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Ceturtdiena 25.04.2019 | Name days: Līksma, Bārbala

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian Railways to run pilot train between Klaipeda and Sovetsk

Lietuvos Geležinkeliai will in early January run a pilot passenger train between the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda and Sovetsk, a border town in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. The state railway company said on Friday, December 29, that it would operate the pilot service on January 5 and 7.

Construction costs in Latvia up 3.2%

Compared to October, the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.4 % in November 2017. Labour remuneration of workers grew by 0.6 %, prices of building materials by 0.4 %, and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.1 %.

Expert: meat consumption will only increase next year

Meat consumption in Latvia has grown in the past 15 years, and it is expected that this trend will continue next year, HKScan Latvia sales director Heino Lapiņš describes the situation.

Freight turnover of Baltic ports up 3.4% in 11 months

In the first eleven months of 2011, ports of Baltic States sent and received a total of 137.12 million tonnes of cargoes, which is 3.4% or 4.49 million tonnes more when compared with the same period of 2016.

Russia requests enforcement of EUR 20 million from airBaltic

Russia sent a legal assistance request to Latvia in November, requesting enforcement of more than EUR 20 million from airBaltic, according to information from LETA.

On Estonian-Russian border, less illegal border crossings and contraband goods

As works to build a monitoring strip along the Estonian-Russian temporary border line continue, statistics suggest that the new strip is helping reduce both the contraband of goods and illegal border crossings.

Transport association president: rail freight volume has dropped to fifteen-year minimum

In 2017, Latvijas dzelzceļš transported 43 million tonnes of cargoes, which is the lowest freight volume in the past fifteen years. On top of that, there are no preconditions for the cargo decline to stop. This means the lowest point has yet to be reached, says president of Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics (BATL) Inga Antāne.

Estonian producer price index continues to climb up

Estonian producer price index of the Baltic country's industrial output in November 2017 changed by 0.3% when compared to October and by 3.3% when set against the same period in 2016, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Volume of beer produced in Latvia grows 9.36% in first ten months of 2017

In the first ten months of 2017, a total of 71.5 million litres of beer was produced in Latvia, which is 9.36% when compared with the same period of 2016, according to data compiled by the State Revenue Service.

Karavela: the year was difficult for fishing industry in Latvia and elsewhere in the world

2017 was very difficult for the fishing industry in Latvia and western countries, said co-owner and marketing director of Karavela canned fish producing company Jānis Endele, commenting on the situation in the industry in 2017.

Estonia continues work on its digital currency

As Estonia is considering the introduction of a virtual currency, it is looking into three models of its future electronic money, dubbed patriotically the «estcoin».

Latvia’s inflation level was fourth highest in EU in November

November’s inflation in Latvia was fourth highest among member states of the European Union, according to Eurostat data published on Monday, 18 December.

Ryanair pilots in talks not to strike before Christmas

Pilots of popular airline Ryanair have suspended plans to hold a day-long strike before Christmas after the Irish company agreed to recognise pilot trade unions for the first time.

Estonian fund permitted to purchase several Latvia energy production companies

Latvian Competition Council has permitted Estonian fund to purchase several energy production and agricultural companies.

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