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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 23.08.2014, 12:26

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In January–June, Lithuanian hotels received more than 1 mln tourists

In January–June, Lithuanian hotels received more than 1 mln tourists

22.08.2014

According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in II quarter 2014, accommodation establishments accommodated by 9.5% more guests than in the same quarter of 2013 and received 637.7 thousand tourists.

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Europe may lose EUR 5 bln per year because of Russian sanctions

Europe may lose EUR 5 bln per year because of Russian sanctions

22.08.2014

Based on calculations carried out by financial institution of Dutch origin ING Group, restrictions imposed by Russia on 7 August on food products imported from the European Union may cost the EU USD 6.7 billion (EUR 5.0 billion) per year, writes LETA/ELTA, referring to the website RBC Daily.

Vilks becomes longest-serving finance minister of Latvia

Vilks becomes longest-serving finance minister of Latvia

22.08.2014

Finance Minister Andris Vilks (Unity) has become the longest-serving finance minister of Latvia.


11th Baltic Competition Conference to take place in Vilnius

11th Baltic Competition Conference to take place in Vilnius

22.08.2014

On 10 September, 2014, the Competition Council in partnership with Vilnius University will hold the 11th Baltic Competition Conference, the Competition Council informs.

Lithuanian MP: Govt's action plan provides little hope for farmers, processors, carriers, consumers

Lithuanian MP: Govt's action plan provides little hope for farmers, processors, carriers, consumers

22.08.2014

Member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) political group, Shadow Agriculture Minister Kazys Starkevicius says that the action plan for 2014-2015, prepared by the Ministry of Economy and approved by the Government, which is aimed to reduce losses of Lithuanian companies due to Russian sanctions, provides little hope for farmers, processors and carriers, reports LETA/ELTA.

22.08.2014

Customs in EU need sufficient protection

Robust customs risk management is essential to protect the safety and security of business and citizens in the EU, as well as the interests of traders and financial services, while at the same time enabling the smooth flow of trade. A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed action plan, was adopted by the Commission.

22.08.2014

Applications for EU support for project Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania submitted

On 19 August 2014, the Polish and Lithuanian natural gas transmission systems operators GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and AB Amber Grid submitted joint applications to the Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) for the co-financing of the project Gas Interconnection Poland – Lithuania (GIPL) from Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), informs BC the Ministry of Energy.

22.08.2014

Milk buying-in prices in Lithuania won’t be reduced by more than 12% in August

Government officials and milk processors in Lithuania agreed that in August 2014 milk produced in Lithuania will be bought-in and the price will not be reduced by more than 12%, i.e. by approximately LTL 0.10 (EUR 0.03) per litre, reports LETA/ELTA.

22.08.2014

Kazocins: Russia's goals are short-sighted

"Russia's goals are actually very short-sighted", believes the former head of the Constitutional Protection Bureau, Janis Kazocins, reports LETA.

22.08.2014

Aboltina: close relations between Baltics and Germany is Latvia's priority

Saeima Speaker Solvita Aboltina (Unity) yesterday thanked the visiting President of the Bundestag, Norbert Lammert for Germany's solidarity with and support for Latvia, and stressed that close relations between the Baltic States and Germany is a priority in Latvia's foreign affairs.

22.08.2014

Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration installs traffic monitoring system

The National Vessel Traffic Monitoring Information System (NVTMIS) was implemented by Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration. The system will help better secure maritime environment by preventing situations that can pose a threat to the safety of people at sea, the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced.

22.08.2014

Retired admiral: Baltic countries need “to beef up” their eastern borders

Taking into consideration the developments in Ukraine, the Baltic countries need to beef up their eastern borders, the retired fleet admiral Andrejs Mezmalis, who has served in the U.S. and Latvian armies, said in an interview on Latvian State Radio yesterday, cites LETA.

22.08.2014

Rõivas: Merkel's message in Riga was no news

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said on Thursday at the government's press conference that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's words at the visit to Latvia caused high anxiety without any reason, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

22.08.2014

Lithuania to have alternative gas supplier for a first time

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply and natural gas trading company Litgas, a part of energy company group Lietuvos Energija, has signed an agreement of strategic importance with Norwegian company Statoil, informs LETA/ELTA.

21.08.2014

Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban

Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov warned Wednesday that Moscow must spend billions of dollars in the coming years subsidizing farmers in order to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on most Western food, reports AFP/LETA.

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