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How chebureki in Palanga resort became reflection of Lithuania‘s euro economy

Lithuania‘s adoption of the euro has jerked prices steeply upward and chit-chats of what-costs-what is one of the most daily topics across in Lithuania and in the Palanga resort, rightly dubbed Lithuania’s summer capital, too.

Traveller from Latvia lightly injured in Istanbul terrorist attack

BALTA Insurance Association has received an insurance claim from a Latvian citizen who received light injuries in the recent terrorist attack at Istanbul airport. BALTA has contacted the man and has provided the necessary assistance.

Forest regeneration costs in Latvia grew in 2015

In 2012, the average forest regeneration costs, depending on the forest land quality group, varied between EUR 620 and EUR 687 per hectare. In 2014, these costs accounted for EUR 558–EUR 662 per hectare.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia up 3.4%

Compared to May 2015, total retail trade turnover rose by 3.4% in May 2016. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 2.1%, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.9%.

Russia extends its embargo on imports of agricultural products

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the embargo on imports of agricultural products imposed against the European Union and other countries that have established sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine to be extended until the end of 2017.

Asian stock indices show market recovery from Brexit vote turbulence

Indices of Asian stock markets largely moved up showing financial market recovery from the instability that on June 24 and earlier this week followed the unexpected outcome of British EU referendum.

65% of pre-school age children will have professions we’ve never heard of before

More than half of residents who are currently of pre-school age in Latvia will work in jobs that are largely unknown at the moment. This was concluded at a meeting of OECD representatives ‘Digital economy: innovations, growth and social welfare’ in Mexico.

Prosecutors: Lembergs has requested bribes from multiple people

On Wednesday, 29 June, prosecutors finished presenting amendments to charges against criminally accused Aivars Lembergs’ criminal case. The next court hearing is scheduled for 8 August.

Court convicts two LuxLeaks whistleblowers

Court in Luxembourg has on June 29 convicted two French whistleblowers over links to leaking documents that pointed to Luxembourg offering tax sweetheart deals to large multinational companies.

Nazi-era Jewish escape tunnel found in Lithuania

At a World War II atrocities site near Vilnius in Lithuania, an international team of researchers has found a tunnel used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazi soldiers, Israel’s antiquities authority unveiled on June 29.

Saeima views collective initiatives submitted by residents

On Wednesday, 29 June, Saeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee viewed two collective applications submitted by residents. One applies to cancer treatment and restoration of Victory Square.

Gradual growth of banking sector’s loan portfolio continues in Latvia

The total loan portfolio of Latvia’s banks has grown by 1.2% or EUR 172 million in May. This means that gradual growth of the total loan portfolio continues for the fourth consecutive month – loan portfolio had increased by 0.6% in April, 0.4% in March and 0.1% in February.

Latvian tourist: there was horror and chaos at Istanbul airport

After the terrorist attack, Istanbul airport was ruled by horror, chaos and general lack of information about what happened, says a Latvian tourist whose aircraft landed at Istanbul airport shortly before the attack.

Interesting facts you not have known about Stephen Hawking

The 74-year-old British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking can be considered the most well-known scientist of the modern age. He received world-wide recognition for his contribution to quantum physics research, time and black hole theories. He is also the author of the book ‘A Brief History of Time’. He also suffers from a rare, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Estonian boarder guard sea accident claims lives

In a tragic boat accident in Estonian waters in the Baltic Sea, two border guards have drowned on June 28.

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