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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 10.02.2016, 10:43

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Estonian police to buy in-car video systems for EUR 260,000

Estonian police to buy in-car video systems for EUR 260,000

10.02.2016

Estonian police is about to buy up to 51 sets of Digital Ally DVM 800 in-car camera systems for fitting into police vehicles for a total cost of 260,000 euros during four years, informs LETA/BNS.

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Controlling stake in Latvijas Piens dairy plant draws strong interest from potential buyers

Controlling stake in Latvijas Piens dairy plant draws strong interest from potential buyers

09.02.2016

Interest in the 53.6% stake in Latvijas Piens, a Jelgava-based dairy plant which its owner Trikata KS has put up for sale, is fairly strong at the moment, unofficial information obtained by LETA suggests.

Minister Melbarde evasive about future of Riga Circus

Minister Melbarde evasive about future of Riga Circus

09.02.2016

Latvian Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (National Alliance) in an interview with Latvian Television on Tuesday spoke evasively about possibilities to renovate the historical building of Riga Circus and its future in general, informs LETA/BNS.


Government passes regulations allowing companies to buy natural gas outside Latvia

Government passes regulations allowing companies to buy natural gas outside Latvia

09.02.2016

The government today approved the Economics Ministry's regulations on supply and use of natural gas, which stipulate that companies in Latvia will be able to buy natural gas from foreign gas suppliers, informs LETA.

Estonian Riigikogu supports creation of unemployment insurance for board members

Estonian Riigikogu supports creation of unemployment insurance for board members

09.02.2016

The Riigikogu in Estonia on Tuesday supported a proposal of Chancellor of Justice Ulle Madise for a legislative amendment to give members of the management boards of companies the right to get the unemployment insurance benefit if they lose their job and income, informs LETA/BNS.

09.02.2016

Nearly 16,000 applications submitted for reimbursement of Estonian Air tickets

The 8th February was the first day to seek for compensation for tickets bought from the bankrupt state-owned airline Estonian Air and 15,806 applications were submitted, writes LETA.

09.02.2016

Over 120 border guards sentenced for corruption in Lithuania last decade

Suspicions related to corruption crimes have been brought against 15 border guards in Lithuania in 2015, and over 120 officials of the State Border Guard Service have been sentenced for corruption in the last decade, reports LETA/BNS.

09.02.2016

Summary of Maris Kucinskis' coalition agreement

Agency LETA has obtained full text of the coalition agreement that the Union of Greens and Farmers, National Alliance (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK) and Unity – the political parties that will make up the new government – are planning to sign on February 11, 2016.

09.02.2016

Eesti Ekspress: four new ferries cost EUR 108.6 mln for Estonia

The two passenger ferries under construction for Port of Tallinn subsidiary TS Laevad at the Sefine shipyard in Turkey cost 22.8 million euros apiece and the other two being built in the Remontowa shipyard in Poland cost 31.5 million euros each, the weekly Eesti Ekspress claims, cites LETA/BNS.

09.02.2016

Study: Latvia's exports to the U.S. could increase 15% after TTIP is signed

After the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) comes into force, Latvia's exports to the United States could increase 15%, informs LETA, according to a study by AmCham EU.

09.02.2016

Riigikogu panel backs government’s stance on EU Firearms Directive

The Riigikogu national defense committee on February 8th examined the positions of the government on the proposed amendments to the EU Firearms Directive, and supported them by consensus, reports LETA/BNS.

09.02.2016

Coalition formulates Latvia's negative position on accepting additional refugees

Members of the ruling coalition have formulated Latvia's negative position on accepting additional numbers of asylum seekers, as Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) told reporters after the coalition's meeting yesterday, cites LETA.

09.02.2016

Lithuanian MFA: insufficient measures taken in Ukraine to eradicate corruption

Insufficient measures are being taken in Ukraine to eradicate corruption, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius says after Ukraine's Lithuanian-born Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius resigned, informs LETA/BNS.

09.02.2016

Latvian parties agree on new government declaration and coalition agreement

The coalition parties' representatives in Latvia on February 8th approved the government declaration and coalition agreement, as Prime Minister designate Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) told reporters after the coalition's meeting, informs LETA.

09.02.2016

Narva Bussiveod files for bankruptcy, lets go 74 staff

Narva Bussiveod, the municipal bus company of the northeastern city of Narva, filed for bankruptcy and laid off all its 74 staff in February 2016, after losing the city's public transport tender, cites LETA.

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