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Friday, 29.05.2015, 03:03
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfen discussed at their Wednesday meeting bilateral economic relations, safety of the region and migration affairs in the European Union, reports BC governmental communication unit.
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The importance of exports in services for Lithuanian trade has been growing in recent years, and with the growth of the need for analytical information on this sector, the Bank of Lithuania updated the published country's balance of payments statistical data and from now on it will publish information in accordance with the countries that are Lithuania's key partners in the service trade, the central bank said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
Estonia's modern Eastern border will be completed as a gift for Estonian Republic's 100th anniversary and according to Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur, a part of the Eastern border could be constantly guarded by drones, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.
Layoffs at KVV Liepajas metalurgs are "clear extortion" by the company's owners, this according to the company's former shareholder Kirovs Lipmans in an interview with the LTV show "Rita panorama", reports LETA.
Estonian Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) and the Veterinary Office of Ukraine signed export certificates according to which Estonian pig farmers have a chance to start exporting live pigs to Ukraine, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) at the beginning of 2015, the number of population of Latvia accounted for 1 mln 986.1 thsd people, which is 15.4 thsd less than a year before. In 2014, the number of population witnessed a slower decrease (decrease of 0.77%) as compared to 2013 (1.10%).
According to the latest statistics from the Central Statistical Bureau, there was a 3.9% increase in the number of guests staying in accommodation establishments in the coastal resort city of Jurmala in the first quarter of the year 2015, when compared to the same quarter last year, cites LETA.
The Security Police in Latvia yesterday detained pro-Russian activist and the head of the so-called "Non-Citizen Congress" Aleksandrs Gaponenko, reports LETA.
During a meeting yesterday with the director of the NATO Center of Excellence for Strategic Communications Janis Karklins, President Andris Berzins praised the work of the center, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, who is of Lithuanian descent. The meeting focused on Lithuanian-U.S. cooperation in the fields of security and energy, as well as bilateral economic ties and possibilities to strengthen them. The security situation in our region and Ukraine was also discussed at the meeting, reported BC presidential press service.
Russian officers have formally charged Lithuania citizen Aristidas Tamosaitis with espionage. He is currently being held under arrest in Moscow, reports LETA/ELTA.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the ceremony of unfurling the symbolic flags of Lithuania and Georgia to mark Georgia’s Independence Day. Welcoming the participants of the ceremony at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the President underlined that Lithuania strongly supported the people of Georgia in building a European state, reports BC presidential press service.
Russia could soon impose a new import ban on fish and fish products from Latvia and Estonia, this according to Ivan Ponomarev, a representative of the Russian food safety supervising board Rosselhoznadzor, cites RBC/LETA.
Lithuanian startup arena has been heating up in recent years. Friendly business environment, relatively low taxes, advanced IT infrastructure, favourable relocation conditions have mightily influenced the increasing number of startups, foreign investment and community events.
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in the 1st quarter of 2015 there were 360.5 thsd visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments, which is 3.4% more than in the 1st quarter of 2014.