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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 26.09.2017, 15:58

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Percentage of residents with non-citizenship status in Latvia down to 11.4% in 2017

Percentage of residents with non-citizenship status in Latvia down to 11.4% in 2017

26.09.2017

The proportion of non-citizen residents of Latvia reduced to 11.4% at the beginning of this year, reports LETA, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

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EVR Cargo has taken delivery of 300 platforms for renting out in Russia

EVR Cargo has taken delivery of 300 platforms for renting out in Russia

26.09.2017

The Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo has received the 300 container platforms it has commissioned for renting out in Russia, whereas the open wagons it intends to use for the same purpose are still under construction, informs LETA/BNS.

Estonia creates sanctions online map for all of EU to use

Estonia creates sanctions online map for all of EU to use

26.09.2017

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union has created the EU Sanctions Map, a web environment, where all those interested can receive up to date information about the sanctions being implemented in the EU, reports LETA/BNS.


Estonian Tax Board: 1/4 construction turnover goes to companies paying cash in hand

Estonian Tax Board: 1/4 construction turnover goes to companies paying cash in hand

26.09.2017

A quarter of the turnover of the Estonian construction sector goes to companies paying cash in hand wages, reports LETA/BNS, according to the Tax and Customs Board.

Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

26.09.2017

In a reversal of its earlier position that Lithuania benefits from its scientists providing advice to Belarus on nuclear safety, the Education and Science Ministry said on Tuesday that the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) should not participate in the European Commission-funded international project, informs LETA/BNS.


26.09.2017

Hauler associations: higher fuel tax has cost Estonia EUR 50 mln

Estonian hauler associations have made a joint statement to two parliamentary standing committees urging them to take the situation of the road haulage sector under discussion, as the country has lost an estimated 50 million euros of tax money due to higher fuel duties in 2017, writes LETA/BNS.

26.09.2017

Lithuanian president sees post-election Germany as key partner in Europe

After German parliamentary elections secured Chancellor Angela Merkel with yet another term in office, Berlin will remain Lithuania's most important partner in Europe, says President Dalia Grybauskaite, cites LETA/BNS.

26.09.2017

Government committee in Latvia endorses healthcare funding bill

The Cabinet of Ministers committee in Latvia on September 25th endorsed draft legislation that would provide a new regulation for the funding of the health sector, informs LETA.

25.09.2017

Estonian court closes proceeding regarding people tried in Liviko competition case

People tried on competition related charges in a case centered on the Tallinn-based alcohol producer Liviko will escape sentences as the court at the end of last week terminated criminal proceedings with regard to them due to lack of public interest, reports LETA/BNS.

25.09.2017

Estonia's organization of public procurements gets high appraisal from EU Commission

The organization of public procurements greater in value than the international threshold has improved significantly in Estonia over the past two years and has been rated as one of the best among EU member states, it appears from the Single Market Scoreboard published by the European Commission, informs LETA/BNS.

25.09.2017

Lithuania's KTE, China's Datang Power founding joint firm

Lithuania's Kauno Termofikacijos Elektrine (Kaunas Combined Heat and Power Plant, or KTE), a technically outdated utility that is indirectly owned by businessman Rimandas Stonys, and one of China's largest energy producers Datang International Power Generation have agreed on establishment of a joint enterprise that would be a new combined-cycle power plant in Kaunas, informs LETA/BNS.

25.09.2017

Lithuania's JustMin, MFA to stay on, while EcoMin resigns

Lithuania's Justice Minister Milda Vainiute and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius intend to stay in the government, while Economy Minister Mindaugas Sinkevicius is resigning, reports LETA/BNS.

25.09.2017

Latvia hopes to build closer economic ties with Mexico

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) has called on Mexico to step up economic and educational cooperation with Latvia, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

25.09.2017

Nord Stream 2 submitted permit applications in Finland

Swiss project developer Nord Stream 2 AG has last week submitted to the competent permit authorities applications for two permits to construct the planned twin 1,200-kilometre Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The pipeline will run 374 kilometres across the Finnish EEZ, which is in international waters, reported BC Nord Stream’s press service.

25.09.2017

Usakovs: mayors of EU capital cities concerned about future of cohesion policy

The mayors of EU capital cities are concerned about the future of the bloc’s cohesion policy, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) said at the Summit of EU Capital City Mayors on Friday, cites LETA.

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