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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 18.12.2017, 05:15

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Nights spent by guests at Latvia's hotels rose by 12% in January-October

Nights spent by guests at Latvia's hotels rose by 12% in January-October

15.12.2017

The number of nights spent by guests at Latvia’s hotels and other tourist facilities in the first ten months of 2017 grew by 12% against the same period last year to 4.32 million, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).

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EU leaders agree to extend sanctions against Russia

EU leaders agree to extend sanctions against Russia

15.12.2017

The EU heads of state or government, gathered in Brussels, on Thursday agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for six months, the Lithuanian President's Office said, cites LETA/BNS.

Estonian Railways: railcars, departures to be added for Christmas on Russian route

Estonian Railways: railcars, departures to be added for Christmas on Russian route

15.12.2017

The state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) said that due to the great demand of Russian tourists the number of railcars on Russian routes is to double and departures will be added during the Christmas period, informs LETA/BNS.


Turnover of LDz Logistika reaches EUR 24.7 mln in 11 months

Turnover of LDz Logistika reaches EUR 24.7 mln in 11 months

14.12.2017

LDz Logistika, a subsidiary of Latvian state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels, in the first 11 months of 2017 posted EUR 24.7 million in turnover, which almost doubled from the respective period last year, said the company’s board chairman Verners Lusis at the meeting of the Latvian ports, transit and logistics council on Wednesday, cites LETA.

President calls on Eastern Partnership countries' audit institutions to expand cooperation with Latvia

President calls on Eastern Partnership countries' audit institutions to expand cooperation with Latvia

14.12.2017

The supreme audit institutions of the Eastern Partnership countries should expand cooperation with Latvia's State Audit Office, President Raimonds Vejonis said during a meeting with Auditor General Elita Krumina and heads of the supreme audit institutions of Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine at the Riga Castle on December 13th, informs LETA.


13.12.2017

Latvian Speaker to Ukrainian: Nord Stream II contravenes EU's common energy policy

Latvia has been consistently saying that the Nord Stream II natural gas pipeline project contravenes the European Union’s (EU) common external energy policy and that it will weaken the bloc’s Neighborhood Policy, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said during a meeting with Andriy Parubiy, Speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada.

13.12.2017

Estonian Ridango wins ticketing system tender in Kiev

The Estonian company AS Ridango has signed an agreement for supplying a ticketing system to the public transport system of the city of Kiev, Ukraine, and the total cost of the tender is over 10 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

11.12.2017

10% increase in number of tourists visiting Zemgale in Latvia in 2017

According to information from the Zemgale Tourism Association, there was a 10 percent increase in the number of tourists visiting Zemgale Province in 2017, reports LETA.

06.12.2017

Lithuania concerned over Astravyets NPP plan B

Officials of Lithuanian institutions intend to hold discussions in early December on preparations for the threats of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus, as the factual status of the project shows that the power plant may be completed, Verslo Zinios daily said on December 6th, cites LETA/BNS.

05.12.2017

Number of nights spent by foreign visitors in hotels in Riga grows 12.1% in Q3

During the third quarter of 2017, the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in Latvia's hotels and other tourist facilities grew by 12.1% from the same period in 2016 to 844,687, the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB) said, citing information from the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau, writes LETA.

01.12.2017

Rebeka Koha wins bronze at World Weightlifting Championships

Weightlifter Rebeka Koha on Thursday won bronze at the World Weightlifting Championships in the United States to become the first female weightlifter from Latvia to win a medal at the world championships, reports LETA.

01.12.2017

No hopes for Russian market opening for Latvian fish canneries

There are no hopes that the Russian market in the future will again be opened for Latvian fish canneries, said Gamma-A fish cannery board chairman Aivars Lejietis, cites LETA.

30.11.2017

Lithuania sends note to IAEA over radioactive leak in Russia

After an extremely high content of radioactive substances, which was nearly 1,000 times above the usual radioactive pollution level, was registered in the Russian Chelyabinsk region in September, Lithuania sent a note to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reports LETA/BNS.

30.11.2017

200 bln cubic meters of gas delivered via Nord Stream

On November 30th, the Nord Stream gas pipeline transmitted its 200 billionth cubic meter of gas from Russia to Germany via the Greifswald delivery point, informs gazprom.com.

30.11.2017

Estonian MFA in Berlin: crises have made Europe stronger

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was on a working visit to Berlin on November 28th, during which he held one of the opening speeches at the Berlin Security Conference and met with Swedish Foreign Minister Peter Hultqvist and foreign policy adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker, reports LETA/BNS.

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