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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 03.08.2015, 16:05

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EHU graduate masters enrollment up by 33% for the fall 2015

EHU graduate masters enrollment up by 33% for the fall 2015

03.08.2015

The European Humanities University (EHU) Masters programs show a dramatic increase (up by 33%) in applications for fall of 2015. The acceptances to the International Law and European Union Law, the Public Policy, and the Historic and Cultural Heritage study programs have doubled, reports BC EHU press service.

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Baltika's sales revenue increased by 2% in July

Baltika's sales revenue increased by 2% in July

03.08.2015

Estonian fashion and retail company Baltika informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange that its consolidated sales revenue for July 2015 totalled 5.049 million euros, increasing by 2% compared to the same period last year continued operations revenue, cites LETA.

In H1, Lithuanian Utenos Trikotazas incurs loss of EUR 393,000

In H1, Lithuanian Utenos Trikotazas incurs loss of EUR 393,000

03.08.2015

During the first half year of 2015, the sales of the textile company Utenos Trikotazas AB amounted to EUR 7 million and were 2.0% higher compared to the same period of 2014, the company said LETA/ELTA.


Only five asylum seekers since 1998 have received Latvian citizenship

Only five asylum seekers since 1998 have received Latvian citizenship

03.08.2015

With the plight of refugees and their status in host countries a pertinent issue these days, the Citizenship and Migration Board has some interesting facts to report, foremost being that Latvian citizenship has been granted to only five asylum seekers since 1998, reports LETA.

Seizures of smuggled cigarettes grew threefold in H1 in Lithuania

Seizures of smuggled cigarettes grew threefold in H1 in Lithuania

03.08.2015

In the first half of the year 2015, the officers of the Lithuanian Customs detained smuggled and illegally carried goods worth over EUR 20 million, reports LETA/ELTA.

01.08.2015

Russia asks Lithuania to stop import of Dutch flowers

On 30 July 2015, the State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania received a note from the Russian food safety supervising authority Rosselkhoznadzor where Russia asks the Plant Service to temporarily suspend phytosanitary certification of flowers grown in the Netherlands because harmful organisms were allegedly found in flowers brought from Lithuania, writes LETA/ELTA.

31.07.2015

Commission supports farmers affected by the Russian ban

The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by EU’s agro-producers and is expected to provide assistance. EU farmers will get support for dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors affected by the Russian ban: safety measures will be extended into 2016.

31.07.2015

Grybauskaite: Russia continues to act as an aggressor

Sanctions against Russia, which were introduced one year ago, have proven to be efficient and sent very clear signals in Russia and in the international arena, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, stressing that Russia continues to act as an aggressor, reports LETA/ELTA.

31.07.2015

EU prolonging help for farmers hit by Russia food ban

The European Union will continue providing support into next year for farmers hard-hit by a Russian ban on European food exports, the bloc's executive said on July 30th, 2015, cites DPA/LETA.

30.07.2015

Lithuanians of war-torn Ukraine will be able to relocate to Lithuania

On July 29th, the Cabinet of Lithuania approved Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius' suggestion to grant support to citizens of Lithuania, people of Lithuanian origin and their families, who wish to move from war-torn regions of Ukraine to Lithuania and get integrated in here, reports LETA/ELTA.

29.07.2015

Kazakhstan bans import of Estonian and Latvian fishery products, following Russia's lead

The Veterinary Supervision Authority of Kazakhstan has decided to introduce temporary restrictions on the import of Estonian and Latvian fish products, including canned fish, following the lead of Russia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

29.07.2015

In June, Lithuania's electricity price traditionally rose

In June 2015, the average price for electricity in the Nord Pool Spot Lithuanian bidding area was 14% higher than in May and it reached 42.8 EUR/MWh. Compared to the same period last year, the price of electricity was 22% lower, reports BC Litgrid, Lithuania's electricity transmission system operator.

28.07.2015

The Baltic States placed in Tier 2 in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

In the United States' 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, Latvia was placed in Tier 2, which is the same ranking as last year, LETA learned from the U.S. Embassy in Riga. Estonia and Lithuania are also in this category.

28.07.2015

Russia could ban flower imports from Latvia, Lithuania and several other EU countries

The Russian food safety supervising authority "Rosselkhoznadzor" could ban import of flowers and other plant products from several European Union (EU) member states, including Latvia, according to a source at "Rosselkhoznadzor", cites INTERFAX/LETA.

28.07.2015

Russia bans import of several Latvian fish canneries' products

As of August 1, several Latvian fish canneries are banned from exporting their produce to Russia. The ban applies to the following Latvian companies – Ventspils zivju konservu kombinats, GAMMA-A, Sabiedriba IMS, UNDA, and Saldus galas kombinats, according to an announcement by the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing ("Rospotrebnadzor"), cites LETA/TASS.

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