The Baltics Today

Riga City Council committee upholds ban on gambling in city’s historical center

The Riga City Council's committee on security, public order and corruption prevention today upheld the suggestion to ban gambling halls in the city's historical center, with the exception of four- and five-star hotels, the Riga City Council said LETA.

Baltic Strategic SSC Conference returns to Vilnius as sector rapidly expands throughout Baltics

With its business services sector continuing to grow and develop dynamically, Vilnius will once again be hosting the Baltic Strategic SSC Conference. This year’s event will take place on 17-18 October. And following another strong year for shared services in the Baltics, there will be much to dis...

Natgas sales of Eesti Gaas grow 7.8% on year in April

The Estonian natural gas and electricity seller Eesti Gaas sold 38.6 mln cubic meters of gas in April 2017, which is 2.8 mln cubic meters or 7.8% more than in the same month last year.

Lithuania switches on Elektrenai plant as electricity price jumps

nit Nine at Lithuania's Elektrenai power plant was switched on after electricity prices in Nord Pool Spot's Lithuanian bidding area jumped on Monday, a spokesman for Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba (Lithuanian Energy Production) confirmed to LETA/BNS.

Latvian unemployment rate constituted 9.4%

Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 1st quarter of 2017 the Latvian unemployment rate constituted 9.4%. Compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same perio...

Around 100 nurses at Children’s Hospital in Riga to refuse working overtime in July

Around 100 nurses or one-sixth of the total number of the medical care personnel at the Children's Hospital in Riga will refuse working the so-called extended regular working hours or overtime for which they are not paid extra as part of a warning protest campaign during July, the hospital's repr...