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Monday, 26.01.2015, 10:24
On Friday, January 23rdn 2015, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.
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Estonian dairy producers are ready to sell 25% of their cheese production in Japan, Estonian Dairy Union Board chairman Janus Murakas said, while accompanying Estonian Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship Minister Anne Sulling during the latter's visit in Japan, reports LETA, referring to the ministry's press department.
At its sitting on Friday, January 23rd 2015, the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu was of the opinion that in resuming the trade between the European Union and Russia, the lifting of trade barriers by states and product groups should not be supported, reports BC Riigikogu press service.
Estonian Trade Unions Confederation Head Peep Peterson urges the government to find solutions to the wave of redundancies that has recently hit the North East Estonian Ida-Virumaa county, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Qatar could become an important export market for Latvian farmers and food producers, Latvian President Andris Berzins said during a meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Riga today, cites LETA.
Milk quotas are likely to be exceeded 101% in the year 2015, which could cost Latvia more than EUR 2 million, Deputy Director of the Latvian Agricultural Organization Cooperation Council, Erna Galvanovska said, cites LETA.
Swedbank analysed in January 2015 what the effects the fall of the rouble exchange rate, sanctions against Russia and the global oil price decline have had on companies operating in Estonia and found that the impact was smaller than expected, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Nasdaq's Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius Stock Exchanges declared AS Tallinna Vesi as the company with the Best Investor Relations in the Baltic countries on Thursday, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Latvian grain processing company Rigas dzirnavnieks has launched exports to China; the very first shipment will go to Hong Kong, the company informed LETA.
Lithuania is approaching the target established in the waste management plan to recycle or reuse at least 45% of municipal waste, informs LETA/ELTA.
Within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Vice President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann discussed the expansion of future cooperation between the two countries, as well as economic growth in Europe, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
The first-ever 3D film made in Latvia, "Riga-2041" will be screened at "Kino Citadele" Theater from January 23, 2015, as the creative team's representative Sabine Zalite told LETA.
Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus opened the new Estonian Embassy building in the Chinese capital of Beijing. It is the third such building which has been built specifically for use as an embassy of the Republic of Estonia, reports BC the Estonian MFA.
The European Commission has agreed to let Russia choose which EU states can be exempt from its food ban, reports LETA, referring to EUObserver.
On Thursday, 22 January 2015, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK) met with representatives of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), which produces programmes of Russian TV channel RTR Planeta, informs LETA/ELTA.