Ambassador of Estonia to the United States has noted that her experience after 2007 cyber attacks indicates – European Union sanctions against Russia work because travel to Europe is important for Russians.
In her speech at a discussion on Ukraine on March 12, Kaljurand recalled that the EU visa ban enforced after cyber attacks on Estonian sites in 2007 actually worked, ETV and ERR report.
Kaljurand explained Russians want to visit Estonia and educate their children in Europe, and this is why such measures are of importance.
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On Monday, 30 November, Latvian Saeima approved the Solidarity Tax Law in the final reading. This tax will apply to socially insured people – employees and self-employed people whose annual income exceeds the maximum amount of state social insurance – EUR 48,600.
Compared to September, Latvia’s total retail trade turnover rose by 1.4% in October 2015, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products grew by 1.0%, and turnover of non-food products – by 1.7%.
Compared with Q2 2015, Latvia’s GDP at constant prices, according to seasonally adjusted data increased by 1.0% in Q3 2015. In Q3 2015, GDP value at current prices was EUR 6.4 billion.
On a scale of one to ten, Latvia’s budget of 2016 can be given an eight, said Latvia’s Finance Minister Janis Reirs prior to an extraordinary meeting of the Saeima.
The announcement made by the terrorist organization calling itself the Islamic State or Daesh regarding threats towards Baltic States, according to Latvian Security Police, is part of this terrorist organizations propaganda campaign against its ideological enemies. It is not an announcement of plans to attack Baltic States, officials say.
At an EU-Turkey summit in Brussels on November 29 Turkey pledged to reduce migrant flow to Europe through its territory in exchange for financial aid, potential visa-free travel and continued ES accession talks.
Shortly after the release from custody of former head of LDz Ugis Magonis in exchange for bail of EUR 400,000, the Saeima received a proposal to amend rules regarding bail money to make sure investigators are informed of the origin of this money.
A new propaganda video purportedly to be released by Islamic State names a «global coalition» of the terrorist organization’s enemies that includes Lithuania.
Retired from active politics, Vytautas Landsbergis, one of the architects of modern Lithuania, is nowadays busy with scribbling memoirs shedding light on the events that broke down the Soviet Union and shook the word.
Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital’s new building is gradually becoming more and more life-like – SBRE construction company has partially finished the installation of the atrium’s glass frame. In addition, a temporary heating system was set up for two of the hospital’s wards in November.
Estonia's Justice Ministry is working on a bill that sets forth a ban on wearing face-covering traditional Muslim female dress in public places and institutions such as government agencies, schools and hospitals.
In Q3 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country accounted for 829 euros. As compared to Q3 2014 they increased by 7.3%, which is a more rapid growth than in the 1st quarter (6.2%) and second quarter (6.4%).
On Friday, 27 November, 912 education institutions across Latvia hold a one-day warning strike. According to information from Latvian Education and Science Workers Union, 24,546 workers of Latvia’s education and science field will take part in this strike.
Ventspils nafta worked with EUR 26.89 million net profit in the first nine months of 2015. The company’s consolidated revenue, on the other hand, increased 8.1%, reaching EUR 134.91 million.
Latvia will pay EUR 4.3 million to assist Turkey in resolving its refugee problem and support the country in talks with the European Union. This was decided by the Latvian government during talks about the Foreign Ministry’s prepared national position for Latvia’s participation in the EU-Turkey summit.
A national memorial service in memory of the 130 people killed and more than 350 people injured in terror attacks on November 13 in Paris is to be held in France on November 27.
On Thursday, 26 November, Latvia’s national airBaltic airline welcomed Bombardier CSeries CS 100 aircraft at Riga International Airport as part of Bombardier demonstration tour in Northern Europe.
Germany’s industrial sector’s results of Q32015 were largely negative, which prevented the sector from contributing to the country’s GDP growth. The situation was largely impacted by emerging challenges in the biggest developing markets, as concluded by Coface experts.
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Although the family’s fortune has dropped to EUR 120 million, Latvia’s wealthiest family remains the Lembergs family – Aivars, Anrijs and Liga, according to information compiled by Lato Lapsa and Kristine Jancevska, Laika stars and Lursoft.
In 2014, social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for EUR 3 359.6 million, which is EUR 76.4 million or 2.3% more than in 2013. The biggest growth was recorded in expenditure on support to families and children (of 12.7%), as well as on support to persons with disability (of 12.0%).
In spite of multiple economic and political challenges, migration crisis and geopolitical complications, the level of optimism in Europe and USA had grown in Q3 2015. An increase has also been noted in relation to people’s readiness to spend money on their lifestyle.
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ikke48 @ 2015-11-27 10:13:04
R. @ 2015-11-26 10:55:22
Lin d @ 2015-11-24 23:13:11
Lin d @ 2015-11-23 23:49:45
Lin d @ 2015-11-23 23:47:44
how can u tell. ex colleagues of muslim persuasion have voiced their approval of militant activists with comments of "see how you like it" and "they deserved it". Universities seemingly to encourage students to challenge the norm and result in more aggressive anti=west sentiment students.