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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 17.09.2014, 00:29

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Number of occupied posts in Latvia decreases just by 0.2% in H1

Number of occupied posts in Latvia decreases just by 0.2% in H1

16.09.2014

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that at the end of the first half of 2014 there were 872.5 thsd occupied posts in the country, which is 2.2 thsd posts or 0.2% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

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Round timber purchasing prices in Latvia show stable increase in H1

Round timber purchasing prices in Latvia show stable increase in H1

16.09.2014

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the average purchase prices of round timber in the 1st half of 2014 as compared to the 2nd half of 2013 continued to increase.

Ektornet has sold the largest office centre in Latvian Jelgava

Ektornet has sold the largest office centre in Latvian Jelgava

16.09.2014

Real estate company has sold Zemgale Business centre (Zemgales darijumu centrs) located in Jelgava, Atmodas iela 19 in Latvia. The property was purchased by company LLC (SIA) Agrolats nekustamie ipasumi, reported BC Ektornet communication consultant Aiva Eiduka.


Estonian healthcare workers wage dispute reaches State Arbitrator

Estonian healthcare workers wage dispute reaches State Arbitrator

16.09.2014

Estonian healthcare workers and employers failed to reach an agreement at the collective labour agreement negotiations on Monday; now they turn to the State Arbitrator, LETA/Postimees reports.

Former Lenta.ru chief editor confirms new Russian news medium in Latvia

Former Lenta.ru chief editor confirms new Russian news medium in Latvia

16.09.2014

Former chief editor of the Russian news site Lenta.ru, Galina Timchenko, will open a new online Russian news medium Medusa in Latvia in mid-October 2014, Timchenko confirmed in an interview with the business magazine Forbes, cites LETA.

16.09.2014

Killing wild boars will not control their population in Latvia

"Killing wild boars will not control their population," the head of the Food and Veterinary Service (FVS) Maris Balodis said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama" today, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.

16.09.2014

Commercialization Reactor provides opportunities for establishing a unique business in Latvia

Commercialization Reactor has already proven itself to be a regional centre for high-tech startups, and it invites anyone interested to an open event Commercialization Reactor Performance Day, which will take place in Riga on the 7th of October. The event will offer participants an opportunity to meet founders of startups, learn more about how to develop projects born in Commercialization Reactor, as well as to take part in debates and an investment panel, reports BC Edgars Grants.

16.09.2014

Government to allot EUR 40,000 to hospitals in connection with Zolitude tragedy

The government of Latvia will decide on allocating compensations to medical institutions in connection with medical services rendered to the victims of last year's Maxima supermarket tragedy in Zolitude, informs LETA.

16.09.2014

China's Xinhua state news agency opens office in Vilnius

An office of China's state news agency Xinhua has been officially registered in Vilnius, with a staff of five people working since the beginning of 2014, reports BNS.

16.09.2014

Lithuanian PM promises investors to improve business climate

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius attended the international conference 10 Years with the European Union Investing in Lithuania's Future, which was organised on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of Investors' Forum activity. The prime minister highlighted the improvement of business climate, reports LETA/ELTA.

16.09.2014

Estonian entrepreneurs, ministry and Defence Forces conclude state defence agreement

Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Employers' Confederation, the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces concluded on Monday a good will and cooperation agreement, which aims to highlight the wish of companies and employers to contribute to the Estonian national defence, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.

16.09.2014

Ministers, industrialists discuss priorities of Lithuania's export

Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas and President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists Robertas Dargis have discussed the search for new export destinations and proposals for the Economic Diplomacy Council (EDT), informs LETA/ELTA.

15.09.2014

Hourly labour costs in Latvia have grown by 51 cents in Q2

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013 hourly labour costs in the 2nd quarter of 2014 grew by 51 cents per hour or by 8.6%, reaching EUR 6.58.

15.09.2014

Pork allowed to be transported outside quarantine zones in Latvia

Following Latvia's proposal, the European Commission has reviewed the stipulated restrictions on territories hit by African swine fever, and decided that the new amendments will allow transport of live pigs and pork from these territories, the Agriculture Ministry's representatives informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

15.09.2014

For better jobs and increased growth in Europe: Eurogroup meeting

Jyrki Katainen, new Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for EMU and the Euro focused at the recent informal Ecofin meeting in Milan on issues that are important for the member states in the pursuit of better economic growth and jobs. He mentioned structural reforms, stable fiscal policies and investments.

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