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Mayor: up to 70,000 guests from abroad expected to attend EuroBasket 2015 in Riga

Mayor: up to 70,000 guests from abroad expected to attend EuroBasket 2015 in Riga

28.08.2015

During a special press conference on August 27th, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) said that approximately 60,000 to 70,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive in Riga for this year's European Men's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2015), reports LETA.

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Aldaris beer ready for the thousands of basketball fans in Riga

Aldaris beer ready for the thousands of basketball fans in Riga

28.08.2015

With about 70,000 fans expected to converge on Riga from abroad for the European Championship ("EuroBasket" 2015), the Latvian beer giant Aldaris is gearing up for the event with special set-ups in a number of host bars in Old Town and downtown, and a cordoned-off zone at the Freedom Monument, reports LETA.

Latvia could also build fences in some areas bordering Russia

Latvia could also build fences in some areas bordering Russia

28.08.2015

Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) told Latvian Radio today that Latvia too could build a fence in some areas bordering Russia, reports LETA.


40 NGOs in Baltics may have received EUR 1.5 mln from Russia

40 NGOs in Baltics may have received EUR 1.5 mln from Russia

27.08.2015

By comparing data available from two Russian funds and annual reports of Baltic non-governmental organizations, the Baltic investigative journalism center "Re:Baltica" has found more than forty organizations in the Baltic countries through which at least EUR 1.5 million has been channeled into the Baltic NGO sector from Russia during the past three years, cites LETA.

Lithuania’s EcoMin: export promotion is giving results

Lithuania’s EcoMin: export promotion is giving results

27.08.2015

Lithuanian Minister of Economy, Evaldas Gustas, presented to the Government accomplishments in business promotion and mitigation of the Russian embargo. He said that implemented measures have given results, informs LETA/ELTA.

26.08.2015

Minister: Russia won’t reduce rail transit volumes to Latvia

There is no more concern that Russia could reduce rail transit volumes to Latvia, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) told Latvian Radio today, reports LETA.

26.08.2015

Boundary fence planned to be erected on Estonian-Russian border

The Police and Border Guard Board are planning to build a boundary fence that is 2.5 metres high on a little more than 100 kilometres of land border between Estonia and Russia, writes LETA/Postimees.

25.08.2015

Sweden, Finland might join Lithuanian Railways' project Viking

Swedish logistics company Green Cargo may soon join Lithuanian Railway's container train project Viking. Moreover, details are being harmonised with Finnish company Steveco regarding test runs with Viking to Turkey, reports LETA/ELTA.

25.08.2015

Gas rebate model is not functioning in Lithuania

Energy experts say that the model applied to consumers by state enterprise Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas for recovery of overpayments for gas, which accumulated from January 2013 through April 2014, is faulty. Energy experts arrived to the conclusion after calculating that Lietuvos Duju Tiekimas, company engaged in gas import and sales, returned in January-July 2015 only EUR 2.5 million of the EUR 34 million of overpayments, reports LETA/ELTA.

25.08.2015

Latvia hopes that Dutch Presidency will successfully tackle matters related to the security

On August 24th, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with Pieter Jan Langenberg, the new Ambassador from the Netherlands to Latvia, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.

25.08.2015

Electricity prices in Lithuania fell by 12% as heat wave subsided

The average electricity price in the Nord Pool Spot Lithuanian bidding area on 17-23 August was EUR 45.54/MWh. Compared with the previous week, the price fell by 12%, informs LETA/ELTA.

25.08.2015

Mogherini in Tallinn: EU cannot take concrete steps to get Kohver released

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security policy Federica Mogherini visited Estonia on Monday, and during her visit, she stated that the only role the EU can take to achieve Eston Kohver's release from Russia is a supporting one, writes LETA/Postimees Online.

25.08.2015

Baltic States along with 5 other countries made joint petition to have crimes of Communism investigated

Representatives of eight European countries adopted a joint resolution on August 23rd, the anniversary of conclusion of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in order to create an international establishment for investigating crimes of Communism, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.

24.08.2015

Lithuanian hotels accommodated by 4.8% more guests in Q2

According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in II quarter 2015, accommodation establishments accommodated by 4.8% more guests than in the same quarter of 2014 and received 663.4 thousand tourists.

24.08.2015

Estonian PM discussed regional security with President of Poland

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas met with Polish President Andrzej Duda on August 23rd, and emphasised that the co-operation between Poland and Estonia plays an important role in enhancing regional security, reports LETA, referring to the Government Press Office.

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