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In H1, volume of freights transported in Latvia decreased by 1.8%

According to the information on freight transport compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in the 1st half of 2015 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has reduced by 1.8% as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 in Latvia.

Unemployment rate in June and July was 10.1% in Latvia

Seasonally adjusted monthly estimates of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in July 2015 there were 890.5 thsd employed persons in Latvia, which is 0.4% less than in June 2015. Unemployment rate in June and July was 10.1%, and the number of employed persons has not changed since June,...

In Q2, the average monthly gross wages and salaries rose almost by 6% in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,082 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.1%, and compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and sal...

Linkevicius - latest Kiev violence “huge test” for Ukrainian government - The Baltic Times

Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevicius, believes the recent outbreak of violence in Kiev is a major test for the Ukrainian government...

Apranga Group retail turnover decreased to EUR 18.3 mln in August

The retail turnover (including VAT) of the Apranga Group amounted to EUR 18.3 million in August 2015, and has decreased by 6.9% in comparison to August 2014, the company said, cites LETA/ELTA.

Lithuanian prisoners go on strikes

Prisoners from various Lithuanian penal institutions on 1 and 2 September 2015 will refuse food provided by those institutions due to new edition of the Code of Execution of Punishment, reports LETA/LETA.