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Friday, 19.12.2014, 09:57
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.
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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.
The City of Vilnius, together with private investors and world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind have revealed the design for Vilnius Beacon at the Liepkalnis Ski Hill, reports BC Rasa Razgaitis from Vilnius City Municipality.
The first “research call” to European scientists attracted 3273 applications, 10% of which were successful. Among the grantees, 143 are in the domain 'Physical Sciences and Engineering', 124 in 'Life Sciences' and 61 in 'Social Sciences and Humanities'. The awarded €485 million contributes to supporting a new generation of top scientists in Europe.
The Finnish construction company YIT is going to construct a shopping centre Nordika in Vilnius, reports LETA/ELTA.
In view of expected investments from countries outside the EU, the Capital Requirements Regulation No 575/2013 sets out certain rules to entities in third countries, which financial institutions can benefit from more favorable treatment. The rules through the Implementing Act will enter into force on 1 January 2015; thus, 3rd countries’ investments will be equivalent to rules applied in the EU.
On Tuesday, December 16, in Belgrade – the capital city of Serbia, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang, by emphasizing the active dialogue on cooperation between the two countries. During the discussion, the Prime Minister of China confirmed – the doors to China's market are open for Latvian dairy and meet producers, and China is interested in high quality and safe food products, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, opened the Aquaphor water filter plant in Narva yesterday, which is the largest and most modern of its kind in Estonia and in Europe in general, reported BC presidential press service.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius on Monday took part in the event starting the project of the electrification of the railroad section New Kyviskes-Vilnius-Kena-state border with Belarus at Naujoji Vilnia Railway Station, informs LETA/ELTA.
The American fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and its sibling brand Pizza Hut could begin operating in Riga already in the first months of the year 2015, according to information acquired by LETA.