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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 03.08.2015, 13:37

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Only one municipality in Latvia has joined EU Commission's initiative on mitigating climate change

Only one municipality in Latvia has joined EU Commission's initiative on mitigating climate change

03.08.2015

Only one municipality in Latvia has joined the European Commission's initiative "Mayors Adapt", the aim of which is to urge cities to adapt to climate change, the Union of Municipalities of Latvia told LETA.

Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation



No orphanages in Vilnius by 2020

No orphanages in Vilnius by 2020

03.08.2015

During the next five years, until 2020, Vilnius will try to reduce the number of infants and children living in institutions; and only in the most desperate cases, if foster parents cannot be found, the children will be housed in an orphanage, Vilnius City Council reports BC.

EU Commission approved new swine flu zones restrictions

EU Commission approved new swine flu zones restrictions

03.08.2015

The European Commission approved on July 31st the new restrictions for areas infected with the African swine fever; one of the Baltic States largest pig farms Ekseko in Viiratsi parish, Viljandi County was left out of the toughest restricted zone, Estonian agriculture ministry announced LETA.


Latvian Competition Council fines several forestry companies EUR 70,003

Latvian Competition Council fines several forestry companies EUR 70,003

03.08.2015

The Competition Council has decided to fine 11 companies that harmonized their offers with one or several competitors for procurement of timber announced by the joint-stock company Latvijas Valsts mezi (Latvian State Forests). The total amount of the fines is EUR 70,003.

Only five asylum seekers since 1998 have received Latvian citizenship

Only five asylum seekers since 1998 have received Latvian citizenship

03.08.2015

With the plight of refugees and their status in host countries a pertinent issue these days, the Citizenship and Migration Board has some interesting facts to report, foremost being that Latvian citizenship has been granted to only five asylum seekers since 1998, reports LETA.

03.08.2015

Seizures of smuggled cigarettes grew threefold in H1 in Lithuania

In the first half of the year 2015, the officers of the Lithuanian Customs detained smuggled and illegally carried goods worth over EUR 20 million, reports LETA/ELTA.

03.08.2015

Latvian president: dairy industry must focus also on niche products

During a meeting with farmers operating in the dairy industry on July 31st, Latvian president Raimonds Vejonis said that in such times of crisis milk producers and dairy companies must also focus on niche products, as well be able to work closer together by analyzing what is happening within the dairy sector., reports LETA.

03.08.2015

African swine fever quarantine announced in Latvian Vilaka and Gulbene counties

The Food and Veterinary Service has announced an African swine fever quarantine in several counties in Vilaka and Gulbene regions, informs LETA, according to an announcement in the government's official newspaper Latvijas Vestnesis.

02.08.2015

Mayor: Rezekne cannot accept refugees

Rezekne Mayor Aleksandrs Bartasevics (Harmony Center) believes that the second largest city in Latgale Province will be unable to accommodate refugees, as Rezekne City Council informed LETA.

01.08.2015

Russia asks Lithuania to stop import of Dutch flowers

On 30 July 2015, the State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania received a note from the Russian food safety supervising authority Rosselkhoznadzor where Russia asks the Plant Service to temporarily suspend phytosanitary certification of flowers grown in the Netherlands because harmful organisms were allegedly found in flowers brought from Lithuania, writes LETA/ELTA.

31.07.2015

Public consultation on advisory services for Lithuanian airports concession project

The Lithuanian government is seeking to appoint technical, financial and legal advisers to assist in the development and implementation of Lithuanian airports concession project. Therefore, a public consultation regarding the advisory services for the concessions project has been announced, reported BC chief project manager for PPP Irmantas Butkauskas.

31.07.2015

It’s proposed to raise fine for wages paid under the table to EUR 2,100 in Latvia

The Justice Ministry in Latvia is suggesting to raise the fine for wages paid under the table to EUR 2,100, informs LETA.

31.07.2015

Eesti Pank specified its macroprudential policy principles

Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank announced that changes to the Eesti Pank Act came into force on 19 May 2014 giving the central bank a clearer mandate than before to act as a macroprudential authority in Estonia, informs LETA.

31.07.2015

Estonian PM and Service Industry Association discussed the e-residency programme

At his meeting with representatives of the Estonian Service Industry Association on July 28th, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said that the Government is firmly committed to developing both the business environment and competitiveness, and that he greatly appreciates the support of entrepreneurs and their willingness to engage in the process, reports BC governmental press service.

31.07.2015

Commission supports farmers affected by the Russian ban

The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by EU’s agro-producers and is expected to provide assistance. EU farmers will get support for dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors affected by the Russian ban: safety measures will be extended into 2016.

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