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Monday, 22.12.2014, 22:33
As much as 109,000 farmers have already received direct payments for the utilised agricultural area and crops declared in 2014. Funds allocated for direct payments in 2014 have been successfully disbursed, reports LETA/ELTA.
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Estonian construction concern AS Merko Ehitus group informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange of getting a 15 mln euro contract in Lithuania, reports LETA.
The 16th annual awarding of St. Christopher's statues took place at Vilnius Town Hall on 18 December. The statutes, which are the highest honour awarded by Vilnius Municipality, were presented to the city's most deserving persons and businesses. At the ceremony, the foreign investment development agency Invest Lithuania was awarded a St. Christopher's statue for its professionalism and for attracting foreign investment to Vilnius, reported BC the agency.
Having opened an office in Vilnius in summer 2014, American software engineering company Exadel has announced further plans for expansion, including the opening of new offices in Kaunas and Klaipeda. Exadel intends to create 35 new jobs for IT specialists and programmers in the two new offices, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
On 19 December 2014, Vilnius University opens a new laser complex "Naglis" at the Laser Research Centre (Saulėtekio al. 10), reports BC university’s press service.
Cargo ship Sea Wind, which is owned by AS Tallink Grupp, starts its operations on Tallinn-Vuosaari route on 8th of January 2015. The ship will be under Estonian flag and the crew will consist of Estonian seamen, reports BC port’s press service.
One of the leading ERP companies in the Baltic and Nordic countries HansaWorld has announced a shift in strategy and will further offer their products as cloud computing services by introducing a brand new product – Standard ERP, reported BC HansaWorld development PR consultant Marcis Krastins.
Due to strong demand on its Vilnius route, Turkish Airlines, the 3rd largest carrier in Europe, will increase its flights between Vilnius and Istanbul as from March 2015. Effective from the 29th of March, the schedule will increase from 5 weekly to daily flights, reported BC press service of Vilnius airport.
Rotten WiFi, a public WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog, has measured and evaluated the quality of public hotspots in 172 countries worldwide, testing hundreds of networks. The collected data revealed Top 20 countries with best public WiFi. Lithuania tops the list with download speed at 15,40 Mbps, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Estonian state-owned port operator AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) Council approved the company's 2015 budget, according to which the expected operating income will be 111 million and net profit of 41.3 million euros, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture has officially proposed to ad Lithuania to the list of countries that are eligible to export meat and meat products to the United States. On 17 December the proposal was submitted for a public debate, reports LETA/ELTA.
Estonia achieved the expected results at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels – due to improvement of the state of fish stocks, in the coming year, the allowed fishing volumes of Estonian fishermen in North-West and North-East Atlantic are by 200 tonnes higher, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Infare, the flight data collection, delivery and analysis company, is expanding its operations in Lithuania. The Danish company, which opened offices in Vilnius in 2011, already has half of its total workforce based there and plans to increase this number to 30, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Lithuania is going to open new visa centers in 7 foreign countries, reports LETA/ELTA.
Seven tour operators from China who paid a visit to Lithuania at the invitation of the Lithuania's State Department of Tourism say that they have discovered a new and highly potential tourism direction in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.