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Lithuanian president met with Ukrainian leader

Lithuanian president met with Ukrainian leader

01.09.2014

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the summit meeting of EU leaders in Brussels and expressed Lithuania's support for the European reforms implemented in Ukraine, to its sovereignty and territorial integrity, reports BC press service of Lithuanian President.

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EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

01.09.2014

European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow, informs LETA/AFP.

Lithuanian PM visits apparel, textiles enterprises in Kaunas

Lithuanian PM visits apparel, textiles enterprises in Kaunas

01.09.2014

On Friday, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius visited Kaunas light industry enterprises and discussed training of specialists, employment and the European Union (EU) investments, reports LETA/ELTA.


Only one agricultural enterprise has requested direct State aid in Estonia

Only one agricultural enterprise has requested direct State aid in Estonia

01.09.2014

Estonian Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar said that the Russian food imports ban has hit the producers of milk and pork and the fisheries industry the hardest, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

01.09.2014

European leaders on Saturday named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges topped by Ukraine. Tusk, who speaks only halting English and no French, is the first eastern European to hold such a senior post in the EU and is known as a tough critic of the Kremlin, especially over the Ukraine crisis, the AFP points out.

29.08.2014

Liepajas metalurgs to be sold to Russian millionaire or Ukrainian company

Talks on the sale of the insolvent joint-stock metallurgical company Liepajas metalurgs will continue with two bidders – Luxembourg-based United Group, which belongs to Russian millionaire Igor Shamis, and the Ukrainian company KVV Group, as Liepajas metalurgs insolvency administrator Haralds Velmers told a press conference today.

29.08.2014

Baltic Travel Group CEO: decrease in the number of Russian tourists inevitable in Latvia

The number of Russian tourists in Europe has reduced by 30-40% due to the crisis in Ukraine, and this tendency will inevitably affect Latvia as well, CEO of the travel agency Baltic Travel Group Vlads Korjagins told LETA.

29.08.2014

Grybauskaite: Lithuania should be better integrated in EU information space

Taking into account frequent information attacks and hostile propaganda, amendments to the Law on Provision of Information to the Public were prepared by the initiative of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and submitted to the Seimas.

29.08.2014

Baltic States condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Latvia condemns the invasion of Ukrainian territory by armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Foreign Ministry announced last night.

29.08.2014

EU to help dairy industry hit by Russia's embargo

The European Union (EU) is taking emergency measures to help dairy producers hit by Russia's import ban on the bloc's agricultural exports, the European Commission's announcement indicates, cites LETA/DPA.

29.08.2014

Uzbekistan favors Latvian products

More than 40 leaders of Latvian food production companies participated in a meeting with Uzbekistani business owners yesterday. Although, specific cooperation agreements could be signed in November 2014 after the scheduled exhibition for food industry in Almaty, the Latvian Agricultural Consulting and Education Center spokeswoman Iveta Tomsone informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

28.08.2014

46% residents ready to buy more of Latvia-made goods

Less than half, or 46% of economically active residents ages 18 to 55 say that they will be buying more Latvia-produced goods in wake of Russia's food embargo, according to a survey carried out by the TNS research company in collaboration with the LNT television, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

28.08.2014

Former Lenta.ru chief editor founds media project in Latvia

Former chief editor of the Russian news site Lenta.ru, Galina Timchenko, has founded a company in Latvia, reports LETA/Nozare.lv.

28.08.2014

1.295 mln Latvians and 0.583 mln Russians currently live in Latvia

At the moment, there are 1.295 million Latvians and 0.583 million Russians living in Latvia, according to latest information provided by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, cites LETA.

28.08.2014

SEB banka also reduces Latvia's economic growth projection

SEB banka has also reduced its economic growth forecast for Latvia. According to SEB banka, Latvia's gross domestic product will increase 2.5% this year, 2.7% in 2015 and 3.4% in 2016, as the bank informs in its latest Macroeconomic Review, cites LETA.

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