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Monday, 24.11.2014, 15:50
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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In the third quarter of 2014, the number of job vacancies in Lithuania stood at 11,700, reports LETA/ELTA.
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.
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.
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.
The Estonian Ministry of Environment is investing nearly 60 million euros over five years in the environmental pollution fight capacity, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In ten months of 2014, the amount of cargo transported by rail and sea transport has slightly increased in Lithuania, writes LETA/ELTA.
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.
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.