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Lithuanian hotels received by 8.9% more tourists in Q4

Lithuanian hotels received by 8.9% more tourists in Q4

23.02.2018

According to Statistics Lithuania, in IV quarter 2017, the country’s accommodation establishments received 607.4 thousand tourists, or by 8.9% more than IV quarter 2016. Compared to IV quarter 2016, the number of overnight stays grew by 7.5%. One guest stayed in an accommodation establishment for, on average, 2.2 nights.

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Fertilizer plant in Kaliningrad to be operational in 3 years

Fertilizer plant in Kaliningrad to be operational in 3 years

23.02.2018

A new 671-million-euro fertilizer factory should be built in the Russian Kaliningrad region after Arunas Laurinaitis, one of the shareholders of Lithuanian Achemos Grupe (Achema Group) and chairman of the board of directors Neman Azot, signed a cooperation agreement with Kaliningrad Governor Anton Alikhanov, however, the main investor remains a mystery, as Achemos Grupe maintains to have nothing to do with the project, Verslo Zinios business daily said, cites LETA/BNS.

Rujienas Saldejums to enter new sales markets in Europe, CIS in 2018

Rujienas Saldejums to enter new sales markets in Europe, CIS in 2018

23.02.2018

Latvian ice-cream maker Rujienas Saldejums in 2018 plans to enter altogether six new sales markets, said the company's CEO, Igors Miezis, cites LETA.


Dispute on Lithuanian sanctions for Russian TVs moves to EU Court

Dispute on Lithuanian sanctions for Russian TVs moves to EU Court

21.02.2018

The instructions from Lithuanian institutions to move Russian televisions to paid packages of programs amid violations is in line with the European Union (EU) law, says the European Law Department in a draft conclusion to the government, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvian imports of forestry products up 10.6% in 2017

Latvian imports of forestry products up 10.6% in 2017

21.02.2018

In 2017, Latvia imported EUR 818.447 million worth of forestry products, which was a rise by 10.6% from 2016, the Agriculture Ministry said, cites LETA.


20.02.2018

Ex-ambassador: Lithuania broke its promise to Latvia over LNG terminal

Lithuania in the late 2000s promised Latvia to support its efforts to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near Riga, but broke that promise, a former diplomat says, informs LETA/BNS.

20.02.2018

Norvik: Rimsevics has been extorting bribes for years

The CEO of Latvia’s Norvik Banka, Oliver Bramwell, told the AP news agency that Bank of Latvia governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been extorting bribes from the bank for years, cites LETA.

19.02.2018

airBaltic starts 2018 with strong passenger growth

The Latvian airline airBaltic in January 2018 has transported 233 334 passengers or 24% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, this is the record number of carried passengers in January in the history of the airline, informed BC the airline.

19.02.2018

Lithuania, Poland united against Nord Stream 2

The presidents of Lithuania and Poland share a negative opinion on the Russian and German plans of building a Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, informs LETA/BNS.

16.02.2018

RIKON plans to launch manufacturing of mobile cranes in the Port of Riga

The Port of Riga company RIKON AS, which currently successfully competes in the market of manufacturing and maintenance of gantry cranes, plans to expand its production portfolio and launch manufacturing of mobile cranes, also, informed BC port’s press service.

14.02.2018

Number of visitors hosted at Latvian hotels rose by 11.9% in 2017

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 2.58 mln visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2017, which is 11.9% more than during 2016. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 12.1%, reaching 4.95 mln. The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights.

14.02.2018

Olainfarm plans to start packing five of its products for Belarus market

Latvia’s Olainfarm pharmaceutical company in 2018 plans to start packing five of its products for the Belarus market, the company said in its statement to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange, cites LETA.

13.02.2018

Lithuania inviting RTR Planeta to discuss repeated violations

Representatives of the Russian television channel RTR Planeta should arrive in Lithuania this week for a meeting with the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission over the repeated violations of broadcasts to the country's viewers, informs LETA/BNS.

12.02.2018

Estonian customs find 50,000 illicit cigarettes hidden in SUV

Estonian customs officials found almost 50,000 cigarettes with Belarus tax stamps hidden in a BMW SUV that they checked on the Estonian-Russian border at the end of last week, informs LETA/BNS.

12.02.2018

Grodno-Azot set to boost export via Klaipeda port

Belarusian nitrogen fertilizer producer Grodno Azot intends to boost the flows of freight via Lithuania and its Klaipeda port, informs LETA/BNS.

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