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Human Development Awards 2015 announced in Latvia

Human Development Awards 2015 announced in Latvia

17.04.2015

On April 16th 2015 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the State Gymnasium No.2, the winners of the Human Development Award 2015 were announced in Latvia: Jurmala Protection Association, subsidiary of Tautskola 99 Baltie zirgi „Ikskiles Briva Skola”, “Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija” Care Mobile and Andris Ceksters, reported BC executive director at AmCham Latvia Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.

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SAS celebrates 25 years in Latvia

SAS celebrates 25 years in Latvia

17.04.2015

25 years ago Scandinavian Airlines started regular operations in Latvia with the first SAS airplane from Copenhagen having landed at Riga International airport on April 21, 1990, reports BC SAS press service.

Muuga LNG terminal gets a new contender

Muuga LNG terminal gets a new contender

17.04.2015

JetGas, that supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Saaremaa dairy industry, signed an exclusive contract with the Klaipeda LNG terminal and now wants to build a terminal in Muuga port itself, instead of the large Dutch company Vopak, LETA/Postimees writes.


Ireland supports IT investments in Lithuania

Ireland supports IT investments in Lithuania

17.04.2015

On 15 April 2015, Seimas Deputy Speaker in Lithuania Gediminas Kirkilas met with Irish Ambassador to Lithuania David Robert Noonan, reports LETA/ELTA.

Bauskas alus brewery increased turnover by 13% in 2014

Bauskas alus brewery increased turnover by 13% in 2014

17.04.2015

The Bauskas alus brewery operated with EUR 4.95 million in turnover n 2014, which was 13% more when compared to 2013, when the company achieved EUR 4.38 million in turnover, informs LETA.

17.04.2015

EU IT agency building to be erected in Tallinn Seaplane Harbour

The Estonian government approved on Thursday of handing over real estate units near the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour from justice ministry to interior ministry in order to erect the European Union IT agency's permanent headquarters building there, interior ministry press department announced LETA.

16.04.2015

Baltics register growth in car registrations in March

New passenger car registrations in Latvia increased by 25.7% in March 2015, which is the largest largest increase among all European countries covered by the latest report of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (EAMA), reports LETA.

16.04.2015

Baltic direct selling market grew by 2.5% in 2014

In 2014, the total sales of direct selling industry in the Baltic States grew by 2.5% and exceeded 102,5 million euro (without VAT). Meanwhile, the number of people involved in direct sales increased by 1.5% and it reached more than 128 thousand persons.

16.04.2015

Multifunctional complex in Vilnius given go-ahead

Vilnius City Municipality Council approved of the construction of a multifunctional health, education and activity centre in Vilnius. A tender for investors should be announced in May 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.

16.04.2015

Troja earns more than one million euros in 2014

For the first time ever, the profit of Troja, a subsidiary of the Latvian plywood maker Latvijas Finieris, exceeded one million euros last year, reaching EUR 1.626 million, which is 8% more than in 2013, when the company earned EUR 951,986, reports LETA, according to information provided by Firmas.lv.

15.04.2015

In 2014, Latvia was visited by 7.3% more foreign travelers

In 2014 as compared to 2013, the number of foreign travellers has increased by 7.3%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 6.2 mln times and spent 668.5 mln euros, which is more by 60.2 mln euros or 9.9% than a year ago.

15.04.2015

New light-vehicle registrations in Baltics rose over 9% in Q1

Analysis of processed registrations’ data performed by AV Automotive Research / AutoTyrimai, based on source data obtained from Regitra (Lithuania), CSDD (Latvia) and Maanteeamet (Estonia), shows that new light-vehicle (M1&N1) registrations in the Baltic States increased by 9.4% to 14’027 units in I quarter 2015, reports BC press service of AutoTyrimai.

15.04.2015

Vika Wood Latvian sawmill saw increase in turnover and profits in 2014

The Vika Wood Ltd. sawmill in Talsi Region in Latvia, owned by and Icelandic company, operated with EUR 59.13 million in turnover in 2014, which was 5.7% more when compared to the previous year, when the company posted EUR 55.98 million in turnover, according to information from Firmas.lv, cites LETA.

15.04.2015

Wizz Air to operate 3 new routes from Vilnius in autumn

Hungary's low-cost airline Wizz Air on Wednesday announced that it is going to open three new routes in autumn 2015 from Vilnius International Airport – to Munich, Glasgow, and Kiev, reports LETA/ELTA.

15.04.2015

Number of newly-registered automobiles grew by 9% in Latvia in first 3 months

In the first three months of 2015, the number of newly-registered passenger vehicles and commercial motor transport in Latvia reached 3,746, which is 9% more than in the respective period last year, the Latvian Automobile Association informed LETA.

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