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Saturday, 01.11.2014, 15:56
Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam concluded contracts with shipyards Remontowa Shipbuilding and Sefine Shipyard for building four new ferries for the routes between the Estonian mainland and biggest islands; each shipyard will build two ferries, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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The extension of European Union sanctions by another years against Belarus was an expected decision, Foreign Ministry press secretary Karlis Eihenbaums told LETA.
The Supreme Court in Latvia decided today to turn down Harmony's claim contesting the results of the 12th Saeima elections in Latgale election district, informs LETA.
The Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs has considered the 2015 draft budget and found that it is necessary to enhance the security of Lithuanian diplomatic representations, taking into account the geopolitical situation, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvian Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity), who is expected to stay on as minister in the next government, says that his main priority in the next government is to straighten out Latvia's road system by guaranteeing long-term road construction and maintenance financing, and improving the quality of road construction, cites Nozare.lv.
The largest Lithuanian capital bank – Siauliu Bankas – is expanding its activities in leasing area and strengthening its steps in a life insurance market, reports LETA/ELTA.
Baltic States' largest grain producer Malsena buys Balti Veski, an Estonian company that produces cereal and other grain products using the Veski-Mati brand, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
U.S. entity Ripplewood Advisors, the confirmed buyers of the state's stake in Citadele Bank, announced yesterday that it understands that postponement of the signing of the contract is "merely technical in nature", reports LETA.
Having analysed the results of financial (regularity) audits completed in 2014, the National Audit Office in Lithuania (NAO) summed up the most common errors and irregularities made in the public sector, informs LETA/ELTA.
Since only one person is currently a candidate to become a Privatization Agency (PA) board member, but two board member signatures are need to sign the Citadele sales agreement, today’s planned signing of the sales agreement to the U.S. fund Ripplewood will not go ahead, reports LETA.
The shareholders of Tallinn Stock Exchange-listed company Premia Foods approved at an extraordinary general meeting on Thursday of selling the ice cream and cold products business of Premia Foods to Latvian Food Union group owner Andrey Beskhmelnitskiy, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
A petition has been initiated on the online petition platform Manabalss.lv in order to change the electoral system in Latvia, informs LETA.
About 20-30 people, concerned about the commercialization of Riga's Lucavsala Island, gathered with placards again yesterday in downtown Riga, reports LETA.
Today, Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbarde and the council members of the long-discussed Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga – Inara Tetereva, Boriss Teterevs, Ernests Bernis and Olegs Fils, signed an agreement of construction for the complex, be located in an uptown area between Hanza, Pulkveza Brieza, and Skanstes Streets, reports LETA.
Saeima decided in the final reading today to pass the Development Finance Institution Law that was proposed by the Finance Ministry, informs LETA.