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In 2017, amount of electricity produced in hydro and wind power plants in Latvia up by 70.5%

In 2017, amount of electricity produced in hydro and wind power plants in Latvia up by 70.5%

20.06.2018

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2017 gross energy consumption1 in Latvia comprised 194.9 petajoules (PJ), which is 5.5% more than in 2016. Over the past five years (from 2013 to 2017), the gross energy consumption has not changed significantly, however the share of renewables has increased by 2.55 percentage points.

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Cargo transportation volume up 16.3% in Lithuania in Q1

Cargo transportation volume up 16.3% in Lithuania in Q1

20.06.2018

The volume of goods transported in Lithuania by all means of transport rose to 35.7 million tons in the first quarter of 2018, up 16.3% from the same period last year, new figures from the Statistics Lithuania show, cites LETA/BNS.

Saaremaa, Ventspils eyeing ferry link for summer

Saaremaa, Ventspils eyeing ferry link for summer

20.06.2018

Representatives of the Estonian island municipality of Saaremaa and the city of Ventspils, Latvia have decided to start searching for a suitable boat to operate a regular ferry service between them already next summer, regional newspaper Saarte Haal reported, cites LETA/BNS.


Neste plans to expand its station network in Lithuania

Neste plans to expand its station network in Lithuania

20.06.2018

Neste Lietuva, the Finnish-capital company operating a network of unmanned stations in Lithuania, plans to open three new stations in 2018, informs LETA/BNS.

Personal identification services company Veriff raises USD 7.7 mln

Personal identification services company Veriff raises USD 7.7 mln

19.06.2018

Estonian personal identification services startup Veriff has raised 7.7 million dollars, with the leading investor being Mosaic Ventures, reports LETA/BNS.


19.06.2018

Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

A program agreement was signed between Estonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on June 18th, according to which Estonia will utilize more than eight million euros' worth of support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism Programme for carrying out research and higher education cooperation projects, reports LETA.

19.06.2018

VKG launched EUR 1.5 mln pipe conveyor in Estonia

The northeast Estonian shale oil producing company Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) in spring launched a 1.5 million euro Kiviter pipe conveyor, while previously, waste was transported from factories to the disposal area by cars, informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2018

Estonia, Moldova to launch 10 new development cooperation projects

Estonia intends to launch ten new projects in development cooperation with Moldova, in addition to the 18 joint projects already in progress, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in the capital of Moldova on June 18th, informs LETA/BNS.

19.06.2018

HKScan Estonia hires 44 summer workers

HKScan Estonia, subsidiary of the Nordic food group HKScan, hired 44 summer employees at the Rakvere meatpacking plant to service the increased demand of the summer period, informs LETA/BNS.

18.06.2018

Kekava poultry farm starts supplying products in Sweden

Kekava poultry farm has started delivering products to retail chains in Sweden, the company’s representatives reported LETA.

18.06.2018

Aeroflot to increase number of weekly Vilnius-Moscow flights

Russia's largest airline company Aeroflot plans to increase the number of weekly flights between Vilnius and Moscow from two to three, state-run company Lithuanian Airports reports LETA/BNS.

18.06.2018

Marijampoles Pieno Konservai exported to China for first time

Marijampoles Pieno Konservai, one of the largest milk processing companies in Lithuania, exported to China for the first time in 2017, informs LETA/BNS.

18.06.2018

Lido invests EUR 830,000 in renovation of Vermanitis self-service restaurant

Vermanitis, a popular self-service restaurant of the Lido chain in the Riga center, reopened on June15th after a month-long renovation, informs LETA.

18.06.2018

Eesti Energia to direct 300,000 tons of limestone into circular economy in 2018

Eesti Energia to direct 300,000 tons of limestone into circular economy this year is to direct altogether 300,000 tons of limestone into the circular economy by delivering limestone from East-Viru County to various regions of Estonia in collaboration with state-owned logistics company EVR Cargo, informs LETA/BNS.

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