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Kazakh President resigns, Senate Speaker to serve remainder of presidential term

Kazakh President resigns, Senate Speaker to serve remainder of presidential term

20.03.2019

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev stunned the nation March 19, announcing during a nationally televised address that he would be resigning the office he has held for nearly three decades. Below is the text of the President’s address.

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Report: Estonia has been targeted by cyber spies of all Russian special services

Report: Estonia has been targeted by cyber spies of all Russian special services

12.03.2019

Over the years, Estonia has in some way or another been targeted by the cyber spies of all Russian special services, it appears from a report made available by the Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service, citing LETA/BNS.

International Financial Center in Astana - a unique project in Central Asia

International Financial Center in Astana - a unique project in Central Asia

12.03.2019

Kazakhstan rapidly developing in recent decades is distinguished with the originality of initiatives. The issue of attracting foreign investments to the country was not an exception for the republic. Creation and development of Astana international Financial Center (AIFC) once again confirmed the established tradition. The uniqueness of this project lies in the fact that thanks to such tools as its own court, arbitration, stock exchanges and its own regulator, the Center is to become the "engine" of attracting investments in the economy of Kazakhstan.


Russia ready to work in BRELL energy ring until 2025 on former terms

Russia ready to work in BRELL energy ring until 2025 on former terms

07.03.2019

Russia is ready to work in the BRELL energy ring, which also includes the Baltic states and Belarus, until 2025 on former terms, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told journalists, writes LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian PM to offer Belarus to replace Astravyets NPP with natural gas power plant

Lithuanian PM to offer Belarus to replace Astravyets NPP with natural gas power plant

04.03.2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he plans to offer Belarus to use the majority of the infrastructure of the Astravyet's nuclear power plant, including its networks and power generation equipment, for the installation of a national gas power plant, informed LETA/BNS.


04.03.2019

Medics from Ukraine and Belarus might be hired to deal with staff shortages in Latvia – Medical Association head

Even after a pay raise, Latvia’s large hospitals and ambulance service are still short of medical staff like nurses and paramedics, Ilze Aizsilniece, the head of the Latvian Medical Association, said in an interview to LNT TV channel this morning, citing LETA.

28.02.2019

Estonia: Net profit of Eesti Energia grows to EUR 106 mln in 2018

The sales revenue of state-owned Estonian energy group Eesti Energia grew 16% on year to 875 mln euros in 2018, while the company's net profit rose 5% to 106 mln euros, informed Eesti Emergia representative.

28.02.2019

Lithuanian PM says he has 'rational' proposal to Minsk over N-plant

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he will propose a "rational" solution to Belarus regarding the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which is vehemently criticized by Lithuania, but he gives no details apart from saying that Minsk will not be asked to close the almost-complete facility, accroding to the 15min.lt news website reported on Thursday writes LETA/BNS.

19.02.2019

Lithuania: ENTSO-E provides good assessment of Baltic synchronization progress

The necessary contracts for the synchronization of the Baltic states' power network with that of continental Europe are being prepared according to the plan, the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E) has concluded, Lithuania's Vice Minister for Energy Egidijus Purlys told BNS Lithuania on Tuesday.

19.02.2019

Court cuts fine for Lithuania's Init for broadcasting Russia's RTR Planeta to EUR 50,000

– A Lithuanian court has cut the 150,000 euro fine on the country's cable TV operator Init, imposed by the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania in April, to 50,000 euros, informed LETA/BNS.

15.02.2019

Number of foreign visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 8.2%

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 2.81 million visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2017, which is 9.0 % more than during 2017. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 8.4%, reaching 5.37 million. The average length of stay comprised 2 nights.

14.02.2019

Kazakhstan augments its potential in terms of investment attractiveness

In "DoingBusiness" rating upon the criterion of "investment attractiveness" Kazakhstan takes the 36th place (according to 10 indicators) among 190 countries. And today, the Republic provides the most favorable treatment for the investors among all the countries of the former-Soviet region.

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