According to the provisional data of Statistics Lithuania, in II quarter 2014, accommodation establishments accommodated by 9.5% more guests than in the same quarter of 2013 and received 637.7 thousand tourists.
On 21 August, 2014, the first charter flight from Japan landed at Tallinn Airport. This is the first charter service of its kind to bring Japanese tourists straight from Osaka to Tallinn, reports BC airport’s press service.
Based on calculations carried out by financial institution of Dutch origin ING Group, restrictions imposed by Russia on 7 August on food products imported from the European Union may cost the EU USD 6.7 billion (EUR 5.0 billion) per year, writes LETA/ELTA, referring to the website RBC Daily.
On 10 September, 2014, the Competition Council in partnership with Vilnius University will hold the 11th Baltic Competition Conference, the Competition Council informs.
Finance Minister Andris Vilks (Unity) has become the longest-serving finance minister of Latvia.
The next government of Latvia will have to additionally allot at least EUR 40 million to the healthcare sector in 2015, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told the press representatives yesterday, cites LETA.