Latvia and Lithuania continue working on single gas market development plan, BNN was told by Latvian Economy Ministry.
Belarus values Latvia’s positive experience in development of e-management. Constructive cooperation in this field has provided residents in Latvia and Belarus with cheaper roaming tariffs and improved mobile broadband development, as reported by Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry.
Only 2% of board members in Latvia’s leading retail trade companies have skills working with digital technologies. The same applies to 6% of board members in transport and logistics companies, 4% - in energy companies and 0% in manufacturing companies, according to results of a study performed by personnel selection company Amrop.
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.
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.
Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme promises that Riga International Airport will have a new, modern air traffic control tower in 2013.
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.
In over 97% of all food products sold in the European Union pesticide residues can be found, show analyses conducted by member state food safety watchdogs.
Fortum, a Finnish group of energy companies, has announced plans to build a solar panel park in eastern Estonia and to invest in the project 10 to 50 million euros.
Unity is sceptical about the publicly voiced plan to increase excise tax on fuel. Other members of the coalition are reluctant to comment this matter, because there is no official confirmation that this plan will be realized.
Pony Express has announced its entry to the European market. Its first office will be opened in Riga, company representatives say.
Finance Ministry has decided to increase the government debt outlook in Latvia’s Stability programme 2017-2020 for the current and future years.
Latvia should watch out for the so-called Estonian model’s introduction in the country’s tax system, says World Bank senior economist Emilija Skroka. World Bank experts are sceptical about this idea.
The enactment of Lithuania’s new Labour Code has been put off for six months, but, now, seemingly all roadblocks have been removed to enacting it from July 1 after the country’s Trilateral Council, consisting of Labour Unions, Government and employer organizations, agreed on the final redaction of the bill.
On Wednesday, 12 April, a joint meeting of the joint Latvian-Kyrgyzstan transport work group was held in Transport Ministry. At the end of the meeting, the two sides signed an agreement for closer cooperation between the two countries in transport, transit, logistics and aviation, BNN was told by the ministry.