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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 21.01.2017, 00:06

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Lithuania's tax chief sacked

Lithuania's tax chief sacked

20.01.2017

Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka has sacked Dainoras Bradauskas, head of the State Tax Inspectorate (STI), after a commission set up by the ministry recommended firing him for corrupt activities and gross official misconduct, reports LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Legislation, Lithuania, Markets and Companies, Taxation



Latvian Financial Police in cooperation with Lithuanian colleagues break up two VAT fraud rings

Latvian Financial Police in cooperation with Lithuanian colleagues break up two VAT fraud rings

20.01.2017

The Financial Police under the Latvian State Revenue Service has caught two gangs, who had been operating for nearly two years, causing great losses to the national budget through value-added tax (VAT) fraud, the State Revenue Service said LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian watchdog probes possible abuse of dominant position by Swedbank

Lithuanian watchdog probes possible abuse of dominant position by Swedbank

19.01.2017

The Lithuanian Competition Council (LCC) has launched a probe into whether or not Swedbank, one of the country's biggest banks, has abused a dominant position, reports LETA/BNS.


Benin-based cheats defrauding Estonians of money with offers of unsecured loan

Benin-based cheats defrauding Estonians of money with offers of unsecured loan

19.01.2017

Six people who have lost money to cheats offering big unsecured loans via social media websites and by e-mail have turned to the Estonian police this year, informs LETA/BNS.

Riga Regional Court gives whistle-blowing hacker 60 hours of community service

Riga Regional Court gives whistle-blowing hacker 60 hours of community service

17.01.2017

The Riga Regional Court today overruled the decision of the court of first instance about acquitting whistle-blowing hacker Ilmars Poikans on the charges of stealing trade secrets, found the man guilty on the charges and gave him 60 hours of community service, informs LETA/BNS.


12.01.2017

Lithuania turns to EU Court of Justice over place of hearing of flyLAL and AirBaltic dispute

The European Union's (EU) Court of Justice has been asked to specify whether the claim filed by bankrupt company flyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines (flyLAL) against Latvia's Air Baltic and the Riga Airport can be heard in Lithuanian courts, reports LETA/BNS.

12.01.2017

Two dead as truck driven by Polish citizen collides with passenger car

Two people died in a traffic accident on the Bauska motor road this morning, LETA was told at the State Police.

11.01.2017

Corruption watchdog wants Latvian ombudsman to retract his derogatory remarks

The Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) wants Latvian Ombudsman Juris Jansons to make a public apology for his derogatory remarks about the judiciary and the KNAB and to retract those remarks, writes LETA.

11.01.2017

Handover of Toosi wind farm plot is lawful

According to Estonian Finance Minister Sven Sester the government's decision to hand over the Tootsi wind farm plot to the state-owned energy group Eesti Energia corresponds with the current laws, reports LETA/BNS.

11.01.2017

Latvian Customs Police seize 5.2 kilos of marijuana from Belarus car

The Latvian Customs Police of the State Revenue Service on December 7, 2016, seized 5,213 grams of marijuana from a Volkswagen Passat car driven by a Belarus citizen. A criminal procedure has been launched, reports LETA.

09.01.2017

Lithuania's tax chief suspected of illegally helping MG Baltic and Vilniaus Prekyba

Dainoras Bradauskas, head of the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate (VMI), is suspected of exerting illegal influence on financial inspections of the country's largest business groups, MG Baltic and Vilniaus Prekyba (VP), carried out by the tax authority, BNS/LETA sources said.

04.01.2017

Loginovs and his deputy Pecaks acquitted on abuse of power charges

The Riga Northern District Court today completed review of a criminal case against the Freeport of Riga CEO Leonids Loginovs and his deputy Aigars Pecaks, acquitting both, reports LETA.

04.01.2017

Estonia's Edelaraudtee turns down EUR 2.1 mln compensation

The privately owned operator of passenger trains Edelaraudtee, for whom a court has awarded 2.1 mln euros in damages due to premature termination of a contract by the Estonian government, is not satisfied with the size of the compensation and will appeal the decision, LETA/BNS reports.

04.01.2017

Leedo owes govt EUR 1 mln in port fees

The companies Saaremaa Laevakompanii and Vainamere Liinid belonging to Estonian businessman Vjatseslav Leedo have failed to pay the state-owned operator of regional ports AS Saarte Liinid approximately 1 mln euros in port fees, reports LETA/BNS.

04.01.2017

Extortionists behind series of bomb hoaxes targeting shopping centers in Latvia and other countries

omb hoaxes targeting shopping centers before Christmas were arranged by a group of extortionists, who had demanded money from the retailers, if they wanted to avoid damage to their business from evacuation of their stores which is the usual response of the authorities to any bomb threats, reports LETA.

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