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Samsung Electronic Baltics picks Lithuanian agency as partner in Baltic States

Digital marketing agency Ad Fingers has become the new partner of Samsung Electronic Baltics in all three Baltic States.

SRS: to acquire new user rights in EDS, authorization alone will not be enough

Following a possible criminal act, when a third party had forged signatures of board members of eight companies to access company data, Latvian State Revenue Service decided to introduce additional security measures to the system on Monday, 10 April, as BNN was informed by SRS.

Revalde: education is one of Latvia’s most important export industries

Latvian residents are innovative, but the innovation system is poorly organized. This applies to the division of responsibility: which ministry is responsible for the innovation policy – Education and Science Ministry or Economy Ministry? There is also a lack of cooperation between businesses and scientists. The latter often work in fields in which Latvia has no businesses, says Gita Revalde.

Next generation of businessmen found Latvian Cosmetics Producers Association

Several influential representatives of Latvia’s cosmetics industry have founded Latvian Cosmetics Producers Association. The main goal of this association will be the promotion of modern Latvian cosmetics producers and their products in Latvia and in other countries, the association reports.

April 10 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Nine candidates apply for participation in repeated KNAB personnel selection procedure

Nine candidates applied for participation in KNAB personnel selection process, said State Chancellery’s Director Janis Citkovskis told journalists on Monday, 10 April.

Changes added to the management board of LDz Cargo

Aleksandrs Kazackovs was appointed as a member of the board of LDz Cargo on Monday, 10 April. He was previously the director of LDz Cargo Legal and Administrative Affairs Department.

MEP: America’s missile strike against Syria came five years too late

The missile attack performed by USA against Syria came five years too late, said Latvian MEP Krisjanis Karins in an interview to Rīta panorama programme.

Many emergency specialists at Estonia’s leading hospital – close to burnout

An opinion poll performed at the North Estonia Medical Centre has found that staff working in the emergency medicine department are often on the point of a burnout and in case of doctors, the proportion was near 50 percent.

Annual inflation level in Latvia reaches 3.4%

Compared to March 2016, the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.4% in March 2017. Prices of goods grew by 3.5% and prices of services by 3.0%.

Lithuania wishes to become a Baltic and Nordic leader in financial technologies

Lithuania, which has all the conditions for the development of innovative financial services, wishes to become a leader in the field of financial technologies in Baltic and Nordic region, as announced by Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka.

Calendar of cultural and sports events in Lithuania. Olfactory Art Exhibition «Hanging Gardens»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during April 10 and April 16.

KNAB commences criminal process for trade of influence; Truksnis is involved

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has commenced a criminal process for trade of influence. Among those involved in the criminal process is Gatis Truksnis, the former mayor of Jurmala, as well as businessmen and officials serving under him, as reported by De Facto programme.

Baltic Express increases cargo volumes, takes on more employees and increases wages

Railway cargo carrier Baltic Express more than tripled its indexes in Q1 2017. While Baltic Express had carried 911,898 tonnes of cargoes in Q1 2016, this year’s results have already reached 3,124,879, which is a record for the company’s history, as reported by Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics president Inga Antane.

Latvia’s hundred year jubilee emblem to be available to businessmen free of charge

The framework of Latvia’s one hundredth jubilee was created open for involvement of society and businessmen. This is why the hundredth jubilee emblem will be available to businessmen free of charge, as reported by Culture Ministry.

Consumer rights: Travel bargain sites publish misleading offers

Scores of travel websites offering low-cost flights, hotels and other travel bookings, are not publishing precise information, giving customers accurate information, the Consumer Protection Cooperation network of European consumer protection authorities has found.

Forecast: rain and snow expected in Latvia for Easter

Monday, 10 April, will be summer-like warm but windy. Air temperature will reach +13° C… +18° C, as reported by Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Suspected Stockholm attacker had been denied Swedish residency

The man suspected by Swedish police of having committed a terror attack in Stockholm had been sought after for deportation from the country.

Ministry: an offer is voiced to form closer cooperation between American and Latvian ports

U.S. congressmen have voiced support for Latvia’s security and an interest for developing closer cooperation with the country’s ports, as reported by Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian Parliament relaunches bid to broaden dual citizenship

Lithuania's parliament has announced this week it is drafting a new initiative to allow dual citizenship to the citizens of Lithuania who acquire citizenship of a country of the European Union (EU) or NATO.

BNN summary of the week: attack on Syria and oil longevity in Latvia

BNN offers a summary of this week’s topical news in a variety of categories: Change; Fight; Decline; Truth and Future.

Lithuania experiences the most rapid housing price rise among Baltic States

Among European Union member states, Latvia had experienced the fourth most rapid housing price rise in Q4 2016 compared with the same period of 2015, according to information published by Eurostat.

Bank analysts predict Latvia’s inflation at 2.9-3.3% for March

Consumer prices in Latvia may have grown by 2.9-3.3% in March when compared with the same month of last year, bank analysts predict.

Photos of the week, 31.03.2017

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of this week.

Will Defence Ministry really entrust protection of its property to just about anyone?

The decision made by National Defense Military Objects and Procurement Center for the public procurement of security services for multiple properties owned by Defence Ministry has caused much confusion in Latvia. Security Sector Companies Association asks officials to prevent the risk of procuring services of inadequate quality.

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