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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.01.2015, 00:14

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Latvia saw 6% reduction of Russian tourists in 2014

Latvia saw 6% reduction of Russian tourists in 2014

28.01.2015

The number of Russian tourists visiting Latvia last year reduced by 6% when compared to 2013, reports LETA, according to statistics from the Economy Ministry and the Latvian Tourism Development Agency (TAVA).

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Latvian and Finnish presidents support strengthening sanctions against Russia

Latvian and Finnish presidents support strengthening sanctions against Russia

28.01.2015

Due to a deterioration of the situation in Ukraine, both Latvian President Andris Berzins and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto expressed support today towards strengthening sanctions against Russia, reports LETA.

EU leaders threaten new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

EU leaders threaten new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

28.01.2015

European Union leaders have tasked their foreign ministers to consider tough new sanctions against Russia when they meet Thursday in response to a bloody upsurge in fighting blamed on Moscow, reports LETA/AFP.


Lithuania at UN Security Council: the onus is on Russia to put an end to aggression in Ukraine

Lithuania at UN Security Council: the onus is on Russia to put an end to aggression in Ukraine

28.01.2015

On 26 January, at Lithuania's request, the United Nations Security Council discussed the deadly shelling of Mariupol on January 23, when 30 people were killed and 90 wounded, reported BC Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Swedbank: geopolitical tensions in the East will continue to affect Lithuania's economy in 2015

Swedbank: geopolitical tensions in the East will continue to affect Lithuania's economy in 2015

27.01.2015

Continuing geopolitical tensions in the East will continue to affect Lithuania's economy in 2015, says Nerijus Maciulis, Chief Economist of bank Swedbank. According to him, Lithuania's export to Russia will fall by at least 10%. Therefore, Lithuania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow less than projected earlier, 2.3%, reports LETA/ELTA.

27.01.2015

Lithuania to disburse EUR 23 mln in assistance to milk producers

Lithuania's National Paying Agency (NMA) will start disbursing temporary assistance funds to milk producers who incurred losses due to dairy product embargo imposed by the Russian Federation, reports LETA/ELTA.

27.01.2015

Swedbank reduces Latvia's growth forecast for 2015 to 1.9%

Swedbank has reduced Latvia's GDP growth forecast for the year 2015 to 1.9%, reports LETA.

27.01.2015

Lithuanian-Georgian Business Forum opens up markets for investment exchange

On Tuesday, January 27th, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, together with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, participated in the Lithuanian-Georgian Business Forum, which focused on the promotion of investment, strengthening of bilateral partnership and search for new export markets. The Forum convened Lithuania’s largest food companies, reported BC press service of Lithuanian government.

27.01.2015

Latvian and German MFA discussed the situation in Ukraine

In Berlin on 26 January 2015, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and talked about the tense security situation in the region, and the attack by pro-Russia separatists on the civilian residents of the city of Mariupol in Ukraine, reports BC the press service of Latvian MFA.

27.01.2015

Lithuanian milk processors switch to powdered milk

Milk processors have adjusted the range of their products after Russia closed its market for Lithuanian produce. Processors have increased manufacture of products with longer shelf-life, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.

27.01.2015

Lithuanian PM: Baltic Business Association in Georgia will inspire business to pool forces

Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius attended a meeting at the Lithuanian Embassy in Tbilisi with the Baltic Business Association founders and representatives, informs LETA/ELTA.

27.01.2015

Lithuanian MFA in London discussed additional Russian sanctions

On 26 January 2015, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius met with UK Minister for Europe David Lidington in London and discussed possible results of the forthcoming EU's Foreign Affairs Council, reports BC press service of Lithuanian MFA.

26.01.2015

Estonian president: governments should pursue positive vision and contribute to digital development of states

Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, took part in high-level panels that focused on digital development and geopolitics at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Estonian Head of State met with the leaders of several global technology enterprises within the framework of the World Economic Forum, such as Kudelski Group, Google and Cisco; he also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, John Baird, reports BC presidential press service.

26.01.2015

Lilia Shevtsova: Baltic States can help West to better understand Russia's problems

The Baltic States, which have freed themselves from the Soviet rule, can help the West to better understand Russia's problems, says Lilia Shevtsova, researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, reports LETA.

26.01.2015

Possibilities discussed on promoting the export of Latvian agricultural goods to Tajikistan

In order to discuss cooperation in the agricultural sector, Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers) met with the Tajikistani Ambassador to Latvia Kozidavlat Koimdodov, reports LETA.

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