The Baltics Today

Lithuania’s annual growth of housing prices bigger than EU’s in Q3

Housing prices in Lithuania grew by 8.5% in the third quarter of 2017 year-on-year, which made the growth among the biggest in the European Union, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat showed on Thursday, cites LETA/BNS.

Liepaja port raises cargo turnover by 16% in 2017

The Liepaja port in south-western Latvia reloaded 6.589 million tons of cargo last year, which is a 16% rise from 2016,writes LETA, according to the management of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Smuggled cigarettes account for 19.6% of Lithuania’s market

The 2017 growth of the amount of illicit tobacco products in Lithuania was the biggest over the past five years, with smuggled cigarettes accounting for nearly a fifth of the cigarette consumption level, according to an empty pack survey carried out by Nielsen, cites LETA/BNS.

Ukraine adds Estonia and Latvia to list of tax havens

Ukraine has added Estonia to its list of tax havens effective from the start of 2018, Eesti Paevaleht said, cites LETA/BNS.

Applications for Estonian startup visa filed from 47 countries during 1st year

Altogether 325 applications from 47 countries were filed in the framework of the Estonian startup visa program over the course of its first year of existence, informs LETA/BNS.

EU Commission approves EUR 140 mln support for Vilnius CHP plant

The European Commission has approved almost 140 million euros in additional support for the construction of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, informs LETA/BNS.