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Airbus computer systems hacked, European airplane giant says

Airplane, defence and space technology producer Airbus has found cases of data access violations, but insists the cyber attack had not affected it commercial activities.

Construction cost level in Latvia up 5.6%

Compared to December 2017, the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 5.6 % in December 2018. Labour remuneration of workers grew by 8.7 %, prices of building materials - by 5.8 %, but maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment - by 3.1 %.

Latvia’s Disease Prevention Centre joins EU project on joint action on vaccination

Latvia’s Disease Prevention and Control Centre has joined European Joint Action on Vaccination, as confirmed by the centre.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian PM to take unpaid leave for presidential campaign

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said this week he will use the opportunity to take unpaid leave for the presidential election campaign. Skvernelis also said he would not use administrative resources for the presidential election campaign, as much as possible. Lithuania will elect a new president in early May.

EC to allocate 44 million euros funding for Inčukalns gas facility’s development project

The European Commission has approved allocation of co-financing of 50% or EUR 44 million to Latvia’s gas storage and transmission system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid’s development project. The total investment pool is EUR 88 million. The entire amount will be invested in the facility by 2025.

Estonian post wants to reduce print media delivery days, due to losses

Estonian postal company Eesti Post, also going by the brand of Omniva, has come up with plans to cut the number of days for delivering newspapers and magazines due to losses suffered in 2018. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Thursday, January 24, that newspaper and magazine home delivery, currently done six days per week, brought Eesti Post a loss of EUR 1.3 million in 2018.

Facebook meets with Estonian parties in attempt to curb fake news in it networking company Facebook has met with Estonian parliamentary parties and discussed possibilities to combat the spread of fake news in the run-up to the Estonian parliamentary election this spring.

Producer prices in Latvia’s industry grow 5.4%

Compared to December 2017, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 5.4 % in December 2018. Prices of goods sold on the domestic market grew by 7.3 % and prices of exported products by 3.7 %. Prices of both products exported to euro area countries and products exported to non-euro area countries went up by 3.7 %.

Latvian government approves unified requirements for road and street construction quality

On Tuesday, 15 January, Latvian government approved a project of rules from the Cabinet of Ministers. The goal of this project is ensuring rational use of public funds for road and street construction.