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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 12:03

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EU: Back Energy imports on the rise

EU: Back Energy imports on the rise

21.10.2019

The decrease of primary energy production in the European Union (EU) over the past decades has resulted in an increase in the imports of primary energy and energy products, informed Eurostat.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Gas, Oil, Statistics



UK dragging us into its own domestic affairs - Latvian MP

UK dragging us into its own domestic affairs - Latvian MP

21.10.2019

The UK parliament with its decisions is dragging us into Britain's own domestic political processes, but Latvia has already stated that it will back another Brexit delay if the UK seeks one, Rihards Kols (National Alliance), chairman of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, told LETA.

Ostapenko wins 3rd WTA title in her career at Luxembourg Open

Ostapenko wins 3rd WTA title in her career at Luxembourg Open

21.10.2019

Latvia's second-ranked women's tennis player Alona Ostapenko on Sunday defeated Germany's Julia Goerges in straight sets in the final match of the Luxembourg Open, reported LETA/BNS.


Hackers fake press release about Lithuania asking US to move nuclear weapons

Hackers fake press release about Lithuania asking US to move nuclear weapons

18.10.2019

Hackers have sent out a fake press release claiming to be from the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and alleging that President Gitanas Nauseda has asked the United States to build a military base in Lithuania and relocate nuclear weapons to the country, reported LETA/BNS.

Operail begins freight transport in Finland

Operail begins freight transport in Finland

18.10.2019

International transport and logistics company Operail has launched a subsidiary in Finland, Operail Finland Oy, and is investing 50 million euros to begin freight transport on Finnish railways, informed Operail representatives.


18.10.2019

Lithuanian dairy products subject to 25% US import tariff

ithuanian cheeses, yoghurts and other dairy products are now subject to a new 25-percent import tariff imposed by the United States, according to the US Federal Register, writes LETA/BNS.

17.10.2019

EU leaders endorse new Brexit deal

European leaders on Thursday endorsed a Brexit withdrawal agreement drawn up between London and the European Union, which will now go to the British parliament for ratification, informed LETA-AFP.

17.10.2019

Latvia has highest proportion of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Baltics - Eurostat

In 2018, 109.2 mln people, or 21.7% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at risk of poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity.

17.10.2019

Latvia is celebrating 100th anniversary of Latvian National Institutions for Culture, Education and Science at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Latvian National Institutions for Culture, Education and Science included among the anniversaries to be associated with UNESCO in 2018-2019 the audio visual installation “Alphabet of Latvian Culture” is opened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, Latvian National Commission for UNESCO representatives informed BC.

17.10.2019

Juncker and Johnson announce agreement on new Brexit deal

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that a Brexit withdrawal agreement has finally been reached and will be presented to EU leaders, reported LETA-AFP.

17.10.2019

Lithuanian parliament starts debating 'spy swap' amendment

The Lithuanian parliament has started debating a draft amendment to the Criminal Code that would detail the president's right to pardon persons convicted of espionage, reported LETA/BNS.

17.10.2019

Digitalised economy: OECD efforts to address tax challenges

The OECD published a proposal to advance international negotiations to ensure that large and highly profitable multinational enterprises, including digital companies, pay tax wherever they have significant consumer-facing activities and generate their profits.

16.10.2019

Estonia: Public transport cards to become usable both in Tallinn, Helsinki in 2021

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart and Deputy mayor of Helsinki Anni Sinnemaki concluded at a meeting held in Helsinki on Tuesday that the capital cities of Estonia and Finland should coordinate their efforts and develop a shared public transport ticketing system, according to the Postimees information reports LETA/BNS.

16.10.2019

OECD: Reforms in Latvia must result in stronger enforcement to tackle foreign bribery and subsequent money laundering risks

Latvia has continued to improve its framework against bribery of foreign public officials and subsequent money laundering but the reforms need to translate into further effective enforcement, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

16.10.2019

Cod catch quota in eastern Baltic Sea cut 92% in 2020

The European Union Agriculture and Fisheries Council approved at a meeting in Luxembourg new catch quotas for the Baltic Sea for the coming year, including a 92% reduction in the cod fishing quota in the eastern Baltic Sea, reported LETA.

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