Date: 15.01.2020.

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 27.02.2020, 19:31

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Belarus asks Lithuania's Klaipedos Nafta to handle its oil imports

Belarus asks Lithuania's Klaipedos Nafta to handle its oil imports

15.01.2020

Lithuania's oil terminal operator Klaipedos Nafta says it has received a request from Belarus, locked in a row with Russia over oil supplies, to handle the neighboring country's crude imports, reported LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Belarus, Lithuania, Logistics, Oil, Port, Transport



Investors' readiness to increase investments in Latvia grows last year

Investors' readiness to increase investments in Latvia grows last year

15.01.2020

In 2019, foreign investors' readiness to increase investments in Latvia has risen, according to the FICIL Sentiment Index 2019 released today by the Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia (FICIL), citing LETA.

Paper-free flights launched by Regional Jet

Paper-free flights launched by Regional Jet

15.01.2020

The Estonian aviation company Regional Jet OÜ, one of Europe’s largest regional flight operators, began phasing in a project entitled ‘Paper-free Cockpit’ in 2019 with the aim of saving an entire park’s worth of trees in 2020. It has since obtained approval from the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration to utilise digital platforms for all of its flights. The company plans to expand its operations this year by almost a third.


Latvia: Health Ministry proposes uniform healthcare tax also for microenterprises, patent fee payers and authors' remuneration

Latvia: Health Ministry proposes uniform healthcare tax also for microenterprises, patent fee payers and authors' remuneration

15.01.2020

The Health Ministry has worked out a draft regulation to apply a uniform 1 percent healthcare tax rate not only to those included in the general tax regime but also to employees of microenterprises, payers of patent fees and taxpayers receiving authors' remuneration, reported LETA.

RSU Students are Working on an Innovative Device to Prevent Strokes

RSU Students are Working on an Innovative Device to Prevent Strokes

15.01.2020

Placing a smart device in a blood vessel to act as a filter that would warn of the risk of stroke is the healthtech idea devised by the Smart Umbrella team formed by students from Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU).


15.01.2020

Airbnb and City of Vilnius sign agreement on automated collection of tourism levies

From the 1st February onwards Airbnb will automatically collect tourism levies during the booking process on behalf of guests staying in Vilnius. It is the first of such agreements in the Baltics and in the region. Airbnb is the first booking platform to automatically collect tourism levies for guests, istaying in the Baltic States, informed Gintarė Kavaliūnaitė from Go Vilnius.

15.01.2020

Ukrainian airline Eleron to start regular cargo transportation to Riga

Ukrainian airline Eleron will launch regular cargo transportation from Kyiv Zhuliany airport to Riga, said Riga International Airport's spokeswoman Laura Karnite.

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