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Russia's tightened border control formalities increase demand for Latvian road carriers

Russia's tightened border control formalities increase demand for Latvian road carriers

28.11.2014

Russia's tightened inspections on Lithuanian road carriers have increased the demand for Latvian carriers, however, there is no point in rejoicing prematurely, as there is no guarantee that Latvian business owners will remain exempt from such inspections, the head of road carrier association Latvijas auto Valdis Trezins said in an interview with Latvian Radio this morning, informs LETA.

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"New Wave" in Jurmala under the question

"New Wave" in Jurmala under the question

28.11.2014

The board of the annual pop music festival "New Wave" will decide on a new venue for the event by the end of the year, the festival's founder and organizer Igor Krutoy told RIA Novosti, cites LETA.

Relations of Lithuanian, Russian parlts are cold

Relations of Lithuanian, Russian parlts are cold

28.11.2014

Seimas Speaker Loreta Grauziniene says that cooperation between the Seimas of Lithuania and the state Duma of Russia is almost non-existent, informs LETA/ELTA.


Due to weakening of Russian ruble, Brivais vilnis sees turnover fall by 7%

Due to weakening of Russian ruble, Brivais vilnis sees turnover fall by 7%

28.11.2014

Joint-stock fish processing company operated with EUR 8.93 million in turnover in the first nine months of the year 2014, which is 7% less than last year, when the company operated with EUR 9.62 million in turnover, the company said in its financial report submitted to the ''Nasdaq'' Riga Stock Exchange, informs LETA.

Lithuania and Armenia agree on closer business ties

Lithuania and Armenia agree on closer business ties

28.11.2014

The Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK) and the Armenian Development Agency (ADA), as well as other enterprises and organisations of the two countries, signed memorandums of co-operation in Vilnius on Thursday, reports LETA/ELTA.

28.11.2014

Kozlovskis: Georgia is an important partner in the field of home affairs to the whole EU

Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) believes that Georgia is an important partner in the field of home affairs not only for Latvia, but the whole EU.

27.11.2014

Linava gives new explanation over problems at Russian border

Julius Misiunas, deputy president of the Lithuanian National Road Carriers' Association Linava, says that Russia is applying stricter inspection rules to Lithuanian trucks at the border because Russia had refused to participate in the TIR system activities and so no longer has means to ensure transparent transportation of goods into the country, informs LETA/ELTA.

27.11.2014

Latvian president: my visit to Georgia should strengthen economic relations

When starting his official visit to Georgia yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins emphasized that this visit was a testimony of the friendship and mutual understanding that has developed between the two peoples and countries, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.

27.11.2014

Russian blockade of Lithuanian goods could cost up to 4% GDP

If Russia completely closed all roads for goods and logistics from Lithuania, it would cost up to 4% of GDP to our economy, said Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, adding that he does not believe in this worst-case scenario, writes LETA/ELTA.

27.11.2014

Rinkevics: Georgia is an EU Eastern Partnership leader

On 26 November, in Tbilisi, during the official visit to Georgia of the President of Latvia, Andris Bērziņš, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics met with the Foreign Minister of Georgia, Tamar Beruchashvili. Edgars Rinkevics congratulated Tamar Beruchashvili as Foreign Minister and expressed his support for the progress made by Georgia in the area of integration with Euro-Atlantic structures and the implementation of reforms, informed BC the Latvian MFA.

27.11.2014

Latvia registers Europe's second largest increase in tourist numbers in 9 months

According to the latest report from the European Travel Commission, the number of foreign tourists visiting Latvia increased by 18.9% in the first nine months of the year 2014 when compared to the same period last year, which was the second largest increase in Europe, reports LETA.

27.11.2014

Danske maintains Lithuania's GDP growth forecast for 2015

Even though Russia's sanctions have continued for longer than anticipated and Lithuanian transport sector will incur losses, nonetheless it is yet too early to talk about the impact on Lithuania's gross domestic product (GDP) growth, says Head of Financial Markets at Danske Bank Giedre Geciauskiene, cites LETA/ELTA.

26.11.2014

Lithuania and Czech discuss cooperation in trade, security

On 25 November, Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius started a two day working visit to the Czech Republic and met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomir Zaoralek to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and security, and geopolitical situation in neighbouring countries, reported BC Lithuanian MFA.

26.11.2014

Dauksts: Russia could in the near future blacklist a political scientist or official from Latvia

As retaliation for blacklisting Russian political Konstantin Simonov, Russia could in the near future blacklist a political scientists or official from Latvia in a tit-for-tat move, political observer Karlis Dauksts told LETA.

26.11.2014

Economy Ministry of Latvia: transport industry could suffer EUR 1 bln losses

The transport industry's losses could amount to EUR 1 billion if Latvian-Russian relations become worse, the Economy Ministry of Latvia informed the government yesterday, cites LETA.

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