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Latvian PM and the President of France agree: conditions of the Minsk ceasefire need to be fully implemented27.04.2015
Today in Paris, Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma met President of France, François Hollande and discussed bilateral economic cooperation, the current issues of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (hereinafter – the Latvian Presidency), the geopolitical situation in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
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Bank cards issued in Estonia were used in 184 countries in the first quarter of this year, Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its fresh overview, informs LETA.
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday, reports LETA/AFP.
The Latvian fish processing company Brivais vilnis plans to temporary halt its production in order to carry out maintenance works at the factory, according to the company's announcement submitted to the "Nasdaq" Riga Stock Exchange, reports LETA.
At the meeting in Warsaw on April 22nd, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus and Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna discussed the European security situation, preparations for the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit and other current issues in the European Union and NATO. They also discussed bilateral relations and further development of regional cooperation, reported BC the Estonian MFA.
As the implementation of the project Support to the Civil Service Modernisation in the Republic of Moldova in Line with EU Best Practices of the EU Twinning Programme gathers momentum, an opening conference was held in Chisinau on 16 April 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is currently attending an extraordinary European Council meeting in Brussels, says that all border member-states of the European Union (EU) face illegal immigration problems, reports LETA/ELTA.
Dr Jonas Milius, Director of Lithuania's State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT), says that Norway's salmon consignment which was stuck at the border with Russia and now is returned back to Lithuania should have been checked more carefully in Lithuania, re[orts LETA/ELTA.
Estonian transit businesses, which are attending the TransRussia 2015 fair in Moscow, miss support of Estonian government representatives, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) believes that the gas monopoly in Latvia should be stopped, denying that the Russian gas giant Gazprom could "get even" with Latvia for the European Commission's objections against Gazprom’s abuse of its dominant position, informs LETA.
On 22 April 2015, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, who came to Lithuania for a working visit. The meeting focused on bilateral relations between Lithuania and Estonia, the security situation in Europe, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, as well as cooperation in the implementation of strategic energy and transport projects, reports BC the Lithuanian MFA.
Russian energy giant Gazprom rejected on Wednesday EU accusations that it was abusing its dominant market position in Europe, calling the charges unjustified, reports LETA/AFP.
EU regulators on Wednesday formally charged Russian gas giant Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in Europe, a move that risks inflaming tensions with the Kremlin, the AFP news agency reports, cites LETA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite held a meeting with President Nicolae Timofti of Moldova. In the run-up to the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, the Presidents of Lithuania and Moldova discussed Moldova's progress in implementing important European reforms and the strengthening of bilateral economic and political relations, reported BC Lithuania's presidential press service.
Global player in industrial logistics and European leader in Automotive logistics, the GEFCO Group generated a turnover of € 4.1 billion in 2014, up 1.5 % compared with the same period in 2013. The current operating profit stands at € 105 million, up 10.5 % compared with 2013, reported BC Dita Bukovska.