The Baltics Today

Number of occupied posts went up by 9.3 thousand in Latvia in H1

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the end of the first half of 2017 in Latvia there were 903.2 thousand occupied posts, and, compared to the end of the first half of 2016, the number has grown by 9.3 thousand or 1.0%. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016, the number of occ...

EU new industrial policy: investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

It was underlined in the State of the Union address, that the EU industry should be “stronger and more competitive”. Therefore the new European Industrial Policy Strategy (EIPS) is aimed at making the EU industries a world leader in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation. The renewed EIPS b...

88% Estonian households have internet connection at home in 2017

According to Statistics Estonia, 88% of Estonian households had internet connection at home in 2017. The share of households using mobile internet connection has reached 82%, increasing by four percentage points in a year.

Enterprise Lithuania lifts export growth forecasts

Enterprise Lithuania, the government's export promotion agency, expects exports of Lithuanian-origin goods to rise by 12% this year compared with 2016 to reach 12.3 billion euros, up from its spring forecast of 6.5% growth to 11.6 billion euros, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvian MFA invites Morocco to sign an agreement on international road transport

During the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 18, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation of Morocco, to discuss bilateral relations and economic contacts between both countries ...

Jugde: low average amount of fines for corruption due to petty offenses in Lithuania

Fines for corruption in Lithuania may amount to thousands of euros, but the relatively low average is due to minor offenses being much more numerous than large-scale crimes, Rimvydas Norkus, president of the Lithuanian Supreme Court and head of the Lithuanian Judicial Council, said, cites LETA/BNS.