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Wednesday, 07.10.2015, 18:39
The new rector of WU Vienna, Prof. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, has appointed Assoc. Prof. Barbara Stöttinger as the WU Executive Academy's new dean. Prof. Stöttinger took over from her predecessor, Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, on October 1, 2015. Under her deanship, WU Vienna's business school is to continue its successful track record. BC during the press tour to Vienna had a pleasure to make an interview with Barbara, concerning to studying at WU Executive Academy.
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According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in September 2015 was –0.6% compared to August 2015 and –0.7% compared to September of the previous year.
During his visit to EXPO in Milan on October 6th, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said that the Estonian pavilion has been a very good platform to introduce Estonian design, culture, businesses and our IT success story to the world. So far, our pavilion has been among the most visited pavilions at the EXPO, reports BC governmental press service.
The EU member states unanimously agreed at a meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs ministers on automatic exchange of information (every six months) on cross-border tax rulings. The agreement was reached just seven months after the presentation of the Commission. The Directive will come into effect on 1 January 2017.
The joint-stock confectionery Laima doubled its export volume to the United States this year by changing the focus from "duty-free" shops to supermarkets; the company also started producing private brand products exclusively for American customers, as Laima informed LETA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is on an official visit in Switzerland, met with Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga to discuss European and national security, the refugee crisis and cooperation between Lithuania and Switzerland in science and business, the Lithuanian presidency reports BC.
The National Audit Office of Lithuania has completed the audit of 60 municipalities. The auditors found systematic problems in the fields of planning and allocating municipal budget, borrowing, organizing free meals for pupils, ensuring civil safety, road and street maintenance, municipal domestic transactions and financial reporting, the Audit Office reports BC.
According to TNS Emor, 294,000 people in the age of 4 years or older watched Estonian Public Broadcasting's (ERR) new Russian-language television channel ETV+ for at least one minute during the first week it was on air, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Europe's largest business university, brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus, it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide.
On April 23, 2015, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia passed several amendments to the Micro-enterprise Tax Law. One of the amendments shall enter into legal force on January 1, 2016, and the other on January 1, 2017.
Every fifth resident in Latvia, or 21%, have purchased illegal alcohol, cigarettes or gasoline the past year, according to a survey by SKDS, cites LETA.
The illegal cigarette market in Latvia is at around 30% at the moment, the head of the State Revenue Service's Customs Criminal Department Edijs Ceipe informed LETA.
The director of the State Employment Agency Inese Kalvane currently sees no reason why refugees in Latvia would be unable to find a job, repots LETA.
IT and telecommunications company Teo acquires the mobile operator Omnitel from its current shareholder TeliaSonera. This allows Teo and Omnitel to meet the customers' increasing demand of converged offerings on the market including fixed, mobile, internet, TV and IT services, Teo said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
On 1 October 2015 in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius and New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully signed a bilateral working holiday agreement, which will allow young people of both countries to study and gain work experience abroad, the Lithuanian MFA reports BC.