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Supreme Court overrules convictions in digital TV case in Latvia

Supreme Court overrules convictions in digital TV case in Latvia

30.10.2020

The Supreme Court of Latvia has overruled the conviction of several defendants that were tried in the so-called digital television case, informs LETA.

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Ministry of Defence launches public crisis response awareness campaign

Ministry of Defence launches public crisis response awareness campaign

30.10.2020

Ministry of Defence is launching a public awareness raising campaign to educate the public on how to respond to a crisis based on emergency response leaflet 'How to act in case of emergency'. Aim of the campaign is to urge residents of Latvia to consider what they need to do to be ready to face any unexpected emergency. Campaign is designed to educate the public on how to cope with emergency during the first 72 hours.

The volume of industrial production in Estonia fell by 2% in September

The volume of industrial production in Estonia fell by 2% in September

30.10.2020

According to Statistics Estonia, in September, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 2% compared to September 2019. In the three main industrial sectors, the fall in production was 2% in manufacturing, 5% in energy production and 8% in mining.


Riga to allow outdoor cafes also in winter

Riga to allow outdoor cafes also in winter

30.10.2020

Bars and cafes in Riga will be allowed to use their outdoor terraces also during the winter season, said Riga Mayor Martins Stakis in a press conference today, reports LETA.

AQ Wiring Systems building new production facility in Lithuania

AQ Wiring Systems building new production facility in Lithuania

30.10.2020

Swedish cable harness producer AQ Wiring Systems is building a new production building in the Panevezys Free Economic Zone where 1,300 people will work, the vz.lt business news website reports, cites LETA/BNS.


30.10.2020

Lithuania's 9-month GDP down 1.4%

Lithuania's seasonally and calendar adjusted gross domestic product shrank 1.4% to 35.9 billion euros in the first three quarters of 2020, compared to January-September, 2019, writes LETA/BNS.

30.10.2020

Turnover growth driven by stores selling manufactured goods

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2020, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 643 mln euros. Compared to September 2019, turnover increased by 6% at constant prices.

29.10.2020

The EU-harmonized annual inflation for October estimated at 0.5% in Lithuania

The annual (October 2020, compared to October 2019) inflation provisional estimate calculated based on the HICP stands at 0.5% in Lithuania.

29.10.2020

Ratas, Macron sign partnership declaration

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and French President Emmanuel Macron on October 28th signed a declaration on strategic partnership between the two countries, informs LETA/BNS.

29.10.2020

Estonia allocates EUR 310,500 for purchase of antiviral drug Remdesivir

The Estonian government has allocated 310,500 euros to the Health Board for the purchase if the coronavirus drug Remdesivir, informs LETA/BNS.

29.10.2020

Turnover of Liepkalni bakery up 10.5% in 2019

Turnover of Liepkalni bakery last year increased by 10.5%, reaching EUR 8.955 million, while the company's profit increased almost twice to EUR 542,676, writes LETA, according to Firmas.lv business database.

29.10.2020

Investments by Estonian food sector didn't top despite crisis

While investments in the Estonian food industry did not come to a halt in the first six months of this year, the crisis may have an impact on the decisions to be made in the future, the manager of the Estonian Food Industry Association, Sirje Potisepp, says, cites LETA/BNS.

29.10.2020

EU seeking to increase member states' minimum wages

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed an EU directive to ensure that the workers in the EU are protected by adequate minimum wages allowing for a decent living wherever they work, informs LETA/BNS.

29.10.2020

PBK TV channel and Radio PIK penalized for serious violations

The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) has found several serious violations in the operations of two Russian-language broadcasters - Pirmais Baltijas Kanals (PBK) television channel and Radio PIK station, writes LETA.

29.10.2020

Vinkele: If Covid-19 situation keeps deteriorating, new measures would restrict gatherings, public catering and education

If the epidemiological situation in Latvia continues to deteriorate, the next measures taken by the government would involve even tighter restrictions on gatherings, public catering and education, Health Minister Ilze Vinkele told LETA.

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