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Growth and employment: investment programme worth €5.2 bln for 2014-2020

Growth and employment: investment programme worth €5.2 bln for 2014-2020

24.11.2014

European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen have welcomed the launch of the multi-fund Operational Programme ''Growth and Employment'' for investments into Latvia's regions through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund (ESF) and the specific allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI).

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Job vacancies grew by 1.3% in Lithuania in Q3

Job vacancies grew by 1.3% in Lithuania in Q3

24.11.2014

In the third quarter of 2014, the number of job vacancies in Lithuania stood at 11,700, reports LETA/ELTA.

Belarus wants to buy Estonian milk

Belarus wants to buy Estonian milk

24.11.2014

Estonian Agriculture Minister Ivari Padar is on a four-day visit to Belarus, accompanied by a business delegation, to discuss cooperation possibilities, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.


European Structural and Investment Funds: practical implementation

European Structural and Investment Funds: practical implementation

24.11.2014

New rules governing EU investments during 2014-20 are coming into force in December 2013. This legislative package sets rules for the “European Structural and Investment Funds” (ESIF), ensuring a more strategic and complementary use of different EU funding, to combine and simplify them for a better impact on growth and jobs. Besides, cross-border regional projects with Germany, Holland and the UK are described.

Antonenko, Nords first winners of new culture award in Latvia

Antonenko, Nords first winners of new culture award in Latvia

22.11.2014

With the National Culture Council looking at 26 nominees for the inaugural presentation of the Award of Distinction, three were singled out for the honor in Latvia, informs LETA.

22.11.2014

Estonia invests 60 mln euros in 5 years in environmental pollution fight

The Estonian Ministry of Environment is investing nearly 60 million euros over five years in the environmental pollution fight capacity, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

21.11.2014

Latvia registers largest ever increase in tourist number in 2014

Despite a reduction in the number of Russian tourists, Latvia still was able to register its largest ever increase in tourist number this year, Economy Ministry State Secretary Martins Lazdovskis said during the ''Latvian Tourism Forum 2014'' today, cites LETA.

21.11.2014

Rail freight transport in Latvia increases by 1.7% in 10 months

In the first ten months of 2014, the total amount of rail freight increased by 1.7% in Latvia, reaching 47 million tons, reports LETA, referring to the Ministry of Transport.

21.11.2014

Latvian forest industry's export increased by 11.3% in 9 months

During the first nine months of 2014, Latvian forest industry's export increased by 11.3%, reaching EUR 1.53 billion, compared to EUR 1.38 billion in the same period in 2013, reports LETA, referring to data provided by the Forest Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

21.11.2014

Fish cannery Piejura re-directing exports from Russia to Europe and U.S.

Latvian fish cannery Piejura, which operates from the coastal village of Nica, has begun to re-direct its exports from Russia to European and the United States in wake of the Russian food embargo, the company's spokesman Maris Daude informed LETA.

21.11.2014

KredEx fund starts financing start-up companies in Estonia

The Estonian government approved on Thursday law amendments that establish a 60 million euros fund of funds at the state-owned KredEx foundation that will indirectly finance start-up companies, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

20.11.2014

More passengers traveled by air transport in Lithuania in 10 months

In the first ten months of 2014 year-on-year, the number of air passengers in Lithuania increased by a tenth. However, fewer goods were transported by air. Based on the data of Statistics Lithuania, in January-October 2014, the number of passengers at airports stood at 3.3 million, by 8.9% more year-on-year, informs LETA/ELTA.

20.11.2014

Amount of cargo transported in Lithuania by rail, sea grows in 10 months

In ten months of 2014, the amount of cargo transported by rail and sea transport has slightly increased in Lithuania, writes LETA/ELTA.

20.11.2014

airBaltic achieves No. 1 rank in punctuality

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved the best arrival punctuality indicator in October among low cost carriers, according to FlightStats analysts, who track the performance of nearly 150,000 flights operated and serviced by thousands of airlines and airports globally each day, reported BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.

20.11.2014

Lithuanian Free Market Institute's index gets prestigious award

Lithuania-based Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) was awarded Atlas Network’s prestigious Templeton Freedom Award for its Municipal Performance Index for Freedom and Free Enterprise, informed BC press service of LFMI.

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