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Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga ended with the Declaration

Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga ended with the Declaration

22.05.2015

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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Estonian Graanul Invest acquires Latvian wood pellet producer Latgran

Estonian Graanul Invest acquires Latvian wood pellet producer Latgran

22.05.2015

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 agenda

Implementation of free trade agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine tops the Eastern Partnership agenda

22.05.2015

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.


Latvia and Belarus sign a protocol on facilitation of cross-border traffic for border residents

Latvia and Belarus sign a protocol on facilitation of cross-border traffic for border residents

22.05.2015

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.

Agreement on EUR 1.8 bln macro-financial aid to Ukraine signed in Riga

Agreement on EUR 1.8 bln macro-financial aid to Ukraine signed in Riga

22.05.2015

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.

22.05.2015

French, German leaders hold talks with Greek PM in Riga

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.

22.05.2015

Estonian government approved tax refund system for low-income people

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.

22.05.2015

Human rights commissioner Muiznieks points out significant violations in Ukraine and Russia

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.

22.05.2015

Tallinn drafts supplementary budget for 2015, cooperative bank receives 5 mln euros

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.

22.05.2015

Search operation for An-2 pilots over water gets terminated

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.

21.05.2015

Estonian government approved of the amendments to the social tax law

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.

21.05.2015

Proportionate non-taxable minimum in Latvia may be adopted by 2020

The Finance Ministry in Latvia has worked out a proposal for implementing a proportionate non-taxable minimum, stipulating gradual adoption by 2020, reports LETA.

21.05.2015

Estonian government approved increase in child support for the next 4 years

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.

21.05.2015

Lithuanian Seimas tightens sanctions for disseminating propaganda, inciting war

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.

21.05.2015

Latvian Health Ministry proposes banning tobacco products being displayed in clear view in shops

The Health Ministry in Latvia has proposed banning tobacco products from being displayed in clear view at shops selling them, reports LETA.

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