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Friday, 09.10.2015, 23:05
Estonian construction company Kodumaja AS was declared the Company of the Year at the Estonian Best Enterprises 2015 award ceremony on October 8th, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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The Riga City Council plans to establish a special coordination center that will deal with refugees, this according to Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Unity) in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.
As air temperatures have dipped considerably during the night this week, central heating utilities in Riga – in 3,690 buildings, have launched the season. This is 43.8% of all edifices in the capital, writes LETA.
The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Europe's largest business university, brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus, it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide.
Out of 100 persons in the EU in 2014, about 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs). There are significant discrepancies between the EU-28 states, some of them having a mainly urban population while in others the population is mainly rural.
In 2014, 47.6% of Lithuania's population lived in rural areas, while 42.9% – in densely populated areas (cities). 9.6% of residents lived in intermediate area, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), said. Out of 100 persons in the EU in 2014, 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs), writes LETA/ELTA.
Citing "vision and ambition in challenging traditions and presumptions in architectural Riga, in creating an object whose importance is 'national'", the 2015 Architecture Award winners are the architects, designers, contracting authorities and the construction companies for the much-debated Latvian National Library in Riga-Pardaugava, informs LETA.
On October 5th, the Government of Lithuania reached a preliminary agreement to transfer the protection of the Seimas Hotel building to the VIP Protection Department (VAD) instead of another institution under the Interior Ministry, informs LETA/ELTA.
INVL Baltic Real Estate, a company which invests in real estate, will acquire 6,500 square metres of commercial premises at the Vilnius Gates complex in the Lithuanian capital, informs LETA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in August 2015, compared to July, construction input prices increased by 0.5%. The change was mainly influenced by a 1.4% increase in wages and salaries.
On 22 September 2015, Lithuanian Minister of Environment Kestutis Treciokas opened a new exclusive sight – the tallest observation tower in a protected area. It is situated in the Labanoras Regional Park, close to Mindunai village. The height of the observation tower is 36 metres, the Environment Ministry reported BC.
Today, the opening ceremony of Pärnu Bay Golf Links golf course and its modern clubhouse will take place in Tahkuranna, Pärnumaa. Pärnu Bay Golf Links is the first links course in the Baltic region and it is aimed at experienced golfers as well as beginners. The course is located at a coastal stretch of land with sandy soil and fescue grasses, two kilometers from Estonia’s summer capital Pärnu.
Data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to July, level of construction costs in Latvia in August 2015 rose by 0.2%.
The Seimas of Lithuania has made the first step towards banning smoking in balconies of apartment houses. On September 24th, MPs approved the relevant draft amendments to the Law on Tobacco Control, reports LETA/ELTA.
EU leaders agreed early Thursday to set up by the end of November special registration centers in frontline states, European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk told a press conference after an emergency summit, cites AFP/LETA.