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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 29.07.2015, 20:54

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Kazakhstan bans import of Estonian and Latvian fishery products, following Russia's lead

Kazakhstan bans import of Estonian and Latvian fishery products, following Russia's lead

29.07.2015

The Veterinary Supervision Authority of Kazakhstan has decided to introduce temporary restrictions on the import of Estonian and Latvian fish products, including canned fish, following the lead of Russia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

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In June, Lithuania's electricity price traditionally rose

In June, Lithuania's electricity price traditionally rose

29.07.2015

In June 2015, the average price for electricity in the Nord Pool Spot Lithuanian bidding area was 14% higher than in May and it reached 42.8 EUR/MWh. Compared to the same period last year, the price of electricity was 22% lower, reports BC Litgrid, Lithuania's electricity transmission system operator.

The Baltic States placed in Tier 2 in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

The Baltic States placed in Tier 2 in 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

28.07.2015

In the United States' 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, Latvia was placed in Tier 2, which is the same ranking as last year, LETA learned from the U.S. Embassy in Riga. Estonia and Lithuania are also in this category.


Russia could ban flower imports from Latvia, Lithuania and several other EU countries

Russia could ban flower imports from Latvia, Lithuania and several other EU countries

28.07.2015

The Russian food safety supervising authority "Rosselkhoznadzor" could ban import of flowers and other plant products from several European Union (EU) member states, including Latvia, according to a source at "Rosselkhoznadzor", cites INTERFAX/LETA.

Russia bans import of several Latvian fish canneries' products

Russia bans import of several Latvian fish canneries' products

28.07.2015

As of August 1, several Latvian fish canneries are banned from exporting their produce to Russia. The ban applies to the following Latvian companies – Ventspils zivju konservu kombinats, GAMMA-A, Sabiedriba IMS, UNDA, and Saldus galas kombinats, according to an announcement by the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing ("Rospotrebnadzor"), cites LETA/TASS.

28.07.2015

Estonian Air earned punctuality award from Sheremetyevo Airport

The Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport announced on the ceremony devoted to punctuality awards that Estonian Air was the most punctual airline, the Estonian national carrier announced BC.

28.07.2015

Increasingly more illegal immigrants seek asylum in Latvia

After making it to Latvia, increasingly more illegal immigrants choose to seek asylum in Latvia, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) said during the Saeima European Affairs Committee's session at the "Mucenieki" refugee center yesterday, cites LETA.

28.07.2015

Kremlin rejects reports of banning state officials to mention oppositionist Navalny's name

The Kremlin has not set any rules or issued any oral recommendations prohibiting state officials or the heads of state companies to mention the name of oppositionist Alexei Navalny, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on July 27th, cites TASS/LETA.

27.07.2015

Experts from 20 countries will discuss trends in the European ICT market in Riga

One of the most important ICT events in the Baltic State region will be held in Riga from August 10 to August 13, 2015: the fifth anniversary International Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition TELCO TRENDS 2015 will start at the hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija.

24.07.2015

In 2005–2014, due to negative migration, Lithuania’s population declined by 312.5 thousand

Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Demographic Yearbook 2014 has been released. The publication provides statistical information about the structure and demographic development of the Lithuanian population: birth and death rates, marriages, divorces, migration. Comparable demographic statistics of the European Union member states and population projections of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) are provided.

24.07.2015

Dagens Industri: Lithuania is a tiger in the European zoo

Lithuania is a tiger in the European zoo. The future looks bright for a country that chose a totally different path from Greece. Investors and entrepreneurs take note!

23.07.2015

Lithuania-Ukraine business cooperation discussed

A meeting of the Business Council for Economic and Trade Cooperation between Lithuania and Ukraine was held at the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK). The Business Council addressed business development potential in Ukraine and promotion of bilateral economic cooperation, informs LETA/ELTA.

23.07.2015

Estonia will cooperate with Moldova in medicine

Estonian Health and Labour Minister Rannar Vassiljev and Moldovan Health Minister Mircea Buga signed on July 21st the action plan of the health cooperation agreement between the two states, the Social Ministry announced LETA.

22.07.2015

EU Commission disburses EUR 600 mln assistance to Ukraine

The European Commission today disbursed a loan of EUR 600 million to Ukraine. This corresponds to the first installment under the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) program for Ukraine, which amounts to a total of EUR 1.8 billion, LETA found out from the European Commission.

21.07.2015

Ukrainian ambassador encourages Latvia to increase fish export

Latvia could increase its fish export to Ukraine, while Ukraine is being invited to consider working out a less encumbered procedure for import of this product. The above was recommended at a meeting of Ukrainian Ambassador Yevgen Perebyinis and Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers), reports LETA.

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