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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 24.07.2016, 13:38

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Rietumu: after Brexit Latvia could pretend for registering companies from Britain

Rietumu: after Brexit Latvia could pretend for registering companies from Britain

21.07.2016

Currently, the attention of all those who work and conduct business in a united Europe is being paid to the behaviour of British authorities after Brexit. If the country withdraws from the EU, many thousands of companies incorporated in Britain are very likely to leave their legal motherland. And a certain share of this business can be bid for by Latvia.

Keyword tags: Banks, Direct Speech, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies



Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK

Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK

12.07.2016

There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.

Citizenship for special merits in front of Latvia

Citizenship for special merits in front of Latvia

12.07.2016

In the practice our lawyers are often faced with questions of obtaining Latvian citizenship. Sometimes people wonder whether they can apply for citizenship for special merits in front of Latvia.


Several Latvian companies turn to Constitutional Court to protest solidarity tax

Several Latvian companies turn to Constitutional Court to protest solidarity tax

01.07.2016

Several businessmen and companies have turned to the Constitutional Court with appeals against the so-called solidarity tax, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) told LETA.

Legal protection proceeding started in respect of KVV Liepajas Metalurgs

Legal protection proceeding started in respect of KVV Liepajas Metalurgs

01.07.2016

The court in Liepaja, south-western Latvia, on June 30 decided to start a legal protection proceeding in respect of the financially troubled KVV Liepajas Metalurgs metallurgical company, court spokeswoman Velga Luka told LETA.


01.07.2016

Lithuania's law on dual citizenship for merits comes into force

Amendments to Lithuania's Law on Citizenship that allow dual citizenship for outstanding merits to the state came into force on July 1st, 2016, informs LETA/BNS.

01.07.2016

Estonia should consider selling Muuga port to Chinese investors

The government should consider privatization of the port of Muuga, Estonia's main merchant port east of Tallinn owned by the state-run Port of Tallinn, the transit businessman Endel Siff says, cites LETA/BNS.

30.06.2016

Lithuanian authorities sign memorandum to combat vote-buying in elections

The heads of Lithuania's ministries for interior and justice and the Central Electoral Commission signed on June 30th a memorandum on cooperation in combating vote-buying during elections, informs LETA/BNS.

30.06.2016

Lithuania makes to easier for foreigners to obtain residence, get employed

The Lithuanian parliament on June 30th, 2016 adopted legislation making it easier for third-country nationals to obtain residence permits and get employed in the country, informs LETA/BNS.

30.06.2016

Contraband cigarettes account for 23.8% market in Latvia

Contraband cigarettes in Latvia account for 23.8% of the market. In Lithuania, in the second quarter of the year 2016, illegal cigarettes accounted for 17.7% of the market and in Estonia – 15%, informs LETA, according to the latest "empty pack survey" conducted by Nielsen market research company.

30.06.2016

Startup Estonia to merge with Kredex in July

Startup Estonia, a support unit for Estonian start-ups under the Development Fund, will continue operation under the state-run financing institution Kredex from the beginning of July with the aim of providing better support to new companies and improving funding opportunities in all phases of development, informs LETA/BNS.

30.06.2016

Lithuanian government: CIA flights brought equipment for intelligence center, not prisoners

The Lithuanian government told the European Court of Human Rights in a suspected secret CIA prison case that what CIA-linked aircraft transported to Lithuania a decade ago was not prisoners, but communications equipment for an intelligence support center that was being set up close to Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.

30.06.2016

Latvian ambassador: role of French language might grow after Brexit

The role of the French language might increase following the UK’s vote on leaving the EU, said Latvian Ambassador to France Imants Liegis on a Twitter port, cites LETA.

30.06.2016

Lithuanian Seimas allows state to sign contracts with universities

The Lithuanian parliament Seimas has given the green-light to the state to sign contracts with higher education providers based on what professionals it needs and has allowed reducing the time needed for a bachelor's degree by a year to three years, informs LETA/BNS.

30.06.2016

Estonia's public revenue reduced by EUR 31 mln by illegal cigarettes

According to a study conducted by KPMG, the illicit cigarette trade caused a loss of 31 million euros to Estonia in 2015, while the share of black market cigarettes in total consumption fell by 4.1%age points to 14.4%, informs LETA/BNS.

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