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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 27.03.2015, 10:09

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Government allocates extra funds to complete Narva border checkpoint

Government allocates extra funds to complete Narva border checkpoint

27.03.2015

The Estonian government decided on March 26th, 2015 to allocate EUR 2.8 million for the completion of the Narva border crossing point construction, LETA/Delfi reports.

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Lithuania's Special Investigation Service cooperates with Poland's Central Anticorruption Bureau

Lithuania's Special Investigation Service cooperates with Poland's Central Anticorruption Bureau

27.03.2015

The head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) of Poland and the Director of the Special Investigation Service (STT) of the Republic of Lithuania signed a cooperation agreement, the STT reports LETA/ELTA.

Removing obstacles to a Digital Single Market

Removing obstacles to a Digital Single Market

26.03.2015

One of the Commission’s a priority is to create a Digital Single Market. However, there are some obstacles to remove in order to boost growth and create jobs in the sector. The College of Commissioners has had a first discussion on the EU Digital Strategy to be unveiled in May, and set out the main areas to focus on triggering real changes for consumers and businesses.


Saeima in Latvia approves in principle full-scale transition to electronic auctions

Saeima in Latvia approves in principle full-scale transition to electronic auctions

26.03.2015

Latvian Saeima today approved in principle amendments to the Civil Procedure Law, proposed by the Justice Ministry, which stipulate switching to electronic auctions from July 1, 2015, reports LETA.

Latvian Reform Party to be liquidated

Latvian Reform Party to be liquidated

26.03.2015

The board of the Reform Party has made the decision to begin the party's liquidation process, the party's chairman and current MP Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis (Reform Party/Unity) told LETA today.

26.03.2015

Latvian Saeima approves keeping 9% microenterprise tax in place

Reviewing the bill on microenterprise tax in the second reading today, Saeima decided that the rate would remain 9% during a three-month period after a microenterprise is established, provided that the question of compulsory social contributions paid by employees is solved, informs LETA.

26.03.2015

Lithuanian president submits law amendments on child care

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite has submitted to the Seimas law amendments, which should improve child care, encourage placing children from care homes in foster families and accelerate adoption process, informs LETA/ELTA.

26.03.2015

Lithuanian government allocates EUR 150,000 for search of new markets

The Lithuanian Government managed to find additional funding to facilitate the search of new export markets and business partners, informs LETA/ELTA.

26.03.2015

Rostovskis elected as president of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Today, members of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry elected Aigars Rostovskis to a three-year term as the organization's president, informs LETA.

26.03.2015

Invitation to EU Commission’s projects for 2015-20

According to the Council Regulation (EU) No 390/2014 of 14 April 2014 establishing the ‘Europe for Citizens’ program for the period 2015-20, the Commission invites interested parties to take part in projects reflecting citizens views on Europe, as well as WW-II remembrance and debating the Europe’s future.

26.03.2015

Vilniaus Energija suspected to have deliberately overpaid for biofuel

The Ministry of Energy in Lithuania intends to appeal to the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) and the Prosecutor General's Office requesting to launch a pre-trial investigation over biofuel purchase transactions completed by energy company Vilniaus Energija, writes LETA/ELTA.

26.03.2015

Getting rid of trade barriers: an urgent condition for successful business

Main EU’s strategic economic partners, e.g. Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, and the United States, maintain a variety of barriers that significantly hinder international trade and investment opportunities for EU companies.

26.03.2015

Audit: there is lack of consistency in public health promotion services in Lithuania

The average life expectancy rate in Lithuania is among the lowest in Europe. Strengthening and protecting the health of the population is a strategic goal of the state and local authorities. Municipalities, which are responsible for public health promotion and monitoring, received over EUR 3.77 million (LTL 13 million) in 2014 for the implementation of this function, informs LETA/ELTA.

26.03.2015

Belarusian cigarettes constitute largest amount of contraband goods smuggled into Latvia

Excise goods, especially cigarettes, currently make up the largest proportion of contraband goods, Martins Kalnins, Deputy Director of Customs Police Department, said in an interview with Latvian Radio, cites LETA.

26.03.2015

Meeting in Riga: EU, US 'likely' to miss year-end target for free trade deal

The EU and United States will likely miss a year-end target in 2015 to seal the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, said current European president Latvia on March 25, informs LETA/AFP.

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