The Estonian government commissioned two studies into the operations of Russian foreign intelligence services from 1930s to the present day.
The two new studies will cost a combined 26,000 euro ($32,500) and be carried out by a think tank, Baltic Center for Russian Studies, which is set to complete them by mid-2013, RIA Novosti reported.
The study will be “retrospective” and based on open sources, but could still yield useful findings because some things, such as recruitment methods for new agents, stay unchanged for centuries, said the think tank’s director Vladimir Yushkin.
In April, the Estonian Security Police, known as Kapo, said in a report that Estonia, a NATO member, is becoming the target of increased activity by Russian intelligence agencies looking for information about the alliance’s plans.
The report followed the arrest in February of Kapo officer Alexei Dressen who was accused of trying to hand over classified information to Russia. In 2009, Estonian Defense Ministry official Herman Simm was convicted of spying for Russia and sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison.
Yesterday, May 21, a 500 kg large aircraft bomb was found on the premises of Ventspils port, 3rd Zemessardze disttict headquarters representative Zanda Tamulone reports.
On Wednesday, May 22, the Enterprise Register of the Republic of Latvia registered a joint company - Kredītinformācijas Birojs – founded by a number of Latvian commercial banks – SEB bank, Swedbank, Nordea, DNB bank, Citadele bank and ABLV Bank. The goal of the newly founded enterprise is to have it function as a credit bureau.
The Baltic States continue to come close to the average level of the European Union – in the middle of 2011, the average income per capita in the Baltic states were above the peak of the pre-crisis period.
The Baltic States have been the most rapidly growing economies in the European Union lately, and they can retain their positions in the future as well. Economic growth in Latvia and Lithuania is expected to slow down this year. That in Estonia will remain unchanged – 3.3% respectively.
The general money offer index and attracted finances of credit institutions increased slightly this April. The general cash money demand, on the other hand, had reduced. There was also a moderate reduction in the general credit portfolio.
Apple found itself in front of a Senate Subcommittee Tuesday, May 21, defending its elaborate practice of keeping cash offshore in order to minimize their tax liability. But Apple is far from the only company that does this.
There are two scenarios available for the development of Latvia's economy – stay smart and grow naturally, or use a basis of cheap expenses – attract cheap workforce, Latvian Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts believes. The minister points to the growing interest of Russian business in Latvia, which could potentially lead toward rapid development.
The company responsible for oil deposits surveying in the Baltic Sea in Latvia's economic zone near Liepaja – Balin Energy with its Ocean Nomad drilling platform has reached 525 m depth below sea level.
On Tuesday, May 21, most of Latvia's territory will have thunderstorms, which will be accompanied by gusts of wind, reaching 20 m/Sec.
It has been unveiled in a leaked EU report that close to 60 percent of the clients of a Cypriot bank are «high risk» as regards money laundering and a large part of all bank depositors' files present errors.
A serious competition for the seat of Mayor of Ventspils has been brewing for a good time against Aivars Lembergs.
U.S. Senate has released a lengthy report outlining the corporate strateges the hi-tech giant has employed to avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes.
Compared to their colleagues in Estonia and Lithuania, Latvian businessmen are used to working longer hours. At the same time, they devote less time to physical activities than their counterparts in Estonia, even though they are more active than Lithuanians.
The income Prudentia Advisers received from the agreement with Latvia's national airBaltic airline was the company's only source of income last year.
Your Skype conversations aren't very private, a new report reveals. In an experiment, tech news site Ars Technica found that two out of the four links they sent over Skype were accessed by a computer that matched Microsoft's IP address.
A suburb of Oklahoma City has suffered a massive tornado. 91 people, including 20 children have been left dead, Oklahoma state officials have said.
The popularization of the language problem in kindergartens two weeks before the elections and without attracting experts is merely a political game, Reform Party believes (RP).
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