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Saturday, 23.05.2015, 07:13
Today, the 4th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit – a high-level meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the EU countries and six partner countries organised within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – ended in Riga with the adoption of the Summit Declaration. This envisages ever-closer cooperation between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, reported BC press secretary to Latvian Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
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Swedish companies BillerudKorsnas AB and Baltic Resources AB have signed an agreement on acquisition of 100% stake in Latvian wood pellet producer Latgran by Estonian company Graanul Invest, the company's representatives informed LETA.
Implementation of free trade agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine tops the Eastern Partnership agenda22.05.2015
In Riga, President Dalia Grybauskaite together with other EU leaders and representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries outlined further guidelines for the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy. The participants underlined that this policy was based on common interests and obligations to strengthen democracy, reaffirm the rule of law principle, promote human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as the norms and principles of international law.
On 22 May 2015, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, who is leading the delegation of Belarus at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
A memorandum of understanding and loan agreement on macro-financial aid to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 1.8 billion was signed during the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga today, reports LETA.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany on May 21st, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline, writes AFP/LETA.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday the bill of amendments to labour market services and subsidies and other laws, which prescribes for employees with low incomes an annual tax refund, which should motivate people to work and should raise the income of people earning low wages, reports LETA the government communications unit.
Over the course of one year, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has visited Ukraine four times, and Russia once, establishing violations in both countries, reports LETA.
The Tallinn city government decided to submit to the city council the first supplementary budget of 2015, which increases the city budget volume by nearly 34.5 euros million and allocates 5 million euros more to create the city's cooperative bank, Eesti Ühistupank, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
On 21 May, at 4:10 p.m., the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre of the Lithuanian Navy decided to terminate the over-water search operation to find two pilots of the Lithuanian aircraft An-2, reports LETA/ELTA.
The Estonian government approved at its Thursday meeting the bill of amendments to the social tax law, the income tax law and other laws, which confirm a variety of changes, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The Finance Ministry in Latvia has worked out a proposal for implementing a proportionate non-taxable minimum, stipulating gradual adoption by 2020, reports LETA.
The Estonian government today approved one of its main promises – an increase in child support, aimed to improve the coping of families with children, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
From 1 October 2015, amendments to the Law on Provision of Information to the Public will enter into force. Lithuanian MPs adjusted the law taking into account changes of security situation, reports LETA/ELTA.
The Health Ministry in Latvia has proposed banning tobacco products from being displayed in clear view at shops selling them, reports LETA.