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The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the French company Oberthur Technologies signed an agreement on Thursday whereby Oberthur Technologies will produce ID cards, residence permit cards, digital IDs and diplomatic IDs for Estonia after the agreement with the current manufacturer expires at the end of 2018, reports LETA/BNS.
Baltic Snowpark Agency, a group of Latvians who have been building tracks for snow sports and other extreme sports in the Baltics and elsewhere for many years, will be building snowboarding facilities for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, reports LETA.
Latvian food producers will be able to keep using their traditional meat smoking methods also after the European Commission’s derogation for restrictions on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) expires on September 1, 2017, Zanda Matuzale, director of the Veterinary and Food Department at the Agriculture Ministry, told LETA today.
Estonia is in 12th place among 180 countries in the 2017 Word Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Border (RSF).
Rigas Kugu Buvetava shipyard closed 2016 with EUR 20.758 million in audited turnover, which was a 2.1 percent drop from 2015, while the company’s profit contracted 23.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 169,807, according to the company’s report to Nasdaq Riga.
In March 2017, the average milk purchase price in Latvia dropped by 1.7 percent from February, according to preliminary figures released by the Latvian Central Dairy Association writes LETA.
Lithuania's hardboard and hygiene paper production group Grigeo Grigiskes posted revenue of 30.2 mln euros in the first quarter of this year, up by 16%, from 26 mln euros, in January-March of 2016, writes LETA.
Russia's Baltijskij Bank has lost a significant stake in Rigas Elektromasinbuves Rupnica (RER) which makes electric equipment for trains, according to the company's statement to Nasdaq Riga stock exchange.
Based on the 2016 statistics published by the competent authorities of the Baltic states responsible for epidemiological oversight, Latvia has moved ahead of Estonia by the number of new HIV cases registered annually, claiming the title of the EU/EEA "leader" in 2016, the Baltic HIV Association said LETA.
Vilnius' local authority and the municipal heating grid operator Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai (Vilnius Heating Grid, or VST) are planning to go to the Stockholm arbitration court after Veolia and Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), the French group's local subsidiary whose 15-year lease on the Lithuanian capital's heating system has recently ended, rejected the city's claim, worth around 200 million euros, for damages caused to the assets during the lease period, writes LETA/BNS.
stonia boasted a stable forest increment in 2016, which didn't differ much from 2015, the outcome of a statistical forest inventory survey published by the Estonian Environmental Agency indicates writing LETA/BNS.
On the 20th of April the Ministry of Health of The Republic of Lithuania signed a 25 year PPP concession contract to design, build and manage the parking infrastructure at Santariskes medical campus in Vilnius. Latuna, a subsidiary of the Lithuanian parking services and management company Unipark, was selected as the preferred bidder for the €14 mln parking infrastructure project, the Invest Lithuania informed BC.
On Wednesday, 19 April, Riga International Airport solemnly welcomed its 60 millionth passenger since the restoration of independence. Curt Almquist arrived at the Airport with a flight from Stockholm operated by the national airline airBaltic.
Hollister Incorporated, a US-based global manufacturer of medical devices and equipment, intends to open a new production site in Kaunas, Lithuania, reported Invest Lithuania.