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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 29.06.2016, 06:38

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Latvian government repeatedly extends diesel train upgrading project

Latvian government repeatedly extends diesel train upgrading project

28.06.2016

As the EUR 22 million worth project for modernization of diesel trains for Latvia’s Pasazieru Vilciens passenger train company will not be completed also by the extended deadline on June 30, the Latvian government today granted another extension until September 20, 2016, informs LETA.

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Estonia cuts impact of tax evasion through incorporation by EUR 1 mln in 8 months

Estonia cuts impact of tax evasion through incorporation by EUR 1 mln in 8 months

28.06.2016

Largely as a result of interaction between the Tax and Customs Board and around 670 entrepreneurs on the subject of incorporation, more people have started to pay payroll taxes and have paid altogether slightly more than one million euros in such taxes in the past eight months, the tax authority said LETA/BNS.

Lithuania invites Israeli scientists to use its science valleys

Lithuania invites Israeli scientists to use its science valleys

28.06.2016

Lithuania is inviting Israel's scientists to cooperate and use its integrated science, studies and business centers, or "science valleys", Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said on Tuesday after meeting with Nili Cohen, president of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, reports LETA/BNS.


Minister Augulis: upgrade of diesel trains is failed experiment

Minister Augulis: upgrade of diesel trains is failed experiment

28.06.2016

The project for modernization of six diesel trains os a failed experiment, said Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis (Greens/Farmers) in an interview with the Latvian public television on June 28th, informs LETA.

Plans to build Vilnius House in Moscow scrapped

Plans to build Vilnius House in Moscow scrapped

28.06.2016

The Lithuanian capital has scrapped plans to build the so-called Vilnius House in Moscow and is set to liquidate its subsidiary responsible for the project, the daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.

28.06.2016

18 Syrian asylum seekers arrive in Latvia from Greece

On June 28th, 18 asylum seekers arrive in Latvia from Greece under the international relocation program, including six underaged children, LETA learned from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

28.06.2016

Lithuania mulls requiring foreign business founders to pay 2 times average wage

The Seimas committee in Lithuania ia proposes to introduce the requirement for foreigners setting up businesses in Lithuania to pay their employees at least two times the country's average monthly salary, informs LETA/BNS.

28.06.2016

Extra EUR 4 mln to be granted to first-time home buyer program in Latvia

The ruling coalition parties in Latvia on June 27th agreed to grant additional EUR 4 million to the government program intended to help families with children buy their first home and also decided to introduce a ceiling on the value of the property to be purchased under the program, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) told he press after the meeting of the ruling parties, informs LETA.

28.06.2016

EU commissioner promises new solutions to dairy sector crisis in July

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan confirmed today that he will come up with new proposals for solving the market crisis situation in the dairy sector in the next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, the Latvian Agriculture Ministry reported LETA.

28.06.2016

Estonia preparing for changed period of EU presidency

The Estonian government is preparing for the eventuality that in connection with Britain's exit from the European Union the period of Estonia's EU presidency will change, Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said on June 27th, cites LETA/BNS.

28.06.2016

Russian officials inspecting 4 Estonian fish processing companies

Inspectors of Russian and Kazakh food safety institutions are auditing four Estonian fish processing enterprises from June 27th to July 1st, 2016, reports LETA/BNS.

28.06.2016

Klettenberg to continue as head of FinanceEstonia

Rauno Klettenberg, the chairman of the management board of Nasdaq Tallinn AS, who on June 27th announced he would not remain in the position after June 30, is to still continue in the position of chairman of the board of FinanceEstonia, a public-private initative uniting Estonian financial sector businesses, reports LETA/BNS.

28.06.2016

Baltic, Nordic MFA underscore importance of EU unity after UK referendum

After the UK referendum on leaving the EU, it is important for the EU to remain united, said Baltic and Nordic foreign ministers in a joint teleconference on June 27th, informs LETA/BNS, according to the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.

28.06.2016

Piret Murk-Dubout becomes CEO of Tallinn airport

Supervisory board of the operator of Tallinn Airport, AS Tallinna Lennujaam, on June 27th appointed Piret Murk-Dubout as the company's new head as of August 29th, informs LETA/BNS.

27.06.2016

Further delay in upgrading of diesel trains for Pasazieru Vilciens in Latvia

The EUR 22 million worth project for modernization of diesel trains in Latvia will not be completed also by the extended deadline on June 30 therefore the Latvian government tomorrow is expected to grant another extension until September 20, 2016, reports LETA.

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