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Monday, 01.09.2014, 10:30
Estonian Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar said that the Russian food imports ban has hit the producers of milk and pork and the fisheries industry the hardest, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
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European leaders on Saturday named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges topped by Ukraine. Tusk, who speaks only halting English and no French, is the first eastern European to hold such a senior post in the EU and is known as a tough critic of the Kremlin, especially over the Ukraine crisis, the AFP points out.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, following the Constitution and based on the ruling of Panevezys City District Court to terminate the pre-trial investigation, signed a decree reinstating Prosecutor General Darius Valys into office, informs LETA/ELTA.
Talks on the sale of the insolvent joint-stock metallurgical company Liepajas metalurgs will continue with two bidders – Luxembourg-based United Group, which belongs to Russian millionaire Igor Shamis, and the Ukrainian company KVV Group, as Liepajas metalurgs insolvency administrator Haralds Velmers told a press conference today.
The asset management company Reverta (formerly Parex banka) has returned EUR 66.7 million to the State Treasury in the first six months of 2014, including a significant amount of debt before the term, reports LETA.
Taking into account frequent information attacks and hostile propaganda, amendments to the Law on Provision of Information to the Public were prepared by the initiative of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and submitted to the Seimas.
Latvia condemns the invasion of Ukrainian territory by armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Foreign Ministry announced last night.
The European Union (EU) is taking emergency measures to help dairy producers hit by Russia's import ban on the bloc's agricultural exports, the European Commission's announcement indicates, cites LETA/DPA.
Pasazieru vilciens could undergo property restructuring an become a subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzcels before the end of the year 2014, Latvijas Dzelzcels president Ugis Magonis said in an interview with the Latvian Radio show "Krustpunkta" yesterday, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
According to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, a study carried out by energy experts has not provided answers whether a new nuclear power plant is needed for Lithuania after all. This question can be answered only after considering arguments of all interested sides, reports LETA/ELTA.
While it has not yet been calculated precisely how much Estonia will spend on organising the visit of President Barack Obama to Tallinn next week, Minister of Internal Affairs Hanno Pevkur estimated that the amount would exceed half a million euros, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
The controversial proposal to introduce mandatory exam in physics and chemistry for high school students, will be implemented in two years, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Estonia and Northern Ireland concluded an agreement for exchanging experiences and creating joint projects for developing government sector e-services, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
Competition Board approved the request from Apollo Kino OÜ, a cinema subsidiary of Apollo Group, for purchasing Solaris Kino OÜ from Solaris Property Partners, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
The security company G4S Latvia consolidated turnover in 2013 was EUR 19.64, according to information provided by Firmas.lv, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.