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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 24.04.2014, 21:41

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The Crimean crisis: influence and consequences on the international community

The Crimean crisis: influence and consequences on the international community

24.04.2014

Society is facing a transformative period of its existence. And this evolution of society is influenced to a significant degree by globalization, interconnection and interdependence. Information and knowledge can play a crucial role in this dynamic process, especially when they are used as tools for misinformation and manipulation. Information wars have become tools of war to control the minds and the opinions of people. And often the information and manipulation overload is so big that it is virtually impossible to find balanced information that is committed to truth and impartiality.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Baltic States – CIS, Direct Speech, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Russia, Ukraine



Latvian Revenue Service: fight against illegal smuggling is at full capacity

Latvian Revenue Service: fight against illegal smuggling is at full capacity

24.04.2014

The State Revenue Service's Deputy Director General for Crime Prevention in Latvia Kaspars Cerneckis told members of the press today that it is not possible to completely eliminate illegal smuggling, and that it can only be curtailed to a certain extent, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

Estonian company wins European Defence Agency procurement for the first time

Estonian company wins European Defence Agency procurement for the first time

24.04.2014

BHC Laboratory, an Estonian company, won European Defence Agency's bid to organise a strategic cyber security exercise, reported BC Estonian defence ministry.


France and Poland: EU needs energy union to ensure supplies

France and Poland: EU needs energy union to ensure supplies

24.04.2014

France and Poland put forward a proposal for a European energy community on Thursday, to counter the dependence of some European countries on Russian gas, the AFP news agency reports, cites LETA.

Latvia and Iran agree to facilitate cooperation in foreign policy and industry

Latvia and Iran agree to facilitate cooperation in foreign policy and industry

24.04.2014

Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party), during his recent visit in Iran, has reached agreement with Iranian officials about further cooperation in the area of foreign policy and production industry, especially emphasizing pharmacy and food production, LETA was informed by Rinkevics.

24.04.2014

Global cooling or just a cold spell?

The public discussion on the future of Russia-West relations to take place in Riga on April 29th.

24.04.2014

PKN ORLEN's retail sales hit record in Q1

Despite the challenging market conditions in the first quarter 2014, with a low refining margin and shrinking Brent/Ural differential, Polish PKN ORLEN's operating metrics remained close to those from January-March 2013. The ORLEN Group's retail sales came in at a record high, and the petrochemical segment made a significant contribution to PKN ORLEN's performance in the downstream, reports LETA.

24.04.2014

ORLEN Lietuva continues to experience macroeconomic pressures in Q1

Unfavorable macroeconomic conditions and the impact of heavy pressure on margins in the whole European oil refining industry continued to affect ORLEN Lietuva's performance in 1Q2014, ORLEN Lietuva announced in a press release, cites LETA/ELTA.

24.04.2014

Lithuania's FinMin: proposal to establish equal minimum wage in all EU is unrealistic

Lithuanian Minister of Finance Rimantas Sadzius was sceptical about the Order and Justice Party's proposal to sign an agreement on equal minimum income in the European Union countries, informs LETA/ELTA.

24.04.2014

Estonian design exhibition Size Doesn't Matter to take place in Brussels

The Estonian design exhibition “Size Doesn’t Matter” will open at the Design Flanders Gallery in Brussels and run until May 25, 2014, the Estonian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

24.04.2014

Lithuanian PM: negotiations over Amber Grid shares to be over next week

The negotiations over the purchase of Lithuanian natural gas transmission system operator's Amber Grid shares owned by the German company E.ON Ruhrgas International GmbH are planned to be concluded next week, says Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, informs LETA/ELTA.

24.04.2014

Lietuvos gelezinkeliai: Lithuanian rail market is open

Having released EU Transport Scoreboard, the European Commission stated that Lithuania's rail market is closed to competition. However, company Lithuanian Railways disagrees with such an assessment; according to it, there are no legal obstacles to use public rail infrastructure in Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.

23.04.2014

German companies operating in Baltics once again very optimistic

In the beginning of 2013, the mood among German companies operating in the Baltic States once again is very optimistic, thus carrying forward the trend of the past three years. The favourable economic conditions in the Baltic States and the positive prospects for the future also determine the expectations towards further developments of their turnovers and export activities and therefore let them expect a successful business year 2014, says the Business survey 2014 of the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK).

23.04.2014

Estonian ICT Week 2014 to be visited by the creators of the Internet, Google

On Wednesday, the international information and communications technology week "Estonian ICT Week 2014" starts, bringing top players of the field from across the world to Estonia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

23.04.2014

Interest towards studies in Tartu University by international students increases by half

The admission of student candidates to English-language curricula has concluded. The interest of international student candidates in studies in the University of Tartu has increased by more than 45% in comparison with the previous year, the University of Tartu said in a statement, cites LETA.

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