be set up in Riga, informed BC Lithuanian Transport Ministry.
Tallinn Airport is among the best airports in Europe, based on the overall airport experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2014 airport survey, reported LETA/Baltic Business News.
Infortar, major shareholder of Estonian passenger shipping company Tallink, is interested in buying the whole of Estonian national carrier Estonian Air, Infortar's head Ain Hanschmidt said at a press conference on Wednesday, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Irish low-fare airline Ryanair launched its new Riga-Cologne service today, the Riga International Airport informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
Estonian company-owned cargo ship Kertu, which was on its way to Kokkola, Finland, is in danger of sinking in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The Financial Crime Investigation Service in Lithuania (FNTT) has unmasked an international organised mob which was engaged in the shadow trade of luxury mobile phones Vertus and precious metals in the European Union (EU) and the Eastern countries, informs LETA/ELTA.
Stockmann has announced plans to cut some 380 jobs at its Seppala retail chain, Yle/LETA reports.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the awards ceremony of the 'Farmer of the Year 2014' competition on October 28th, recognising the best farmers in Estonia and personally congratulating the title winner, Vändra OÜ director Ilmar Teevet, reports BC presidential press service.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel started their two-day visit to Estonia on Tuesday by meeting with Estonian state leaders and attending several events, LETA/Postimees writes.
The Estonian financial sector is in good condition and most of the risks to financial stability in the next half year are small, Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its fresh financial stability assessment on Wednesday, cites LETA.
On the list of Doing Business 2015, a World Bank Group flagship report which was released this Wednesday Lithuania remained as one of the most favourably assessed countries in the world in terms of starting a business. In The overall ranking Lithuania is 24th, while Estonia on 17th position and Latvia 23 rd, informs LETA/ELTA.
From 28 to 29 October, the State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovics is on a visit to Uzbekistan to take part in an international conference in the city of Urgench entitled: "Development of Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to Mitigate the Environmental Catastrophe", reports BC Latvian MFA.