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Eurostat: inflation in Eurozone reaches 1.5% in August

Annual inflation in Eurozone grew in August to reach 1.5%, as compared with 1.3% in July, according to estimates published by Eurostat on Thursday, 31 August.

Lithuania’s new school year: extended, with defence and sexual education classes in curriculum

Fewer schoolchildren, and first-graders, too, but Lithuania's new school year will be longer by 10 days, with the subjects of national defence and sex education courses added to the curriculum.

Government to review healthcare financing legislative project

On Thursday, 31 August, an agreement was reached during a meeting of National Council for Trilateral Cooperation’s Healthcare Industry’s Sub-Council in favour of a compromise variant of the healthcare funding legislative draft.

EU warns Romania about judicial reforms

The justice system reforms proposed by the Romanian government could have a negative effect on its fight against corruption, the representative of EU's European Commission warned in Bucharest.

Survey: parents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare one child for school

More than half of Latvian residents spend more than EUR 61 to prepare their child for school, according to results of a survey performed by Maxima Latvija.

European Commission proposes banning eel fishing in Baltic Sea

The European eel is a critically endangered fish species. Their population has declined 95% in the past three decades. Efforts to protect the eel have so far been unsuccessful. This is why stricter measures are needed to safeguard the endangered species. To prevent the species from going extinct, the European Commission proposes banning eel fishing in the Baltic Sea.

Estonian combined power plant receives LNG boiler unit

The Paide combined power plant in Estonia, which mostly produces energy from burning wood chips, has received a new liquefied natural gas boiler unit for covering demand in peak periods.

Rapid wage increase observed in Baltics; highest increase noted in Estonia

In Q2 2017, all Baltic States had experienced a moderately rapid rise of average wages. The highest increase was noted in Estonia, followed by Latvia and Lithuania, according to data from Baltic statistical bureaus.

Estonia refuses to accredit reporters from Russian state-owned news agency

Estonia has denied accreditation to journalists from the Russian state-owned news agency Rossija Segodnja, who have sought to attend a meeting of European Union foreign ministers due to take place in Tallinn in early September.

Studying youngsters under 21 to be eligible for benefits from 1 September onward

Cases in which youngsters are taught primary, secondary, vocational or special education, benefits will be available until they reach the age of 21, as confirmed by Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs.

Kaimins requests checking Lembergs’ activities in Business Development Association

Saeima deputy Artuss Kaimins has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office, State Audit, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and State Revenue Service to check Aivars Lembergs activities in Business Development Association.

BMW unveils design for Mini electric car

German carmaker BMW has revealed the basic exterior design of Mini electric car planned for full-scale production.

Retail trade turnover in Latvia grew 3.9% in July

Compared to July 2016, the total retail trade turnover rose by 3.9 % in July 2017. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.6 %, and turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.3 %.

LOSP insists on reducing electricity bills; hope to be heard this time

Latvian Agricultural Organisation Cooperation Council’s main demand is for the government to approve the developed solutions and secure at least a slight reduction of electricity bills for all households in 2018, says LOSP director general Guntis Vilnitis.

Latvian Shipping Company plans to increase base capital to EUR 120 million

Latvian Shipping Company has plans to increase its base capital to EUR 120 million by releasing new shares in a closed emission of shares, according to information from Nasdaq Riga.

Scottish football fans warned of no-alcohol match in Lithuania

Scottish press has warned over 3,000 Scottish football fans expected to travel to a World Cup qualifying match in Lithuania this week that the sale of alcohol will be prohibited in Vilnius due to Knowledge Day public holiday.

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