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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 24.08.2016, 14:57

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 Latvian diaspora provides EUR 500 million to national economy a year

Latvian diaspora provides EUR 500 million to national economy a year

24.08.2016

The Latvians who live and work in foreign countries provide around EUR 500 million a year to the Latvian economy, Peteris Elferts, the Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large for diaspora, said on public radio Wednesday, cites LETA.

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Financial Police forward 30 criminal cases to prosecutor's office in H1

Financial Police forward 30 criminal cases to prosecutor's office in H1

22.08.2016

During the first six months this year, the Financial Police Department of the State Revenue Service forwarded 30 criminal cases to the prosecutor's office for launching criminal prosecution, according to the Revenue Service's results for the first six months of 2016, writes LETA.

 All suspects in Tere tax fraud case released

All suspects in Tere tax fraud case released

18.08.2016

A member of the board of the Estonian dairy company AS Tere, Oliver Kruuda, and chairman of the company's supervisory board Allan Viirma who were detained as suspects in a tax fraud case on Tuesday were released on Wednesday evening, reports LETA/BNS.


Russian singer Gazmanov denied entry to Lithuania

Russian singer Gazmanov denied entry to Lithuania

18.08.2016

Lithuania on Wednesday denied entry to Oleg Gazmanov, a Russian pop music performer who supports the Kremlin's policies and glorifies the Soviet Union in his songs.

Applications for Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau's chief accepted from today to September 13

Applications for Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau's chief accepted from today to September 13

17.08.2016

Candidates are invited to apply for the position of the Corruption Prevention Bureau's chief from today, according to a statement in the government's official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis, reports LETA.


16.08.2016

Snoras' former co-owner seeks EUR 555 mln from Lithuania

Vladimir Antonov, a former co-owner of Lithuania's bankrupt bank Snoras, has filed a lawsuit with a Moscow arbitration court seeking 40 billion rubles (EUR 555 mln) in damages from Lithuania, 15min.lt writes, reports LETA/BNS according Ria-Novosti information.

15.08.2016

Estonian court send to prison two Lithuanian car thieves

The Tartu county court on Monday sent to prison two Lithuanian car thieves who belonged to a criminal group who stole cars and sold them in Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS.

13.08.2016

Two men die in grain elevator accident in Tartu

On Friday morning three workers were trapped in grain in an elevator of the grain processing company Tartu Mill in Estonia's second-largest city of Tartu as a result of which two men died, reports LETA/BNS.

13.08.2016

Grandson of Estonia's Communist boss appointed head of Russian presidential administration

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Sergei Ivanov from the position of head of the presidential administration and appointed Anton Vaino in his stead, the Kremlin press service said on Friday. Ivanov was appointed the president's special envoy on nature protection, environment and transport issues, reports LETA/BNS according to Russian Interfax information

10.08.2016

Health Ministry's State Secretary Zvidrina to be appointed head of State Land Service

Solvita Zvidrina, State Secretary at the Health Ministry, is to be appointed director general of the State Land Service, as LETA learned from the Justice Ministry.

10.08.2016

“About Estonia” offer to help new arrivals

Understanding society and knowing where to find answers to various questions relating to daily life can facilitate integration in any country. With the help of About Estonia, an interactive mobile learning platform, IOM Estonia plans to offer foreigners new to the country the help that they will need to understand Estonian society and systems.

08.08.2016

Latvian Economic Police to probe project of diesel train upgrade

The Latvian Economic Police has launched a probe on the EUR 22 mln worth project for modernization of diesel trains for Pasazieru Vilciens passenger train company that has been delayed for more than six months, Latvian daily Diena reported on Monday, writes LETA.

04.08.2016

Hazardous bacteria found in Lithuania's Judex products

Analysis of frozen food seized during a search in Judex, a Kaunas-based Lithuanian frozen food production company, has revealed hazardous bacteria, the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office said on Thursday, informs LETA.

29.07.2016

Lithuanian court refuses to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to Ukraine and Kazakhstan

On 29 July, 2016 Court of Appeal of Lithuania has announced its final and undeniable decision, by which the Court has refused to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law Syrym Shalabayev to Ukraine and Kazakhstan, BC informs Jurex representative.

18.07.2016

FY revenue of Sorainen group climbs 6 pct to EUR 9.3 mln

Consolidated revenue of the Sorainen AS legal services group increased 6 % year over year to 9.3 mln euros in 2015 and profit grew 13 % to 2.6 mln euros.writes LETA/BNS.

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