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PMs of Latvia and the Czech Republic see opportunities to increase economic cooperation between countries17.05.2013
On May 17, during the meeting of Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Nečas, both officials shared the opinion that the relations of the two countries should focus on increasing mutual trade and exchange in investments, informs BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Mārtiņš Panke.
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According to Statistics Estonia, in 2012, museum visits amounted to 3.04 million. Compared to a year earlier, the number of visits to museums increased by 14%.
The Danube Region covers the territory of 8 EU countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania) and six non-EU countries (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine and Moldova). Since 2011, the Commission assists the region in overcoming existing social, economic and environmental problems.
Latvian pharmaceutical wholesalers' turnover grew 4% in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the corresponding period in 2012, according to data from the State Agency of Medicines, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Excise tax revenue from alcoholic beverages (excluding beer) increased 9% in the first three months of 2013, compared to the respective period in 2012, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Estonian meat industries nearly quadrupled their profits in 2012 to 8.86 million euros, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
An analysis by the Estonian justice ministry indicates that criminal proceeds worth 1.9 million euros was confiscated in 2012, over a half of it in proceedings connected to narcotic substances, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
If the financially-troubled metallurgical company Liepajas metalurgs is shut down, Latvia's economic growth will be reduced 0.6-0.7% this year, Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics predicted during a press conference yesterday, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Princeton University Professor Paul Krugman will not participate in the First Riga Economic Forum due to the unexpected political controversy that his invitation to the forum has caused in Latvia, as the organizers of the forum informed the Nozare.lv business portal, cites LETA.
On May 12, the Lithuanian Customs officers detained at Lavorikes road, according to preliminary data, the largest smuggled drug shipment in the Lithuanian history, the authority said in a report, cites LETA/ELTA.
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Necas on Thursday met with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius and promised full support for Lithuania's presidency of the European Union Council, informs LETA/ELTA.
lsm.lv – the news platform of Latvia's new public medium – went online today, as National Electronic Mass Media Council Chairman Ainars Dimants informed during a press conference, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
In March 2013, 44.9% of businessmen supported Latvia's transition to the euro, compared to 41.2% in December 2012, and according to a survey carried out by Citadele bank and the market and public opinion research center SKDS, writes LETA/Nozare.lv.
The share of the shadow economy in Latvia is at 25.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) this year, according to estimates made by Johannes Kepler University of Linz professor Friedrich Schneider. According to the estimates, Lithuania's shadow economy at 28%, Estonia's – 27.6% of GDP, reports LETA/Nozare.lv.
European Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Algirdas Semeta says that findings presented by the working group that had analysed the tax system are rational, informs LETA/ELTA.