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Thursday, 30.06.2016, 20:33
On 30 June, 2016 JSC Viešųjų investicijų plėtros agentūra (i.e. Public Investment Development Agency, hereafter – VIPA), organized a meeting informing the stakeholders that on 1 April, 2016, together with organizations from other six members of the European Union (EU), it had joined the BUILD2LC project “Boosting Low Carbon Innovative Building Rehabilitation in European Regions” of the European territorial cooperation programme “Interreg Europe”.
Keyword tags: Energy, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Investments, Lithuania
Digital issues are now firmly on the global political agenda, e.g. at the G-7 ICT meeting in Japan in April 2016 and recent OECD meeting as well as in the G-20 formation. These are clear signs of digital/ICT socio-economic importance and political relevance: the ICT-digital industry is becoming the fastest growing sector in the world.
The turnover of Balsnack, an Estonian producer of chips, popcorn and other snacks, increased in 2015 by 12% to 3.9 million euros, but profit fell from the year-earlier 81,500 euros to 30,100 euros, reports LETA/BNS.
The Lithuanian government told the European Court of Human Rights in a suspected secret CIA prison case that what CIA-linked aircraft transported to Lithuania a decade ago was not prisoners, but communications equipment for an intelligence support center that was being set up close to Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.
The role of the French language might increase following the UK’s vote on leaving the EU, said Latvian Ambassador to France Imants Liegis on a Twitter port, cites LETA.
The XII International Uzbek Cotton & Textile Fair and Conference will take place on 12-13 October 2016 in Tashkent.
According to a study conducted by KPMG, the illicit cigarette trade caused a loss of 31 million euros to Estonia in 2015, while the share of black market cigarettes in total consumption fell by 4.1%age points to 14.4%, informs LETA/BNS.
At the European Council meeting on 28-29 June in Brussels, which was also attended by Prime Minister of Latvia, Maris Kucinskis, the EU leaders assessed the situation in Europe after the UK's referendum where the majority of the population expressed a desire to see the United Kingdom outside the EU, reported BC governmental press service.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 29th extended the Russian embargo on food imports from EU member states and other countries to the end of 2017, reports INTERFAX/LETA.
As of June 23, airlines can use a seamless Free Route Airspace across five Nordic and Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, the air navigation services company Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme informed LETA.
The Estonian aircraft painting and maintenance company Magnetic MRO is to open a new online store, enginestands24.com, where it will sell and lease aircraft engine stands, reports LETA/BNS.
Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis says that Lithuania's law-enforcement bodies have no evidence to support claims by a terror suspect that he was held in a secret CIA prison in Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's media watchdog has cancelled restrictions on two Russian-language TV channels after signals from the European Commission that the sanctions may run counter to EU legislation, reports LETA/BNS.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) not to allow discrimination against guest workers in his country, LETA was told at the press service of the State Chancellery.
New data published by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation show that overseas remittances for real estate purchases are still shrinking. The total volume of transfers was down 30% year-on-year, checking in at just USD 199 million, compared to USD 281 million in Q1 2015. This marks a new low for Russian overseas property investments since records first started in 2009, after just USD 178 million left the country between January and March.