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Estonia, China sign accord on cinematographic cooperation

Estonia, China sign accord on cinematographic cooperation

29.04.2016

Estonia's Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Tong Gang, deputy minister of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, signed an agreement on cinematographic cooperation between the two countries in Beijing on Friday that will simplify the co-production of films and cooperation between film professionals of the two countries, informs LETA/BNS.

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Government-funded pension scheme in Latvia has accumulated EUR 2.4 bln

Government-funded pension scheme in Latvia has accumulated EUR 2.4 bln

29.04.2016

The assets of pension plans under the government-funded or second-pillar pension scheme in Latvia grew by EUR 73 million in the first quarter of 2016 to EUR 2.4 billion at the end of March, the Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) said, cites LETA.

Eesti Energia's Jordan project stuck behind red tape in China

Eesti Energia's Jordan project stuck behind red tape in China

29.04.2016

Estonia's state-owned energy group Eesti Energia has reached agreement with new investors as regards equity and investor structure of its Jordanian oil shale-fired power plant project but the process is stalled behind Chinese authorities, informs LETA/BNS.


Lavrov: Baltic States show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go in peace

Lavrov: Baltic States show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go in peace

29.04.2016

The Baltic States showed no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview published on Friday in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, cites LETA/AP.

Latvian Reverta distressed asset manager recovers EUR 61.3 mln in 2015

Latvian Reverta distressed asset manager recovers EUR 61.3 mln in 2015

29.04.2016

Latvia's distressed asset manager Reverta last year recovered EUR 61.3 million from the restructuring and sale of distressed assets. Reverta's loss amounted to EUR 45.5 million compared to EUR 57.5 million in loss in 2014, according to the comapny's audited financial report, cites LETA.

29.04.2016

IAEA experts give goods marks to Lithuania's nuclear safety regulation

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have praised Lithuania for its active engagement in strengthening the global nuclear safety regime, transparent and open cooperation with experts, and participation in international support programs, reports LETA/BNS.

29.04.2016

Baltic States should not hesitate with agreement on Rail Baltica projects

The Baltic States should not hesitate with the agreement on Rail Baltica project for construction of the European standard-gauge railroad that would establish a direct connection between the Baltic States and the European railway network, said Catherine Trautmann, European Coordinator for the North Sea–Baltic core network corridor, in an interview with LETA.

29.04.2016

Atria sells Linnamae pig farm in Estonia's Laane County

Atria Eesti, Estonian operation of the listed Finnish food group Atria, has sold its Linnamae pig farm in Laane County due to the need to save costs in the present economic situation, informs LETA/BNS.

29.04.2016

Grybauskaite-Malstrom: free trade with the United States benefits Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaite met with Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Commissioner for Trade, to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the EU and the United States and the EU’s relations with the Eurasian Economic Union, reported BC presidential press service.

29.04.2016

Studio Libeskind to design new commercial complex in Vilnius

Studio Libeskind has won an international competition organized by Lords LB Asset Management to design a new 40-million-euro commercial complex in Konstitucijos Avenue, on the right bank of the Neris River in Vilnius, the investment management company said on April 29th, cites LETA/BNS.

29.04.2016

Latvian Treasury raises EUR 50 mln through auction of 21-day T-bills

A competitive bids multi-price auction on April 28th sold the whole supply of 21-day T-bills worth EUR 50 million, the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange reported, cites LETA.

29.04.2016

Resource charges in Estonia to be lowered retroactively

The Estonian government has decided to reduce in 2017 the fees related to oil shale mining but to do it through refunding the fees paid in previous years, informs LETA/BNS.

29.04.2016

Lithuanian Skilandis included in EU’s Register of Traditional Specialties

A new name of skilandis, a smoked meat product, has been included in the European Union's Register of Traditional Specialties – it will be called the Lithuanian Skilandis from now on, informs LETA/BNS.

29.04.2016

Latvian PM Kucinskis met PM of Lower Saxony

On Thursday, 28 April, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis met Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in Hannover, informed BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Andrejs Vaivars.

29.04.2016

Latvia grants asylum to first group of refugees from Greece

The Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) has decided to grant alternative status to the first two refugee families, which arrived from Greece to Latvia at the beginning of February as part of the EU's refugee relocation program, LETA was informed by the OCMA.

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