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Wednesday, 29.07.2015, 20:54
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.