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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 07:36

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Pan-European instant payments infrastructure launched

Pan-European instant payments infrastructure launched

22.11.2017

With the instant payment system RT1 of EBA Clearing, a company established by European banks, going live yesterday, the pan-European instant payments infrastructure is being launched, the Bank of Latvia reported LETA.

Keyword tags: Banks, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation



Minor differences found between imported food products sold in Latvia and other countries

Minor differences found between imported food products sold in Latvia and other countries

22.11.2017

The Food and Veterinary Service has found insignificant differences between imported food products sold in Latvia and the same products sold in other countries, Ilze Meistere, head of the Food and Veterinary Service's Public Relations Department, told LETA.

Enterprise Estonia: restrictions on foreign workforce obstacles for foreign investments

Enterprise Estonia: restrictions on foreign workforce obstacles for foreign investments

22.11.2017

Enterprise Estonia on Monday introduced to the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament the problems of attracting foreign investments to Estonia, the biggest of which is restrictions on the foreign workforce, reports LETA/BNS.


Keila begins 'buying back' residents from Tallinn

Keila begins 'buying back' residents from Tallinn

22.11.2017

The town of Keila situated about 25 kms to the southwest of Tallinn has launched a six-week campaign to lure residents of the town who have registered as residents of Tallinn to qualify for free rides in the capital city's public transport to again register as residents of Keila, informs LETA/BNS.

Lithuania's Internet suppliers to appeal against court ruling to block linkomanija.net

Lithuania's Internet suppliers to appeal against court ruling to block linkomanija.net

22.11.2017

Following an obligation to block access to file sharing website linkomanija.net, Lithuania's largest Internet suppliers intend to file an appeal against the court ruling to avoid a precedent of blocking the spread of information online, reports LETA/BNS.


21.11.2017

Latvia ahead of the neighbors in global paying taxes rankings

Lithuania climbed to 18th place, from 27th a year ago, among 190 countries across the globe in terms of the ease of paying taxes, according to the latest study by PwC and the World Bank Group. Lithuania, however, is outperformed by both Latvia, ranked at number 13 in the Paying Taxes 2018 report, and by Estonia, at number 14, reports LETA/BNS.

21.11.2017

39 public buildings in Riga found unsafe by Construction Control Office

The State Construction Control Office (BVKB) in Latvia has found 39 public buildings unsafe, the office reported LETA.

21.11.2017

Renovation of embassy in Rome to cost Lithuania over EUR 2 mln

It will cost Lithuania a lot of money to relocate its embassy to premises in a historic palace in Rome, with 150,000 euros already spent on replacing the windows and shutters alone, the daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on November 21st, cites LETA/BNS.

21.11.2017

Riga’s stakeholder identification and prioritization in the planning process of sustainable energy development

Sustainable energy development of the city must be based on the plan. The energy actions described in city Sustainable Energy Development Plans (SEAPs) will be difficult to successfully implement without strong support from city leaders and commitment from public and private stakeholders.

21.11.2017

All Media Baltics signs TV broadcast services agreement with Encompass

Media group All Media Baltics (AM Baltics) has signed a long-term agreement with global technology company Encompass Digital Media (Encompass) on the delivery to the media group’s TV content, Laima Kristapsone, a representative of All Media Latvia (AM Larvia), told LETA.

21.11.2017

Agreement to improve Latvia’s exports to Armenia

The Latvian Foreign Ministry hopes that the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the EU, the European Nuclear Society, its member states and Armenia will improve Latvia’s exports to Armenia, reports LETA.

21.11.2017

Court revokes suspension of activity license of Apotheka located at PERH

The Tartu administrative court has satisfied the notice of appeal of Terve Pere Apteek OU operating under the Apotheka brand and revoked the decision of Estonian Agency of Medicines according to which Apotheka's activity license in its pharmacy branch at the North Estonia Medical Center (PERH) was partly suspended, informs LETA/BNS.

21.11.2017

Administrative reform changes over half a million addresses in Estonia

About 555,000 addresses across Estonia changed as a result of the administrative reform the outcome of which became official with the declaration of the results of the Oct. 15 local polls, including some 300,000 addresses of dwellings and workplaces, informs LETA/BNS.

20.11.2017

Hacker Neo requests pardon from Latvian president

Latvia's whistle-blowing hacker Ilmars Poikans aka Neo has sent a letter to Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, asking him for a pardon and clearing of his criminal record, Poikans said, cites LETA.

20.11.2017

Ship master, 2 crew members held in Riga port for large-scale smuggling

Three citizens of Latvia, including a ship master, were detained at the port of Riga on November 17thor involvement in large-scale smuggling, Kristine Petersone, a representative of the State Border Guard, told LETA.

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