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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 28.07.2017, 01:48

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Estonian women's fencing team become world champions in Leipzig

Estonian women's fencing team become world champions in Leipzig

27.07.2017

The Estonian women's fencing team have become epee world champions after beating China 45-33 at the World Championships held in Leipzig, Germany, reports LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Good for Business



MFA: diaspora represents Latvia's growth potential

MFA: diaspora represents Latvia's growth potential

27.07.2017

The diaspora represents a potential for Latvia's growth regardless of whether or when those people returned to Latvia, the Foreign Ministry's parliamentary secretary, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, said at the cooperation forum with Latvian experts working in the EU or other international organizations, cites LETA.

Ventspils Nafta sells controlling stake in VNT to Dutch company

Ventspils Nafta sells controlling stake in VNT to Dutch company

27.07.2017

Latvian holding company Ventspils Nafta has sold 51% of shares in Ventspils Nafta Tranzits (VNT) stevedore to Dutch company Martank, which also is part of Vitol group, for EUR 43.7 million, Ventspils Nafta announced, cites LETA.


Tallink to test Helsinki-Riga route

Tallink to test Helsinki-Riga route

27.07.2017

The listed Estonian shipper Tallink is trying to figure out the interest of Finns in traveling to Riga by ship and it set to carry out a test cruise from Helsinki to Riga at the end of this week, writes LETA/BNS.

Transit sector must be more beneficial for Estonia

Transit sector must be more beneficial for Estonia

27.07.2017

A national transit committee is to convene at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications on July 26th, where experts of the sector are scheduled to discuss the opportunities for north-south and east-west goods corridors, and according to Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson operators within that field must make transit more beneficial for Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.


26.07.2017

Hans Luik to buy Pro Kapital's hotels in Tallinn, Riga

The listed Estonian real estate developer Pro Kapital Grupp AS has concluded the contract for the sale of the group's hotel PK Ilmarine in Tallinn and PK Riga in Riga to Hans Luik's company Sisne Invest and the operator activity to BBH Hotel Group OU, while the total cost of the transaction is 13 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

26.07.2017

Boen Lithuania raises 2016 revenue to EUR 156.8 mln

Boen Lietuva, a Lithuanian parquet flooring manufacturer operated by Norway's Boen, posted consolidated revenue of 156.83 million euros last year, which is an increase by 12.2%, from 139.834 million euros, in 2015, informs LETA/BNS.

26.07.2017

LDz Logistika, Germany's RTSB to cooperate in development of Asia-North Europe routes

LDz Logistika, a subsidiary of the Latvian state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels, and German container logistics company RTSB represented in Russia, China, Mongolia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and elsewhere in Eurasia, have signed a cooperation agreement, Latvijas Dzelzcels announced for LETA.

26.07.2017

PM: Estonia and Croatia are committed to developing e-Health in Europe

At the meeting on July 25th with his Croatian colleague Andrej Plenkovic in Zagreb Prime Minister Juri Ratas expressed his pleasure that the working visits to introduce the plans for the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union were summed up by the meetings in Croatia, where there was lively interest in the digital development of Europe, informs LETA/BNS.

26.07.2017

ECHR orders Latvia to pay EUR 37,000 in compensations in 2016

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last year ordered Latvia to pay compensations totaling EUR 37,246, informs LETA, according to the Foreign Ministry's report on the performance of Latvia's representative to the international human rights bodies in 2016.

25.07.2017

Latvia shows one of the fastest improvements in the Global Retirement Index 2017

Latvia has been ranked 34th in the Global Retirement Index 2017 drawn up by Natixis Global Asset Management, which is two positions lower than last year. Other Baltic states have shown better results than Latvia this year, with Lithuania taking 31st and Estonia 26th position, informs LETA.

25.07.2017

Estonian ambassador to Russia: Estonia not planning to obstruct Nord Stream 2 talks

Estonia does not think it is advisable to implement the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project but as the president of the Council of the European Union will take a constructive approach and will not slow down the talks on this project, Estonian ambassador to Russia Arti Hilpus said, cites LETA/BNS/Interfax.

25.07.2017

Estonian Olympic Committee to reward fencers Novosjolov, Beljajeva

Estonian Olympic Committee (EOC) is to reward Estonian fencers Nikolai Novosjolov and Julia Beljajeva for their great results at the World Championships in Leipzig, Germany, informs LETA/BNS.

25.07.2017

Latvijas Pasts receives 63 damaged mailbags from UK

Latvijas Pasts national postal company has received 63 damaged mailbags from the United Kingdom that have been delivered by air, the company’s representative Gundega Varpa told LETA.

25.07.2017

Rietumu experts: volatility back to life

The specialists of Rietumu Group have prepared an overview on the return of the investment funds of Rietumu Asset Management (RAM) for June 2017. Along with information on the structure and dynamics of the funds, the review contains the traditional analysis of the current political events and key economic factors that exert an influence on financial markets, informed BC Eleonora Gailisha from the bank’s mass media and public relations.

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