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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 07:35

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Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

22.11.2017

Estonian 15-year-old students achieved the best score among European countries in a global PISA collaborative problem-solving assessment based on data for 2015, informs LETA.

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BLRT invests EUR 2.1 mln in Ukraine in 2017

BLRT invests EUR 2.1 mln in Ukraine in 2017

21.11.2017

Estonian industrial group BLRT Grupp this year invested 2.1 million euros into its Ukrainian subsidiaries, Elme Messer Gaas and Elme Trans, reports LETA/BNS.

Latvia, other EU members abstain in UN vote on Russia’s resolution condemning glorification of nazism

Latvia, other EU members abstain in UN vote on Russia’s resolution condemning glorification of nazism

17.11.2017

The third committee of the UN General Assembly on November 16th adopted Russia’s resolution condemning glorification of nazism, while Latvia and other EU member states abstained in the vote like in previous years, reports LETA/BNS.


Lithuanian parliament passes 'Magnitsky act'

Lithuanian parliament passes 'Magnitsky act'

17.11.2017

The Lithuanian parliament adopted on Thursday the so-called Magnitsky legislation banning entry to foreigners involved in large-scale corruption, money laundering or human rights violations. The bill was unanimously passed with 91 votes in favor, making Lithuania the fourth country in the world after United States, Estonia and Canada to adopt the Magnitsky legislation, reports LETA/BNS.

Jurmala saw number of tourists’ growth by 22% in January-September

Jurmala saw number of tourists’ growth by 22% in January-September

17.11.2017

The Latvian sea-side resort town Jurmala saw the number of tourists to grow 22% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, the Jurmala City Council said, citing the latest figures from the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau, writes LETA.


16.11.2017

eCom21 - the biggest e-commerce conference in the Baltics is open

Today, the Sixth international conference eCom21 started in Riga , gathering around 600 professionals from the field of e-commerce and related industries. The forum will discuss the most topical issues that are points of concern for the industry participants and will consider topical trends and the latest solutions for the successful operation of a business. The eCom21 conference is traditionally held under the patronage of Rietumu Bank, informed BC bank’s press service.

16.11.2017

New report on information war against Ukraine published in Estonia

The applied research center of the Estonian National Defense College has published another report that analyzes the information operations of the conflict in Ukraine, writes LETA/BNS.

15.11.2017

eCom21 in Riga: topical issues, live communication and business contacts

Tomorrow is the final day for online registration for the Sixth eCom21 conference to be held in Riga on 16-17 November. This year, the participants of this biggest business forum will be several hundreds of e-commerce professionals from all over the world, experts, financiers, specialists in international law, IT industry and representatives of other related industries, reports BC Rietumu bank’s press service.

13.11.2017

Baltic Assembly makes recommendations regarding cooperation, Eastern Partnership

The interparliamentary Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council adopted a resolution in Tallinn on Friday which offers recommendations on topics such as security and defense cooperation, joint procurements, and Eastern Partnership, reports LETA/BNS.

10.11.2017

The implementation of the social policy for 25 years of Independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The world economy knows many examples of fairly rapid growth of the economy of the state; first of all, these are Asian countries – Singapore, South Korea, the provinces of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Taiwan. What is the phenomenon of such rapid economic development in Uzbekistan?

10.11.2017

Vilnius places 73rd in smart cities rankings, ahead of Riga and Tallinn

Tallinn was ranked 76th in the 2017 Smart City Index released by the smart parking app EasyPark, next after Riga and one notch higher than Moscow. Vilnius ranked 73rd, writes LETA/BNS.

10.11.2017

Number of Finnish tourists' visits to Estonia drops 9% in Q3

In the third quarter of 2017, the number of foreign tourists who visited Estonia grew 2% on year to more than 2 million people, while the number of Finnish tourists fell 9% compared to the same period last year, writes LETA/BNS.

09.11.2017

Compensation for private Jewish property would antagonize Lithuanian society

Compensating Jews and their descendants for their private property seized during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania would create confrontation in society, the chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union's (LFGU) said, cites LETA/BNS.

09.11.2017

The Baltics and Europe

The ports of the Baltic Sea are an important gateway to economically successful regions, as well as a gateway of trade between East and West. In Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, the political, cultural, and intellectual elites have concentrated in Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. Meanwhile, the only seaport of Lithuania, Klaipėda, is not the capital city of the state.

08.11.2017

Nord Stream 2 submits revised compensation concept

Nord Stream 2 AG has submitted a revised compensation concept to the Stralsund Mining Authority, the authority responsible for carrying out the permitting procedure and issuing the permit for the route of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in German coastal waters, reports BC Nord Stream’s press service.

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