This week, Latvian government decided behind closed doors not to support the involvement of Ventspils Freeport in the Nord Stream 2 project, according to publicly available information.
Close to 160 million euros are planned to be invested in developing the sector of information and communications technologies in Estonia outside larger cities, according to a state budget strategy for 2018-2021 by the Estonian government.
Mobile communications operator Bite has bought telecommunications company Unistars, making a major step towards introducing 5G network in Latvia, as reported by Bite manager Kaspars Buls.
Nearly all Latvian CEOs expect competition to grow in the future. In addition, this will happen in conditions of deficit of qualified workers, according to results of a study performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Supreme Court of Russia has accepted a request by the country’s Justice Ministry to term Jehovah's Witnesses as an outlawed religious organisation - best known for going door-to-door looking for new converts -, considering it to be an extremist group.
New regulations listed in the Insolvency Law provide for increasing the role of creditors in the choice of figures supervising legal protection processes, as well as enhancing the work of administrators in supervisory institutions – expanding the capacity and authority of the Insolvency Administration in performance of supervisory functions and raising qualifications of employed administrators, as reported by Justice Ministry.
The overall sales of Barbie dolls have fallen 13%, world's largest toy company, American manufacturer Mattel has stated.
The end of this week and beginning of the next will be windy and rainy in Latvia, as reported by the State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
If the Lithuanian lawmakers’ adhering to law and ethics was to be judged by the events from the last couple of weeks, one could conjure up an impression that the Lithuanian legislature is one of the most transparent around – and a whole lot such than the previous parliamentary term.
Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme promises that Riga International Airport will have a new, modern air traffic control tower in 2013.
Aivars Lembergs intends to participate in upcoming municipal elections in Ventspils as a mayoral candidate from his party – For Latvia and Ventspils.
In Q1 2017, loans worth more than EUR 94 million were issued through Latvian loan platforms, according to data compiled by Latvian Association of Alternative Financial Services.
Latvian national airBaltic airline carried 224,921 passengers to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East in March. This means a 12% increase in comparison with last year, BNN was told by the airline.
Russian organized crime groups, which often have ties to Kremlin, have varied their activities in Europe, including Latvia. This is why European institutions should consider them more of a security, not crime problem, as concluded in a study by British researcher Mark Galeotti* published by European Council on Foreign Relations.
The gross revenue of the Estonian state securities and business support fund Kredex grew 16% reaching 7.1 million euros last year, while profits rose to 1.2 million euros, which is a 20% increase.
Riga Freeport authority plans to announce a personnel selection process to find a new CEO for the Freeport, said Mareks Gailitis, advisor to chairman of the board of Riga Freeport Andris Ameriks.
As part of the European Union’s resettlement programme, twenty people were relocated from Greece to Latvia on Wednesday, 19 April. Ten of those people are children, as reported by Office for Citizenship and Migration Affairs.
Amending the Estonian income tax system, the country’s government has decided to push for a 14-percent advance income tax on banking institutions’ profits.
Latvian State Employment Agency continues accepting applications from different employers for participation in the Vacancies Fair.
Next week there will be a special event organized at P.Stradins Clinical University Hospital to commemorate the victims of Chernobyl disaster, as reported by chairman of Latvian Union Chernobyl Arnolds Arvaldis Verzemnieks.
As political differences increase between the EU’s European Council President Donald Tusk and the ruling political elite of Poland, Tusk has been questioned in his homeland in a case related to alleged cooperation between Polish and Russian secret services.
Latvia strictly stands in favour of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and will continue providing practical support to the Ukrainian people, said Saeima speaker Inara Murniece and members of the parliament’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 19 April.
Following an announcement about Latvia’s readiness to participate more closely in the creation of European Public Prosecutor’s Office, Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs has sent an official letter to the European Parliament, EU Council and European Commission.