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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 20.02.2017, 15:21

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Lithuanian move to ban RTR Planeta broadcast in line with EU law

Lithuanian move to ban RTR Planeta broadcast in line with EU law

17.02.2017

The Lithuanian decision to ban broadcasts of the Russian television channel RTR Planeta for instigation of hatred is not in violation of the European Union's (EU) law, the European Commission said on Friday, writes LETA.

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Football Federation looking into match-fixing claims following Winter Cup game between Babite and Suduva

Football Federation looking into match-fixing claims following Winter Cup game between Babite and Suduva

14.02.2017

Latvian Football Federation has launched internal investigation following last week's Latvian Higher League (Virsliga) Winter Cup match between Babite and Lithuanian football club Marijampole Suduva, as Higher League's Executive Director Oliver Schlegl confirmed to LETA.

Ukrainian owner of LVV Liepajas Metalurgs takes dispute with Latvia to international arbitration institution

Ukrainian owner of LVV Liepajas Metalurgs takes dispute with Latvia to international arbitration institution

07.02.2017

Yevgeny Kazmin, a co-owner of Ukraine's KVV Group, which owns Latvia's insolvent steel company KVV Liepajas Metalurgs, has filed a lawsuit against Latvia with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), information on the center's official website suggests LETA.


Latvian fishers want EU compensations for ships' idle standing due to crabbing ban

Latvian fishers want EU compensations for ships' idle standing due to crabbing ban

06.02.2017

Latvian fishing companies are seeking EU compensations for the losses incurred after the detention of the Senator crab trawler on the Norway's Arctic shelf due to a fishing ban and a subsequent idle standing of their vessels, according to the European Crabbing Association's petition, which the government is expected to review at a close meeting on Tuesday, writes LETA.

Tallinn hotel shooter still on the run

Tallinn hotel shooter still on the run

03.02.2017

The police are still searching for the man who is suspected of shooting another man in central Tallinn's Hotel Metropol on Thursday afternoon, reports LETA/BNS.


03.02.2017

Savisaar can remain suspended Tallinn mayor until fall elections

Former chairman of the Center Party and suspended mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar can only step down from office and if he does not do that, the situation will be solved after the local elections in the fall.

01.02.2017

Latvian antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting in UK

A Latvian antiques dealer who stole a 19th-century religious painting from the Chester Cathedral has been jailed for nine months, according to The Guardian reports writing LETA.

01.02.2017

Eesti Energia to fire detained officials of Estonia mine

The state-owned energy company Eesti Energia has decided to terminate employment contracts with the two middle-level managers of the Estonia underground mine who are suspected of corruption citing loss of confidence.

31.01.2017

State does not own the rights to 973 soviet films shot at Riga Film Studio

The state of Latvia does not own the rights to 973 soviet films shot at the Riga Film Studio from 1964 to May 4, 1990, the Supreme Court ruled today, writes LETA.

27.01.2017

Lithuania's financial crimes body conducts searches at National Paying Agency

Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service (FCIS) has conducted searches at the National Paying Agency (NPA), which is in charge of allocating EU funds, reports LETA/BNS.

26.01.2017

Norway follows "ostrich policy" in dispute over Latvian crab boat's arrest

Norway has apparently decided to follow "ostrich policy" in the dispute over the Latvian trawler that has been arrested for crabbing on the Norwegian continental shelf and therefore risks losing its full sovereignty over the disputed territory in the process, like it has already happened in a similar dispute with Lithuania, Didzis Smits, a representative of the European Crabbing Association, told LETA.

25.01.2017

Three foreigners, including man from Latvia, jailed in Taiwan over ATM heist

Three eastern Europeans, including a man from Latvia, were jailed for five years in Taiwan Wednesday over a USD 2.6 mln cyberheist that used malware to hack into a major local bank's ATM network? reports LETA.

24.01.2017

Norwegian authorities arrest Latvian crab trawler with crew of 30 people

The Latvian crab trawler Senator has been arrested for fishing snow crab in Norwegian waters off the Svalbard (Spitzbergen) archipelago, Didzis Smits, a representative of the European Crabbing Association, told LETA.

24.01.2017

More and more cases reported of extortion attempts on businesses with bomb threats in Latvia

Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) told the LNT television channel today that there are more and more cases being reported of extortion attempts on shopping centers and business using bomb threats, citing LETA.

20.01.2017

Lithuania's tax chief sacked

Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka has sacked Dainoras Bradauskas, head of the State Tax Inspectorate (STI), after a commission set up by the ministry recommended firing him for corrupt activities and gross official misconduct, reports LETA/BNS.

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