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Wednesday, 17.09.2014, 10:30
Russian singer Joseph Kobzon announced on Tuesday that he is planning on turning to European courts to appeal the decision on being prohibited from entering Latvia, reports LETA/ITAR-TASS.
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The first eight months of the year 2014 show the number of visitors in the seaside resort city of Jurmala has increased by 33%, year-on-year, informs LETA.
Former chief editor of the Russian news site Lenta.ru, Galina Timchenko, will open a new online Russian news medium Medusa in Latvia in mid-October 2014, Timchenko confirmed in an interview with the business magazine Forbes, cites LETA.
The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) has issued the Riga Conference companion publication – “Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers”, which is freely available on the LIIA web page.
Woes of the Russian economy and the embargo on the EU goods imposed in August 2014 has hit Lithuanian road carriers hard – the number of TIR carnets issued in September 2014, compared with September 2013, dropped by a fourth, informs LETA/ELTA.
EU to add Donbass militants on list of terrorists and prohibit Russia from hosting international sports events
The European Union (EU) is pondering an option to deem the eastern Ukrainian "Lugansk People's Republic" and "Donetsk People's Republic" as terrorist organizations, as well as strip Russia of its opportunity to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports LETA, referring to the German magazine "Bild".
Estonian Agriculture Minister Ivari Padar said in Estonian national television ETV's morning programme on Monday that the African swine flu that is spreading in Estonia will lead to a drop in prices of meat, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius on 13 September in Riga met with Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), who assured that Lithuania's progress towards joining the OECD was visible and appreciated, the ministry said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
In case of natural gas supply disruptions from Russia, Lithuania's natural gas stocks for small volume household users would last for about a month, says Dalius Misiunas, head of the state-controlled energy company Lietuvos Energija, cites LETA/ELTA.
Due to objections from Latvian politicians and diplomats, the Russian company "Russian Railways" and its leader Vladimir Yakunin, a long-time ally of President Vladimir Putin, have still not been included on the European Union's (EU) list of sanctions, the TV3 show Neka personiga reported on Sunda, cites LETA.
Latvian food companies will participate in the Moscow international fair "World Food Moscow 2014" this week, reports LETA.
The buyer of insolvent Latvian metallurgical company Liepajas metalurgs – KVV Group, is a Ukrainian holding company, thus the company kindly asks failed bidder Kirovs Lipmans and others not to come out with strange speculations, especially in wake of the situation in eastern Ukraine, the company's owner Valery Krishtal told the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
32 companies affected by the Russia sanctions have turned to the State Revenue Service (SRS) with a request for tax holidays, the Revenue Service informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
The amount of Latvia's losses caused by the Soviet occupation could exceed EUR 300 billion, as Ruta Pazdere, member of the Cabinet of Ministers' committee on calculation of losses caused by the totalitarian occupation regime of the Soviet Union, told the press representatives after a committee meeting om September 12th, writes LETA.
European Commissioner for agriculture and rural development Dacian Ciolos who is visiting Lithuania has informed that the European Union will double the funds for the search of new markets allocated to the countries affected by the Russian embargo, informs LETA/ELTA.