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Sunday, 01.05.2016, 22:20
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.