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Saturday 17.08.2019 | Name days: Oļegs, Vineta

Estonia to electrify all passenger trains to dodge CO2 quota hike

Estonian cabinet of ministers has approved a plan to switch all passenger trains and most of freight trains from diesel to electricity by 2028 in order to avoid a looming hike of European Union’s carbon dioxide quota payments.

Latvian state television centre to establish data centres

The government has approved Latvia’s State Radio and Television Centre’s project Latvian State Data Centre, Security Platform and LSDC Shared Use Part (2nd stage) in which costs are estimated at EUR 2 million, as reported by Transport Ministry.

Baltic States should discuss tax on alcohol together, prime ministers agree

Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has discussed with Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas the need to resolve the alcohol excise tax issue by all Baltic States together, said the leader of Latvia’s government at a press-conference on Tuesday, 25 June.

Latvia’s Fiscal Discipline Council predicts slight drop for country’s economy

Fiscal Discipline Council expects Latvia’s economy to drop slightly in the coming years. For 2020, the expected drop is -0.2 percentage points and -0.1 percentage points in 2021 and 2022. GDP growth rate for 2019 has not been changed.

Week in Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors.

Estonia not to deepen its U-turn on alcohol excise, after Latvian move

Following Latvian plan to retaliate to Estonia’s sharp drop of its alcohol excise tax rates, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas has stated that Tallinn is not going to cut its rates any further.

Hollywood filmmaking in Tallinn? Estonia considering EUR 5 million support

The Estonian government is reviewing a request from film director Christopher Nolan, renown for Hollywood thriller blockbusters, to support with five million euros a film currently shot in Tallinn. Estonian state movie budget for 2018 is two million euros.

Nordea bank searched in Denmark over money laundering allegations

The Danish offices of the Scandinavian Nordea Bank have been searched by police as a probe in alleged money laundering is being conducted, Bloomberg reports.

Latvian Enterprise Register: Companies not revealing true beneficiaries to be wound up

Once changes to the Latvian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing are signed by State President, the Enterprise Register will be tasked with winding up legal entities not revealing their true beneficiaries.

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