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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 31.10.2014, 16:52

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Ryanair hopes to serve 2.3 mln passengers in Baltics in 2014

Ryanair hopes to serve 2.3 mln passengers in Baltics in 2014

31.10.2014

Irish low-fare airline Ryanair hopes to serve 2.3 million passengers in the Baltics in 2014, the airline informed LETA.

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Unemployment rate in EU was 10.1% in September

Unemployment rate in EU was 10.1% in September

31.10.2014

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in September 2014, stable compared with August 2014, but down from 12.0% in September 2013, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union informs, cites LETA/ELTA.

Latvian MFA: extension of sanctions against Belarus was expected

Latvian MFA: extension of sanctions against Belarus was expected

31.10.2014

The extension of European Union sanctions by another years against Belarus was an expected decision, Foreign Ministry press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums told LETA.


Elering inaugurates emergency reserve power plants in Kiisa

Elering inaugurates emergency reserve power plants in Kiisa

31.10.2014

Estonian Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Urve Palo, Elering’s CEO Taavi Veskimägi and the Vice President of the Finnish Wärtsilä Group are inaugurating Elering’s emergency reserve power plants on Friday, Elering announced, cites LETA.

airBaltic launches flights between Vilnius and Amsterdam

airBaltic launches flights between Vilnius and Amsterdam

31.10.2014

On October 30th, airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Vilnius and Amsterdam. The flight, which will operate three times a week, offers convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Vilnius via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, and linking Amsterdam to the Baltic Region and beyond through airBaltic’s connections to Scandinavia and the CIS, informed BC Janis Vanags.

30.10.2014

More than 20,000 Latvian citizens were born outside Latvia in 10 years

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.

30.10.2014

Ahlstrom opens service center in Vilnius

Ahlstrom, a high performance fiber-based materials company Ahlstrom, celebrates the inauguration of its Service Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

30.10.2014

Barroso: without EU enlargement, Russia would have gobbled up Bulgaria and Baltics

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.

30.10.2014

Sinkevicius: Rail Baltica should be a priority in allocating funds

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.

30.10.2014

Tallinn Airport among the best airports in Europe

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.

30.10.2014

Infortar is interested in full ownership of Estonian Air

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.

30.10.2014

Flights between Riga and Cologne launched

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.

30.10.2014

Estonian cargo ship in danger of sinking in Stockholm archipelago

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.

29.10.2014

Lithuanian officers bust a mob suspected of large-scale money laundering

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.

29.10.2014

Stockmann looks to lay off 380 staff at Seppala

Stockmann has announced plans to cut some 380 jobs at its Seppala retail chain, Yle/LETA reports.

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