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Wednesday, 12.03.2014, 05:23
According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2014, exports of goods decreased by 20% and imports by 15% at current prices compared to January 2013.
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The European Commission approved of the application of Estonian agriculture ministry to pay direct subsidies exceptionally to pig farming too in 2014, in order to ease the complicated situation in the sphere, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
President Dalia Grybauskaite urged not to repeat past mistakes when negotiating with the Russian gas giant Gazprom, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvia's economy could grow 4% in 2014, whereas inflation could increase to about 1.5%, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts, cites LETA.
After Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius stated that Lithuania should be more deferential regarding Russia, otherwise Lithuanian business might be harmed, President Dalia Grybauskaite noted business transparency and ability to take risks, reports LETA/ELTA.
Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded an agreement with the international tour operator Tez Tour for summer flights from Riga to Varna, Bulgaria, reports BC Janis Vanags, vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic.
One-third of Latvia's residents believe that Russia's incursion in Ukraine is justified, whereas the proportion of non-Latvians who believe so is twice as high, according to a study carried out by the research company GfK in cooperation with the news agency LETA.
As the Lithuania's politicians consider the country's Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council as successful and at the same time express their nuisance related to the stopped EU-Ukraine negotiations over the Association Agreement, Ambassador of Georgia to Lithuania Khatuna Salukvadze say that Vilnius Summit has become the historic event for Georgia, informs LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybausakite said that, having started the military actions in Crimea, Russia did not think about the pullback and the preservation of the dignity, informs LETA/ELTA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in January 2014 amounted to LTL 5.9 billion, imports – LTL 6.4 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to LTL 3.5 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to LTL 0.5 billion.
National Electronic Mass Media Council's Public Consultative Council is urging Latvian authorities to halt the airing of Russian government-controlled TV broadcasts in Latvia, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
47,867 tourists visited the Latvian coastal resort city of Jurmala in 2013, 25,111 tourists or 20.5% more than in 2012, according to the Central Statistical Bureau's data on Jurmala accommodation establishments, writes LETA.
At a meeting with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzõ Abe, announced that Japan will be participating in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, will start bilateral cyber security co-operation with Estonia and wishes to join the Internet Freedom Coalition and establish close relations with the Nordic and Baltic countries, informed BC presidential press service.
If economic sanctions are imposed against Russia over its invasion in Ukraine, they will also affect Latvia since around 60% of cargo handled by Latvian ports comes from Russia, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) says in an interview with newspaper Biznes&Baltija, cites LETA.
The Russian veterinary and phyto-sanitary board Rosselhoznadzor allowed starting Friday three Estonian food producers to continue importing goods to Russia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.