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Sarapuu hands in resignation

Sarapuu hands in resignation

25.05.2017

Tallinn Deputy Mayor Arvo Sarapuu on Thursday filed for resignation following his arrest as suspect in a criminal investigation into alleged irregularities in the waste handling business of Tallinn, reports LETA/BNS.

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 TS Laevad had EUR 5.8 mln in claims on Turkish and Polish shipbuilders at year-end

TS Laevad had EUR 5.8 mln in claims on Turkish and Polish shipbuilders at year-end

25.05.2017

TS Laevad, ferry operating arm of the state owned company Port of Tallinn, paid 5.2 million euros to lease vessels necessary for the provision of ferry services in 2016, whereas its claims on the Turkish and Polish shipbuilders for delays with the delivery of brand new ferries totaled 5.8 mln euros at year-end, informed LETA/BNS.

Riga City Council bans gambling in city's historical center

Riga City Council bans gambling in city's historical center

23.05.2017

The Riga City Council today voted to ban gambling in the city's historical center, and the city council's Legal Department will start writing draft resolutions about closing of gambling halls in the said territory, informed LETA/BNS.


Three Lithuanian bitcoin traders conceal EUR 0.4 mln in income

Three Lithuanian bitcoin traders conceal EUR 0.4 mln in income

23.05.2017

Three Lithuanian bitcoin traders have concealed 380,000 euros in income and failed to pay 32,000 euros in taxes, the State Tax Inspectorate, or VMI, said LETA/BNS.

EU’s infringement decisions for the Baltic Sea Area states in May

EU’s infringement decisions for the Baltic Sea Area states in May

22.05.2017

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against some Baltic Sea Area states for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.


17.05.2017

The Kyrgyz Government Exacts Its Revenge on Belokon

On 12 May 2017, in Kyrgyzstan, without giving a prior notice to the attorneys, a confidential court hearing was called and during a few hours, the judgment was issued in absentia and conviction was handed down against the following citizens of the Republic of Latvia - the former shareholder of Manas Bank Valeri Belokon and former executives of Manas Bank Jevgenijs Verbickis, Anita Lase and Yuri Kachnov. They were sentenced to serve 20-years custodial service, and property forfeiture (confiscation) was ordered. These facts were reported by the media of Kyrgyzstan. Neither our lawyers, nor the aforesaid Latvian citizens possess any official information, Belokon Holdings informed BC.

15.05.2017

Files of Port of Tallinn corruption case to reach defense in May

BNS has received information that the pretrial investigation of the case of former Port of Tallinn CEO Ain Kaljurand and former board member Allan Kiil is in the final stage and files will be forwarded to the defense already in May.

12.05.2017

Request for Lithuanian scam suspect's extradition to US lacks necessary info

The US extradition request for Evaldas Rimasauskas, a Lithuanian national who is reportedly suspected of defrauding US-based Internet giants Facebook and Google of 100 million US dollars, fails to provide the necessary information required by Lithuanian laws, the suspect's lawyer said LETA/BNS on Friday.

11.05.2017

Advertisers' move against Kv.ee portal brings criminal case

A joint move by real estate companies in March against the Estonian property classifieds portal Kv.ee prompted by a price hike has led to criminal proceedings, reports LETA/BNS.

10.05.2017

Threats for the safety of business and society as exemplified by one criminal scheme

The article was written summarizing the results of speech at 30th Baltic Criminological Conference held in the capital of Latvia, Riga on April 28-29.

10.05.2017

Constitution Protection Bureau chief Maizitis' computer stolen

Thieves burgled the rented apartment of the Constitution Protection Bureau’s director Janis Maizitis this week and stole his computer, which luckily did not contain any classified data, reported LETA.

10.05.2017

Corruption Prevention Bureau conducts searches at BMGS construction company and its CEO's home

Officers of the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) yesterday conducted searches at BMGS construction company’s office and its CEO Svetlana Afanasjeva’s home, Afanasjeva told LETA.

09.05.2017

Latvian and Lithuanian law enforcement authorities conduct searches at two construction firms

Officers of Latvian and Lithuanian law enforcement authorities have conducted searches at two construction companies of the two countries, reported LETA/BNS.

03.05.2017

First court hearing on Latvian trawler arrested in Norway to take place on May 4

A court of first instance is due to start hearing the case of the Senator, a Latvian trawler that has been arrested by Norwegian authorities for catching crab in a disputed territory, tomorrow, the ship's owner Peteris Pildegovics told LETA.

24.04.2017

Vilnius plans to take Veolia to Stockholm arbitration court

Vilnius' local authority and the municipal heating grid operator Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai (Vilnius Heating Grid, or VST) are planning to go to the Stockholm arbitration court after Veolia and Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), the French group's local subsidiary whose 15-year lease on the Lithuanian capital's heating system has recently ended, rejected the city's claim, worth around 200 million euros, for damages caused to the assets during the lease period, writes LETA/BNS.

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