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In 2015, immigration exceeded emigration for the first time since independence in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, 15,413 persons immigrated to and 13,003 persons emigrated from Estonia in 2015. Net migration was 2,410 and natural increase -1,336, meaning that immigration compensated for the population decrease which occurred due to negative natural increase.

In Q1, the number of tourists in Lithuanian hotels grew by 12.2%

According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in I quarter 2016, accommodation establishments received 468.8 thousand guests, or by 12.2% more than in the same quarter of 2015. The number of tourists from the EU countries totalled 119.6 thousand (by 12.9% more than in the same quarte...

In April, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry decreased by 0.1%

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that compared to March, in April 2016 the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry decreased by 0.1%. The level of prices of both – products sold on the domestic market, as well as of exported products decreased by 0.1%.

Reconstructed Riga Motor Museum to reopen July 2

The Riga Motor Museum will open after reconstruction on July 2, as the Road Traffic Safety Directorate informed LETA.

Corruption risk at Port of Tallinn enabled by weak supervisory board

The emergence of corruption risk at Port of Tallinn was made possible by a weak and over-politicized supervisory board, which did not perform the duties entrusted to it or check the activities of the management board, the committee investigating potential corruption at the state-owned port compan...

EU joins global leaders in resolving modern challenges

The main topics on the G-7 agenda in 2016 are the global economy, investment, trade, climate change and energy, the fight against terrorism, foreign policy and development. Seven main world economic powers also discuss other important global challenges: health policy issues, gender equality and w...