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Lithuania issues more Santa Claus licenses

According to the Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, already for the second straight year, an increasing number of people is willing to earn as Santa Clauses. Three times more licenses have been issued. compared to two years ago.

Spanish village residents win 2.5 billion euro in a lottery

Residents of a village in north-western Spain have won the main prize of the lottery El Greko – 2.5 billion euro (1.7 billion LVL), with reference to the British broadcasting company Sky News reports Interfax.

Every day life of Santa Claus

Santa Claus is especially active when it is his time - Christmas. He has been spotted performing all kinds of everyday duties.

Number of needy people falling in Latvia

In November number of needy residents in Latvia continued to decrease – needy status was valid for 158 038 people.

Photos of the Week 2011.12.23

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

Former Snoras clients purchase real estate

Snoras bank collapse has contributed to growing distrust in banks and stirred the real estate market. This is especially felt in Vilnius, where more and more people pay for small apartments in cash.

Moody's downgrades Slovenia's rating

The international rating agency Moody's has slashed the Slovenian credit rating from Aa3 down to A1, with negative outlook.

Brent sticks above 107 dollars

Brent futures have remained stable above 107 dollars a barrel amid signals of the U.S. economy gathering strength and the prospect of supply disruptions from the Middle East.

Airlines boost number of flights for Lithuanian emigrants

This year, airlines are again increasing the number of flights, as many Lithuanians living abroad are returning back home for holidays.

Riga Carriage Building Plant could export 20 trains yearly

If AS Passenger Train sealed the deal with the Spanish Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocariles,, Latvia could export to the East 20 new trains yearly, say Valerijs Igaunis, Chairman of Riga Carriage Building Plant, and Lazars Raizbergs, board member at the company.

Finance Minister: public funds should not be spent on language campaigns

No financial resources from the state budget should be allocated to campaigns to promote the referendum on Russian as an official language, says Finance Minister Andris Vilks.

Economy Minister not to hunt for bad managers

No determined search for bad managers will be set up at the Ministry of Economy, its subordinate institutions and state enterprises in which the ME is a shareholder, according to Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts.

Baltic people pick presents very carefully

The complex economic situation is damaging the feeling of Christmas celebrations. Most of Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians are set to spend on presents as much as a year earlier, according to AC Nielsen Baltics.

BAS set to invest in airBaltic

Private shareholder of the Latvian national airline airBaltic - Baltic Aviation Systems - is set to use its rights and inves in the airline's capital, says Anrijs Matiss, Transport Ministry state secretary.

Theatre of the Absurd: Investors in Ventspils are advised to «flee»

Ventspils City Council restricted Kazakh investor to invest 4 million LVL in transit business. The development of the grain terminal is being vetoed.

Year's top absurdity in farmers' opinion – Saeima election

This year's top absurdity was election of the 11th Saeima because of which was postponed the introduction of Land Crediting Programme. Result – basic natural resource of Latvia – agricultural land, in being bought by foreign residents, says the assessment of 2011 by the Farmers Parliament.

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