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Saturday, 26.07.2014, 06:04
SME’s business plans can be financed from EU support and mature into real products and services, generating growth and jobs for member states’ economies. In the first round there are 155 SMEs selected from 21 member states (out of over 2,6 thousand applications); one from Latvia and 2 from Estonia. They will each receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies. These are EU’s efforts of creating “champions of innovation” in the EU.
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The highest Human Development Index (HDI) has been registered in Norway, while the lowest - in several African countries, according to the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report, informs LETA.
Outgoing United States Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala arrived at the Foreign Ministry for a farewell meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, during which the ambassador said that he highly values the U.S.-Latvia dialogue in all areas of cooperation, informs LETA.
One of the most important conferences for anthropology in Europe and beyond is Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. Approximately 1,200 anthropologists from around the world are expected to participate in this major international conference, which will take place in Tallinn from 31 July to 3 August 2014, reported BC Krista Must, Communication Senior Specialist of Tallinn University.
The Lithuanian Seimas has closed its fourth regular session which began on 10 March 2014. During the session, Members of the Seimas convened to 51 plenary sittings and adopted over 300 legislative acts. The session was extended until 17 July 2014 due to the solemn sitting held on 12 July 2014 when Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania, was sworn in for the second term of office. After the Government returned its mandate to the re-elected President, the Seimas nominated its candidature for the Prime Minister, the Office of the Seimas says in a statement, reports ELTA/LETA.
"Danske Bank" concluded the first half of 2014 in Latvia with a net loss in the amount of EUR 6.389 million, informs LETA.
New European Commission's 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion shows the policy is delivering on the growth goals in the EU-2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe. The report outlines that EU funds and investments will be focused on key areas: e.g. energy efficiency, employment, social inclusion and SMEs. During 2014-20 over €150 bln is expected for Cohesion investments in the member states.
Andrius Kubilius, the leader of the Seimas Opposition, Chair of the political group of the Homeland Union - Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party (TS-:LKD), is glad that Lithuania has succeeded to receive the final approval to introduce the euro from 2015, informs ELTA/LETA.
Following the final decision of the European Union General Affairs Council of Ministers on Lithuania's participation in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) from 1 January 2015, Chair of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania Vitas Vasiliauskas calls on Lithuanians to do not rush to exchange litas to euros, informs ELTA/LETA.
After an outbreak of African swine-fever in one of the largest pig farms in Lithuania, the Food and Veterinary Service has halted the import of several pork product categories, including fresh pork meat, frozen pork, as well as various pork product - sausages, ground pork, packaged pork etc, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA.
Ministers at today's European Union's General Affairs Council gave final approval for Lithuania to join the eurozone on January 1, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics announced on Wednesday, informs LETA/AFP.
During the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 22 July in Brussels, the EU Ministers discussed the crisis in Ukraine that has significantly worsened after the tragic crash of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk, the territory which is controlled by separatists, the MFA said, informs LETA.
Scandinavian company "Orkla" is interested in acquiring the Latvian food production company "NP Foods", reports NOZARE.Lv/LETA reffering to unofficial information obtained by the LNT television channel.
Estonian state-owned postal company Omniva, formerly called Eesti Post, will expand its parcel terminal network in Estonia by a quarter, Äripäev Online cites the company, reports LETA.
Russia's connection with the "Malaysia Airlines" passenger airplane crash in Ukraine has not yet been proven, thus it is too early to talk about new sanctions against Russia, "Itera Latvia" Director Juris Savickis said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama" today, informs LETA.