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Thursday, 30.07.2015, 03:03
The Lithuanian Film Centre has granted EUR 390,378 of state funding for 14 national film projects. 9 projects – including one interactive project – were granted financial assistance for development, and 5 film projects – two features, one documentary, one short animation, and one short fiction film – received support for the production, the Centre reported LETA/ELTA.
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Today, July 29, Riga International Airport welcomed its 50 millionth passenger since the establishment of the airport. Ms Monta Skābarniece arrived at the airport onboard airBaltic flight from Munich, reported BC head of the communications teamat JSC Riga Airport Sarmīte Rinmane.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on provisional data, in June 2015, the turnover (VAT excluded) of retail trade enterprises* amounted to EUR 772.8 million; against May 2015, it increased by 1.1% at constant prices (seasonally and working day adjusted – increased by 0.8%).
The conditions for exports of Lithuanian-made information technology (IT) products should improve after 54 member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reached an agreement on expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) on 24 July 2015, reports BC Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the most active season for motorcycle dealerships, the first six months of the year, 413 new motorcycles were sold – an 8% increase on the first half of 2014, the Automotive Association informed LETA.
In the first half of the year 2015, 148 new buses were sold in Latvia, an increase of 48% from the first half of 2014, the Automotive Association informed LETA.
Drug wholesaler Oriola Riga achieved EUR 22.18 million in turnover in 2014, reports LETA, according to information provided by Firmas.lv.
Estonian Land board announced that in the second quarter of 2015, a total of 15,130 real estate transactions worth approximately 790 million euros were conducted in Estonia, a strong growth year-on-year, writes LETA.
The Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport announced on the ceremony devoted to punctuality awards that Estonian Air was the most punctual airline, the Estonian national carrier announced BC.
An Estonian company, which owns Noa and Oko, both in the Estonian top 10 by best restaurant rankings, earned 350,000 euros in profit in 2014, quadrupling the turnover to 2.7 million euros compared to 2013, informs news.err.ee.
The 15th T-Mobile New Horizons film festival was opened in Wroclaw (Poland) on July 23. Among other films it featured the most distinct Lithuanian films created from 1959 to 2015, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to the Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC).
The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Tallinn and Amsterdam on March 27, 2016. The new route will offer convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Tallinn via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, reports BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
The construction of a high-end apartment building is launched in Riga, at 7 Cesu Street. One of the leading construction companies in Latvia – LNK Industries Joint-Stock Company – executes construction works. It is planned to commission the building at the beginning of 2017, informs BC LNK Group public relations and marketing project manager Inga Domka.
Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 low fares airline, today (27 July 2015) reported a Q1 profit of €245 mln, up 25% on last year, as traffic grew 16% to 28m due to stronger load factors, up 6% points to 92%, informed BC Elina Hakkarainen.
TV3 Latvia operated with a profit of EUR 3.08 million and turned over EUR 16.6 last year, reports LETA, according to information provided by Firmas.lv.